The resurrection of Jesus himself is a concept that is hard to believe. How can a man come back to life, and why is this the first time this has happened? Jesus was not written about till after his death. The gospels were told by Jesus’ apostles and their recollection of Jesus and his teachings. The Council of Nicaea were Christian theologians who decided which stories about Jesus to include in the Bible. The Council of Nicaea left out the Gnostic gospels “hidden knowledge” which talked about Jesus’s early childhood. Why should we believe the council when they left out the parts of Jesus’ life they did not agree with.“Even those whose hearts were inclined to accept the new faith required some intellectual satisfaction before they were willing to commit: How can God be three separate beings- God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit- and one indivisible being at the same time? If Jesus is “coeternal” with God, why is there no mention of him in the two thousand-year tradition of Hebrew writings? If Jesus is the divine Son of God, how could he experience such human emotions as temptation, fear, and loneliness?” 1 (pg. 229)
Through the passages of Matthew 24:36-44, Matthew 24:45-51 and Matthew 25:1-13 the Lord is speaking to people in Bible times and people in current times such as 2016 telling us to be prepared for His second coming. God tells us that “no one will know the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son of man himself. Only the Father knows” (Matthew 24:36, NLT). If we are foolish and don’t head the warnings of the Lord about His second coming, it may be too late and we’ll will live in suffering and miss the chance of eternity in heaven. Because of the fact that no one knows when the second coming will happen, this should give us motivation to be prepared for His coming. These three passages all have a type parable in them and I think the use of these mini stories helps us understand the extent of how we need to take the Lord’s return seriously.
Jesus Christ is both priest and King in the Order of Melchizedek. As He rules in the spiritual realm, He ministers to man in order to bring them into unification with God. This is the key to understanding what happens in the end, the day of reconciliation between the Church and Israel.
This prophecy got concerned and when Jesus was alone with the disciples on the Mount of Olives in verse 3, they asked him, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" What follows in Matthew 24–25 refers to the future, seven-year tribulation period and the second coming of Christ at the end of the tribulation. During that time, God will complete His chastisement and purification of Israel and after the judgment of the whole world (Daniel 9:24-27; Revelation 6–19).
This essay will analyse how the 1999 movie, ‘The Matrix’ reveal Neo as a messiah figure. Most people argue that it is a Christian sci-fi movie as it portrays the doctrine and the life of Jesus from birth, death, resurrection and ascension through indexical and iconic signs. This movie suggests a juxtaposition between Neo and Jesus Christ as he is being referred to as ‘the one’ through the movie. He is seen as a messiah that would save the world from the matrix- computer-generated illusion and unite humanity with the ‘real’ as Jesus reunited the human race back to God. Also, this essay will gradually unfold the parallelism that exists between the characters in the movie, and the people in the time of Jesus in succeeding paragraphs.
The resurrection of Christ is an event that if true provides good evidence that Jesus is truly the son of God. Christ 's resurrection is an event which only God himself could perform. This resurrection is far different from the everyday resurrection by medical equipment. This resurrection is an eternal
The movie Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson and released in 1995, is an epic tale about a Scottish hero named William Wallace. The movie is exceptionally accurate when compared with other historical movies. However, changes have been made to make the film more entertaining and romantic. Despite some minor historical glitches, Braveheart is wonderfully composed and really gives the viewer a good idea of what living in Scotland in the 13th-14th centuries would have been like.
So it was thought there was nothing more to be written or said about Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. Wrong. The controversial motion picture The Passion of the Christ has been at the height of discussion since first word of its inception. Throughout history both Christians and Jews have been at odds and many have taken their passions, perceptions, and perversions of the Cross of Christ to the extreme. The core issue is that the Jews have been blamed for the death of Jesus Christ. The movie Passion of the Christ portrayed the last twelve hours of Christ's life before and up to the crucifixion. Religious leaders around the world where petrified that this re-enactment on the big screen would fuel the fire of hatred towards
There is far reaching agreement among researchers today over a wide religious spectrum that the resurrection of Jesus is the focal point of Christianity, asserted by conventional believers in light of New Testament passages like 1 Corinthians 15:12-20. However, it is also declared by secular analytical intellectuals also. One of the major confrontational arguments facing Christian theology or apologetics is the resurrection of Jesus being a significant part; therefore, if the
Now we see who Melchizedec was. He was God, the Word before He became flesh. In other words, He was the Word without flesh. Now, what is the difference between Jesus and Melchisedec?
It is one of the core beliefs of Judaism that the promised anointed one, the Mashiach, will indeed come. Isaiah speaks of the restoration and redemption of Jerusalem under the Messianic King. These prophesies, reinforced elsewhere in the Tanakh (sacred text), describe the Mashiach and ultimately give the people hope for the future of the world. The Mashiach will be fully observant of the commandments, bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people through the restoration of Jerusalem and the exiled and establish a world authority in Israel for Jews and gentiles. The return of the exiled has been a long awaited prophecy for the Jews during Isaiah’s time and ours with the holocaust having displaced masses of Jews.
William Wallace was so famous among the Scots that they made a movie about him. The movie was directed by Mel Gibson, and originally written as a book by Randall Wallace. Mel Gibson played William Wallace. In the movie, William goes on his rampage against the English after his wife was
As Lewis Chafer notes, continuity in the Bible is best shown through the fulfillment of prophecy (164). Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies. And the Second Coming of Christ is the expected fulfillment of the New Testament prophecies. In both cases, and throughout the Old and the New Testaments, "highways of prophecy" are directed towards Advents of Christ.
Still, the resurrection of Jesus Christ has been under persistent attacks since the Apostolic age. Why? Because it is the central confirmation of Jesus' identity as the incarnate Son of God, and the ultimate sign of Christ's completed work of atonement, redemption, reconciliation, and salvation. Those who oppose