Friday, 30 December 2016

Did a Roman soldier shed Jesus’ blood?

Answer: John 19:34 claims that “one of the soldiers pierced his [Jesus’] side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.” According to John 19:33, the Roman soldiers did not break Jesus’ legs because he was already dead. Chronologically, John 19:33 established the time of the inflicting of the wound in Jesus’ side (John 19:34) as subsequent to his death. John’s sequence of events is contradicted in some manuscript versions of Matthew 27:49 which state, “And another took a spear and pierced his side, and there came out water and blood.” This addition to the verse places the time of the inflicting of the wound as prior to Jesus’ death. However, it is an interpolation unsupported by the best of the ancient New Testament manuscripts. Blood oozing from a wound inflicted after death does not qualify as the shedding of blood required of an atonement offering. The piercing of Jesus’ body by a spear did not cause his death. Jesus did not die as a result of blood loss (Matthew 27:46-50, Mark 15:34-37, Luke 23:46, John 19:28-30). Jesus’ blood was not shed by a Roman soldier’s spear, thrust into his side.
Biblically, sacrificial death could only occur through the shedding of blood exclusively (Leviticus 17:11). Jesus, death by crucifixion can not be considered a sacrificial death. His death may have been caused by either asphyxiation or by going into “shock brought on by the traumatic physical events of his last hours, before and after he was nailed to the cross.”4 In his case, shock would not have been brought on solely by blood loss. The Gospels indicate Jesus’ blood was not shed to a degree that would make blood loss from the body the exclusive cause of death. Death solely by blood loss is the only biblical cause acceptable for an animal’s sacrificial death. 
The Law is considered by the New Testament to have been completely fulfilled by Jesus (Matthew 5:17-18). Complete fulfillment could only occur with the moment of Jesus’ death (John 19:30). That death is considered the culmination of the Law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:24-25; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 10:12, 14). Everything occurring to Jesus prior to that moment would have had to be under the Law. Yet, neither the physical condition (blemished), the age (over thirty years of age), the date (Nisan 15), the location (outside Jerusalem and its Temple), the executioners (Romans), the method (crucifixion), nor the cause of Jesus’ death (either asphyxiation or shock), is in accordance with that prescribed by the Scriptures for the sacrificing of a paschal lamb. Therefore, the Law was not fulfilled in Jesus. The evidence shows that he could not be equated with the paschal lamb.
This is sufficient to prove that Jesus did not shed his blood for the sins of mankind, thus Christians are in a dilemma 

How many Christians are there that can prove their love by giving up their life?

You all say Iraqis christians are being persecuted and many others from all over the world and you have the Noon arabic alphabet display on your whatsapp and facebook pic, Well prove your love and go save them giving up your life!! That's exactly what your jesus said :


We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.
(1 john 3:16)

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.


Serpant or Satan?

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the...