posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 11:28 AM
reply to post by VonDinkinDunken
Thanks for taking to time to answer my post. Please allow me to respond, not against your beliefs, but on behalf of my own.
Jesus was the Son of God or God made flesh.
As are we all.
The reason he was tempted was so that he could endure the same temptations common to mankind and resist thus fulfilling the rigid requirements
of the Law. If He was tempted in all areas of the law and overcame every temptation, then he triumphed over the power of the Law to condemn, and over
the power of Sin.
While I do believe that the character of Jesus was modeled after a real person, "The Teacher of Righteousness," I don't believe in the Biblical story
of the virgin birth, resurrection, human sacrifice or the "special" divinity of Jesus.
The temptation of Jesus is our temptation. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience. In the story, Satan did indeed have ownership of
the physical realm he offered to Jesus. Jesus exercised his free will, and choose to feed his spiritual needs, over his physical needs, ie: fasting
for 40 days, and eating the "bread" that the angels created out of the rocks.
Similarly, the Buddha also gave up the illusions of the physical realm in favor of the spiritual. When confronted by the god Mara, Mara demanded
Buddha to declare who would testify on his behalf, and he named the spirit of the Earth, herself. Likewise, Jesus said that if the masses didn't
declare him, the rocks would sing his glory.
And, thus began their ministries.
edit on 28-2-2013 by windword because: (no reason given)