What If Christ Had Come Today (Instead of 2,000+ Years Ago)?
Would a modern setting make a difference?
What would have been different, if Christ had come today instead of when He originally came? How would technology, religions, conveniences, and other aspects of modern life impact modern scriptures?
Would His teaching in parables have drawn on modern vineyards, a woman who searched for what she has lost, modern grainerys, and such?
We know that Jesus Christ came to teach what His Father taught Him to teach us, and He did. God, being eternal, His teachings will never change. Men and women past were judged then as we will be judged now: based on what we know and what we do with that knowledge.
Had Christ not come when He did, the world today would not be anything like it is today. Those teachings and His example have so greatly influenced the 21st Century world in which we are living.
He came in the meridian of time. It was planned that He should come to the Jews of that day, to choose the Apostles He chose at that time, as well as others then, since, and now, such as Paul, other martyrs, and righteous leaders of today.
As all men are judged by the unchanging law, had He come today He would teach and exemplify the same gospel that He taught and exemplified then, and the outcome (His atonement for mankind's sins) would be the same in the end.
The only difference would have been that somehow we would have crucified Him instead of those who did.
A Man Just....
A remarkable life, and more....
This short poem is a reminder that Christ himself experienced everything we experience in this mortal world. The stories and accounts written of Him tend to omit those mundane events in the life of the Son of God, though He called himself Son of Man and reverenced His Heavenly Father.
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A man just lived.
He ate and drank.
He slept and woke.
He had pain and joy.
He dreamed and acted.
He asked and questioned.
He looked with observation.
He grew and waxed strong in
spirit, filled with wisdom and the
grace of God was upon him always.
A man just lived, ate, drank, slept
and woke, had pain, joy, dreamt
and acted, asked, questioned,
looked, observed, strong in
spirit, full of wisdom and
full of grace which was
of God and was God.
A just man lived,
and lives still.
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