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Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Reason for...the Life...

This is a post that is going to startle most of you…indeed,I don’t mean to confuse you…but the idea that I am about to present is something that on the face, looks contrary to scripture. But I hope that through a little bit deeper searching and understanding, we can glean some more knowledge.

1.) Jesus did not come to earth to die.

Now I know some of you are thinking..."*gasps* Blasphemy!!!" But before you stone me and throw my body into the nearest lake...hear me out...
For Jesus to have come to die, would have been pointless. Dying is an action, not a reason. Was the Cross a main objective? Absolutely. But that wasn’t his reason for coming.

2.) Jesus came to enable a two way relationship.

Jesus said, "I've come so that you might have life, and that more abundant...and this is life, that you would know the Father as I know Him." Jesus came so that we could have life. And life is: that we may know the Father as He knows Him. Jesus has a two way relationship with His Father. He talks to His Father, and His Father talks to Him. They commune together. They have fellowship. Humans, before Jesus came didn’t have that. In short Jesus came so that we could have a relationship with the Father.

3.) The Cross was important.

Now, does that mean that the cross wasn't important? Does that mean it wasn't a major objective? Absolutely not. It was important. The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death." Without the shedding of blood, there can be no forgiveness of sin. Think on that, that is a vital truth. Someone had to die. God is the only one that could die for the sins of the present but also the past and the future because He's the only one that's omnipresent. That's why He's I AM. The future? He is. The past? He's there. He's infinite.

He was the only sacrifice that would suffice for all. So don't think I'm taking anything away from the cross. I'm not. But that wasn't Jesus main objective in coming to earth.

To summarize: He didn't come to die so that we could live, he came so that we could live, but he had to die. That's an important distinction. Remember, without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness of sin. But I believe, if he could have given us life, without dying, then he wouldn't have died. Plain and simple.

In the comment section:

1.) Do you agree with the above post? If not, why not?

2.) What do you think about the omnipresence of God, as presented above? Meaning, Him being at all time periods, at the same time.

Don't feel you can only answer these questions, ask your own, answer any others you feel pressing...just remember to follow the commenting guidelines.


Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Now and forevermore!

Marshall
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