posted on Apr, 29 2013 @ 10:35 PM
reply to post by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
You would give your life for your mom and dad because they're your mom and dad. Jesus was not their dad, He was a teacher who they saw perform
miracles, fulfilled Jewish law and prophecy, was murdered and rose from the dead three days later.
He promised them eternal life. There was literally NOTHING until the resurrection that would have indicated Jesus could make good on His word, they
would have just had to trust Him. But He did more than just give them His word, he gave them His blood, and they all gave witness to seeing Jesus
alive again with holes in his hands.
They believed He would give them eternal life. They were not afraid to die, which each of them were, every one of them, imprisoned, tortured, and
murdered (with the possibility of John, who may have been John of Patmos, though they tried to poison him).
I used to be a Buddhist. The Gautama Buddha taught the way to the liberation from the wheel of samsara. But you know what? I sure as heck wouldn't
die for him.
But I would die for Jesus, just as his apostles were willing to, which they all did while preaching the Good News.