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      The topic, today, is a writer’s assumption that Jesus is dead. Also, there is more on the “social life” of Jesus. The “Yahoo! Answers” Top Contributor using ID “SupaStar” (Level 3 with 2,241 points, a member since April 3, 2013) posted the following:


Christians-Simple Question. You claim “Jesus Died For Me”. I will assume then, that Jesus is dead?


THE BATTLE AXE: Jesus, A Party Animal? (05/03/2013)—The life of Jesus as a man in the flesh is recorded in the four Gospels in order to display to all a man in the Spirit. There are many things readers are not told, and must regard as inappropriate and unnecessary. We are not told his favorite color, the foods he most enjoyed, the jokes that made him laugh to the point of tears, or details from his human experience of sexual appetite. Readers are told of his divine mission, his use of sacred authority and power, and how he demonstrated his genuinely heartfelt love to GOD and to mankind. Divine substance and virtue flowed forth from Jesus when he was casting out devils, healing, and performing many of his miracles. As a result, social interaction for amusement and recreation are not described for Jesus; the Lord sought refreshment through isolation, meditation, prayer and withdrawal. The sharing of his last Passover, and the institution of the Lord’s Supper were in the nature of shared worship, and so may not be regarded as a “social occasion” for Jesus (Luke 22: 13-20, KJV). Throughout his ministry, Jesus was alert to carry out and unselfishly perform the divine purpose at all times. See Deuteronomy 6: 4-9, Matthew 14: 13-23 and Luke 22: 39-48, KJV.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (1st Peter 1: 3-16, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: How To Accept Bible truth? (04/17/2013); About Preaching the Gospel (04/18/2013); GOD Hiding in Plain Sight (03/26/2013); The Spirit and Pentecost (03/27/2013); The Ascension of Christ? (12/19/2012); GOD in Schools? (12/20/2012); How To Have Conviction (11/24/2012); A Text for Lives Today? (11/25/2012); The Gospel not Logical? (09/16/2012); Unwelcome Gifts? (09/17/2012); Entered Into Heaven (02/07/2012); Poem: “The Magician: Franco Gaskin” (02/08/2012); Girdle 32: Worship GOD (12/17/2011)

    
     SupaStar, where you truly want to grasp answers from Christian believers, here are some important points you do not want to overlook:

(1.) Christianity is a belief system wherein each individual truth clarifies and supports the other existing truths. Those who condemn Christian belief as being fantasy, or lacking logic and reason usually have failed to acknowledge the first rules for clear thought: Assumptions for a coherent and sound system of truth must be contained within, and generated from the system itself. All its parts must fit together perfectly, like a jigsaw.

(2.) All Christian truths are simple, yet profound (i.e., deep; far reaching in its application and consequences; having multiple points of focus and meaning). Because the reality of GOD may only be known by the operation of GOD (i.e., revelation), those who seek Christian truth must become believers through endowments of divinity (we say, the imparted, indwelling Spirit, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost). Saying this another way: You must be born again, and develop from divine DNA.

(3.) Christian believers all express gratitude for the death of Jesus. This is made easier knowing he has been “forgiven” and raised from the dead by GOD the Father. Our joy is amplified by the further truth that Jesus, who already has shown us favor and grace by serving as a holy sacrifice in atonement, will never suffer and die again, and is appointed to preside over the final judgment of created beings and living creatures. Believers receive an assurance of balance, empathy, impartiality, and absolute righteousness.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.) Jesus is now eternal and immortal; and resides in the heavens with GOD the Father. The further truth of Christian belief proclaims that Christ will return to the earth (an Advent, a Second Coming) to receive to himself all those who acknowledge him as their Savior.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC