Well the point is that he really did not die anyways, he suffered and lost his human body which was G-d's will and
He lives on every day and for eternity...It is truly not the killing of Jesus's human body that is the central point of faith it is the resurrection that is the focal point of Christianity.
posted on 02/19/2004 3:55:32 PM PST
Well the point is that he really did not die anyways
You are correct if you mean He is not still dead - but He did indeed die. Gnosticism did not die in the 2nd Century as it should have for anyone who can read Scripture - are you Gnostic?
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Messiah died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
1 Cor 15:3-4
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Messiah Y'shua my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Messiah and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Messiah, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death...
posted on 02/19/2004 4:05:18 PM PST
Well the point is that he really did not die anyways,
Certainly not the historical Christian view.
From the Apostle's Creed:
"was crucified, died, and was buried"
And, from the 1600s, The Westminster Confession of Faith:
(Ch. VIII, Para IV)
"was crucified, and died, and was buried, and remained under the power of death, but saw no corruption. On the third day he arose from the dead..."
Denial of the death of Christ hits at the very foundation of Christianity.
posted on 02/19/2004 5:45:05 PM PST
"is truly not the killing of Jesus's human body that is the central point of faith it is the resurrection that is the focal point of Christianity."
Then why is 1 1/2 hours of the film concerned with his death and only about 15 seconds with the Resurrection.
By the way, I agree with you.
posted on 02/20/2004 12:42:35 PM PST
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