Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Bible is an amazing book to read. Why? Well it encompasses many subjects and emotions that we all have to address each day in our daily lives. You can say you are not religious anymore or you can be a very devout follower of your religion. All I know is that when we are all fearful of imminent danger we shout “Oh God, Help Me!” and then when we are grateful of something or someone, we say, “Thank You God !” No one can say they have ever really met him or her or it but somehow we all believe in the notion that there is a special entity to thank or to protect us in extreme situations.
I have a friend Diane who sends me e-mails of every chain letter you can possibly think of but this one is very interesting. It doesn’t make you feel guilty or fearful that if you don’t send it to 10 people right now your face will fall off. I hate those guilt trip ones. So, I decide to be a bad ass and send it to no one . I delete it . I will probably rot in hell for not sending some long winded junk to 10 of my closest friends, but I am willing to take that chance.
This chain letter describes the why of reading about the main character, a guy named Jesus. The correlation to everyday subjects are incredible. It stated:
In chemistry, he turned water into wine.
In biology, he was born without the normal conception.
In physics, he disproved the law of gravity when he ascended into heaven.
In economics, he disproved the law of diminishing return by feeding 5,000 men with 2 fishes and 5 loaves of bread.
In medicine, he cured the sick and the blind without administering a single dose of drugs.
In history, he is the beginning and the end.
In government, he said that he should be called wonderful counselor, prince of peace.
In religion, he said no one comes to the father except through him.
So, who is he? He is Jesus! No other explanation necessary. And with all these subjects in our daily lives covered in stories from this book, you kind of understand why so many people have read this book, why you find it in the drawers of every hotel and why it kind of answers in some rational way life’s questions. It goes on to say personal things about Jesus.
Jesus had servants, yet they called him master.
He had no degree, yet they called him teacher.
He had no medicines, yet they called him healer.
He had no army, yet kings feared him.
He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet he lives today in our hearts.
And now with the description of his capabilities, the stories in the Bible makes every so called professional in life feel quite humbled. This guy Jesus did it all in power, education, doctoring, protecting and even knew how to beat death. The authors of the Bible managed to cover all bases and humanly questions for us to think about.
It covered many subjects that people study in detail every day. Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, Medicine, History, Government and even Religion. The book makes the most pompous remark when he talks about religion. He says, no one comes to the father except through him. The emphasis is on how powerful God is and should be respected. You have to go through the channels to get to him and the channel is Jesus.
I find it amazing that the Bible depicts this all powerful leader as a humbled person but then you can drive through any town in any part of the world and there are huge cathedrals or lavish Churches adorned with expensive stained glass windows and beautifully carved wood and exquisite marble statues everywhere all in honor of this man. It is all so contrary to the teachings and sayings found in the Bible.
We now find exposed many church leaders who are not humbled prophets of this extraordinary book but men that eventually declare tearfully to their followers that they have sinned and eventually reveal that they are pedophiles, or womanizers or stole money from the collection plates and have adorned themselves with highly ornate gold and diamond gem stoned chalices with their names engraved in the wine goblets. Yes, whether you are a believer or not, you have to admit the Bible is an extraordinary well thought out good read. Tell your kids to put down all that vampire junk and science fiction junk and try the Bible for a change.

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