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What If Christ Had Come Today (Instead of 2,000+ Years Ago)?

Updated on October 6, 2015

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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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      To this Hub's Commenters: As some of you have, keep in mind that today's world would likely be very different had Jesus not been born 2,000+ years ago. For that reason, had he not come until today (plus the years until he would begin his ministry) the modern setting (with nuclear and thermonuclear weapons, rapid communications and travel, etc.) would likely be very different from the days of the Romans and the Jews of that earlier time. How might all of that have affected Christianity and Judaism, as well as other religions going forward from now in what would have been a very different present time?

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      TSAD 3 years ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      Today would be nothing like today were it not for Jesus' first coming. Think of what the world was like when he came and where it was headed. Jesus changed the world. There is no reason to believe today's world would be much different than when Jesus first came (it didn't change much for 2000 years before he came why would you guess it would change for the next 2000 years if hadn't come?)

      God had His perfect plan before creation existed. There is nothing to gain to second guess Him even in our imagination.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Some interesting comments for an interesting thought. Y'all keep saying "we" would have crucified him. Do you mean we, the so-called civilized people would have crucified him, or would it have been someone like ISIS or the Taliban? He may be only a minor prophet to Islam, but he would have preached love not hate, so I wonder if he would have been born in the Middle East today or to more receptive people. Just something to ponder. Beautiful poem, Perspy.

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      "The only difference would have been that somehow we would have crucified him instead of those who did." Powerful thought!

      Very beautiful message well presented in the poem.

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      Sanjay Sharma 3 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Again he would have been crucified. The man cannot become free of superstitions, as the superstitions are the ruins of old truths.The mankind will always remain in the process of making.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      what an idea for a hub: but would have happened to the people who is waiting for the 2nd coming...?? :( The second coming of Christ is the blessed hope of the church, the grand climax of the gospel. The Saviour's coming will be literal, personal, visible, and worldwide. When He returns, the righteous dead will be resurrected, and together with the righteous living will be glorified and taken to heaven, but the unrighteous will die... who dies today? Politicians, lawyers? LOL

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.


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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Very beautiful poem, and I love the intro!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      The world is so much worse today although those where Jesus was were after Him; satan led of course. I am so happy it was back then for all we have to look forward to now is His returning for us!

      Great writing and love your clouds. I don't like taking pictures unless there are clouds; they make such a fantastic background.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      sallieannluvslife -Any prepared, active Christian will be likely to feel the same, even though there will be struggles for everyone to go through first before that can happen.

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      sallieannluvslife 3 years ago from Eastern Shore

      People's hearts remain the same, no matter what time period we are in...unfortunately there would still be those who do not believe and would persecute and condemn Him. I'm just humbled by His grace and mercy and His sacrifice for us and I am looking forward to His return to establish his Kingdom and restore truth and justice, once again.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      cynthtggt - Thank you for scoring and commenting, two of the three gifts we give each other here on HubPages, the third one being the reading itself.

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      Cynthia Taggart 3 years ago from New York, NY

      I think it was Samuel Shoemaker who said that Jesus Christ's death on the cross was the single most important event that ever took place on this planet [paraphrased here]. What it must have been like for mankind to awaken to his relevance as an individual whom God loves - each and every one of us. You have touched on such a deep question here. Have we forgotten or have we rejected God's gift to us? Are we losing spiritual touch with those things that really matter?

      I love the photo too, Perspy in this hub. Wow! Wonderful hub. Voted up and awesome.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      It is my hope that the question this Hub raises will inspire others to ponder its answer as I have had the opportunity to ponder it. Your comments are always welcome on this and other Hubs.