Death Of Jesus

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    Just celebrated the death of Jesus as our Savior. The date is set by the actual date it occurred. They compute the correct day every year. SO it is not always on the same day since the calendar in use back then was Lunar and ours is not.
     
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    I'm fairly old-fashioned and traditional. It's Good Friday here and that is the time I always attend Mass to remember the Passion of Christ.
     
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    celebrate?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSfa56tjBQo]King Missile- Jesus was way cool. - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts3shz-n7lQ]The Jews Killed Jesus - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I have a little different take on the death of Christ, as you might imagine.

    A wise, enlightened man once lived in Judea. He taught love, forgiveness, that we are all children of God, and that God lives within all of us. He taught that the downtrodden and despised could have greater virtue than the rich, the pretenders to righteousness, and the priests. He sharply pointed up the hypocrisy of the established religious leaders of his day, and associated with prostitutes, tribute-collectors, the poor and outcast. He pardoned a woman caught in adultery and meant to be stoned according to the law of the time, and condemned the kind of mindset that would have killed her. They say the presence of God was so great in him that he could walk on water and raise the dead; whether that's true or not, holiness flows from his words even today.

    The religious right of the time condemned him, of course, and put him to a slow, painful death. He's said to have risen from the dead afterwards. Certainly we may have his spirit and his wisdom with us, and have need of it in the face of the hypocrites of the type who murdered him, who are also, alas, with us still -- many of them speaking in his name.
     
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    Ever read the bible? Jesus ordered his disciples to celebrate his death every year.
     
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    I spend the weekend with family, reflect quietly and look forward to Sunday Morning.
     
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    And then three days and three nights later he became zombie, right?
     
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    I understand how you feel. It is very humane. But try to look at it from Jesus' point of view.
    In the battle between Good and Evil, Satan was able to introduce sin into the blood of two of God's children. It is passed from the parent to the children. Satan thought he had won the battle AND severed forever the tie between us and our Father, because the rule is:
    The punishment for sin is death, and, God can't look upon us or even hear us because of the sin that is in our blood. We can't work enough to remove it either. We were done for.
    God and Jesus did an end around and in keeping with all of the guidelines, paid the penalty for sin with perfect sin free blood, hence paving the way for us to return to the penthouse where we belong. Re-pent means to return to the highest level.
    God and Jesus won the battle for our souls. Had man not nailed Jesus to that cross, he would have climbed up there and nailed himself to it. And if He was capable of walking on water, He could have climbed down from a cross too. But He had a mission to accomplish. It was finished on that day. He loves us that much.
     

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