Thanks Waiting for asking these questions. My inspiration to start this post was the similar idea Mel Gibson’ Passion Of The Christ”. . already that movie is ten plus years old. While it has a good message we need to carry this on. Should we rely on one movie director to give the revelation of Jesus life? Those that betrayed Jesus.
There are those who read here at the forum who do not post. They want to learn God's word. Whatever we can share may also help them to learn in their faith. For even I learned a lot from others more than just my own Bible studies. Mel Gibson was not a main actor in that movie. But Mel Gibson was the man who hammered the nail in Jesus right hand. You only see his hand in the movie. So they asked him why did you do this? Why did you want that part? He explains I did this because I am responsible for Jesus dying on the Cross. I put him there. For my Sins Jesus died for them. I hold accountability so that’s why I put the nail in his hand..
I think he is right. But the Ten Commandments Charleston Heston and The Passion of The Christ should not be the final messages and word. As the early Patriarchs such as Noah to Abraham share this by mouth to his children and they to their children. So not till Moses came along was documented in the Pentateuch first Five Books of the Bible. . Just think Ten Generations to Noah and the Old Testimony not even written as of yet..
Here now we have the forum where we can discuss these things. One might say why don’t you just read this and keep it to yourself? Then what is a Discussion forum for? We that read also discuss what we read. If we read and don’t discuss then there is really no reason for a forum discussion. One may have thought of something that another may not have. So I'm in hopes that someone may say something that maybe I never thought of.
I’m trying to create a discussion to those who opposed Jesus. That including to the very day He was betrayed even what happened after wards.
In a court case the attorney says now this suspect on a number of occasions attacked my client. He the attorney then presents these dates which led up to the final conflict. So in Jesus life it was the same thing. Jesus endured several conflicts with religious leaders who hated him. For this plotting to stone him. But every time the they tried to trap him Jesus always had the right answers. .
These are some of the confrontations we can discuss prior to the main betrayal. We can discuss how those confrontations got them to corner Jesus. And now what finally gave them a plan to get Jesus arrested. How did this all happen and how was this planned? How did they get Judas to be a part of this plan?
Now here is another thing to discuss. There was the Palm Sunday and people were saying Hosanna The Great King. The crowds were cheering. But wait hold on. What happened to these followers and cheering crowds? Suddenly we now have crowds wanting to crucify Jesus. Either He was betrayed by some or Jesus was being confronted by other crowds who opposed him. So now it can be discussed what were all the events that led to the betrayal? When did this last supper happen? Why did they finally want to get Jesus to receive the Roman Empire Death penalty? Why were so many crowds persisting that Jesus would die this way?.
As I said let's not let Mel Gibson be the final person to share many of these things. I believe here at Worthy we can bring in more scriptures and Biblical aspect. After all Passion of the Christ was inspired by the Catholic Church. See Mary in this movie dressed in Nun colors. . If Catholics can bring forward a good message then we Christians also should have ability to discuss recorded History on the events that led up to the events that took place after wards. We are not there to win an Oscar award for our writings. But as witnesses of a reward greater than trophies that reward is the Crown of Life.
So we carry on the discipleship sharing the testimonies of God's word. And maybe you have not realized someone reading here you just may have even saved one person. It is better to save one person than to not save anyone at all.
Here is a verse of our betrayal.
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Yes we have all gone astray. We were in the sheep fold and we have all have turned from God. For there is no one good no not even one.
- Mark 10:18
So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.
Mark 10:17-19 (in Context) Mark 10 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
Who will be the first to want to discuss about the leading up to the betrayal? Then we can work on this working on the order of events.
Edited by GlidingWings, 15 January 2014 - 03:00 AM.