Is there any way for me to Make my Blog more Peaceful. I don't feel like Debating right now. It's Easter. Christ Loves you and has Died for your Sins. That's What Christians Teach. It is a Very Special and Meaningful Message that can Change the Lives of those who Believe it. Perhaps I will one day be willing to Debate with the Non-Believers who wish to Discredit this message, but that is not the Reason for this Post. It's Easter. It's a Holiday. It's Time for a Truce.
Here is a Passage about Christ's Love that is a Little Different than just the General Easter Message that He died for you...
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them
which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children
together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye
would not!" (Matthew 23:37, KJV)
Or do you Prefer it in the NIV?
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing." (Matthew 23:37, NIV)
I'm even going to allow you to Read the Entire Chapter if you Like and in Three different Translations, so Take your Pick which of the three you wish to read. Matthew 23 NASB, NIV, KJV.
Interestingly, the First Part of this Chapter is about Religious Hypocrisy. It's not Actually just about those who do not Believe, but also about those who are already Religious, but do not really Know God. These are Like Wolves in Sheep's Clothing. They are Religious, but not really Followers of God. This Same Phenomena Exists in the Current Christian Churches and Unfortunately, is the Reason Why some of you Have Chosen not to believe in Christ.
Huh. I was just reading this Passage just now and Thinking about how it is Perfect for at least one of the Things that I have been Wanting to say to those who Follow my Blog. No Wonder God Brought it to my Mind.
You see there are Eight Woes, in which Jesus is coming down very Hard on the Religious Leaders of His Day. One of my Favorite of the Verses is...
"You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!" (Matthew 23:24, NASB)
And there also is a Warning...
"You serpents, you brood of vipers, how [y]will you escape the [z]sentence of [aa]hell?" (Matthew 23:33, NASB)
All This Strong Language spoken to the Religious Leaders of the Day. No Not to the Basic Every Day Sinner, but to the Religious Leaders, yet after this comes the Lament...
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling." (Matthew 23:37, NASB)
Don't you see? Jesus Loves all People and wants to save all People, including the Hypocrites that have Hurt some of you and He also Loves You. Please Remember, though, you have not been Hurt by Jesus, but by Hypocrites, much like those that Jesus is Speaking out against in this Passage.