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    QUOTES About CHRIST


    "Jesus is the Lion of Judah (Rev. 5:5) and the Lamb of God (Rev.

    5:6) - He was lionhearted and lamblike, strong and meek, tough

    and tender, aggressive and responsive, bold and brokenhearted.

    He sets the pattern for manhood."

    -John Piper


    "He [Jesus] has a right to interrupt your life. He is Lord. When you

    accepted Him as Lord, you gave Him the right to help Himself to

    your life anytime He wants."

    Henry Blackaby


    "While many try to ignore Jesus, when He returns in power and

    might, this will be impossible."

    -Michael Youssef


    "If you don´t see the greatness of God then all the things that

    money can buy become very exciting. If you can´t see the sun

    you will be impressed with a street light. If you´ve never felt

    thunder and lightning you´ll be impressed with fireworks. And if

    you turn your back on the greatness and majesty of God you´ll

    fall in love with a world of shadows and short-lived pleasures."

    -John Piper


    "A man can no more diminish God´s glory by refusing to worship

    Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling `darkness´

    on the wall of his cell."


    -C.S. Lewis

  • #2
    Up from the grave he arose;
    with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
    he arose a victor from the dark domain,
    and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
    He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

    Robert S. Lowry (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1826; d. Plainfield, NJ, 1899) composed both text and tune of this Easter gospel hymn in 1874 while he was pastor of the First Baptist Church, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by glen smith View Post
      Up from the grave he arose;
      with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
      he arose a victor from the dark domain,
      and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
      He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

      Robert S. Lowry (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1826; d. Plainfield, NJ, 1899) composed both text and tune of this Easter gospel hymn in 1874 while he was pastor of the First Baptist Church, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
      Amen Glen.

      The greatest act ever done in this universe is when Jesus died on the cross for our sin.

      BUT that would have been for nothing if He had not raised Himself from the dead on the next Sunday morning to prove that His death had victory over death and sin.

      Hallelujah, Christ arose from the dead. He is alive and living today.

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      • #4
        Lou, now, that is good theology. "BUT that would have been for nothing if He had not raised Himself from the dead on the next Sunday morning to prove that His death had victory over death and sin."

        May I add that he ascended to the right hand of the Father and comes to judge. If we have an adequate theology, then it is permitted for us to symbolically place all the work of Christ on the cross while understanding it covers from before creation all the way into eternity. It is difficult to determine if the resurrection was to prove that His death had victory over death and sin or to just illustrate the victory. However, this uncertainty applies to all of the work of Christ, and it should always be understood that no one event or group of events accomplished the plan of God. The entire work is required. I do not see how any of the work of Christ is for the technical purpose of illustration or proof. Seeing it that way only helps us grasp the mystery.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by glen smith View Post
          Lou, now, that is good theology. "BUT that would have been for nothing if He had not raised Himself from the dead on the next Sunday morning to prove that His death had victory over death and sin."

          May I add that he ascended to the right hand of the Father and comes to judge. If we have an adequate theology, then it is permitted for us to symbolically place all the work of Christ on the cross while understanding it covers from before creation all the way into eternity. It is difficult to determine if the resurrection was to prove that His death had victory over death and sin or to just illustrate the victory. However, this uncertainty applies to all of the work of Christ, and it should always be understood that no one event or group of events accomplished the plan of God. The entire work is required. I do not see how any of the work of Christ is for the technical purpose of illustration or proof. Seeing it that way only helps us grasp the mystery.
          Hi Glen,

          The Lord tells us that everything must be established by the testimony of two or more witnesses. The Lord is merciful and just.

          Justice demands evidence of any truth.

          The Lord could not just say, I could die and pay for sin, so I do not have to actually do it. Justice demands evidence. The Lord is just and so He had to come down from heaven and be born of a woman to become a man so that He could shed His blood for our sin. Otherwise we would all be lost forever.

          Then after He died and was buried, He had to raise Himself from the dead. Justice demanded that only a righteous person could pay for the sin of someone else. Only God is righteous. So justice demanded that God not only become a man and die for us, but after His death, that He provide evidence that He is God by raising His human body from the dead.

          Now The Lord has raised other men from the dead and that does not prove that these men were God, but that God exists to raise them from the dead. So Jesus had to raise Himself from the dead to prove that He, Himself is God. For if Jesus was raised from the dead, by someone other than Himself, that only proves that God exists, NOT that Jesus is God. If Jesus was NOT God then we are all still dead in our sin. For only God is righteous and only He can pay for our sin. So Jesus had to raise Himself from the dead to provide evidence ( that justice demands) that He is God and can pay for sin.

          This is the reason that Jesus said this in John:

          John 2
          Jesus Clears the Temple Courts

          13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

          18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

          19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

          20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21But the temple he had spoken of was his body.22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

          Jesus, Himself, had to raise His human body from the dead to provide the evidence that He is God Almighty and therefore could pay for sin.

          Anyone who trusted in this act of The Lord dying on the cross and confessed their sin and asked the Lord to save them has been saved from the very beginning until The Lord returns.

          The Revelation 13

          8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

          The above is the only way that our sin could be paid for. This is why Satan was so sure of himself that he would win and so he could rebel against God, because it never even occurred to him that God, Himself, would die for our sin, OR that God Himself even COULD die. For God is LIFE.

          There is only one way that could take place. The One and Only God, our Creator and so is called our Father, had to come down from heaven and be born of woman and this man then would be the Only begotten Son of God. Jesus had to be fully man to be able to die, and fully God to raise himself from the dead and to be able to pay for our sin.
          Romans 1New International Version (NIV)

          1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.


          BUT, we also have this truth:

          Romans 8
          9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

          12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

          14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

          Plus this truth which is also totally true:
          Galatians 1:1New International Version (NIV)

          1 Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead

          These scriptures are all totally true. That is because The Lord Jesus is God The Father and His Holy Spirit is just that, His Holy Spirit.


          Lou Newton

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          • #6
            The resurrection of the Lord Jesus as a sign
            (1) Destroy the temple and I will raise it in three days was given in response to giving a sign.
            (2) You missed the sign of Jonah.

            Lou, you wrote: Jesus had to be fully man to be able to die, and fully God to raise himself from the dead and to be able to pay for our sin.
            However, we must not miss the question of value about the two natures of Christ.
            The nature of Holy . . . , Good . . . , Just . . . , Righteous. . . YHWH is the judge and destroyer of wicked. YHWH is angered by sinners. Adam, Noah, Abraham, and King David each had coming the full cup of divine wrath and these men are just some of whom YHWH justified. How does the righteous YHWH justify wicked men? He cannot without divine atonement providing the suitable substitute. The substitute could not be an angel or all of the angels but had to be another man just as you have pointed out.

            The question about the value of the Lord Jesus:

            But how can the atoning death of only one man equal the wickedness of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and King David . . . . much the less wickedness of all men. It is an issue of value. The death of the son of YHWH on the cross sacrificed the only life infinitely more valuable than all the rest of the human race.

            YHWH poured out the full cup of divine wrath upon the LORD Jesus on the cross. YHWH forsook the Son so that the righteous and just YHWH could give mercy and justify Adam, Noah, Abraham, and King David and all who are of faith. The Lord Jesus had to be human and worth more than all mankind to YHWH.

            Being human and without sin made the Christ a suitable atoning substitute for just one other man.

            However, being the Son of YHWH made Him more valuable than all of mankind.

            More precious than gold is the Christ to YHWH.

            Not in us or in Adam, Noah, Abraham, and King David is the unfathomable love of YHWH manifested. His love is overpoweringly shown to us in that all the divine wrath due towards us, who are the wicked, the Just YHWH poured out on the Lord Jesus the Son.

            Only by grasping and embracing the wrath of YHWH toward the Son can the extent of His love be wondered about but never ever measured.
            Last edited by glen smith; April 17, 2017, 02:32 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by glen smith View Post
              The resurrection of the Lord Jesus as a sign
              (1) Destroy the temple and I will raise it in three days was given in response to giving a sign.
              (2) You missed the sign of Jonah.

              Lou, you wrote: Jesus had to be fully man to be able to die, and fully God to raise himself from the dead and to be able to pay for our sin.
              However, we must not miss the question of value about the two natures of Christ.
              The nature of Holy . . . , Good . . . , Just . . . , Righteous. . . YHWH is the judge and destroyer of wicked. YHWH is angered by sinners. Adam, Noah, Abraham, and King David each had coming the full cup of divine wrath and these men are just some of whom YHWH justified. How does the righteous YHWH justify wicked men? He cannot without divine atonement providing the suitable substitute. The substitute could not be an angel or all of the angels but had to be another man just as you have pointed out.

              The question about the value of the Lord Jesus:

              But how can the atoning death of only one man equal the wickedness of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and King David . . . . much the less wickedness of all men. It is an issue of value. The death of the son of YHWH on the cross sacrificed the only life infinitely more valuable than all the rest of the human race.

              YHWH poured out the full cup of divine wrath upon the LORD Jesus on the cross. YHWH forsook the Son so that the righteous and just YHWH could give mercy and justify Adam, Noah, Abraham, and King David and all who are of faith. The Lord Jesus had to be human and worth more than all mankind to YHWH.

              Being human and without sin made the Christ a suitable atoning substitute for just one other man.

              However, being the Son of YHWH made Him more valuable than all of mankind.

              More precious than gold is the Christ to YHWH.

              Not in us or in Adam, Noah, Abraham, and King David is the unfathomable love of YHWH manifested. His love is overpoweringly shown to us in that all the divine wrath due towards us, who are the wicked, the Just YHWH poured out on the Lord Jesus the Son.

              Only by grasping and embracing the wrath of YHWH toward the Son can the extent of His love be wondered about but never ever measured.
              Thanks for the reply Glen. I was not trying to give all of the signs of the resurrection. There are many more:

              Every time we see a seed fall to the ground and be buried and die, that is sign of Jesus dying on the cross. Then when that seed sprouts and bring forth fruit that is sign of His resurrection. We are told about that sign in Genesis 1.

              There are many more. Stars had to be born and die in a supernova to form clouds that had some heavy elements in them to form other stars.

              Every lamb sacrificed by the people of God was a sign that something innocent had to die for us to have life. If that person who sacrificed the lamb then felt sorry that the lamb had to die for his sin and repented, then that lamb brought life into that person.

              We kill to eat. Something innocent has to die for us to have life.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post

                Hi Glen,

                The Lord tells us that everything must be established by the testimony of two or more witnesses. The Lord is merciful and just.

                Justice demands evidence of any truth.

                The Lord could not just say, I could die and pay for sin, so I do not have to actually do it. Justice demands evidence. The Lord is just and so He had to come down from heaven and be born of a woman to become a man so that He could shed His blood for our sin. Otherwise we would all be lost forever.

                Then after He died and was buried, He had to raise Himself from the dead. Justice demanded that only a righteous person could pay for the sin of someone else. Only God is righteous. So justice demanded that God not only become a man and die for us, but after His death, that He provide evidence that He is God by raising His human body from the dead.

                Now The Lord has raised other men from the dead and that does not prove that these men were God, but that God exists to raise them from the dead. So Jesus had to raise Himself from the dead to prove that He, Himself is God. For if Jesus was raised from the dead, by someone other than Himself, that only proves that God exists, NOT that Jesus is God. If Jesus was NOT God then we are all still dead in our sin. For only God is righteous and only He can pay for our sin. So Jesus had to raise Himself from the dead to provide evidence ( that justice demands) that He is God and can pay for sin.

                This is the reason that Jesus said this in John:

                John 2
                Jesus Clears the Temple Courts

                13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

                18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

                19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

                20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21But the temple he had spoken of was his body.22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

                Jesus, Himself, had to raise His human body from the dead to provide the evidence that He is God Almighty and therefore could pay for sin.

                Anyone who trusted in this act of The Lord dying on the cross and confessed their sin and asked the Lord to save them has been saved from the very beginning until The Lord returns.

                The Revelation 13

                8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

                The above is the only way that our sin could be paid for. This is why Satan was so sure of himself that he would win and so he could rebel against God, because it never even occurred to him that God, Himself, would die for our sin, OR that God Himself even COULD die. For God is LIFE.

                There is only one way that could take place. The One and Only God, our Creator and so is called our Father, had to come down from heaven and be born of woman and this man then would be the Only begotten Son of God. Jesus had to be fully man to be able to die, and fully God to raise himself from the dead and to be able to pay for our sin.
                Romans 1New International Version (NIV)

                1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.


                BUT, we also have this truth:

                Romans 8
                9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

                12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

                14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

                Plus this truth which is also totally true:
                Galatians 1:1New International Version (NIV)

                1 Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead

                These scriptures are all totally true. That is because The Lord Jesus is God The Father and His Holy Spirit is just that, His Holy Spirit.


                Lou Newton
                Redsoxmaloney is on vacation in Florida and Roydavid is very busy plowing his fields. So we have a fewer people to reply.

                But I bump this in case they get a chance to at least read.

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