Worse Than A Fatal Car Wreck

Q:  Why is it so powerful to look at scenes of the crucifixion?

Image The crucifixion gets our attention regardless of our beliefs.  The scene is worse than a fatal car wreck.  People have not become totally numb to the paintings and films depicting Jesus’ crucifixion. When The Passion Of The Christ came out it created such a stir because for the first time in art history we saw the realistic brutality of not only crucifixion but Jesus’ crucifixion. His crucifixion was different from all others. We see horrible things in this present age that our minds have become desensitized to viewing. In the modern art of TV we see realistic murders, explosions, guns pointed at people’s’ heads and pools of blood. In the news we see the same things but they’re real. Yet the crucifixion of Jesus has some how never lost the “drama”, if you will, that keeps us focused on watching and wanting to learn more about it. Why is that?

A: Jesus himself answers this question in John 12:32And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

With crucifixion, the condemned is up off the ground and upright. Almost like someone on stage or a tall statue to get our attention. Notice that he said, all of us will be drawn to him when we see him lifted up off the ground. When we see Jesus up off the ground with his arms stretched out, wearing a crown of thorns and bleeding we can not stop looking at him.

But wait, there’s more!

In John 6:30, people ask him, “Then what miraculous sign will you perform, so that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?

Basically, we need more than you saying that you are GOD we need a visual sign that no human can perform. That’s a fair question. In those days, every pharaoh and emperor claimed god status and people got the ax for not believing them.

Q: People today are asking, “How do we know that Jesus is truly God?” After all, many people now claim to be god.

A: John 6:62Then what if you see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?

After Jesus was lifted up to die people saw him lifted up ALIVE and ascending to heaven. He gave us the a sign that no human can accomplish to prove that He is God. That sign is visible to this very day!

Q: How, you are asking?

A: That miraculous Shroud of Turin keeps giving us answers as well as deeper questions.

I can’t get enough of this website, ShroudofJesus.com. To summarize, there are multiple images on this shroud and crime scene investigators are using advanced technology on each image. CSI’s have determined that the image of the man (the one no PhD. can understand how the image was made) is actually showing us a man who is up off the ground in an upright position.

That is the sign. Jesus lifted up off the ground in an upright position. We can’t stop looking at this sign in its many forms. His sign is saying; John 14:6 Jesus replied,“I am the way, and the truth, and the life.No one comes to the Father except through me.

Read ShroudofJesus.com and tell us what you believe.

Photo of crucifixion from The Passion of Christ, 2004 provided by IMdb.com

Blinded Me With Science

This site blinded me with science!

Negative turned into a positive.

What do you see?

ShroudOfJesus.com    Especially on page 7.

Have scientists authenticated the Shroud of Turin?

Are there new discovers about the image (or images) on the Shroud?

CSI on the Shroud of Turin?

Me Evil?

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Q: I’m not evil, I’ve never killed anybody!  How can I be evil?  I’m too sweet.

A: We tend to think of “evil” as a raving psycho killer with a chain saw.  According to Psalm 14:3,Everyone rejects God; they are all morally corrupt.  None of them does what is right, not even one!‘” All of us are guilty of not doing what is right at least once if not always.  God is telling us, the essence of evil is simply to not do what is right.

Other Religions Use The ‘G’ Word

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Original one sheet for the film, The Ten Commandments 1956, was provided by Wikipedia®.

Q: Do people get offended by other religion’s use of the word god?A: For the most part, no. People become offended by the use of the word God when Jesus (Y’SHUA) / LORD (YHWH) is implied. The ONE who we don’t want to be god is GOD.

Its just like near the end of The Ten Commandments, with Charlton Heston and Yule Brenner… Pharaoh returns to his throne after watching his entire military get wiped out and his wife, Nefretiri (Anne Baxter), asks something like, ‘Did you find this god of Moses?’

Pharaoh replies, “His god is God.”

Its just like that.

Did Someone Say The ‘G’ Word?

 

Jesus in the Word

Jesus in the Word (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Q: Why is the word ‘god’ so offense to people?In English, g-o-d is a generic word and does not refer to any specific deity so why do people get offended at any use of that word?

A: Simple, we humans are EVIL just like God said.  (Mathew 7:11; Mark 7:21-23)

I used to be intensely angry at God and blamed him for all my pain in life. Whenever I heard others talking about God I got angry.  No, angrier, I was already angry.  I have no problem admitting to being as evil as God says I am.  That’s why I need Jesus.