Of all the Christian mysteries , none rank as high as the concept of Christ’s crucifixion and atonement. In fact , Christians base their salvation on the principle of faith. And if it really happened , are not we all ?
If it really happened , that is. God
Now I do not know about you, but the concept of Jesus Christ, who atoned for the sins of mankind seems good enough for me. And should he ? I mean, if we can trust that someone else has atoned for all our sins , and we can go to heaven in this concept alone , do not immediately close this issue?
If it really happened , that is. God
So , let’s see this. We are told that Jesus Christ was crucified . But again , we are told many things that are revealed later as doubtful or even false, it would be reassuring if we could verify the fact . God
Therefore, we will ask the witnesses. Ask the authors of the Gospel.
Umm , one problem . We do not know who the perpetrators are . This is a less popular Christian mystery ( this is waaay less popular) – . The fact that the four New Testament Gospels are anonymous [Ehrman, Bart D. Lost Christianities. p. 3, 235. Also, see Ehrman, Bart D. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. p. 49] No one knows who wrote them. Graham Stanton says . ” The gospels , unlike most Graeco-Roman writings, are anonymous family titles that give the author’s name ( ” The Gospel According to … “) were not part of the original manuscripts , as were added to the early second century. ” [Stanton, Graham N. p. 19 ] God
Added to the second century ? By who? Believe it or not, this is anonymous.
But forget all that. After all , the four gospels are part of the Bible , we must respect them as Scripture , right?
Well, maybe not. After all , English interpreter of the Bible says . ” It’s safe to say that there is one sentence in the NT in which the MS tradition [ manuscript ] is wholly uniform” [Buttrick, George Arthur (Ed.). 1962 (1996 Print). The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Volume 4. Nashville: Abingdon Press. pp. 594–595 (Under Text, NT)] Add to Bart D. Famous words of the company Ehrman , ” Maybe it’s easier to put the matter in comparative terms. There are more differences between the manuscripts words in the New Testament ” [Ibid., The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. p. 12] God
Whoa . It is hard to imagine. On the one hand, we have Matthew, Mark , Luke and John tell us . . . oh , sorry. I mean, we have Anonymous , Anonymous , Anonymous and tell us. . . Well , what? What do they say ? They cannot even agree on what Jesus wore , drank, done or said ? After all, Matthew 27:28 tells us that Jesus wearing scarlet coat Roman soldiers . John 19:02 says that is purple . Matthew 27:34 says that the Romans gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall . Mark 15:23 says that was mixed with myrrh . Mark 15:25 tells us that Jesus was crucified before the third hour, but says it was John 19:14-15 Luke 23:46 says the last words of Jesus were ” sixth hour. “: ” Father, into your hands I commend my spirit ” , but John 19:30 says they were “it is finished ! “
Wait a minute. The disciples of Jesus had just hung on his lips. On the other hand , Mark 14:50 tells us that all the disciples deserted Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. But hey , some people – not disciples , I guess , but some people (anonymous , of course ) – dangling from his lips , hoping some parting words of wisdom, and they listened . . . different things? God
Believe it or not , after this point , the Gospel records become even more inconsistent.
After the alleged resurrection hardly find any of the questions of the four gospels (Matthew 28 , Mark 16 , Luke 24 , 20) and John agreed . For example :
Who went to the tomb ?
Matthew: ” Mary Magdalene and the other Mary”
Mark: ” Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jacques and Salome “
Lucas : ” The women who had come with him from Galilee ” and ” other women “
John : ” Mary Magdalene “
Why they went to the tomb ?
Matthew: ” To see the grave”
Mark : They ” brought spices , that they might come and anoint him”
Lucas : They ” brought spices “
John : no reason
Is there an earthquake ( something no one in the neighborhood would be likely to miss or forget ) ?
Matthew : Yes
Brand: no mention
Lucas : not stated
John : no mention
Falling angel ? (I mean , come on, guys – an angel Are we to believe that three I missed this part)
Matthew : Yes
Brand: no mention
Lucas : not stated
John : no mention
Who moved the stone?
Matthew : Angel ( one of three anonymouses – Now , see, that would be ” anonymouses ” or ” anonymice ” – misses ? )
Lucas : unknown
John : unknown
Who was the grave?
Matthew ” an angel “
Mark: ” young “
Lucas : ” two men “
John : ” Two Angels “
Where were they ?
Matthew : The angel sat on the stone outside the tomb .
Brand : Young was in the tomb , ” sitting on the right side. “
Lucas : The two men were inside the tomb , standing beside them .
John : Two angels were ” sitting , one at the head and one at the feet , where the body of Jesus had lain . “
Where and by whom was first seen Jesus?
Matthew : Mary Magdalene and ” the other Mary ” on the road to tell the disciples .
Mark : Mary Magdalene, not to mention where. God
Luke : Two disciples on the road to ” a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem . “
John : Mary Magdalene outside the tomb .
So where are we, if demand for the idea of writing what is ?
But, well , Christians tell us that Jesus had to die for our sins. A typical conversation might go something like this:
Monotheistic : Oh . So you believe that God is dead ?
Trinity: No, God forbid. Only man is dead.
Monotheistic : In this case , the sacrifice does not have to be divine , except that the man is dead – part.
Trinity: No, no, no. Man – of death, but Jesus / God suffered on the cross for our sins.
Monotheistic : What do you mean “was” ? God does not “need ” something.
Trinitarian God needed a sacrifice and a human being would not. God needed a sacrifice big enough to atone for the sins of mankind , so he sent his only Son. Mysteries
Monotheistic : So we have a different conception of God. Who believe in God do not need. God never wants to do something , but cannot because you need something to make this possible. God never says, “Hey , I want to do , but I cannot first have a little something Come on, where can I find it . . ? ” In this scenario God would depend on what the company can meet its needs. Mysteries
In other words, God must have a superior god . For a strictly monotheistic , that is simply not possible, because God is one , supreme , self-sufficient , the source of all creation. Humanity needs , God does not. We need your address , mercy and forgiveness , but we do not need anything in return. It may be desirable servitude and worship, but not necessary . Mysteries
Trinidad : But that’s the point , God tells us to worship, and we do it through prayer. But God is pure and holy , and men are sinners. We cannot approach God directly because of the impurity of our sins. Therefore , we need an intercessor to pray through .
Monotheistic : Question – Did Jesus sinned ?
Trinity: No, he was without sin.
Monotheistic : How do you clean it?
Trinitarian : Jesus? 100 % pure. He was God / Son of God, which was 100 % holy . Mysteries
Monotheistic : But cannot approach Jesus more than God can , by your criteria. Its premise is that humanity cannot pray directly to God because of the incompatibility of sinners and purity of 100 % of nothing holy . If Jesus was 100 % holy, then it is more accessible than God. On the other hand , if Jesus was not 100% holy , as he was contaminated and could not approach God directly , much less be God , the Son of God, or partner with God. Mysteries
A good analogy would be to meet with a man – a supremely sacred person alive , holiness radiating from his being , oozing through the pores. So we’ll see , but said the “holy ” does not accept the meeting. In fact, he cannot stand being in the same room with a mortal sin contaminated. We can talk to your receptionist , but the saint himself ? Fat Chance! It is too sacred to sit with us lesser beings . So what do we think now? Sounds saint or a fool ?
Common sense tells us that saintly persons are affordable, the holiest , the most accessible . So why humanity needs an intermediary between us and God ? And why God requires the sacrifice of what Christians offer to be ” his only Son ,” where , according to Hosea 6:06 , ” For I desire mercy and not sacrifice . ” This lesson was worth mentioning two New Testament , the first in Matthew 9:13 , the second in Matthew 12:07 . Why , then, are the church’s teaching that Jesus had to be sacrificed ? And if he was sent for this purpose , why pray to be saved? Mysteries
Perhaps Jesus’ prayer is explained by Hebrews 5:07 , which says that because Jesus was a righteous man , God answered his prayer to be saved from death : “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that he could save him from death , and was heard because of his respectful attitude ” ( Hebrews 5:07 , NIV). Now , which means ” God heard his prayer ” means – God has heard loud and clear and ignored ? No, it means that God answered his prayer . We certainly cannot say that God has heard and rejected the prayer, because then the phrase “for his friendly offer ” would be absurd , along the lines of ” God heard his prayer and he refused because that he was a righteous man . “
Hm . Then why not suggest that Jesus was not crucified in the first place ? Mysteries
But let’s step back and ask ourselves why we must believe to be saved? On the one hand , the original sin , is bound to be mandatory , whether we believe . On the other hand , salvation is seen as a conditional acceptance (ie , belief ) of the crucifixion and atonement of Jesus Christ. In the first case , the belief is considered irrelevant in the second , it is necessary . The question is, “Did Jesus pay the price or not ? ” If he paid the price , our sins are forgiven , whether we believe or not . If not paid the price , not matter anyway . Mysteries
Finally , forgiveness is priceless. A person cannot forgive another debt forever and demand repayment . The argument that God forgives, but only if given a sacrifice, says he does not want in the first place ( see Hosea 6:06 , Matthew 9:13 ET 24:07 ) drags a wing and wheel on the perform tracking rational analysis. Where, then , is the formula ? Como ( the aforementioned inconsistency manuscript ghostwriting ) is written, is not Jesus. In addition , the Christian formula for salvation depends on the notion of original sin, and we must ask why we should believe that if the concept cannot justify the rest of the Christian formula . Mysteries
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