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Old 06-04-2009, 06:09 PM
Bro. Parrish
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Originally Posted by Jassy View Post
Christians often say Jesus was sacrificed for the sins of mankind, or he died for our sins. This is not the case. He was not sacrificed, and he did not die, because (if we are to believe the bible) he came back to life and is still alive for eternity.
That is not a sacrifice. Something is a sacrifice by virtue of the fact that it STAYS gone.
Well I can see the point they are trying to make, but they are missing the point of Calvary because of their ignorance of the scriptures. Let's be clear; the SACRIFICE we refer to was not that of losing a loved one in a car accident or to a sickness and then never seeing them again. The SACRIFICE of Jesus was a gift FOR US, a blood offering and a payment for sin TO GOD, which was demanded by God of every man.

Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Hebrews 9:26
For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

Hebrews 10:12
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

Originally Posted by Jassy View Post
At most, god loaned his son to us for 30 years or so, before he got him back. Also, if you offered me the same deal that Jesus got, I'd take it, too. I bet most people would. "So, you're telling me that I get tortured and then killed, and I go to hell for a day and a half, but then I get to come back to life and be an omnipotent, eternal god? Where do I sign up?"
Yes, well the problem is this poor, blinded atheist is NOT the sinless Lamb of God, he is NOT the only begotten Son of God, so he could never "sign up" in Jesus' place. We were sold under sin (Romans 7:14) and only one thing in existence could purchase us back. Please understand; this was a sacrifice that ONLY GOD HIMSELF could provide, with HIS OWN BLOOD...

"Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood." Acts 20:28

Jassy, the CONCEPTS they are mocking are impossible for them to see. Without the Gospel, they can't see it, hear it or imagine it. As natural men who reject God on a daily basis, they have been blinded by the god of this world. See below from I Cor. 2...

9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God."

14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Last edited by Bro. Parrish; 06-04-2009 at 06:30 PM.