There They crucified Him!

There they crucified Him!

When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. . Luke 23:33

There they crucified Him!

This is not my normal rant or rave, or typical of me to write about, but after reading a few other hubs, that I won’t mention. The fact that Christ was indeed crucified and a simple passage carries such a powerful statement.

There they crucified Him!


Golgotha
Golgotha
Pontius Pilate
Pontius Pilate

There, on a hill called Golgotha.

The place of the Skull.

There, just outside of the city of Jerusalem. Where he taught, prayed, healed, had his last supper, where they placed Him in His tomb, and there was where He was resurrected….it was There! ..

There THEY crucified Him.

Who was “They?”

It was the Roman soldiers, the Jewish leaders, and a man named Pontus Pilate.

There they crucified Him….

Not only was it just THEY, it was US, all of us who believed in Him. Our sins, was the reason why this had to happen. But it was

There they crucified Him…


Crucified!
Crucified!

There they crucified Him…

This is well documented, that Jesus, was crucified…..

Crucifixion is one of the most brutal, cruel forms of capital punishment ever conceived by the human mind. It is one of the most painful, excruciating, humiliating, and extremely slow death anyone could ever go through. It was not uncommon to allow victims to hang for hours, suffering profound pain and anguish. Many times they would break the legs of the victim near the end of the day so that he could not push themselves up to grasp for more air, allowing them to finally, suffocate. Not only did Jesus endure a crucifixion, but to add insult to injury, they placed a mock crown of thorns that was driven into his head…

There they crucified Him…

Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth

There they crucified Him

Jesus Christ, a carpenter’s son. Jesus of Nazareth. The Son of God. The Way. The Truth. The Life. Jesus Christ, my Lord and my God!

There they crucified Him.

He did this for you and me….Though this is the time we celebrate His birth, without this very significant event….He would not ever been crucified and there would have been the ultimate sacrifice.

Peter 1:19: "…the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect."

Jesus was chosen from the beginning of time to be the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of mankind. God allowed His very own Son to open the passageway for civilization on this earth to come back to Him, for eternal life.

John 14:6 Jesus says, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

So, that is why…..

There they crucified Him

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Steve Orris 5 years ago from NE Ohio

I love Christmas time. But without the crucifixion it means nothing.

Luke 22:14-23

What did Jesus ask us to do to remember Him by?

Celebrate His birth?

Or celebrate His brokenness?

His birth, great as it was, was just the beginning. His work had not yet been finished.

Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice.

And...

Happy Birthday.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

AMEN Steve, AMEN!


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DiamondRN 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

Thank you for emphasizing this wonderful gift of love from the God-man, CMerrit.

Following the crucifixion is the fact that Jesus' resurrection was proof of His ability to provide eternal life for His believers.

"I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life." -- 1 John 5:13 (NIV)


rommergrot 5 years ago

I voted this up. Excellent! I can not imagine what a terrible place this would be if He had not come to earth to walk among us. Today He is our only hope and I pray that people will put their faith in Him rather than government. For me, at Christmas, I always think of the crucifxion.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

CMerrit: Voted up and awesome. Thank you very much for this reminder of what Jesus truly represents for us.

Truly the birth of a child, any child is remembered and considered special, but then what that child does throughout his life, becomes his legacy.

Jesus, The Son of God, offered himself to become a perfect sacrificial lamb to Almighty God, offering to take upon himself all the sins of mankind, in order to restore the bridge between man on earth and Our Father in heaven that had been destroyed when Lucifer deceived Eve into sinning by disobeying God's command to refrain from eating the fruit from the forbidden tree.

Jesus as God did not have to volunteer for this, he could have left mankind to its destiny and done nothing, But as an obedient Son of God, he decided that man was worth salvation.

This decision meant that He would have to become the perfect sacrificial lamb. Crucifixion, the method of execution for criminals just happened to be the method of the times.

Just as a point of interest though Pontius Pilate in my opinion holds no blame for this as a matter of fact, He found no guilt in Jesus and washed his hands of the whole thing, even the Roman Soldiers are blameless, as they were merely carrying out their instructions, since it was against the law of Rome for anyone but Rome to execute someone as a punishment, but Caiaphas the High Priest, and,the Jewish zealots were demanding Jesus death, therefore the Roman soldiers had to be the ones to carry this out.


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American Romance 5 years ago from America

voted up! Everyone needs to hear this over and over!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

DiamondRN, what a Wonderful gift indeed. Thanks for you coming by and sharing.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

rommergrot, I think many Christians focus more of the birth at Christmas time, and this to me is the most incredible gift. I also agree, I hope and pray, that the Christians of this Nation have not become complacent, and truly turn to God and realize what He has done for us.

Thanks for sharing, I appreciate it.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Dave Mathews, thanks for your input and opinion. I never looked at from that angle before, with Pilate and the Roman soldiers, I kind of still think that just because it is your job, it still don't always make it right. I do like the point you bring up that Jesus did not have to volunteer for this, as a mater of fact, He could have had 10,000 angels come to His rescue at any point of time. WOW!

Thank you Bro Dave for stopping by and commenting.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

AR, as always, I honestly look forward to you stopping by, and I really appreciate it.

:)


Composer2005 5 years ago

CMerrit claims:

" He did this for you and me…." (was crucified)

Rubbish deary,

He did it for himself -

The Christian understanding is that the messiah, Jesus, died for the sins of the people. The messiah is supposed to be a human sacrifice that is the blood sacrifice necessary for the forgiveness of sin.

But we are taught in this proven self contradicting bible story book that no one can die for the sins of another. -

In Deuteronomy 24:16 (KJV) it specifically says this:

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the father. Every man shall be put to death for his own sin. (Online Source: http://whatjewsbelieve.org/) - What Jews believe Point 1.)

cf.

Fathers must not be put to death for what their children24 do, nor children for what their fathers do; each must be put to death for his own sin. (Deut. 24:16) NET

Atheists dying on the battlefield have more courage for their fellow man for they are prepared and many have suffered worse injuries and death than your selfish story book jesus character that died to gain divine reward whilst atheists die for no divine reward but simply as an honest sacrifice for their fellow man.

IF this story book jesus had truly died for us then it would be dead and not raised and rewarded and we all would never physically die, but we certainly still do.

The story book alleged ' sacrifice ' was a sham and a deception!

Better luck with this Topic!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Composer,

My first thought is simply to just ignore you and not accept your comments. But that is not me. I have my very, very strong opinions, and live my life accordingly.

I could reply with some scriptures that support my beliefs, but that would not accomplish anything. I can tell that you too, have very strong opinions.

I'm not sure what you hope to achieve with this sort of attack. Maybe it is cathartic to your happiness. If that is the case, then I will merely say thanks for leaving your comments. I think everyone who reads my hubs, if compelled, should be honest and leave what is in their heart.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Great write CMerritt! I'll take Jesus any day. Self-sacrificing. Walking the righteous path. God bless You God! There have been more horrible deaths. But Jesus died a humiliating death and there is no greater, "honest sacrifice for their fellow man". The battle fields are littered with brave souls. Most are fooled by the "business wars" that have been perpetuated for thousands of years. I wish hatred, if hatred should live, would be directed at those "kings" who continually send the poor to fight. there is no land for the poor. It's all business. There is no hope for the poor but to enlist. There is no other way for the masses of youth to better themselves. Everybody can't go to college. Everybody can't own their own business. The working man needs a lift. Jesus reiterated the Golden Rule which is the law above all laws. Love your neighbor as yourself. Do unto others as you would have done unto you. This is a creed that atheists with sanity, could, and some do, adopt. But the leaders of America are not God fearing. They're lawyers. There will NEVER be a leader or Messiah who will be a lawyer. God bless You God!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thanks Mick,

I think Washington, is feeling quite a bit of hatred these days, and I hope we pour more that way in 2012.

I really appreciate your comments Mick.


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Chris, an out standing hub that is exactly why I pass on the Christmas thing. I see it serving man more than Christ.

It is his death and resurrection that I find joy and celebration in, he gave his all that we might have a path to eternal life. Isn't that the greatest gift of all? I say absolutely!

Peace 50


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Dusty, without a doubt, you are 100% correct, He gave us the greatest gift EVER.

Thank you very much for reading and commenting.

:)


Composer2005 5 years ago

The legitimate evidence that your story book jesus rose from the dead is simply more man made BS.

Sure you can believe ' your heart / mind ' instead of believing the legitimate facts and that is why the world is in such a mess like Mormons believe what is in their heart, Muslims the same, J.W's, Budhists etc. etc.

The common factor is a self delusion based upon nothing but self created BS that their particular story book is the words of a god given to men when the legitimate evidence remains a constant zero.

I accept you can't legitimately sustain your various ideologies so you cower back to " My heart tells me its true despite my legitimate evidence remaining a constant zero! "

You people are pathetic and self deluded by a story book and your story book god a proven sham and a disgrace!

Better luck next time!


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blackreign2012 5 years ago

Excellent!! BRAVO!! ~hugs~


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Composer, see my comment from above, they did not change any, but I thank you for being persistent. Sorry you have so much hatred in you.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

blackreign2012, Thank you so very much for your remarks, and ~hugs~ back to you. I will check out your hubs very soon.

:)


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fred allen 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

The scientific evidence pointing to intelligent design is overwhelming. After carefully examining the facts only a fool would cling to unbelief. Most people make up their minds after a hasty examination of only some of the evidence. And then only the evidence that seems to support their preconceived position. I applaud you for publishing the rubbish that came from one who wishes to belittle the faith that has changed the world. The faith that has contributed more good than any godless movement ever could. Your hub was fantastic!


Composer2005 5 years ago

I certainly believe in an ' Intelligent Designer / god for want of a better word ' however reality proves it is umworthy of my worship and especially unworthy is the alleged story book trinitarian lying, deceitful, self contradicting and hypocrytical one.

Better luck next time!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

fred allen, thanks for you encouraging words, though I agree with you about the rubbish, I still respect his opinion, and pray that he may someday not be blinded by the truth.

I truly appreciate you fred.


Composer2005 5 years ago

You people are full of empty personal opinions, however what is lacking from you all is legitimate support for those personal feelings.

Muslems, Mormons etc. all make the same empty claims as do your sort!

BTW CMerritt, Truth doesn't blind me, I have it and see clearly the BS those like you attempt to perpetuate based upon your fantasised, illegitimate and empty story book claims.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Composer2005, I am not trying to perpetuate anything.....Please, by all means believe what you want! Seriously, I am not forcing you to do anything. I have my very REAL and very personal reasons for accepting the truth as I know it. Why are you so bottled up with anger? Is it because you are not getting your way? Let it go! :)


Composer2005 5 years ago

You are attempting to perpetuate an ideology founded on lies.

Your fundamental error is to attempt to quote from a story book as if it were the legitimate words of a god given to men when your legitimate evidence that it is remains a constant zero!

I am angry that people like you attempt to do those things.

I am happy however people like me legitimately expose people like you so I am getting my way successfully and legitimately by continuing to expose people like you and my 50 year personal efforts remain successful and intact.

Perhaps you would care to share with us these ' personal feelings ' that convinced you that your current beliefs are true and legitimate?

Your major problem remains as I stated from the onset, you admit they are merely personal emmotive ' feelings ' but you carefully omit you can NOT legitimately demonstrate your story book bible is the words of a god given to men?

You therefore only demonstrate the same empty claims of all other religions that their ' personal feelings ' tell them that what they want to believe is the truth.

Mormons and Muslems espouse the same empty rhetoric as do those like you.

Thanks for confirming that I am getting my way by my continually and successfully exposing those like you!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

WOW, you are exposing one out 1.3 billion Christians?..and that makes you feel fantasitc?

Listen to me one more time, I am not perpetuating anything that is your business. You need to move forward with your life and quit worrying about what other people believe. You are NOT being successfull in anything, but being a pain in someone's behind. You live YOUR life the best way you see fit, I will live MY life the best way I see fit. I really don't see any point for you to continue to attack me here. I am not going to change my deep setted beliefs, because YOU "think" it may not be true.

Let it go....and Merry Christmas!


Composer2005 5 years ago

You: WOW, you are exposing one out 1.3 billion Christians?..and that makes you feel fantasitc?

Me: Read what I wrote deary, 50 years of success exposing those like you and I'm still successfully going!

You: Listen to me one more time, I am not perpetuating anything that is your business.

Me: Oh try to grow up deary!

This is supposed to be a discussion Forum where you strut your stuff and attempt to legitimately justify it.

You failed hence now you want to crawl back into your little pathetic world of fantasy and make believe.

You have NO legitimate light or else you wouldn't prefer to hide it as you and losers like you always do likewise when religion busters like me come along and expose you for the frauds you manifest yourselves to be.

You: You need to move forward with your life and quit worrying about what other people believe.

Me: Idiots like you cause a lot of harm and I shall not rest saving others from being conned by inept gullible fools like you.

You: You are NOT being successful in anything, but being a pain in someone's behind.

Me: On the contrary I successfully continue to kick the butt of gullible story book clowns like you and I successfully have saved many from being duped by clowns like you.

You: You live YOUR life the best way you see fit, I will live MY life the best way I see fit.

Me: I knew you were arrogant and self centered and thanks for confirming that also. Your alleged story book jesus told you not to hide any light you think you have (e.g. Luke 11:33) KJV story book but I understand as a fraud and pretend story book jesus believer you haven't got a shred of legitimate light and not a single so called christian ever has, hence you prefer to cower in the dark away from those that expose you like myself.

You: I really don't see any point for you to continue to attack me here. I am not going to change my deep setted beliefs, because YOU "think" it may not be true.

Me: You clowns prove you have nothing and what you claim isn't true, difference between us also is that I show you haven't a shred of legitimate evidence for your cause so instead you run away back to your hole licking the terminal wounds I inflicted upon you and your story book.

The pagan festival of Xmas is just another of your inept story book illegitimate mentality.

Better luck if you want to come back and try your luck against me again, but I will require ' legitimate evidence ' IF you do?


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Thanks for a very interesting and moving hub. I think I personally would put The Resurrection before either the crucifixion or the incarnation, but admittably without the latter two the former couldn't happen.

To composer2005.

You place great emphasis on your notion of "a storybook Jesus, and imply that there is no historical evidence to back up the claims of christians.

Do you believe that Julius Caesar was a real person?

Most people would not doubt that.

Yet the written evidence for the existence of Caesar comes from a handful of roman historians who were writing almost two hundred years after his death.

As regards contemporary, or near contemporary, written evidence, Jesus Christ is the best attested to person of His era. There is much better written evidence for him than there is for Augustus, Tiberious, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, or Cleopatra.

Do you refer to them as " story book characters"?

Before you disrespect someones beliefs, please acquaint yourself with the actual evidence.

Otherwise hold you tongue. You are only making yourself look ridiculous.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

christopheranton, Thank you for stopping by and reading my hub, and I really appreciate your comments, I will be heading your way to read your hubs very soon.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Composer, again, you have not won anything, I am still very much a believer as I ever was, and I always will. You have not proven anything but your inability to understand what our Constitution promises us as American Citizens. YOU, cannot require anything from me from my very own hub. I am not out to prove anything to you, nor do I really care if you choose to accept anything.

Not sure WHY exactly you have a problem with folks who thrive to follow Jesus's commandment to express love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control...

and yes, I do fail out following through with all of these from time to time, but that is my daily goal. As is MOST Christians.

But, if you feel the need to regurgitate your hatred on here at me, then by all means, fire away. I am here for you, brother.


Composer2005 5 years ago

To christopheranton,

Come on then deary, let's see what legitimate evidence you have apart from a story book that a jesus christ godman literally existed?

Best of luck deary! LOL!


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Composer2005.

You say "a story book". How do you reconcile that with the fact that there are twenty seven books in the New Testament alone.

Try to get at least a minimum of facts right please.

In debate you are a very unworthy opponent, because you are only capable of firing abuse. You seem to have zero evidence on your side.

Give up. You are just making a show of yourself, without advancing your argument.


Composer2005 5 years ago

All you silly and duped folks have is a self induced and deluded belief that your 66 bible story books is the words of a god given to men.

You have the same credibility as do ALL religions similarly claiming their books are the words of their various respective god(s,) when in reality, likewise their legitimate evidence remains as does yours = zero!

Better luck next time deary!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Composer, I will let your very own words, be your own noose.


Composer2005 5 years ago

My words of Truth have served me well and empty words and lies like yours reinforce my words of Truth every time!

Better luck if you want to try again and legitimately attempt to demonstrate that your 66 bible story books is the words of a god given to men?

You are most welcome to also take the story book test of a genuine story book jesus believer and see how you fair with that also?

My personal 50 year experience has been that clowns like you only dribble more BS excuses for your failures!

Better luck if you want to try your luck again LOL!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

What are you in? 3rd grade?

Why don't you "try" to use that wonderful mind of yours and create a hub of you "own", and "try" to prove your so-called empirical evidence that you claim to have that the Bible is a "story book". Maybe, you might even pick up a few followers besides me.

;)


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

What an excellent hub! Praise God for the birth, life, death and resurrection of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! IIPeter 1:21


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thank you so much Michael, I really appreciate your comments.


Composer2005 5 years ago

Michael Adams1959 5 hours ago

What an excellent hub! Praise God for the birth, life, death and resurrection of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! IIPeter 1:21

Composer responds: Apart from your say so and your story book, any time soon would be a good time to present any alleged legitimate evidence you think you have to support that load of illegitimate and unsubstantiated BS?

Good luck!


Composer2005 5 years ago

christopheranton wrote: Do you believe that Julius Caesar was a real person?

Most people would not doubt that.

Yet the written evidence for the existence of Caesar comes from a handful of roman historians who were writing almost two hundred years after his death.

Composer responds: You should start doing some legitimate homework deary - (Source: http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/exist.html)

Better luck next time!


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DDelatorre 5 years ago from Vado,NM

How Awesome is Our God!~every day I learn how great he is, Thank you all for posting so much to know ?


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Delatorre, thank you so much for reading my hub and for the kind words. Yes, our God IS awesome!!


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fred allen 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

CMerritt- I've been away from hubpages for a few weeks as God has led. I have a few words for your friend composer if you don't mind.

Com"poser"- If you really had the upper hand on us dumb believers you would be able to communicate it reasonably and without insult. The fact is, there is more historical evidence supporting the existence of Jesus Christ than any other historical figure from antiquity. If you look at the gospels as historical documents and withhold judgement as to their divine inspiration you will have a more objective viewpoint of the claims they make. These documents were written during the lifetime of eyewitnesses, by eyewitnesses. If they contained innacuracies they would have been denounced as false at the time they were written. There are other non biblical sources that attest to the actual person of Jesus Christ also written at the same time when they could have been refuted if not accurate. I don't wish to turn my comment into a hub so I will briefly say that you speak of that which you know not. There are many proofs contained in the bible that validate it's truthfulness. Prophesies made hundreds of years in advance of events that have been shown historically to have happened as foretold.

Your arguments are sloppy at best. There is no substance to them only claims without anything but opinion to back them up. This is not the way to carry on a substantive debate. God does not fear your questions, He welcomes them. If you are sincere in wanting evidence for His existence, He will not disappoint you.

For the record, the koran was not written during the lifetime of Muhammed, it was written nearly 500 years after his bones were in the ground. I would give MUCH more credibility to something written by eyewitnesses than something written 500 years after the fact.

Hope this helps. I plan to write a hub soon concerning the historical evidence that supports the divine inspiration of the bible. I'll personally contact you when I have.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Fred by all means feel free to fire away. I have only recently denied one of his comments due to his attack on others on here. I feel as you do, his approach to supporting his beliefs lacks class. I have encoraged him to take up his own hub, but his unwilling to be civil. I am not one to feed such folks, but I am leaving this hub open to all.

Thanks for your comments.


Composer2005 5 years ago

fred allen 9 hours ago

CMerritt- I've been away from hubpages for a few weeks as God has led. I have a few words for your friend composer if you don't mind.

Com"poser"- If you really had the upper hand on us dumb believers you would be able to communicate it reasonably and without insult.

Composer: Here we go again, inept fools like you that complain you are being insulted by Truth and in the same breath you literally insult your adversary with school yard personal insults like ' poser '.

Gee! how unique for you to come up with that LOL!

Your failed trinitarian predecessors deary have tried that repeatedly and only exposed their further kindergarden schoolyard ineptitude.

By all means provide your alleged evidence that one single word in your story book is the words of a god given to men?

fred allen: I plan to write a hub soon concerning the historical evidence that supports the divine inspiration of the bible. I'll personally contact you when I have.

Composer: Let's hope you fair better than your predecessors?

My personal email is: franjac1@westnet.com.au when you think you have your historical evidence ready for scrutiny.

Better luck with that!

fred allen: For the record, the koran was not written during the lifetime of Muhammed, it was written nearly 500 years after his bones were in the ground. I would give MUCH more credibility to something written by eyewitnesses than something written 500 years after the fact.

Composer: The evidence that the Qu'ran story book is the words of a god given to men is the same as the christian bible story book = zero!

Perhaps a proven legitimate written refutation of the following site would be a good start for your intended book -

http://www.jesusneverexisted.com


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fred allen 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Composer- I have already written several hubs that adress the only 2 possibilities for existence, either matter is eternal and without cause, or there is an intelligent designer that is responsible for the complexity of the universe and life itself. As for the evidence that supports the legitimacy of scripture and specifically the Bible as the authentic word of God, that is my next project. Be aware that when the evidence is presented, you may find yourself questioning your belief that you are not responsible for your actions before a holy God. If we are not the product of chance, but purpose, and we are in fact created and given revelation of our Creator by our Creator, we have a responsibility for our actions. It stands to reason that our Creator would want to reveal Himself through all generations. I accept the challenge to defend His written revelation.


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bettybarnesb 5 years ago from Bartlett, TN

Hey CMerritt: What a passionate writer you are! Makes you feel that you are actually there. Your love for Jesus and what He endured could be felt through your words. Love this! Be Blessed my friend.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Fred, I look forward to your Hub. Thanks for your devotion.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Betty, Thank you very much for your more than kind words, you have brighten up my day.

:)


Composer2005 5 years ago

1. Betty, wake up and smell the coffee dear, your emmotive comments are very self satisfying for you I am certain, however your legitimate evidence remains the same as your like minded inept predecessors here and elsewhere = zero!

2. fred allen 31 hours ago

Composer- I have already written several hubs that adress the only 2 possibilities for existence, either matter is eternal and without cause, or there is an intelligent designer that is responsible for the complexity of the universe and life itself.

Composer responds: I have no problem admitting to an Intelligent Designer/ID (or a god for want of a better word) however that Intelligent Designer/god is unworthy of my worship and especially unworthy is the alleged story book trinitarian one.

fred allen 31 hours ago

As for the evidence that supports the legitimacy of scripture and specifically the Bible as the authentic word of God, that is my next project.

Composer responds: That should have been your first prioroty, which only also proves your current belief is empty story book speculation.

fred allen 31 hours ago

Be aware that when the evidence is presented, you may find yourself questioning your belief that you are not responsible for your actions before a holy God. If we are not the product of chance, but purpose, and we are in fact created and given revelation of our Creator by our Creator, we have a responsibility for our actions.

Composer responds: In what ways do you believe we are responsible?

We are the product of this ID, so any imperfections / flaws in any of its creations is not our responsibility.

fred allen 31 hours ago

It stands to reason that our Creator would want to reveal Himself through all generations. I accept the challenge to defend His written revelation.

Composer responds: Go for it! Let's examine what you think you have to offer and the best of luck!

How long do we have to wait to scrutinise this alleged legitimate evidence of yours?


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

An awesome Hub, Brother. Jesus Christ continues to bring out hatred in the hearts of evil men, just as He said He would. Those living in darkness hate for the light of love to be shone on them. Thank you for this needful missive.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

James, I thank YOU, for your kind words of support.

You are so right about the hatred of men and it's correlation of the lack of light. The LIGHT that Jesus sheds is despised by evil.


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Brutus Orkney 5 years ago from AZ

CMerritt - Winner and correct.

Composer 2005 - Still searching, even though they do not know it yet.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thanks Brutus! I appreciate your comments.

:)


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Alexander Mark 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

A very poignant and awesome reminder of what happened to our Lord, and how heavy the gift and sacrifice was and is. Thank you.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

AM,

Thank YOU, for stopping by to read my hub and commenting.


composer2005 5 years ago

Still waiting for your alleged evidence for your cause fred allen


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

AMEN!!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

After 2,000 years it is still as powerful as ever. Those words bring me to my knees before His throne. He is victorious and one day every person WILL confess Him as Lord. Hallelujah!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

hallelujah, Hyphenbird!

Thanks for commenting and sharing...


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

CMerritt - this is the first of your hubs that I've had the privilege of reading.

The style is excellent and the content found it's way straight to my heart.

You are 'fanned', and wow, I can't wait to see what else I find in your hubs.

Nice thing is - I found this right when I needed it! Thank you so much!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

I am so pleased you found my hubs and are reading them...Praise goes to God that this one was able to touch you.

Thank YOU for reading

Chris


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no body 4 years ago from Rochester, New York

For a non-writer you write well. This was powerful. Great hub.


paul 4 years ago

it is awful


ryan]] 4 years ago

boring


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

paul and ryan]].....you very long and extremly thoughtful comments are taken to heart and your wisdom reflecting this hub is amazing.

Chris


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Bigpayno 4 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

Great Hub Merritt. I'm not a religious person per-say but I do recognize a well written passage. Thanks for sharing!


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Bigpayno, you comment was very much appreciated....

Thank you.

Chris


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Have a great Good Friday!!!


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madmachio 4 years ago from Kansas

Thanks for this hub! Its refreshing to see this day means something to others as much as it does for me


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

madmachio, thank YOU for your very gracious comment.

It is a very special day...

Chris


Gusser 4 years ago

But the Bible says it wasn't Friday. Read Matthew 12:38-40 or my hub Did your Jesus lie?


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owhorspecial 4 years ago from Nigeria.

Love this Hub...Thumbs up CMerritt


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thanks owhorspecial, its appreciated.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

It makes me weep all over again. There they crucified Him, the Savior, the Son of Almighty God, the gentle Lamb and the fierce Warrior who defeated Satan. Every time I mess up or bruise the fruits of the spirit, I fall to my knees in horror. They were allowed to crucify Him for me. It boggles the mind. Hallelujah to the King of Kings.


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thank you for sharing and commenting....it is appreciated.

Hallelujah says it all


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

You brought tears to my eyes reminding me of what I knew. God bless you.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Hi poetvix!

They are four powerful words that we need to be reminded, especially this time of year.

Thank you for your kind remarks.

Chris

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