JESUS CHRIST AS .MR. SANDMAN.
"Send me a Dream!"
Jesus was agreeing with him when he gave John (and Nicodemus) those two famous "PROMISES" ---
"For God so loved the WORLD, that he gave his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believenth in him should not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE."
"For God sent not HIS SON into the WORLD to condemn the world; but the WORLD through HIM might be SAVED."
The "Holt Children" to which this page
refers, --on a Utah farm
As children on a farm in Tremonton, Utah, all five of us Holt kids knew that Jesus was the "Only-begotten Son of God" and that believing this to be TRUE was our only hope of living FOREVER; of getting the GIFT from Him of ETERNAL LIFE!
QUESTION: What is the MOST FAMOUS and MOST QUOTED Biblical Text?
ANSWER: JOHN 3:16
QUESTION: What does JOHN 3: 16 promise believers in Jesus Christ?
ANSWER: Eternal Life!
QUESTION: How old is this promise?
ANSWER: As old as the Pyramids of Egypt!
QUESTION: Is there any evidence that any of those Egyptian Pharaohs who were embalmed and placed in hidden rooms in these pyramids ever came back to life and is living with us now?
ANSWER: No -- other than the teachings of Edgar Cayce and modern Spiritualists and Psychics.
JESUS AS MISTER SANDMAN --
OFFERING THE WORLD A DREAM!
HOWEVER, That being said, and supposing that you're a Christian and have been one all your life, it's very unlikely that I, or anyone else, can really expect you to examine this promise OBJECTIVELY, and CARE where it came from!
BUT HERE I'LL GIVE IT A TRY!
He's got the WHOLE WORLD in his hands!
He's got the itty-bitty baby in his hands!
He's got you and me, Brother, in his hands!
He's got the WHOLE WORLD in his hands!
John 3:3,5b 8,16,17
Jesus to Nicodemus who came to interview him by night!
John 3:3 "Jesus -- said, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be BORN AGAIN, he cannot see the Kingdom of God,"
5b "--Except a man be born of the WATER and of the SPIRIT, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God."
8 "The WIND bloweth where it listeth, and thou heareth the SOUND thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is BORN of the SPIRIT."
16 "For God so loved the WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting LIFE."
17 "For God sent not his Son into the WORLD to condemn the WORLD; but that the WORLD through him might be SAVED."
THE FOLLOWING IS AN ADAPTATION OF A POWER-POINT LECTURE OF 10-11-2012
The "Gospel of John" has, as part of its story-line or "plot", SEVEN MAJOR "MIRACLES" performed by Jesus, the first being changing water to wine at a wedding at Cana of Galilee (John 2:1-12). He has also by the end of chapter 2 cleansed the temple of its MONEY CHANGERS using a whip made of cords (John 2:13-17).
By the beginning if chapter 3 he is meeting by night with Nicodemus, who is called only in John 3:1 a ruler of the Jews. This is not very helpful, so we must do a little detective work here to discover who Nicodemus really was, and why it is that the author of John, who identifies himself in the gospel only as the disciple Jesus loved (John 13:23; 19:26; 20:2; 21:20) was present at this meeting, and his true relationship with Nicodemus. We must discover what John's name was as one of Jesus' disciples and that Nicodemus was, under another name, one of Jesus' disciples also. A good start is to look at the three listings of Jesus' disciples in Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-16, and Acts 1:13.
Bartholomew appears in all three listings, and Thaddaeus only in Mark's listing. My further research has shown me that Bartholomew is another name for John Mark, the author of this gospel and the scribe and valet for Jesus as the current Essene "Messiah" and Thaddaeus (also called Barabbas at the crucifixion and Theudas in Acts) is Nicodemus the "ruler" in John chapter 3 and in John 7:50 and 19:39.
A picture depicting he activities of Jewish Zealots of which Thaddaeus-Theudas,
called Nicodemus in John's Gospel, was a prominent leader in the Gospel Years.
Acts 5:36 "For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody (the "ruler of the Jews" of John 3:1); to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought."
Acts 21:38 "Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?"
Theudas' activities were well-known to Josephus also, and there need be little doubt that this famous outlaw, this Egyptian Zealot also called Barabbas, is the "Leader of the Jews" of John's gospel that Jesus was discussing Egyptian Theology here with in John chapter 3.
Nicodemus as Theudas was proficient in Ancient Egyptian THEOLOGY – And so was the author of “John” --- now named BARTHOLOMEW – because Theudas had taught him Egyptian Theology.
Indeed, Dr. Barbara Thiering's research shows that THEUDAS, as the leader of the "EGYPTIAN THERAPEAUTAE" was totally in control of the Qumran area at the the time Christ was born in "the House of the Queen" 1 Km. south of the monastery, and that this was the "EGYPT" to which Joseph, Mary, and Jesus fled and lived for a number of years to escape the murderous activities of Herod towards those children Herod thought a threat to his Royal Dynasty.
Jesus and his disciples as played in the movie - "The Last Temptation of Christ"
QUESTION: What do the SUN and the Pyramids of Egypt have to do with the Christian Religion?
ANSWER: More than you might think!
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