Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"blessed are they that hear the word of God" - The Truth of the Bible

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The Truth of the Bible

There are many books written in these 2000 years.  But nothing can be compared with the Gospels.

A man from nowhere appeared on the river Jordan to watch a prophet called John.   They exchanged a word or two, and then Heaven blessed the man.  He was enlightened so as to act as the Son of God.

He went back to His home village and attended a wedding ceremony with His mother.  He performed the first miracle with wine pots.  His mission started, while calling fishermen, etc. to follow Him.  He preached the teaching of God while travelling from village to village and healing sick men.

Sometime, thousands or more people gathered to listen to Him.  He also fought evil spirits and demons haunting people and even animals/plants.  His reputation increased but priests in Jerusalem were alarmed.  They sent spies around Him, who asked Him questions to find a reason to arrest Him.

He finally went up to Jerusalem and its Temple.  He was offended because some traders were behaving like thieves in the Temple.  Friction between Him and Temple priests were burnt so that priests appealed to the Roman Governor, saying that He did not obey the rule of Romans and Judaism.  As a witness, they bribed one of His followers with silver coins.  Then, He was arrested.

The Roman Governor sentenced that the man should be killed on a cross.  The punishment was executed.  The man died on the cross.  All of His followers ran away as they were afraid.

But three days after the crucifixion, women found that He resurrected as they went to the tomb where His body was placed.  Then for a while after the resurrection He appeared to His followers hiding in a secret house from persecution.  Finally, He ascended to Heave while His followers were watching.

This simple story made the greatest book in these 2000 years.  It also produced a new religion called Christianity.  But, truth of the story is not yet fully explained.  From the beginning, where did he come from?

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Luk 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Luk 11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.