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NO JESUS NO RESURRECTION
by Lupie Riley
3/24/2019 / Christian Living
Freelance writer Lupie Riley (Easter article)
If Jesus never existed and the Bible is just a book of fables what does that leave mankind to put their faith in? Faith means to place your trust in someone or something that will be your guide to life giving you a sense of purpose and a future. If there never was or is a man called Jesus there would be no need to believe in a resurrected Savior, the God/man that took upon himself all the sins of the world.
Due to the academia and scientific community questioning the complexity of DNA they now believe the creation of the world couldn't have happened by chance. Currently they moved towards an extraterrestrial deity having a part in creating humans and the religions of the world. A Christian God has been thrown out of the equation and been transferred to aliens that appease the elite thinkers. You better believe ET is coming and many will be deceived. Touching on the basics of the worlds "religions" that appeal to thousands and pacify the need for worship they are as follows:
BUDDHISTS: Teach that Jesus was just an enlightened man. A series of reincarnations must take place.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: There is no sin, no need for a Savior. God is a divine mind, no person-hood or personality.
FREE MASONS: God is a "Supreme Being" referred to as GOATU, the great architect of the Universe but the name of Jesus is never mentioned in formal lodge ceremonies.
HINDUISM: There are many reincarnations, karma, millions of God's with Jesus included in those numbers. There are many path's to God and we all have a divine nature.
JEHOVAH WITNESS: Jesus is Michael the archangel, a created being. The cross is pagan, deny the trinity and resurrection.
JUDAISM: Jesus is a false prophet and liar. His power was from the Devil.
MUSLIM'S : Jesus was a prophet and healer. He wasn't crucified. Judas took his place. Good works for salvation and man was not made in the image of God. The authority for Muslims is found in the Quer'an and Hadith.
MORMONS: Jesus is the spirit brother of Lucifer. We can all become God's. Jesus of the Mormons is not the Christian God.
CATHOLICS: Salvation is a process of faith--plus works and adherence to church sacraments. The Pope is the authority along with traditions and doctrines.
7th DAY ADVENTIST: Jesus is Michael the archangel (similar to Jehovah's Witness). Adherence to founder, prophetess Ellen G. White who was a messenger from God. Satan bears our sins and death is the end of existence.
UNITARIANS: Jesus is not divine, just human like you and me, teacher, healer, universal redemption, no trinity. Uses biblical concepts and terms with non-biblical meaning.
ATHEIST: No god, no sin, no need for forgiveness.
To most of the above Jesus was not God in the flesh, redemption by works, many paths to their supreme being or force. If Jesus was not the God/man, the ultimate sacrifice (lamb of god) and never arose from the grave then mankind has only the above choices left as their guide in life. Most of these "religions" leave them without hope for a life hereafter in a place called Heaven. These above choices permit mankind to be their own god, setting their own rules as to right and wrong, bad and good. Life becomes a hue of grays where anything goes. Do we wonder why the world is on the brink of annihilation?
To the Born-again Christian there is a Creator God who is approachable in the body of a man called Jesus. We don't have to wonder if he is some unknown, unreachable force in the cosmos's. The great I AM put on the flesh of man to become a bridge (sacrifice) between man and Jehovah. All those who choose to accept his pardon will be given forgiveness and eternal life in Heaven with new bodies that will never die. If Jesus had not risen from the grave defeating the enemy death, there would be no reason to believe there is a God who loves the world unconditionally.
Yes, there is life after death and eternity in Heaven but you must put your faith and trust in who Jesus is (God in the flesh) and what he's done for you (forgiveness) asking him to be a part of your life as the risen Savior. UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE ! Maranatha
Scripture: John 14:6 "Jesus said He is "THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE," no man can come to God the Father except through Him." John 10:18 "No one can kill me without my consent--I lay down my life voluntarily. For I have the right and power to lay it down when I want to and also the right and power to take it again. For the Father has given me this right."
Married 58 years, four children, nine grandchildren and two great. I've been a freelance writer for over 40 years. Working on a book at the present. My priorities are God first, husband, family, country.
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