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Here are some questions that I was pondering on? I wanted to see how members here would respond and to see how they think and feel?

Here are the questions..

 

1. Would you ever want to live in the times of Jesus? Why or why not?

2.If you have never heard of Jesus and his teaching would you follow him if he came to your city?

3.To those that have heard of him and his Gospel before that believes what he says would you then help him to pass his Gospel message to those that don't know it?

4. Would you try to follow him city to city to see him perform his miracles?

5. Last to those that scoff at him would you then defend his honor or be just like the crowd?



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Here are some questions that I was pondering on? I wanted to see how members here would respond and to see how they think and feel?

Here are the questions..

 

1. Would you ever want to live in the times of Jesus? Why or why not?

2.If you have never heard of Jesus and his teaching would you follow him if he came to your city?

3.To those that have heard of him and his Gospel before that believes what he says would you then help him to pass his Gospel message to those that don't know it?

4. Would you try to follow him city to city to see him perform his miracles?

5. Last to those that scoff at him would you then defend his honor or be just like the crowd?

 

I'd like to speak about question 1 only at this time. 

 

1. Would you ever want to live in the times of Jesus? Why or why not?

 

No. And there are several reasons. When Jesus walked the earth, the Holy Spirit had not yet been given. We are actually better off with God living in us. We are led directly by the Holy Spirit, taught by the Holy Spirit, and can do more thru the Holy Spirit. We do 'greater works'. 

 

I also believe, I was born at this time by God's design and purpose, so I can say, I was born for such a time as this.

 

Finally, just a consideration. Jesus when He walked the earth, was in Israel, and came to speak to the children of Israel first. It was after Jesus death that the gospel was preached to the Gentiles.     



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Blessings Waiting,

       God bless you & Happy New Year Sister! I like to "imagine "different things to,it's fun....so let me see?

1- Yes,I think I would have liked living in ancient times(provided I was not a pagan heathen-lol)when everything was so simple & spiritual....I would"imagine"myself as growing up next door to Jesus as kids & He could tell me Heavenly things and we could be best friends....I would help with all the animals and learn how to be a good wife & mother

2-Well,how would I meet Jesus if I never heard of Him or His Teachings?Do you mean in my present time?I would imagine that seeing the Jesus I know & watching Him give sight to the blind,raising the dead & healing the sick & crippled would be enough to have me following

3-I don't understand this question at all because of the way its worded I think?I do preach His Gospel now to unbelievers so,I guess the answer is" yes"

4-Of course I would follow Him to the ends of the earth to watch Him do His miracle,personify Love & speak Gods Truths

5-I would like to think I would lay down my life for Him & yes ,defend Him.......then or now?Do I know Him as Messiah?

 

 I am not sure if your questions all pertain to he time He was here in the flesh?it's pretty hard  to answer because I would hope I was born A Jew that recognized my Messiah or a Gentile that could "see & hear"......I guess me being me,I would have known because He chose me(before I was even in my mothers womb-Halleluliah!)......I hope I am participating the way you intended?

                                                                                                                               With love,in Christ-Kwik



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Personally I'd loved to have met Jesus during his time on earth.  I have an active imagination and have actually thought about it many times.  One stipulation- I'd want to have my current knowledge.  So I guess I need a time machine- lol.  There's many questions I'd liked to have asked. 

 

Also I'd loved to have seen his face and see what things he did for enjoyment.  Jesus spent 30 years on earth before he started his ministry.  He worked as a carpenter and not much is known what his life was like before 30.  Also he looked much different than the portraits we've seen.  He looked like a jewish man and would loved to have seen his real face.

 

If I was alive back then and didn't know what I do now.  Well honestly I'd probably been too ignorant to grasp the situation.  Really depends on what position I'd been born into.  If I was a Jew in Israel -I might have known enough to recognize the situation.

 

It's really hard to say that I'd stopped the crowds or stood up for him.  Jesus knew his mission was to die and nothing was going to stand in the way of that.  If he didn't die we would never have been forgiven or the gift of the Holy Spirit.  God was in control of the entire situation and they couldn't kill Jesus before the time was right.



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Here are some questions that I was pondering on? I wanted to see how members here would respond and to see how they think and feel?

Here are the questions..

 

1. Would you ever want to live in the times of Jesus? Why or why not?

2.If you have never heard of Jesus and his teaching would you follow him if he came to your city?

3.To those that have heard of him and his Gospel before that believes what he says would you then help him to pass his Gospel message to those that don't know it?

4. Would you try to follow him city to city to see him perform his miracles?

5. Last to those that scoff at him would you then defend his honor or be just like the crowd?

 

 

1.  ummm...not to sure about that...don't think I have the temperament to be a woman back then....I am sure Jesus would have appealed to me though considering how He showed love for women,

    with patience

 

2.  I would certainly be curious...hard to say....I don't like sitting on my hands, so I may have wanted to see Him for myself

 

3. say what?

 

4.  ummm...I would actually be more interested in what He had to say rather than miracles...I would want a change of heart...that seems to be more my focus now, so maybe would have been the same then?

     Of course I wouldn't turn down a real miracle...I could use a couple right now...not for myself...well, maybe one?

 

5. Certainly not everyone scoffed at Jesus...not at all.  The crowd scoffs today and I am not a part of them.  But still, you know, who can say for sure?



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Answer to question one only (for now)-

No!

Many men do not treat women as equals now; imagine what it was like back then. This upsets me greatly. I'm sure it upset our Lord too.

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Would I want to live in Jesus days when Jesus was on Earth? Well I have to admit I am used to modern technology running faucets, convenient ovens, air condition so on way of life. Maybe even a better question, would I even survive in Jesus days? I honestly at least say it would be a rough life compared to what I know now. . I think in truth I wish I can use the Time Machine as I started the Time Machine thread in the Fellowship area. So I wish I could go back in a time machine to Jesus days to temporarily see how it was for a month or so and return back to this time to have much fuller knowledge of things.

 

To actually say though if I was born in those days would I believe Jesus? Yes I would if the person Jesus healed is someone I knew a friend. And I would certainly believe if I myself was healed today. We are informed on TV about these side show acts. Back then in ordinary times who could do all these things.

 

Would I want to follow Jesus? It would be neat to be one of the early disciples. Even if not the twelve those at least who lived during that time.. . But imagine though what aspect the Disciples had to see every miracle He did..All of them seen Jesus calming the wind in a few seconds.. What would be confusing though is I wonder “ Why is Jesus saying these things? Where are these commandments written?

 

So I admit I may believe his miracles but I think I would not know what commandments He is teaching this New Covenant Laws. Since the New Covenant laws didn't exist how would I know to follow the laws that Jesus had the authority to teach these things?  Would I be able to live during those days? I don’t know. I would have to be there for certain to know how much I would handle and to see how much I would believe in His miracles and what of His teachings I can grasp.

 

I do admit for what we know today makes it easier to accept Jesus now because we have all the New Testament Books for which they did not have then, that we now have these days. I guess I think we have an advantage in some way of the proof we have now.


Edited by GlidingWings, 19 January 2014 - 10:08 AM.


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Here are some questions that I was pondering on? I wanted to see how members here would respond and to see how they think and feel?

Here are the questions..

 

1. Would you ever want to live in the times of Jesus? Why or why not?

2.If you have never heard of Jesus and his teaching would you follow him if he came to your city?

3.To those that have heard of him and his Gospel before that believes what he says would you then help him to pass his Gospel message to those that don't know it?

4. Would you try to follow him city to city to see him perform his miracles?

5. Last to those that scoff at him would you then defend his honor or be just like the crowd?

1- No. The life expectancy wasn't great and many minorities were persecuted under the Roman Empire. Plus, I'm disabled. Neither the Jewish nor the Roman culture were very accepting of disabled people. In John 9:2, the people thought that the blind guy had sinned, and so was suffering a punishment from God. Jesus had to put them straight and tell them that a disabled person can bring glory to God, by keeping the faith even though God had created us this way. In some societies, the disabled were left to die to preserve the strong genes- even though they weren't aware of genetics.

2- I don't know, I guess I would. The Bible says that we only believe because the Father calls us to Salvation. I think if God had created me to exist then, He still would've called me to Salvation, but we all have a time and place. Our place is here and now.

3- Again, the guys that spread the Gospel message were the Apostles. I think it funny that Jesus taught the harsh truth about man's nature, but then only really taught that He was the cure when He was alone with His disciples, Jesus made His divinity claims in public, but how many times did He say to the public that His shed blood would expunge the faithfuls sin? He entrusted the Apostles to spread the entirety of the Gospel. So if Jesus had taught me as He had taught the Apostles, I'd like to think I'd do His will. Then again, Jesus didn't need 13 Apostles, only 12 to represent the Tribes of Israel.  

4- Honestly? Probably not. The distance from Judea to Jerusalem is 19 miles. He taught in Galilee, Northern Israel- He moved A LOT! It wasn't that easy to travel in those days, especially if you had a family or business.

5- Who knows? There's a song by Sidewalk Prophets called 'You Loved Me Anyway.' It talks about all those things we do, but still God loves us. One of the lines is 'I was the man who yelled out from the crowd for you blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground. Then I turned away with a smile on my face, with this sin in my heart tried to bury your Grace.' We like to think we'd bend our knee and cry at the foot of the cross, but would I be brave enough to die next to Him? No, to be honest. Since God has called me, I believe I would've been reserved and distant, retained my love and faith, but not exactly yearning to be crucified right next to my Lord.






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