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1 posted on 07/31/2005 5:38:30 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 07/31/2005 5:39:12 AM PDT by NYer ("Each person is meant to exist. Each person is God's own idea." - Pope Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

Very interesting. We really don't know much about our Lord's childhood.

It would be interesting for the Coptics to provide more information about their tradition.


4 posted on 07/31/2005 6:01:46 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Eastern Catholicism: tonic for the lapsed Catholic)
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To: NYer

Here's a link to an icon showing the flight into Egypt. Note that St. James the Brother of the Lord takes up the rear:

http://www.thehtm.org/images/a-366.jpg


5 posted on 07/31/2005 6:05:18 AM PDT by Graves (Remember Esphigmenou - Orthodoxy or Death!)
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To: NYer

Isis influence has largely been purged from Christianity except in southern France.


10 posted on 07/31/2005 7:15:22 AM PDT by bert (K.E. ; N.P . The wild winds of fortune will carry us onward)
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To: NYer
For those interested in buying the video, check out Jesus in Egypt.
12 posted on 07/31/2005 8:30:17 AM PDT by nonsumdignus (Is Sainthood your Goal?)
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To: NYer
''I'm not a born-again Christian, but this experience has changed me spiritually. It's been enlightening.''

Study into the doctrines of regeneration, salvation, and discernment between body, soul and spirit indicate that the significant aspect of Christianity is being born again, regenerated, in the spirit. Until that action by the Holy Spirit, we remain dead to God in the spirit. For this reason, the phrase, "this experience changed me spiritually" without being born again, if truthful, might mean the person's soul has been possessed by a fallen angel or that the person confuses soulish emotionalism with the spirit.

Interestingly, the author uses buzzwords also associated with those who study the occult such as 'enlightenment'.

13 posted on 07/31/2005 9:49:01 AM PDT by Cvengr (<;^))
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Religion ping.


14 posted on 07/31/2005 9:59:31 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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I liked when Jesus was a boy and he used to travel into the future to join up with the Legion of SuperHeroes. (if you got this joke you are a geek)
15 posted on 07/31/2005 10:04:56 AM PDT by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: NYer

SINGER:
Brian. The babe they called 'Brian',
He grew,... grew, grew, and grew--
Grew up to be-- grew up to be
A boy called 'Brian'--
A boy called 'Brian'.
He had arms... and legs... and hands... and feet,
This boy... whose name was 'Brian',
And he grew,... grew, grew, and grew--
Grew up to be--
Yes, he grew up to be
A teenager called 'Brian'--
A teenager called 'Brian',
And his face became spotty.
Yes, his face became spotty,
And his voice dropped down low
And things started to grow
On young Brian and show
He was certainly no--
No girl named 'Brian',
Not a girl named 'Brian'.

And he started to shave
And have one off the wrist
And want to see girls
And go out and get pissed,
A man called 'Brian'--
This man called 'Brian'--
The man they called 'Brian'--
This man called 'Brian'!
[crash]
Ahh!


19 posted on 07/31/2005 11:56:14 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (Vote for gridlock - Make the elected personally liable for their wasteful spending)
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To: NYer
How much do we really know about Jesus?

He was an interesting rabbi.

27 posted on 07/31/2005 10:41:16 PM PDT by onedoug
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Puts me in mind of "Jesus, the Missing Years":

It was raining. It was cold

West Bethlehem was no place for a twelve year old

So he packed his bags and he headed out

To find out what the world's about

He went to France. He went to Spain

He found love. He found pain.

He found stores so he started to shop

But he had no money so he got in trouble with a cop

Kids in trouble with the cops

From Israel didn't have no home

So he cut his hair and moved to Rome

It was there he met his Irish bride

And they rented a flat on the lower east side of Rome... Italy that is

Music publishers, book binders, Bible belters, Money Changers,

Spoon Benders and lots of pretty Italian chicks.

Charley bought some popcorn

Billy bought a car

Someone almost bought the farm

But they didn't go that far

Things shut down at midnight

At least around here they do

Cause we all reside down the block

Inside at....23 Skidoo.

Wine was flowing so were beers

So Jesus found his missing years

So He went to a dance and said "This don't move me"

He hiked up his pants and he went to a movie

On his thirteenth birthday he saw "Rebel without a Cause"

He went straight on home and invented Santa Claus

Who gave him a gift and he responded in kind

He gave the gift of love and went out of his mind

You see him and the wife wasn't getting along

So he took out his guitar and he wrote a song

Called "The Dove of Love Fell Off the Perch"

But he couldn't get divorced in the Catholic Church <

P>At least not back then anyhow

Jesus was a good guy he didn't need this shit

So he took a pill with a bag of peanuts and

A Coca-Cola and he swallowed it.

He discovered the Beatles

And he recorded with the Stones

Once He even opened up a three-way package

In Southern California for old George Jones

The years went by like sweet little days

With babies crying pork chops and beaujolais

When he woke up he was seventeen

The world was angry. The world was mean.

Why the man down the street and the kid on the stoop

All agreed that life stank. All the world smelled like poop

Baby poop that is..the worst kind

So he grew his hair long and threw away his comb

And headed back to Jerusalem to find Mom, Dad and home

But when he got there the cupboard was bare

Except for an old black man with a fishing rod

He said "Whatcha gonna be when you grow up?" <

P>Jesus said "God"

Oh my God, what have I gotten myself into?

I'm a human corkscrew and all my wine is blood

They're gonna kill me Mama. They don't like me Bud. <

P>So Jesus went to Heaven and he went there awful quick

All them people killed him and he wasn't even sick

So come and gather around me my contemporary peers

And I'll tell you all the story of

Jesus...The Missing Years

30 posted on 08/01/2005 12:10:55 AM PDT by Clemenza (Life Ain't Fair, GET OVER IT!)
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To: NYer

"Titled "Jesus in Egypt," the film is based on a book of the same name by author Paul Perry, widely known for his work on near-death experiences."

Paul Perry is first going to have to explain HOW Jesus spent any YEARS Egypt.

A simple reading of Scripture says that Jesus' parents presented him to at the Temple in Jerusalem, and his
was received by a former High Priest and a Prophetess.
The High Priest pronounced a fulfill prophecy that he
would see the Messiah before he died.

First Century Judaism required, in fulfillment of Scripture, that children had to be presented at the Temple when "the days of her [Miryam's--Mary's] purification according to the Laws of Moses were accomplished." This period was 40 days. Herod died within that same 40 days. [The Scripture is Luke 2:22.}

If Jesus had not been presented that soon, his Messiahship would have been tainted by the violation of Scripture. How could the Jews or anyone else believe in a Messiah who violated his own Word--the Tenakh?

Jesus came to fulfill Scripture, not to supercede it. "Well, I want all of the Jewish children to be presented at the Tempe within 40 days except me?" I really think not.

So where did Joseph and Mary take Jesus when they were warned to flee into Egypt. Probably to Egypt for 40 days Because Herod died, and then they could return.

Then what? They turned around and went BACK to Egypt when everything was then okay, and they could stay at home because Herod had perish? Again, that doesn't make any sense.

Perry's thesis falls apart in view of Scripture.


37 posted on 08/01/2005 3:15:25 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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Of his latest venture, de Bry added, ''I'm not a born-again Christian, but this experience has changed me spiritually. It's been enlightening.''

If you ain't born again, you ain't a Christian.

John 3:3.

50 posted on 08/05/2005 11:31:30 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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