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Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant , and was made in the likeness of men:
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven , and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father .
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy , which shall be to all people . For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord
Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be brought low;
and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Now is the judgment of this world:
now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth,
will draw all men unto me .
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased;
and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
And they shall come from the east,
and from the west, and from the north, and from the south,
and shall sit down in the kingdom of God .
And, behold, there are last which shall be first ,
and there are first which shall be last .
originally posted by: GeorgeH
The character you call jesus was a fictional character devised to control the masses...
“Contemporary New Testament scholars have typically viewed their [i.e. Jesus-mythers] arguments as so weak or bizarre that they relegate them to footnotes, or often ignore them completely....The theory of Jesus' nonexistence is now effectively dead as a scholarly question...Biblical scholars and classical historians now regard it as effectively refuted.” ~ Robert Van Voorst
"Here is a fact: There is far more evidence for the existence of Jesus than for virtually anyone in ancient history. Anyone who peddles that “Christ-myth” theory, does NOT do so on the ground of historical evidence. The fact of Jesus Christ in history is as axiomatic for an unbiased historian as is the fact of Julius Caesar. Get this straight. It is not historians who promote the “Christ-myth” notion...his alleged words and actions were documented by numerous people."
STOLEN IDENTITY - Jesus Christ History or Hoax
"If Jesus did not exist, it makes Christianity a much more incredible phenomena than if he did." ~ James Hannam
Melisa: But surely no one would choose that if they knew you really existed?
Jesus: Not so, nobody goes into hell blindfolded. In one way or another, I've revealed myself to everyone.
Melisa: But if they could just see you...
Jesus: Not even that would be enough. Look at satan, he stood before me in the very throne room of God. But he thought the beauty and the power bestowed was somehow earned. Gave himself over to pride. Scratch any sin and just below the surface you'll find pride...
Jesus: "I'm a gentleman Nick, I'll never force myself on you or anyone. Nick, what would be more unjust and unfair, for me to steal you at the moment of your death and force you to live in my presence and in my will for all eternity. Hell on the other hand is a place where you'll be completely free from all of my "though shalt nots"... FOREVER."
Jesus: Everyone dies, Nick, but not everyone needs to fear death. If you abide in me, you’ll be stepping free from this fallen world and into glory.
Melissa: Is that what heaven’s like? Glory?
Jesus: It’s more than glory, Melissa. It’s peace and love and joy. Can you imagine living in the fullness of the warmth of God’s light? There are no words in the human vocabulary that can describe it. It’s a place where there is no suffering. It’s a place where every tear is wiped from your eyes. There’s no sadness. There’s no pain. And you know, Melissa, one day you and I will walk on the streets of gold and we’ll talk about this night together."