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PostSubject: If ever a man should have been overlooked by history, it was Jesus.   Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:56 pm

"Think about it: how one man from an obscure village in the Middle East have changed so many millions of lives as well as the course of history? If ever a man should have been overlooked by history, it was Jesus.

Consider the facts:

Jesus was born to a peasant couple in a village in the middle of nowhere. He lived in a country occupied by foreign conquerors. His only means of transportation was His legs.

He was a carpenter until He turned thirty, and only then did He begin to teach and speak in public. For three short years He proclaimed His message, mostly in small villages.

After being falsely accused and then convicted in a rigged trial, He was sentenced to death by an official who believed Him to be innocent. He died the death of a criminal and was executed on a cross between two convicted criminals. Only His mother and a few of His close followers were present at His execution. The rest of His disciples had fled, hiding from the mob and the Roman officials.

It was only after Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to His followers that His disciples were transformed from distraught cowards into confident, fearless believers and preachers of Jesus' message. But they had no means to spead His story and teachings to a mass audience. There were no radios, televisions, or printing presses. In fact, paper as we know it had not yet been invented. Every papyrus scroll had to be painstakingly written by hand. The only way to make a copy was to read the original and laboriously copy it word by word.

In first-century Palestine, the thought that Jesus' life might make a significant impact on anyone beyond the Judean countryside was laughable. Any history of this itinerant rabbi who appeared in public for only three years should have been lost - either burned or buried - in the rubble when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Roman legions less than forty years after Jesus walked the earth. Against such a background, you can begin to understand the miracle of His life and words. Jesus' short earthly life - far from being lost to the generations who have followed - became the focal point of history."

Quoted from "The Greatest Words Ever Spoken" by Steven K Scott, Published by Water Brook, ISBN 978-1-4000-7462-4, p.3
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PostSubject: Re: If ever a man should have been overlooked by history, it was Jesus.   Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:16 pm

Wow! Awesome Jesus!

He said the Kingdom of God is like a seed. Is how it started. Such a small seed - but incorruptible.

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