Any Judge on the Supreme Court must recuse themselves if they are a Christians who believe Jesus was God’s Son sent down to be a sacrifice in regards of getting rid of the sins of mortals. Many Christians believe women who get an abortion are guilty of A sin. There are many – sins. How can a mortal judge rule women who get an abortion are guilty of – murder – when it was ruled in the highest court of the land – it was not a case of murder? Doesn’t Jesus forgive a sinner while are hanging on a cross? I can not buy this – fairytale. What are these two witnesses – doing?
For ten years I have been trying to figure out why they tried to throw Jesus off a cliff. I thought it was because he restored the Jubilee, which he did, but after restoring God’s Clock, he restarted the Count Down to The End of Days, that was going to happen in HIS LIFETIME! This appears to happen in Matthew 27:53, when graves are opened, and the occupants inside, rise and go talk to folks in Jerusalem. What went wrong? Why didn’t the world end? Was only a small section of the world going to end? Roman Slavery was not abolished, was it? Then, here come Saul-Paul with a new teaching.
In Corinthians Paul is speaking about the world coming to an end – in his lifetime! What happened? Because millions of Christians pray for The End Time – I demand the Supreme Court take up the question of The End of Days – before they rule on Roe vs. Wade. What if the world came to an end – for the followers of Jesus – and the rest of humanity was…..left behind?
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The Unmarried and Widowed
25Now about virgins, I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26Because of the presentc crisis, I think it is good for a man to remain as he is. 27Are you committed to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you free of commitment? Do not look for a wife. 28But if you do marry, you have not sinned. And if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.
29What I am saying, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; 30those who weep, as if they did not; those who are joyful, as if they were not; those who make a purchase, as if they had nothing; 31and those who use the things of this world, as if not dependent on them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
Paul said married couples should live as if they were NOT married, meaning, they should NOT engage is sexual activity of any kind!
29 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do NOT;
When the world failed to end, this edict was revised, but not rescinded, which established a hierarchy of virgins, i.e. priests and nuns. This hierarchy put the self-castrated Paul at the top of the heap. The virginal invasion of our bedrooms is on! Today, the war against women stems from the masturbation cult of Lilith.
“Masturbation and “nocturnal emissions” were considered “polluting experiences.” As someone once said: “The seed must not go into the earth, but must go into the womb, because on the Last Day Lilith would collect this spilled semen and turn it into demons.”
Hmmm! “Last Day”
The Virginia Legislature just passed a bill that would require women who seek an abortion to have a device shoved up their uterus so the pregnant woman can see there is life there, and what she is contemplating is against church law – which is aimed at preventing Lilith from hatching more of her evil brood. Morality is not about controlling our ejaculations!
This is not a exact science, folks, but an exact myth that won’t go away. I suspect the Pharisees – and thus Paul – were in a rage that unclean women and Gentiles were allowed to mix in public, thus corrupting all the children of God. I suspect they became the Sicarri and assassinated the children of Lilith. The Sicarri are alive an well in Israel, they verbally assaulting a nine year old girl calling her a whore, a child of Lilith.
Paul says Christians need not obey Judaic laws, but, he nurtured the Lilith Cult that is destroying the Democracies of Israel and the United States, that made a law against administering religious tests when it came to those who run for office. I suggest this be used to counter the Virginia Law, being, who knows if these women will run for office.
Also, our President is being subjected to a religious test by those who claim Obama’s healthcare is intrusive. Is this counter attack, a trap? Are Democrats the party of Lilith? Are notwe creatures floating around in outer space? Are we being watched by beings who got over their addiction to oil a billion years ago. Do they conduct tours so alien folks can get a good laugh?
“Oh look Zorco! They are going to have another semen fight!”
“That’s what you get – when that’s all you got!”
“Hardy-har! God knows they don’t have brains!
“Or even want brains!”
30 those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed
in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
Virginia House of Delegates approves rape of women wanting abortion
Wonkette – The Republican super majority in the Virginia House of Delegates…just passed a bill requiring any lady wanting an abortion to first have a doctor determine the gestational age of her fetus and listen to its heartbeat. …
How Does “Dying For Our Sins” Work?
When we say “Jesus died for our sins,” what does that mean? It’s undeniably an essential confession of Christian faith, but how does it work? This much I’m sure of, it’s not reducible to just one thing. I’ve just finished preaching eight sermons on “The Crucified God” and I know I’ve barely scratched the surface of what the cross means. To try to reduce the death of Jesus to a single meaning is an impoverished approach to the mystery of the cross. I’m especially talking about those tidy explanations of the cross known as “atonement theories.” I find most of them inadequate; others I find repellent. Particularly abhorrent are those theories that portray the Father of Jesus as a pagan deity who can only be placated by the barbarism of child sacrifice. The god who is mollified by throwing a virgin into a volcano or by nailing his son to a tree is not the Abba of Jesus!
Neither is the death of Jesus a kind of quid pro quo by which God gains the necessary capital to forgive sinners. No! Jesus does not save us from God; Jesus reveals God! Jesus does not provide God with the capacity to forgive; Jesus reveals God as forgiving love. An “economic model” of the cross just won’t work. It’s not as if God is saying, “Look, I’d love to forgive you, but I’ve got to pay off Justice first, and, you know how she is, she’s a tough goddess, she requires due payment.” This understanding of the cross begs the question of who exactly is in charge — the Father of Jesus or some abstract ideal called “Justice”?
When we confess with Paul that “Christ died for our sins,” we don’t mean that God required the vicious murder of his Son in order to forgive. How would that work anyway? Did God have some scale of torture that once met would “satisfy his wrath?” Think it through and you’ll see the problem. Was death not enough to satisfy this god? Did it have to be death by crucifixion? Did torture have to be part of the equation? And how does that work? Was there a minimum number of lashes required in the scourging? Did the thorny crown have to have a certain number of thorns in order for this god to call the scales balanced?
Are you squirming yet? Do you want to say, “Well, some of the abuse Jesus suffered was gratuitous torture by the hands of cruel men.” But if that’s the case, how does this division of labor work? How much was necessary to “satisfy God” and how much was just for the sport of it? No, this approach to understanding Jesus dying for our sins clearly won’t work.
So what do we do? Let’s begin here: Before the cross is anything else, it is a catastrophe. It is the unjust lynching of an innocent man. This is precisely how the Apostles spoke of the crucifixion of Jesus in the book of Acts.
“This Jesus…you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.” –Acts 2:23
“You killed the author of life, whom God raised from the dead.” –Acts 3:15
“God raised up Jesus whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.” –Acts 5:30
“The Righteous One you have now betrayed and murdered.” –Acts 7:52
The Bible is clear, God did not kill Jesus. Jesus was offered as a sacrifice in that the Father was willing to send his Son into our sinful system in order to expose it as utterly sinful and provide us with another way. The death of Jesus was a sacrifice in that sense. But it was not a sacrifice to appease a wrathful deity or to provide payment for a penultimate god subordinate to Justice.
Let me suggest that when we say Jesus died for our sins, we mean something like this: We violently sinned our sins into Jesus, and Jesus revealed the heart of God by forgiving us. When Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them,” he was not asking God to act contrary to his nature. When Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them,” he was, as always, revealing the very heart of God!
At the cross we violently sinned our sins into Jesus, and Jesus absorbed them, died because of them, carried them into death, and rose on the third day to speak the first world of the new world: “Peace be with you.”
When I say “we” violently sinned our sins into Jesus, I mean that all of us are more or less implicated by our explicit or tacit support of the systems of violent power that frame our world. These are the very political and religious systems that executed Jesus. At the cross we see where Adam and Eve’s penchant for blame and Cain’s capacity for killing have led us — to the murder of God! At Golgotha human sin is seen as utterly sinful. God did not require the death of Jesus — but we did!
So let’s be clear, the cross is not about the appeasement of a monster god. The cross is about the revelation of a merciful God. At the cross we discover a God who would rather die than kill his enemies. The cross is where God in Christ absorbs sin and recycles it into forgiveness. The cross is not what God inflicts upon Christ in order to forgive. The cross is what God endures in Christ as he forgives. Once we understand this, we know what we are seeing when we look at the cross: We are seeing the lengths to which a God of love will go in forgiving sin.
The cross is both ugly and beautiful. It’s as ugly as human sin and as beautiful as divine love. But in the end, love and beauty win.
The artwork is The Crucifixion (1515) by Grünewald Matthias.
The events leading up to the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus are well-told by the Gospel writers, as are stories of the Resurrection. But why did Jesus die?
In the end the Roman authorities and the Jewish council wanted Jesus dead. He was a political and social trouble-maker. But what made the death of Jesus more significant than the countless other crucifixions carried out by the Romans and witnessed outside the city walls by the people of Jerusalem?
The death and resurrection of this one man is at the very heart of the Christian faith. For Christians it is through Jesus’s death that people’s broken relationship with God is restored. This is known as the Atonement.
What is the atonement?
The word atonement is used in Christian theology to describe what is achieved by the death of Jesus. William Tyndale introduced the word in 1526, when he was working on his popular translation of the Bible, to translate the Latin word reconciliatio.
In the Revised Standard Version the word reconciliation replaces the word atonement. Atonement (at-one-ment) is the reconciliation of men and women to God through the death of Jesus.
But why was reconciliation needed? Christian theology suggests that although God’s creation was perfect, the Devil tempted the first man Adam and sin was brought into the world. Everybody carries this original sin with them which separates them from God, just as Adam and Eve were separated from God when they were cast out of the Garden of Eden.
So it is a basic idea in Christian theology that God and mankind need to be reconciled. However, what is more hotly debated is how the death of Jesus achieved this reconciliation.
There is no single doctrine of the atonement in the New Testament. In fact, perhaps more surprisingly, there is no official Church definition either. But first, what does the New Testament have to say?