Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.″
(10) The Son of Man has come to seek and to rescue those who have been lost.Once upon a time, similar remarks had been said under conditions that were diametrically opposed to those that we now find ourselves in today.The loving purpose of Christ had previously had as its object the ″little child,″ who had been untouched by the world’s offenses (Matthew 18:2; Matthew 18:11); now it rested on the publican, whose manhood had been tarnished by them (Matthew 18:12; Matthew 18:14).More emphatically expressed, the same law of work is recreated in its original form.
- He had previously stated that He had ″come to save,″ but now He has stated that He has come to ″seek.″ The tenth verse is as follows: Because the Son of Man has come to seek and save those who have been separated from God.
- In a hushed voice, Jesus rebukes those who would put restrictions on the redeemed: the Pharisees, priests, and their disciples.
- Surely, the ″publicans″ and the great tempted mass of mankind were in greater need of him than the happy privileged class was themselves.
- The only reason he left his home of grandeur and peace was for the sake of these unfortunate wandering sheep.
- Although these words of the Master were filled with poignant irony, there was a sad undercurrent running through them.
- Between the lines, we appear to be able to discern some of the following thoughts: ″You are well aware, O priests and Pharisees, that you do not desire me.
You are under the impression that you are already safe.Nevertheless, these impoverished, rejected ones seek me, and they embrace me, just as Zacchaeus did.″ This, too, was a lesson to be remembered for all time.It is likely that this scenario took place after dinner at Zacchaeus’ house in Jericho on the evening of the Lord’s arrival.The house was likely crowded with guests and interested onlookers at the time of the drama.Dean Plumptre makes an intriguing proposal that Zacchaeus the publican and the publican of Luke 18:10-14, who was at the temple, were one and the same person ″smote his breast with his fist, pleading with God to be kind to me, a sinner!If we assume that the man who saw Nathanael under the fig tree (John 1:48) had also seen Zacchaeus in the temple, and that the person in Luke 18:14 was a picture of Zacchaeus, is this a stretch of the imagination?″ Commentaries that run in parallel.
- Greek as a result of (gar) ConjunctionStrong has the value 1063:For.
- A main particle, or, more accurately, one that assigns a cause.
- a b c d e f g h I l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l (ho) Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3588:the, which is the definitive article.
- This includes all of the inflections of the feminine he as well as the neuter to; the definite article; and the.
Son is a slang term for ″son of a father″ (Huios) Noun – Nominative Masculine Form of Noun a son or a descendant of SingularStrong’s 5207: ‘Son’ appears to be a basic term, and it is used quite broadly to refer to near, distant, or symbolic connection.of Mano (anthrpou) is a Greek word that means ″many.″ Noun – Masculine Genitive Form SingularStrong’s 444:A man, a member of the human race, according to the dictionary.From the words aner and ops, which means ″man-faced,″ as in ″a human person.″ came (then) to be (lthen) In the Aorist Indicative Active, the verb is – 3rd Person Pronoun ‘2064’ by SingularStrong is to come and go.to try to find A (ztsai) is an abbreviation for ″ztsai.″ An active verb that is an aorist infinitive.Strong’s 2212: to seek, search for, desire, require, and demand anything; to seek, look for, desire, require, and demand something.
To seek; specifically, to worship or scheme; to be of questionable affinity; to seek and as well as (kai) ConjunctionStrong’s 2532: and, even more importantly, in order to save (sai) is a Japanese word that means ″sailboat.″ An active verb that is an aorist infinitive.Strong’s number 4982: To save, heal, preserve, and rescue are all words that come to mind.Using a main syllable, the verb save can be translated as ″deliver or guard.″ a b c d e f g h I l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l (to) Article – Accusative Neuter SingularStrong’s 3588: Accusative Neuter SingularStrong’s 3588: The article is capitalized like the definite article.including the feminine he and the neuter to in all of their inflections; the definite article; the.lost; and the definite article ″(apollos)″ means ″thank you.″ Strong’s 622:From apo and the root of olethros, to completely demolish anything, either literally or symbolically.Strong’s 622: Jump to PreviousLost Saviour Search for a Saviour Seek Out a Wandering Path Jump to NextLost Saviour Search for a Saviour Seek Out a Wandering Path Links Luke 19:10 (KJV) New International Version (NIV) Luke 19:10 New Latin Translation (NLT) Luke 19:10 ESVLuke 19:10 NASBLuke 19:10 KJVLuke 19:10 BibleApps.com Biblia Paralela (Luke 19:10, paraphrased) Chinese Version of Luke 19:10 French translation of Luke 19:10 The Catholic Bible (Luke 19:10) Gospels of the New Testament: The Son of Man appeared in the flesh, as recorded in Luke 19:10.(Luke Lu Lk)
15 Reasons Why Jesus Came
(1) Jesus was SENT by the Father to be the Propitiation (or atonement) for our sins.1 The apostle John writes in John 4:10, ″Here is love, not that we have loved God, but that he has loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.c.Jesus was SENT by the Father, and Jesus was given as the Saviour of the world.
- John 3:16-18 (KJV) ″In fact, God loved the world so much that he gave his only born Son, in order that whomever believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life with him.
- Because God did not send his Son into the world in order to condemn the world, but in order that the world could be saved through him.
- He who believes in him is not condemned; however, he who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not placed his faith in the name of the only born Son of God, Jesus Christ.″ c.
- The Father DESIRED that Jesus bless us by turning us away from our sins; Jesus did so.
- God, having brought up his Son Jesus and sent him to bless you by turning away every one of you from your transgressions, says in Acts 3:26, ″First to you, God,″ says the Bible.
- We were redeemed from the curse of the law because the Father SENT His Son to redeem us.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, who was born of a woman and subject to the law, To redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.″Galatians 4:4-5 states that God sent forth his Son, who was born of a woman and subject to the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.″ A new power has been made available in the hearts of mankind by the sending of God’s Son; this power will enable him to fulfill the righteousness of the law.″For what the law could not do because it was weak through the flesh, God, in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit,″ says Romans 8:3,4.
Bible Gateway passage: John 12:44-50 – New International Version
Whom Did Jesus Come to Save?
Was Jesus’ death for everyone on the planet, or was it only for some of us?Despite the fact that it appears to be an easy subject, Christians of all faiths have grappled with and disputed it for ages.Five Views on the Extent of the Atonement (Zondervan, July 2019), the latest installment in Zondervan’s popular Counterpoints book series, is written by Adam J.Johnson (’01, M.A.
- ’06), an associate professor in Biola’s Torrey Honors Institute, who explores this important question and its implications in Five Views on the Extent of the Atonement.
- During his time as the book’s editor, Johnson collaborated with five scholars, including Biola alumnus Michael Horton (’87) and Torrey professor Fred Sanders, to present a series of arguments and counter-arguments from five different Christian traditions: Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholic Christianity, Traditional Reformed Christianity, Wesleyan Christianity, and Barthian Universalism.
- (Horton writes from a Calvinist perspective, whereas Sanders writes from a Wesleyan perspective.) Earlier this year, Biola Magazine spoke with Johnson about this Christian belief, why it can be difficult to understand, and what it implications for the way we approach evangelism.
- Beginning at an early age, Christians are taught that Jesus died on the cross in order to pay the penalty for our sins.
- However, the precise manner in which the cross prepares the path for redemption is the subject of a considerable theological discussion.
- How would you summarize some of the most widely held beliefs in the most succinct manner possible?
How the cross prepares the way for redemption is a complex question, and I’ve attempted to address it as best I can in my book Atonement: A Guide for the Perplexed.As our substitute, Jesus washes us from our sin, frees us from our enslavement to Satan, and fulfills the law on our behalf.The list might go on forever.Most Christians throughout church history have held to the view that Jesus’ death and resurrection was a single event with a variety of causes and effects — in short, that there is no single ″view,″ but rather a variety of correct views, each of which aids us in understanding God’s purposes in the cross.The teaching of penal substitution, which holds that Christ died in our place in order to bear the punishment for our sin, is the most well-known in Biola circles; yet, it is only one component of a far more comprehensive picture provided to us by the Bible.It is for this reason that the new book you edited delves into a distinct but related subject regarding Jesus’ atoning death: not just how does it function, but for whom did Jesus die?
- When it comes to this argument over the scope of atonement, what are the important considerations to consider?
- On the one hand, Jesus’ sacrifice might be interpreted as an option, as a gift, which we must accept if we are to be saved.
- On the other hand, we must embrace Jesus’ sacrifice in order to be saved.
- The issue here is that it leaves far too much up to us and our own volition (here is where the terms ″Pelagianism″ and ″semi-Pelagianism″ emerge throughout the text, as seen by their frequent appearance).
On the other hand, Jesus’ labor might be seen as something that accomplishes what it was intended to do, which raises the question of whether he intended to rescue everyone or only the elect.We face a true challenge to our faith, which is to fully acknowledge the complete testimony of Scripture — which is what this book is attempting to lay the scene for in the first place.Ultimately, the book’s central concern is: How can we negotiate the universal desire expressed in Scripture (″God so loved the world,″ ″mercy on everyone″) with the specific terminology used in Scripture regarding the elect, or those who have been predestined?People who are familiar with the TULIP acronym, which is used to denote the five principles of Calvinism, know that the ″L″ — which stands for ″limited atonement″ — is the most frequently targeted.Critics are critical of the teaching, while Calvinists (such as Horton) are often critical of the word.
Is the term ″limited atonement″ a reasonable way to express the Calvinist point of view, in your opinion?If so, what would be a more useful way of articulating the Calvinist perspective in this situation?Labels are only useful up to a degree; their true value lies in directing us to the object in question.The most effective method to frame the Calvinist perspective is to spend some time reading some Calvinists themselves.Calvinism may be a source of frustration for many people.Continue reading Calvin’s Institutes and comments until you are completely immersed in them, and then go on to some of the other works that Professor Horton recommends.
The purpose of commissioning Professor Horton to write this chapter was not to get a precise definition of what ″limited″ means, but rather to provide an invitation into the subtlety of the Calvinist position(s) that may serve as a springboard for further study of Scripture and church history.What piqued your interest in this philosophy and led you to pursue it?That’s a weird thing to answer because I’ve always despised this philosophy, even while I was in college.I am completely enthralled with the theory of atonement, which involves delving into the meaning and importance of Jesus’ death and resurrection.I cannot get enough of it.
- However, the only time I had heard the subject of the breadth of the atonement was when it was framed in the context of a Reformed vs.
- Arminian/Wesleyan dynamic.
- My motivation for editing this book was the desire to contribute to the discussion from an ecumenical viewpoint, which I believe is a more life-giving method of doing theology than is typically seen in the field.
- Seeing the variety of agreements and differences, and along with them, the vivid range of interpretations of passages and concepts, breathes new life into our interpretation of Scripture, which is constantly in risk of becoming stale and stale interpretations of Scripture.
- With this book, what do you hope readers will be able to take away from it?
- There are so many things.
- As a result of reading the book, I hope students will be more eager to study and reread Scripture with an eye toward the issues highlighted in it.
I hope that as a consequence of the conflicts within the church, they would have a greater understanding of the blessings and problems that we face.This group of theologians, I believe, will be thrilled by the depth, seriousness, and compassion with which they approach their work.Above all, I hope that students will develop a better appreciation of how Christian theology is a cohesive whole rather than simply a collection of individual beliefs that they happen to hang on to.When it comes to reading Scripture and striving to comprehend our Lord and his ways as a part of our worship, one of the greatest challenges and delights we face is the unity of the Christian faith, as well as the way that one belief influences and molds another.What were some of the intriguing insights you obtained by delving into the many points of view that were presented?As the editor, I went over each of these writings three or four times before publishing them.
- One of the most pleasant discoveries was how the pieces seemed to get more in-depth with each subsequent reading.
- What we have here is not only five points of view, but rather a dialogue.
- And since these theologians write as participants in that big discussion (it was fascinating to watch them interact with so many of the same sources!
- ), they talk to one another in a more sophisticated manner than they would otherwise.
- The more we learn about one essay, the more we learn about another essay’s anticipation of that point and response to it.
- It’s a cycle.
That was, by far, the most surprising thing that happened.On the other hand, I saw that various points of view are quite sympathetic with each other on different themes, and that the alliances vary as the topics change.Instead of five wholly different points of view, this turned out to be a complicated interweaving of alliances and conflicts to begin with.Is it possible that a person’s perspective on the scope of the atonement has an impact on his or her attitude to evangelism, worship, or other areas of the Christian life?Each of these points of view is devoted to evangelization, albeit they may not all do so in the same way.The commitment to spreading the good news of the resurrected Lord is a hallmark of being a Christian.
- However, theology has the potential to either strengthen or weaken that commitment, so we would be well to consider it carefully.
- It is more difficult to be motivated to evangelize when God’s sovereignty is equated with anything like ″control,″ and the more our salvation is a question of our free reaction, the higher our feelings of guilt and failure when evangelism does not go well (or pride when it does!).
- In the midst of conflict, the Bible invites us to live, worship, and think in new ways.
- But it is in the midst of this conflict that we are called to obedience.
- It’s true that we desire to comprehend and that we should endeavor to understand.
- Understanding, on the other hand, does not come before obedience, but rather alongside or after it.
Consequently, our first and most important responsibility is to love our neighbor and to spread the good news that God loved the world so much that he sent his only Son.However, while we do so, we should strive to deepen our knowledge of and love for God, because in the long run, these are inextricably linked.And this, in turn, will alter the attitude with which we approach evangelism and with which we approach worship services.
Apart from what we have learnt and understood, what do we have to share and what do we have to be thankful for?That is the question.THE EXPERT’S BACKGROUND In the Torrey Honors College, previously known as the Torrey Honors Institute, at Biola University, Adam J.
- Johnson (’01, M.A.
- ’06) is an associate professor of theology and a member of the Biola University faculty.
- Theologian who specializes in the theory of the atonement, investigating the manifold ways in which the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ impact the reconciliation of all things to God.
- He received his Ph.D.
- from the University of Chicago.
- Johnson graduated with honors from Princeton Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where she earned her M.Div and Ph.D.
Did Jesus come only for the Jews and not the Gentiles?
Answer to the question Jesus is the promised Messiah that the Jews have been looking forward to for ages (see Luke 2:25; 3:15).As a result, he was born into a Jewish family and raised in accordance with Jewish law in a Jewish neighborhood (see Luke 2:27; Galatians 4:4).Jewish disciples were chosen by Jesus, he lectured in Jewish synagogues and the Jewish temple, and he mostly went across Jewish territory.His duty, in fulfillment of the Jewish prophets, was to serve the Jewish people and the Jewish people alone.
- It should be noted that none of the foregoing implies that Jesus’ ministry was restricted to Jews alone.
- In the book of Matthew 15, there is an episode that, at first glance, appears to reinforce the belief that Jesus came merely to save the Jews from themselves.
- A Canaanite lady from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon, a Gentile territory, approached Jesus while he was journeying through it.
- ″Lord, Son of David, have pity on me!’ she cried out.
- ″My daughter has been possessed by demons and is suffering greatly.″ (Matthew 15:22; Luke 15:22).
- Despite the fact that this Gentile lady recognized Jesus as the Messiah (″Son of David″), ″Jesus did not say a word to her″ (verse 23).
As the woman’s cries for help persisted, Jesus eventually replied, but His words offered little hope: ″I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel″ (I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel) (verse 24).The lady, on the other hand, was persistent, and Jesus ultimately granted her request, citing her ″strong faith″ (verse 28).A important aspect in the Gospel tale is the fact that Jesus assisted a Canaanite lady even though He was on His way to deliver a message to the Jewish people.The fact that Jesus’ authority and compassion extended to all individuals was demonstrated in a variety of ways throughout His earthly mission.Luke 7:1–10 describes how Christ cured the servant of a Roman centurion.He walked through the Gentile territory of the Gerasenes on his way to Jerusalem (Mark 5:1).
- He served as a preacher in a Samaritan city (John 4).
- Jesus came to redeem everyone, not just a few (1 John 2:2).
- God manifested in the person of Jesus Christ (John 1:1).
- According to 1 Corinthians 15:3–4, Jesus died on the cross as a payment for all of our sins, then He rose from the dead in the resurrection.
″I have other sheep that are not in this sheep pen,″ Jesus stated, referring to Himself as the Good Shepherd, and He projected that His flock would grow significantly.I’ll have to bring them as well.They will also pay attention to my voice, and there will be only one flock and one shepherd.″ (See also John 10:16.) When the early church realized that salvation was open to Gentiles, it took some time for them to accept it.Despite the fact that they were ″reaching the word solely among Jews,″ the Jewish Christians who escaped the persecution in Jerusalem proceeded into the Gentile provinces of Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch (Acts 11:19).God made it clear that Cornelius was also among the elect when he told Peter that he should carry the gospel to a Gentile home (Acts 10).
″Does God merely exist in the minds of Jews?Isn’t he the God of both Jews and Gentiles as well?″Yes, of Gentiles as well″ (Romans 3:29).However, although Jesus was the Jewish Messiah, He came to provide redemption to all peoples.The Messiah was to be a ″light for the Gentiles,″ as the Scriptures put it (Isaiah 42:6).So shout out to Jesus, since ″everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved″ (Romans 10:13).
(Acts 2:21).Questions concerning Matthew can be found here.Is it true that Jesus came just for Jews and not for the Gentiles?
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Faith Matters: Always remember, Jesus came to save that which was lost
Saving and losing, as well as the phrase ″Jesus saves″ are all terms that Christians are familiar with.Hidden gems and exquisite revelation of the Father and His Kingdom can be found beneath the surface of familiar waters, as I have learned.If you read Luke 19:10 (NKJV), you will see that Jesus used terms that were loaded with enormous richness and triumph for our life to describe His goal.″For the Son of Man has come to seek and to rescue that which was lost,″ he explained.
- Take note of the choice of words and save the one that was lost.
- What exactly is it?
- When, where, and what exactly went missing?
- These are significant concerns that can only be answered by having the mind of the Spirit, the mind of Christ, on the subject.
- You will have a better understanding of what Jesus meant when He instructed us to pray, ″Your kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven,″ after you have grasped the meaning of the phrase.
- That was lost in the Garden of Eden at the moment of disobedience, and that was the location and time of loss.
One of the things that was lost was the perfect portrayal of God’s Kingdom on planet Earth; God’s authority; God’s domain; and God’s dominion, all of which were being governed by man, who was created in His image.There were three major items that were lost on that tragic day in history.
Their intimacy with The Father lost
They were no longer able to accompany Him for a walk in the cool of the day.While I realize that God still loved and communed with Adam and Eve, I believe that the relationship was not the same because of shame and fear.The ability to approach The Father has been taken away.We must remember that when God entered the garden that day and inquired as to what they had done and where they were, He did it with a sad heart and the tone of a father who still adores and cares passionately for his sons.
- The good news is that Jesus came to save those who had been abandoned.
- The term ″save″ refers to the act of restoring something to its original state.
- When Jesus died on the cross and cried out, ″It is finished,″ it was a watershed moment in history.
- Those who would believe and accept Him as their Savior and King would be granted entrance to the Father and the Most Holy Place: ″Let us then come fearlessly to the throne of grace, that we may gain mercy and find grace to assist us in our time of need,″ He said.
- Hebrews 4:16 is a verse that states that (NKJV) On order for us to have confidence in the day of judgment, love has been perfected among us in this way: because as He is in this world, so are we in this world.
- 18 In love, there is no fear; yet, pure love wipes away fear since fear is associated with agony.
He, on the other hand, has not been made perfect in love by love.″We love Him because He first loved us,″ says the author.— 1 John 4:17-19 (New International Version) (NKJV)
Their identity was lost
They hid in the woods and covered themselves with leaves since they had forgotten who they were.I encounter a lot of Christians who have sought the Lord into their life many years ago, and I find this to be quite depressing.They are aware of Him, but they are unaware of who they are in Him.They are like Adam and Eve, walking around in shame, hiding behind something that distorts the magnificent image of God that they have been fashioned in the likeness of.
- Even though they will go to Heaven after they die, there isn’t much of Heaven for them to enjoy while they are still here.
- The fact that King David was able to walk in New Testament reality in spite of his many defects and failings was due to his close lifestyle of love communion with The Father.
- He was well aware of his own identity and his place in God’s Kingdom.
- ″I will give thanks to You because I am fearfully and wonderfully formed; marvellous are Your works, and that is something my soul is well aware of.″ — Psalm 139:14 (KJV) (NKJV) Listed below is a wonderful portion of scripture to serve as a gentle reminder and encouragement of who you are in Christ.
- ″However, because the Messiah lives inside me, I’ve now died to the law’s authority over me, allowing me to live for God’s glory.
- My previous identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and is no longer alive; the nails of his cross crucified me together with him, and I am no longer alive.
It is no longer my essence that this new life is based on, for the Anointed One lives his life through me — we are one and the same in our union as one!It is the faith of the Son of God, who loves me so much that he offered himself for me and distributes his life into mine, that gives me the ability to live a new life!— Galatians 2:19-20 The Translation of the Passion
Their influence was lost
They were no longer in control of the animals or the garden, and they were humiliated.Their authority and ability to rule on God’s behalf had been taken away from them.However, Jesus came to redeem ″that which had been lost″!As Christ’s Ambassadors equipped to demonstrate His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven through acts of love, wisdom, and power, He died, rose again, ascended into Heaven, and sent the Holy Spirit to empower you to have dominion over darkness and influence a world by being Christ’s Ambassadors equipped to demonstrate His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.
- You are declared to be a King and a Priest in the Kingdom of God by Revelation 1:5-6.
- ″At this point, you should realize that I have delegated to you complete authority to stomp on his empire.
- You will stomp on every monster that stands in your way and defeat every force that Satan has.
- Absolutely nothing will be able to damage you as long as you remain in this position of power.″ — Luke 10:19 (NIV) We offer you Jesus, who is greater than anything else we could ever share with you.
- It makes no difference who you are or what you’ve done; God is good and He cares about you.
- He sent His Son, who was willing to pay the ultimate price for your sins.
He died on the cross for your sins, yet death was powerless to keep Him down.You, too, may have a new and eternal life as a result of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.Inviting Him into your heart is the first step.Invoke His healing power, ask Him to teach you His ways, and ask Him to use you to serve others.Welcome to the Kingdom of Heaven.Don Sturiano serves as the senior pastor of Kingdom Life Christian Church, which is located at 3700 26th St.
- in Bradenton, Florida.
- They have a weekly meeting on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
- Please see kingdomlifechristianchurch.org for further details.
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Impenitent thief – Wikipedia
The impenitent thief is a guy who appears in the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ crucifixion and is described as such.Two criminal bandits are executed on the cross with Jesus, according to the Gospel story.Mocking him is recorded in the first two Gospels (Matthew and Mark), in which they both join the rest of the mob.One taunts Jesus for not rescuing himself and them, while the other (known as the contrite thief) begs for compassion, according to the version of the Gospel of Luke.
- In apocryphal literature, the impenitent thief is given the name Gestas, which first comes in the Gospel of Nicodemus, and his accomplice is given the name Dismas, which first appears in the Gospel of Nicodemus.
- It is believed by Christian tradition that Gestas was crucified to the left of Jesus and that Dismas was crucified to the right of Jesus on the cross.
- The impenitent thief’s name is Gesmas, according to Jacobus de Voragine’s Golden Legend, which may be found here.
- The impenitent thief is frequently referred to as the ″bad thief,″ in contrast to the ″good thief,″ since he does not repent of his actions.
- The apocryphal Arabic Infancy Gospel refers to Gestas and Dismas as Dumachus and Titus, respectively, in reference to their respective names in the Bible.
- Traditional accounts, such as those in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem The Golden Legend, claim that Dumachus was one of a band of thieves that assaulted Saint Joseph and the Holy Family on their journey into Egypt in the year 430.
New Testament narrative
Most scholars agree that the Gospel of Mark has the earliest version of the account, which is generally assumed to have been written about AD 70.He claims that Jesus was crucified with two bandits, one on either side of him, according to the author.Passersby and chief priests make fun of Jesus for claiming to be the Messiah while failing to rescue himself, and the two criminals who were crucified with him participate in the fun.There is a reference to the Book of Isaiah in several verses, which is seen as a fulfillment of prophesy (Isaiah 53:12: ″And he.
- was numbered with the transgressors″).
- The Gospel of Matthew, which was written about the year 85, repeats many of the same points.
- The specifics are different in the Gospel of Luke version, which takes place between verses 80 and 90: one of the bandits rebukes the other for insulting Jesus, and asks Jesus to remember him ″when you come into your kingdom.″ Jesus responds by assuring him that he would be with him in Paradise the following day, on the same day.
- This bandit is known as the repentant thief, while the other is known as the impenitent thief, according to tradition.
- The Gospel of John, which is considered to have been written about AD 90–95, also claims that Jesus was crucified alongside two others, but this story does not provide any description of them or any evidence that they spoke.
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- Joe Gorra and William Lane Craig are two of the most famous people in the world (1 September 2013). Answers to Difficult Questions about God, Christianity, and the Bible from a Reasonable Perspective.
- ″William Lane Craig and Bart Ehrman Debate ″Is There Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus?″″. physics.smu.edu.
- ″William Lane Craig and Bart Ehrman Debate ″Is There Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus?″″. physics.smu.edu. Retrieved on the 24th of June, 2020.
- a b c d a b c d a b c d a b c d a b c d Bart D. Ehrman, Ph.D. (2008). Whose Word Is It, Anyway? : The Inside Story of Who Changed the New Testament and Why, and How.
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- In Professor Bart D. Ehrman’s The Historical Jesus, Part I, p. 6, published by The Teaching Company in 2000, he argues that Jesus was a historical figure. In the words of Ehrman, ″Scholars are virtually convinced that they were written many decades after Jesus’ death: Mark, AD 65–70
- Matthew and Luke, AD 80–85
- and John, AD 90–95.″ (2000: 5). For example, ″Perhaps we might start with the oldest Gospel to have been written, which most academics think was the Gospel of Mark.″
- Mark 15:27–32
- Isaiah 53:12
- Matthew 27:38–44
- Luke 23:33–45
- John 19:18–25
It is included into this article through reference to a work that is now in the public domain: James Wood, ed (1907). ″Dumachus″. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia is a reference work. Publishers: Frederick Warne (London and New York).
- Media related to Gestas at Wikimedia Commons
Jesus Christ Saved Us from Sin and Death
Jesus Christ is referred to be our Savior in this context.This is due to the fact that He paid the penalty for our sins and defeated the power of death.He came to our rescue!His atoning sacrifice for us, referred to as the Atonement, is the most significant event in human history.
- Death does not have to be the end because of Him.
- We can be forgiven of our sins, be made clean again, and continue to improve with each passing day because of Him.
Jesus Christ Was the Firstborn
Prior to our arrival on this planet, we lived with our heavenly parents. Jesus Christ, as the Firstborn, played a role in the creation of our lovely planet. The Lord Jesus Christ was selected to be our Savior, and He agreed to be born on earth so that He might set an example for us, teach His doctrine, and complete the Atonement for our sins.
Jesus Christ Paid for Our Sins
When Jesus realized that He would soon die, He went to a garden known as Gethsemane to pray in solitude.During that prayer, He began to bear the burden of our sins on His shoulders.He gladly suffered so that we wouldn’t have to—if we repent and turn from our sin.When we turn away from our sins and instead follow the Savior, we have the opportunity to obtain forgiveness and restoration.
- We can make spiritual growth in this life because of the Savior, and we can have everlasting life with our heavenly Father because of the Savior.
Jesus Christ Overcame Death
Following His prayer in Gethsemane, Jesus was betrayed, imprisoned, and condemned to death via crucifixion by the Jewish authorities.Despite the fact that He was all-powerful, Jesus willingly permitted Himself to be crucified.His companions buried His remains in a tomb with care and reverence.They were completely unaware that, despite the fact that His body had died, His spirit was still alive in the spirit realm.
- Three days later, Jesus arose from the dead and appeared to them, demonstrating that He was capable of defeating death.
- This brought the Atonement to a close.
- Because Jesus was raised from the dead, everyone of us will be resurrected once we die.
The Meaning of Christmas and Easter
A large portion of the globe commemorates two festivals that serve to remind us of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.During the Christmas season, we are reminded with thanksgiving that Jesus was ready to embrace the task of coming to earth, even if it meant suffering and dying for our sakes in the process.Easter commemorates the Savior’s triumph over sin and death, which gives us hope for an everlasting future filled with happiness.
What Do Scriptures Say about the Savior’s Atonement?
Jesus was subjected to a variety of afflictions, illnesses, and temptations of every type.Because He knows us so well, He is able to ″succor,″ or to assist us in our situations.(See Alma 7:11–12 for more information.) As Isaiah 53:2–5 demonstrates, the Savior is sympathetic to our sufferings and anguish.God sent Jesus to redeem us because he genuinely cares about each and every one of us (see John 3:16-17).
- Jesus prayed for His disciples, including us, that we would be protected from evil and that we would be one with Him and our heavenly Father in heaven (see John 17).
- In Doctrine and Covenants 19:16–19, 23–24, and 132:23, our Savior asks us to return to His presence and follow Him.
Emily C.Heath is a writer and editor based in New York City.″For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life,″ according to the King James Version of Chapter 3, Verse 16 of the New Testament’s Gospel of John, commonly referred to as John 3:16.In the minds of many Christians, John 3:16 acts as a thesis statement for their religious beliefs: God killed his son, Jesus, to atone for the sins of humanity, and if you place your faith in him, you will be rescued from your sins.
- According to theologians, born-again Christians began displaying John 3:16 at sports stadiums in the 1970s in order to share their message in a manner similar to how other supporters would hold up banners proclaiming ″Defense!″ ″Sports evangelist″ Rollen Stewart was known as ″Rainbow Man″ because of his rainbow-colored wig and John 3:16 T-shirt.
- He would dance around goal posts while the television cameras were on him, bringing attention to his message.
- Among those who have done so include quarterback Tim Tebow, who wore John 3:16 eye black in a 2009 collegiate championship game and then coincidentally completed his first career 316-yard pass with the paint beneath his eyes in a 2012 NFL game.
- Completely blown away A memorable parody on John 3:16 was delivered by professional wrestler ″Stone Cold″ Steve Austin in a statement that became the inspiration for his catchphrase, Austin 3:16: ″You sit there and thump your Bible and say your prayers, and it didn’t get you anywhere!
- Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16, talk about whatever you want…
- ‘Austin 3:16 claims that I have just whipped your arse!’
Saint Peter the Apostle
Who was St. Peter?
How did St. Peter die?
What is St. Peter the patron saint of?
(Died 64 CE in Rome), disciple of Jesus Christ who was recognized as the leader of the 12 disciples in the early Christian church and as the first of the Roman Catholic Church’s uninterrupted succession of popes.His original name was Simeon or Simon, and he was the first pope to be elected by the Roman Catholic Church in its unbroken succession of popes.At the beginning of Jesus’ career, Peter, a Jewish fisherman, was called to be a follower of Jesus.During his time with Jesus, he was given the name Cephas (from Aramaic Kepa; hence Peter, from Petros, a Greek translation of Kepa).
The man and his position among the disciples
The New Testament contains the only reliable sources of information on Peter’s life, which are the four Gospels, Acts, the writings of Paul, and the two letters that bear the name of Peter.He was most likely known by his Hebrew given name, Simeon, or by the Greek variant of that given name, Simon, when he was younger.The former is mentioned just twice in the New Testament, but the latter is mentioned 49 times.During important occasions (John 21:15, according to the Gospel of John), he was addressed as ″Simon, son of John.″ The name Simon is used 17 times in the Gospel of John, while the compound of Simon Peter is used just once in the rest of the Bible.Despite the fact that Paul has a strong preference (8 times out of 10) for the Greek transliteration Kphas (Latinized as Cephas) of the Aramaic name or title Kepa, which means ″Rock,″ the Greek translation Petros appears about 150 times throughout the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles.
There is indirect evidence that Peter was the son of John and that he was married from the Synoptic Gospels (Gospel of Matthew 8:14) and Paul (First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 9:5), as well as from the New Testament.His family originally originated from Bethsaida in Galilee (John 1:44), but during the time of Jesus’ ministry, Peter and his brother St.Andrew resided in Capernaum, near the northwest end of the Sea of Galilee, where they were in partnership as fishermen with St.James and St.
John, the sons of Zebedee (Gospel According to Luke 5:10).Many things about Peter may be gleaned from the New Testament, either openly from the words made by and about Peter, or indirectly through his actions and reactions, which are revealed in a number of situations in which Peter plays a key role.In his relationships with the church of Antioch, for example, he was at first willing to eat with Gentiles but eventually refused to do so (Letter to the Galatians 2:11–14).
As well as being strong, he could be steadfast (Acts of the Apostles 4:10–10; 5:1–10).Occasionally, he is represented as reckless and hasty (Luke 22:33, for example), or as impatient and capable of tremendous rage (Luke 22:34, for example) (John 18:10).He is frequently depicted as gentle but firm, and, as evidenced by his professed love for Jesus in John 21:15–17, he is shown to be capable of great loyalty and love.In Acts 4:13, the New Testament states that Peter was uneducated in the sense of having had no training in the Mosaic Law.It is also questionable whether or not he knew Greek.
- He appeared to learn slowly and make mistakes over and over again, but subsequently, when he was given more responsibility, he proved that he was mature and capable of handling it.
- Even though all of the Gospels agree that Peter was invited to follow Jesus at the beginning of his career, the details of when and where the event occurred are described differently in each Gospel.
- Luke (5:1–11) very briefly mentions James and John, and he completely ignores Andrew, while highlighting Peter’s appeal.
- Matthew (4:18–22) and Mark (Gospel According to Mark 1:16–20) both mention the call of the four men and agree with Luke that the incident took place at the Sea of Galilee.
- Matthew and Mark also include the call of the four men in their respective gospels.
- This is stated in the Gospel of St.
- John (1:28), which claims that Andrew—who had previously been a follower of St.
- John the Baptist (1:35), and had heard John say that Jesus was the Lamb of God—left John and presented Peter to ″the Messiah,″ who at that time gave him the name (or title) Cephas (i.e., Peter, or Rock).
- According to the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), the call to Peter was extended in Galilee when Jesus first began his activity in that region, and this is most likely right.
- The Gospel is a collection of stories about Jesus Christ.
- According to John, this passage is perhaps more theologically motivated than historically motivated; the author of John wishes to emphasize that Peter recognized Jesus’ messiahship from the beginning and that Jesus had recognized Simon as the ″rock″ from their very first meeting, as he has done elsewhere.
The Synoptic Gospels are essentially consistent in the degree of emphasis they place on Peter’s leadership among the Twelve Apostles, although there are some discrepancies between them as well.For example, in one instance, Matthew and Luke indicate that Peter was the one who questioned Jesus about a parable, while Mark refers these statements to the entire group of disciples who were there (Matthew 15:15; Luke 8:45; and Mark 7:17).The Synoptic Gospels all agree that Peter acted as the group’s spokesperson, was the most outstanding member, and had a certain level of precedence over the other disciples, albeit to varying degrees of emphasis.When the disciples are addressed in the Bible, Peter is almost always the first to be mentioned (Matthew 10:2–4, Mark 3:16–19, Luke 6:14–16, Acts 1:13; see only Galatians 2:9 for examples).
Although it is unclear whether or not Peter’s status in the apostolic church was largely owing to the Gospel story being read back into it, his assertive personality was undoubtedly a role in this decision.Those who were not direct disciples of Jesus respected Peter’s authority as well, as was the case when the collectors of the temple tax contacted him for information about the tax (Matthew 17:24).On another occasion, he sought clarification from Jesus on behalf of the disciples, this time with customary haste (Matthew 15:15), this time questioning the interpretation of a parable or a statement (Matthew 18:21).While speaking as an individual and as a spokesman of the Twelve Apostles, he made a plea for personal preference in the kingdom of heaven as a recompense for his devoted devotion to Christ (Matthew 19:27, 28).On a number of times, Peter is the only one addressed by name, with the rest of the group referred to as just accompanying him (Mark 1:36; Luke 8:45).Even though the three disciples closest to Jesus (known as the ″pillars″—Peter, James, and John) are mentioned in a single occurrence, it is typically Peter who is the only one who is specifically mentioned in that episode.
When the three of them are identified, Peter’s name is always the first to be mentioned (as in Matthew 17:1, 26:37).As recorded in Matthew 8:14, it was Peter’s home in Capernaum where Jesus went to cure his mother-in-law, and it was Peter’s boat that Jesus used when he gave instructions to the throng (Matthew 8:15).(Luke 5:3).In the proclamation of Christ as the Son of God (Matthew 16:15–18; Mark 8:29–30; Luke 9:20), it was Peter who exhibited remarkable insight and demonstrated his depth of faith, and it was Peter who rebuked, and in turn was rebuked by, Jesus when the Master predicted that he would suffer and die (Matthew 16:15–18; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20).(Mark 8:32, 33).Peter was also the one who demonstrated the temporary weakness of even the strongest when he rejected his Lord (Matthew 26:69–75; Mark 14:66–72; Luke 22:54–61; Matthew 26:69–75; Luke 22:54–61).
Later, however, as he grew in maturity, Peter realized his own strength and, as instructed by Jesus (Luke 22:31–32), used it to help others grow in strength.Last but not least, Peter, who had survived his denial, is given the honor of becoming the first of the Apostles to meet Jesus following the Resurrection (Luke 24:34).In the Gospel of John, the prominence of Peter is challenged by the presence of St.John the Apostle, the ″Beloved Disciple,″ who challenges Peter’s position.
Peter is mentioned 37 times in John’s Gospel (out of a total of 109 times in the four Gospels), but only nine of these references are located in the appendix (chapter 21), and one-third of the references are found in the appendix.The Gospel is a collection of stories about Jesus Christ.While attempting to demonstrate the close relationship between John and Jesus, the Gospel of John reserves the position of spokesperson and speaker for Peter.When Peter is stressed in John, and he is instructed by Jesus to ″tend my sheep″ and ″feed my lambs″ (John 21:15, 16), at the same time that the function of the disciples as a whole is deemphasized, this demonstrates the importance of Peter in the apostolic church at that time.However, throughout John’s Gospel, Peter is a prominent figure who collaborates with John (13:24; 18:15; 19:26, 27, etc.).It is possible that one of the reasons of stressing Peter in chapter 21 is an attempt to return the disciple who denied his Lord to the place he held in the Synoptic Gospels before his death.
Saint Veronica – Wikipedia
- Saint Veronica is a saint who is venerated in Italy. Hans Memling’s painting of Saint Veronica, around 1470. Born in the first century AD in Caesarea Philippi or Jerusalem, JudeaVenerated in the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion
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Saint Veronica, also known as Berenike, was a Jewish lady from Jerusalem who lived around the first century AD, according to Christian holy tradition that is not based on the Bible.A venerated saint in many devout Christian cultures, the 17th-century Acta Sanctorum issued by the Bollandists identified her feast day as July 12, while the German Jesuit scholar Joseph Braun mentioned her remembrance as Festi Marianni on January 13, indicating that she was commemorated on that date.St.Veronica with the Holy Women, painted by Grégoire Guérard about the year 1530.According to Christian belief, when Veronica saw Jesus bearing the cross to Calvary, she was touched with compassion and offered him her veil so that he might wipe the sweat from his brow.
When Jesus returned the veil, the picture of his face was magically captured on it, indicating that he had accepted the offer.The Veil of Veronica is the name given to the relic that resulted as a consequence of this process.In many Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Western Orthodox churches, the narrative of Veronica is commemorated in the sixth Station of the Cross, which is dedicated to her.
The narrative of Veronica and her veil does not appear in any of the four gospels that are considered canonical.The miracle of the nameless woman, who was cured by touching the hem of Jesus’ garment (Luke 8:43–48), is the one that comes the closest.Berenik or Beronike (Koin Greek: v) is her given name in the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus, which is a pseudonym.In this old Macedonian tradition, the name Veronica was Latinized to become the name Veronica.The myth was then embellished in the 11th century by the addition of the fact that Christ sent her a painting of himself on a cloth, which she used to treat the Emperor Tiberius later in the century.
The first mention of this in connection with the carrying of the cross during the Passion is in the globally known book Meditations on the life of Christ, which was published about 1380.At some point in the story, a relic got identified with the narrative.In his 1454 trip record, Pedro Tafur, a Spanish knight who visited Rome in 1436, mentions the following features of the Church of St.Peter: ″On the right hand is a pillar as high as a tiny tower, and in it is the holy Veronica.″ Once a day, an opening is made in the roof of the church, and a wooden chest or cradle is let down, containing two clerics, and when they have descended, the chest or cradle is drawn up, and they take out the Veronica and display it to the people who have assembled there on the designated day with great reverence and devotion.
It happens frequently that the worshipers’ lives are at jeopardy because there are so many of them and so much coverage in the media.The fact that he personally observed the exposition of the artifact is not stated in any way.The tale of St.
Veronica has a different origin, according to some scholarly sources, who claim that the fabric containing a picture of Jesus’s face was known in Latin as the vera icon (″genuine image″), and that this term for the relic was mistakenly understood as the name of a saint.According to the Catholic Encyclopedia published in 1913: According to an ancient tradition about King Abgar of Edessa and apocryphal document known as the Mors Pilati, the belief in the existence of true pictures of Christ dates back to the 4th century (″the Death of Pilate″).The vera icon (genuine image) was used in Rome to differentiate the oldest and best known of these pictures, and the term ″Veronica″ was rapidly adopted by the general public as a way of referring to them.The name ″Saint Veronica, or the Face of the Lord″ appears in several medieval texts mentioned by the Bollandists (for example, an old Missal of Augsburg contains a Mass entitled ″De S.Vultus Domini,″ which translates as ″Saint Veronica, or the Face of the Lord″), and Matthew of Westminster speaks of the imprint of the image of the Savior which is known as Veronica, saying ″Effigies Domenici vultus quae Veronica nuncup In the course of time, popular imagination mistakenly interpreted this term as the name of a person and associated it with a number of stories that differed from place to country.
- The allusion to Abgar is connected to a similar tradition in the Eastern Church, the Image of Edessa or Mandylion, which is tied to the legend of Abgar.
- According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the legend is as follows: Eusebius, in his Historia Ecclesiastica (vii 18), describes the life of the lady who was healed by Christ of a blood problem (Matthew 9:20–22), who resided in Caesarea Philippi at the time.
- It didn’t take long for legend to come up with a moniker for the woman who appeared in the Gospel.
- In the West, she was connected with Martha of Bethany; in the East, she was known as Berenike or Beronike, a name that appears in as early a work as the ″Acta Pilati,″ the earliest version of which dates back to the fourth century.
- In the West, she was identified with Martha of Bethany.
- The fanciful origin of the name Veronica from the phrases Vera Icon (eikon) ″true image″ may be traced back to Gervase of Tilbury (fl.
- 1211), who writes in his ″Otia Imperialia″ (iii 25): ″Est ergo Veronica pictura Domini vera″ (Behold, the real image of God) (translated: ″The Veronica is, therefore, a true picture of the Lord.″) Veronica was referenced in the claimed visions of Jesus by Marie of St Peter, a Carmelite nun who resided in Tours, France, and was the inspiration for the devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus that began in the early twentieth century.
- Sister Marie recounted in 1844 that she had a vision in which she saw Veronica wiping away the spit and muck from the face of Jesus with her veil as they were on their way to the cross.
- She asserted that sacrilegious and blasphemous activities committed now are adding to the spit and filth that Veronica swept away that day and that they should be condemned.
- The visions Marie of St.
- Peter had revealed to her that Jesus sought devotion to His Sacred Face as a kind of penance for sacrilege and blasphemy.
Reparation acts performed in the name of Jesus Christ are linked to Veronica cleaning the face of Jesus.Pope Leo XIII finally authorized the Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus in 1885, after much deliberation.The 12th of July is dedicated to Veronica.
In France, Saint Veronica is the patron saint of mulquiniers, and their representations of her are honored twice a year (in summer and winter), as is the case in many other pious Christian countries. She is also known as the Patron Saint of Photographers and the Patron Saint of Laundry Workers.
In popular culture
Author and claimed mystic Maria Valtorta presents Veronica as Nike in Volume 5 of her book, The Poem of the Man-God.Valtorta is an Italian writer and mystic who lived in the nineteenth century.″The one we name Veronica and whom Jesus called Nike,″ it is said earlier in the same chapter, implying that Nike has been incorrectly referred to as Veronica throughout the majority of historical time.When Selma Lagerlöf created the character of Faustina in Christ Legends, she took the legend one step further by having her be a former servant of the Roman emperor Tiberius.Faustina travels to Jerusalem in search of the Prophet of Nazareth after learning that he once healed a young woman suffering from leprosy.
As a representative of Tiberius, who is now sick, she travels with the hope of bringing him a cure and redemption from his sinister ways.After Faustina shows up on the day of the Crucifixion, what happens next is legend.The Passion of the Christ (2004), directed by Mel Gibson, had a sequence in which Veronica wipes the face of Jesus, however she is not identified by name in the film (she is credited in the film as Seraphia).Anne Catherine Emmerich, one of the inspirations for the aforementioned film, displays a detailed account of the Veronica episode, and she also refers to Veronica’s real name as Seraphia in her description of the story.
It is named a verónica because it is done with the cape in the same manner as Veronica, who is frequently pictured clutching the fabric, and it is the most common pass with the cape used in bullfighting.A number of references to Veronica may be found in Tori Amos’ song ″Climb,″ which appears on her 2017 album Native Invader.
- Jesus curing the woman who was bleeding
- A list of names for those who have no names in the Bible
- Relics related with the life and death of Jesus
- Capular of the Holy Face
- scapular of the Holy Face
- The Veil of Veronica
- Matthew 9
- Mark 5
- Luke 6
- In addition to Catholic Online, Saint Veronica may be found at the Wayback Machine (archived on May 12, 2008)
- ″St. Veronica – Saints & Angels.″
- and a b ″Stations of the Cross.″ Trinity United Methodist Church, March 24, 2013. The original version of this article was published on April 17, 2015. It was retrieved on the 17th of April, 2015. Most prominently associated with St. Francis of Assisi (1182–1226), this tradition has since spread to other churches throughout the medieval period. An increasing number of Anglicans, Methodists, and Lutherans are now participating in the celebration. It is most frequently performed during Lent, particularly on Good Friday. Douglas Harper’s name is Harper (November 2001). ″Veronica,″ according to the Online Etymology Dictionary.
- ″St. Veronica,″ Notes and Queries, London, 6: 252, July–December 1852
- ″St. Veronica,″ Notes and Queries, London, 6: 252, July–December 1852
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