Sunday, March 4, 2012

I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES

Acts 17:27
27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
I saw this the other day, did you?
PHOTO Courtesy of Discovery Channel
Jesus Discovery: Tomb Exploration Reveals First archaeological Evidence of Christianity from the Time of Jesus
Jesus is once again being resurrected.
With the new book, “The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity, published yesterday, the archaeologists and authors are revealing that they have literally “unearthed” new information which may provide an unprecedented glimpse into Christianity’s earliest days.
In a “nearly intact” first-century tomb located below a modern condominium building in Jerusalem, a team of archaeologists led by Simcha Jacobovici has found ossuaries — bone boxes for the dead — bearing engravings that could be the earliest evidence of Christian iconography in Jerusalem.
The tomb has been dated to before A.D. 70, so if its engravings are indeed early Christian, they were most likely made by some of Jesus’ earliest followers, according to the excavators.
One of the limestone ossuaries bears an inscription in Greek that includes a reference to “Divine Jehovah raising someone up” - the earliest archaeological evidence of “faith in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.”
large fish with a stick figure; Jonah?
A second ossuary has an image that appears to be a large fish with a stick figure in its mouth. The excavators believe the image represents the story of Jonah, the biblical prophet who was swallowed by a fish or whale and then released. Discovery Channel 
There is a show on television called the "Naked Archaeologist". The man in the cave is that man. He is Jewish, from Israel, and he seems to have an affinity for correcting assumptions concerning Jewish history. He is a pretty good teacher, but I find him to be especially irreverent when it comes to Christianity and Jesus Christ. I realize that finding "physical" proof of the subject you seek will validate the "reality" of it. I know that man has been seeking physical proof of the Savior's existence since the "beginning of time".
Here is something else that's interesting:
Feb. 25, 2007 — New scientific evidence, including DNA analysis conducted at one of the world's foremost molecular genetics laboratories, as well as studies by leading scholars, suggests a 2,000-year-old Jerusalem tomb could have once held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth and his family. Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
Where did they get the DNA of Jesus?
And this:
A new book called The Jesus Discovery is setting popular imaginations aflame while triggering academic disputes.
The work - the top trending topic on Yahoo! this morning - contends that two Jerusalem tombs beneath a condominium complex can be traced to Jesus of Nazareth, his family or his followers.
One tomb, found in 2010 under a patio, "is directly connected to Jesus' first followers, those who knew him personally, and to Jesus himself," according to authors James D. Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici.
Exploring the tomb with a robotic camera, they found two bone boxes, or ossuaries, with an image and an inscription that suggest early Christian ideas about resurrection. By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Egyptians have been digging up their "dead"gods....... But the God I serve is alive and living.
Luke 24:2-7
2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
 5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
7 saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”
Why do they seek the living among the dead? I watched a show that treated the life of Christ and his death like a "Cold Case"file. You know, like a crime scene where if you have no "body" you have no "crime". So they came to a "dead end" (no pun intended)", when the biblical eye witness's stated that they did not find his body in the tomb, instead they later found Jesus, living, breathing and alive, walking among them. This is hard for the average man to believe. Some can believe everything except that he was resurrected. These archaeologists and scientists are looking for clues and codes.What would happen if they found "bones" that they thought would represent Christ, would they put them in a museum? Would there be a story about it on the news, or in magazines? Would the exhibit tour the country. Would you line up to see them? That would be a sad day indeed. There was a statement made that "if" there was proof that these bone boxes possibly held the bones of Jesus, then Christianity would have to be "re-thought". Seriously?

There is a search for "proof of life". This statement: "One of the limestone ossuaries bears an inscription in Greek that includes a reference to “Divine Jehovah raising someone up” - the earliest archaeological evidence of “faith in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.”
Can archaeological evidence prove "faith" in Jesus Christ? Would it be easier to believe in Christ if "remains" were found? The apostle Paul encountered a people in Athens Greece who worshipped at an alter that had an inscription that read "TO THE UNKNOWN GOD"
Acts 17:22-25;28-29;32
22 And Paul stood in the midst of Mar's hill, and said Ye men of Athens; I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious (religious)
23 For as I passed by and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD, Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship,him declare I unto you.
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,dwelleth not in temples made with hands.
25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands as though he needed anything,seeing he giveth to all life, and breath and all things;
28 For in him we live, and move,and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring
29 Forasmuch then as we are the off spring of God, we ought not to think the Godhead is like unto gold,silver or stone, graven by art and man's device
31 Because he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; wherefore he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; and others said "We will hear the again of this matter.
This is so deep. I have been pondering over this for a few days. What I see is that the adversary is single minded in his pursuit to overthrow the doctrine of Christ. There are so many distractions now, the Mayan Calender, the Freemason's, and now there are shows that characterize God as an ancient alien. I suppose I could just change the channel, but the message is still out there and so is the truth.
2Nephi 11:6-7
6 And my soul delights in proving unto my people that save Christ should come all men must perish.
7 For if there be no Christ there be no God; and if there be no God we are not, for there could have been no creation. But there is a God, and he is Christ, and he cometh in the fulness of his own time. BOOK OF MORMON
Psalms 25:14 The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

Stand up for the Savior, in any situation and at any time..........
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