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Re: The blood belongs to God

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  • Arijah Ankh Khalid
    what the HELL does this have to do with sacred landscapes? just gets on my nerves so bad to see people vomiting religion everywhere they go. completely
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 18, 2009
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      what the HELL does this have to do with sacred landscapes?
      just gets on my nerves so bad to see people vomiting religion everywhere they go.

      completely inappropriate.


      --- In sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel N. Washburn" <danw@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Let us for a moment assume that the passion narrative is pretty much
      > historically true. Jesus knew from disciples like Nicodemus and Joseph
      > of Arimathea, who were spies in the power structure, that there had
      > been a decision taken to kill him and later he knew that Judas had
      > betrayed him and was leading the authorities to him at a certain hour.
      >
      > Because he believed that his death would be followed within days by the
      > resurrection of the dead and he felt God was calling him to do it, he
      > decided to sacrifice himself to bring in the Reign of God.
      >
      > Hence he went up to Jerusalem predicting his death and the immediate
      > beginning of the resurrection.
      > The expulsion of the money changers was a deliberate provocation to get
      > the authorities to arrest and execute him.
      > At the last supper he knew about Judas and said one of you will betray me.
      > He knew that Judas would come to Gethsemane at a certain hour, hence he
      > says the one who is going to betray me is coming now.
      > He did not defend himself at the trial because he wanted to be executed.
      >
      > He predicts the destruction of the temple. He doesn't say so but this
      > will be a part of the resurrection--God shifts from the Temple into the
      > hearts of men.
      >
      > During the last supper he is saying I am the sacrifice--eat the flesh of
      > the sacrifice, drink the blood of the sacrifice. In the Temple the
      > priests eat the flesh of the sacrifice but only God eats the flesh and
      > drinks the blood.
      >
      > He is saying the Holy Spirit lives in you now and in the Kingdom God
      > will live in you fully. My sacrifice whll bring about the destruction
      > of this world and the fullness of God in your hearts. I offer up my
      > body to the God in you.
      >
      > I suspect that he thought his sacrifice would spare his disciples the
      > tribulation, the final period of suffering before the end of days--his
      > execution would initiate the resurrection of the dead.
      >
      > My question is, why would he be so convinced that his death would bring
      > on the resurrection of the dead?
      >
      > Any ideas?
      >
      > Dan
      >
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