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Monday, May 3, 2010

Why not now?

I’ve heard some people wonder aloud why Jesus chose to come to earth when He did and not, for example, now.

There may be many reasons but one that stands out for me is, if Jesus had come to earth now, in our time, He couldn’t have suppressed for as long as He did, who He really is.

There weren’t any investigative reporters back then. That’s why the Pharisees, when proving to themselves that Jesus wasn’t the promised Messiah, said, “Search the Scriptures and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee,” (John 7:52).

That couldn’t have happened today. Today, they could have, and probably would have found out that while Jesus grew up in Nazareth (another dumpy little town) in Galilee, He was born in Bethlehem. The Scripture most emphatically DOES say that the Messiah would come from there.

“But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for Me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times,” (Micah 5:2). Written 700 years before the birth of Jesus.

No, Jesus has given us just enough evidence to enable those who are looking for Him to find Him and just enough evidence so that those who don’t want to find Him will not stumble upon Him accidentally.

That’s one of the reasons that He did not enter into history at our time.

1 comment:

  1. let me show you the end results of this particular *ONE-DIMENSIONAL SCIENTIFIC MODE*
    of thinking that is called *CRITICAL THINKING*, which is completely divorced from
    any human objectives...

    this style has been perfected by dawkins, pz, randi and the other *NEW ATHEISTS*

    THE BOOBQUAKE - 911!

    hey, atheists don't even BELIEVE IN BOOBIES!!!

    they thought BOOBIES had no effect... WRONG!

    see, I just want to make it clear to the rest of you:

    jen is unable to see that there is a CONFLICT BETWEEN EROS & SCIENCE....

    see how we take a term and convert it into its AUTHENTIC POLITICAL DIMENSION - THAT
    OF LIBERATION - not just merely harmless expression...

    they thought BOOBIES had no effect... WRONG!

    Visit for the BOOBQUAKE:

    how about I believe in WHATEVER I want and you have nothing to say!