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To: TaraP; blasater1960; jjotto
I will try and find the scriptures for what you said...I guess what I was referring to is that Jesus resurrection was not raising from the dead to life then death again..My understanding is that the resurrection of other’s was they eventually did die again like Lazarus....

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Heb. 9:27).

There is writings about the dead being raised after Jesus’s resurrection and many in Jerusalem were eye witnesses to these resurrected souls, but again they did eventually die...But I am going to do more research! Thanks!

The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, writing during the second half of the first century AD, produced two major works: History of the Jewish War and Antiquities of the Jews, and he had not one word to say about this most extraordinary occurrence. Fifty days after the alleged event, Peter was giving a speech recorded in Acts 2, but said nothing about the saints rising. Paul, who spoke at great length (1 Corinthians 15) to convince his listeners that Yehoshua's resurrection had occurred, had nothing to say about it either.

The appearance of these bodies "unto many" must have been the sensation of a lifetime for the residents of Jerusalem. If this remarkable event actually happened, why did only Matthew report it? About twenty percent of the gospels is repetition so it is not as if New Testament writers did not like to repeat what others have written; repetition of the most mundane events occurs everywhere, so why didn't Mark, Luke, John, Peter, or Paul write about the dead bodies of the saints marching through Jerusalem, appearing unto many?

Also, how come Matthew doesn't think we should know the names of the saints that rose from their graves? Why doesn't he tell us with whom the bodies of the saints met, and what they said--assuming they said anything, and where they went after their appearance unto the many? Did the bodies of the saints dutifully return to their graves after a polite visit, or did they remain for years among the residents of Jerusalem? Is there proof for this event that has so many unanswerable questions?

38 posted on 01/24/2011 3:56:49 AM PST by Netizen
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To: Netizen

bookmark...great analysis.

39 posted on 01/24/2011 8:07:49 AM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Netizen; blasater1960; jjotto

Okay..Here is what I would like to ask you all, as you have said..G-d cannot be a Man...

G-d in himself..I think we can all agree on is described as the Alpha and the Omega, G-d Almighty. A consuming Fire. I AM WHO I AM, Elohim, YAWEH, Abba, Jehovah...

Okay in Genesis 18 it says:

The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.
3 He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord,[a] do not pass your servant by. 4 Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. 5 Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant.”

“Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.”

Abraham says: He saw 3 Men...He did not say he saw 3 Visions or Apparitions, or illuminated figures, he said *Men* 2 Angels and the LORD....

Abraham spoke with them....If G-d did not appear in the figure of a Man or human being to Abraham as well as the Angels....Then how did G-d show himself to Abraham?

40 posted on 01/24/2011 12:28:16 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: Netizen; blasater1960

There is a Book out..Not sure if anyone has interest..But it is a fascinating read and I am sure will cause much debate on the issue..

Lucifer’s Hidden Name
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(Gen. 1:1)
Now the earth was formless, and void, darkness was over the surface of the deep.
(Gen. 1:2)
There are two primary theories concerning how the earth came to be in a formless, empty, dark, and fluid condition. The first is called the gap theory. The second is called the chaos theory. The simplest way to explain the chaos theory is that when God created the Earth in Genesis 1:1,

41 posted on 01/24/2011 12:44:41 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: Netizen

I have another question for you...I would like to present a
scenario to you...Say the *Jesus story* never came about, the Jews had the Torah and the Gentile Pagan world went along living thier life....

What makes you think from Torah or the Tanakh that the Pagan world would of ever embraced the laws of Noah? Many ancient civilizations I have read about lived in Peace, were successful in there work, had and lived by a secular Code of Ethics and had no need for the G-d of the Jews..

Not every civilization was ruthless tyrannts like the Roman Soldiers and the constant wars in the Ancient Middle East....

So giving that scenario, how would the world of progressed in wanting to embrace *monotheism* when they had no need for it, and the Ancient Jewish People were not mandated by Elohim to spread the Laws of Noah.

The Ancient Jews were constantly persecuted by Pagan Societies they ahd no interest in loosing there lives by spreading the Laws of Noah, which civilizations had no interest in....

83 posted on 01/25/2011 10:16:57 AM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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