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At The Tomb

Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by Christina, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Christina

    Christina New Member

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    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------At the tomb --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Posted: April 7, 20071:00 a.m. EasternHave you ever pictured in your mind the morning of Jesus' resurrection? Picture it with me, if you will. We see Mary, Jesus' mother, Mary Magdalene, Joanna and other unnamed women walking toward the tomb where Jesus had been laid to rest three days earlier. The women are dismayed because they earlier witnessed the brutal crucifixion of Jesus and are unaware that He has already conquered death and arisen. While they had heard Jesus foretell of his sacrificial death and resurrection (Luke 9:22), they did not know the actuality of that claim. And so they approach the stone, carrying spices and oils that are used to lessen the odor of decaying bodies. But as they arrive at the site, they discover the giant stone at the tomb has been rolled away. Imagine their astonishment as they cautiously creep into the tomb and observe that it is empty. And as they are standing there "perplexed," as Luke describes their demeanor, they are met with another astonishing sight: two angels adorned in shining garments. The women drop to their knees; it is almost too much to bear. But then the angels proclaim to them the message of the ages: "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!" It is then that they remember Jesus' promise that He will arise from the tomb three days after His crucifixion. Their hearts burst with excitement as they realize that His promise was not a hollow claim. They now understand that Jesus truly is the Son of God. The women rush to the 11 Disciples to tell them what they have discovered: Jesus is alive! But the Disciples greet their words with doubt, believing them to be "idle tales" (Luke 24:11). And then we see Peter. Ever tempestuous and unpredictable, Peter must see the tomb himself. He bursts from the room, racing to the tomb where he finds only the linen cloths that wrapped Jesus' body. What a scene, my friends. This was not a figurative resurrection, as some have recently suggested. He literally arose – bodily – from the grave. Later, Jesus appeared to the Disciples and invited them to touch the wounds of the crucifixion in His hands and feet. "Handle Me and see," he said, "for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have." This is the story; but it's not the end of the story. You see, Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection are the fulfillment of only two parts of God's plan. The third part is yet to come. That part will be fulfilled when He returns as Himself those living and dead who believe in Him. And so that brings every person to a crossroads. Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior? The great writer C.S. Lewis wrote: "You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. ... You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God."
     
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    A Blessed Pascha to all!Christos anesti! (Christ is risen!)
     
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    HammerStone Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Amen my friend!
     
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    Praise God , His love is so wonderful and His power is unfathomable...I cannot wait to see Him in the flesh, touch His hands, a re-union....for the final time and forever.
     
  5. GerhardEbersoehn

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    "Late on the Sabbath mid-afternoon towards the First Day of the week .. there was a great earthquake" and God raised Christ from the dead in Joseph's grave. . .
     
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    Where can I find this Scripture, please?
     
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    Where can I find this promise of Jesus in the Gospels?
     
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    GerhardEbersoehn Well-Known Member

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    Where shall I read this in the Gospels?
     
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    ~Wounds~? Where must I read to read this?
     
  10. amadeus

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    @GerhardEbersoehn

    This lady posted on this thread 11 years ago. She last posted on this forum 7 years ago. It is unlikely she is available to answer any of your questions.
     
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    GerhardEbersoehn Well-Known Member

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    What about you starting some answers?
     
  12. GerhardEbersoehn

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    That's the problem with 'Christians'-- they never question themselves or the junk they believe and insult their Lord Jesus Christ of God with!
     
  13. amadeus

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    I responded to you here in case you had not noticed how old the posts were.

    Pull out the questions yourself my friend. You can read them probably more easily than I. I have not even read the OP on this thread because it is too small and bunched together for me... I know how to increase the size but I don't routinely do that. I leave it in your perhaps more capable hands.
     
  14. GerhardEbersoehn

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    christianityboard like you and I may have how many days . . . . Come Lord Jesus, come . . . . one week seven days my dearest brightest light and life God willing Susan will be home . . . .
    Cheer up!
     
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    "Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound." Isaiah 30:26
     
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    Hebrews 4
    …….
    10 For He (God) having entered-into-his-REST,
    Ho gar eiselthohn eis tehn katapausin autou

    indeed Himself rested-from-his-WORKS
    kai autos katepausen apo tohn ergohn autou

    exactly as God from his own works (rested)
    hohsper ho Theos apo tohn idiohn (ergohn katepausen)
    …….
    3 from (at) the foundation of the world
    apo katabolehs kosmou genehthentohn

    4 the Seventh Day He concerning spake in this way:
    Tehs Hebdomehs .. eirehken gar pou peri houtohs:

    And God the day The Seventh Day
    Kai .. ho Theos en tehi hehmerai Hebdomehi

    from all his works, rested
    apo pantohn tohn ergohn autou .. katepausen
     
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    Denn wer zu seiner Ruhe gekommen ist,
    der ruht auch von seinen Werken
    gleichwie Gott von seinen.
    von Anbeginn der Welt gemacht waren
    sprach er an einem Ort von dem siebenten Tag also:
    Und Gott ruhte am siebenten Tag von allem seinen Werken.


    "Und des Mondes Schein wird sein wie der Sonne Schein, und der Sonne Schein wird siebenmal heller sein denn jetzt, zu der Zeit, wenn der HERR den Schaden seines Volks verbinden und seine Wunden heilen wird."

    "Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound." Isaiah 30:26


    "Und die Stadt bedarf keiner Sonne noch des Mondes, daß sie scheinen; denn die Herrlichkeit Gottes erleuchtet sie, und ihre Leuchte ist das Lamm.
    Und die Heiden, die da selig werden, wandeln in ihrem Licht; und die Könige auf Erden werden ihre Herrlichkeit in sie bringen."
    Und ihre Tore werden nicht verschlossen des Tages; denn da wird keine Nacht sein." Rev 21:25


    "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
    And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
    And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there." Rev 21:23-25
     
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    funny, i'm reading a physics treatise right now that is postulating that the only reason it gets "dark" at night is bc in an expanding universe all of the emitted light simply has not had enough time yet to saturate the universe, but at some point in the future the speed of light will overcome the speed of expansion of the universe, and it will be day all of the time! Or so goes the theory, which has been around a while i guess
     
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    @bbyrd009 , Ya know, I would love to be inside your mind, even for just 60 seconds. :)
     
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    BTW-I think your noted theory above is because there is still much sin (darkness?) yet in the world. Once God Almighty eradicates every last bit...THEN His light will fill EVERYTHING?
     
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