Have you ever wondered what it would’ve been like to meet Jesus, face-to-face? I’ve always had an endless fascination for our Lord in his human form, especially in regard to his eyes. What color would they have been? Since He was a Jew from an arid climate, they probably would’ve been brown, but we can’t know for sure. Maybe they were as blue as an October sky or the clear green of emeralds. Maybe they had gold flecks in the iris or were a cool grey, rimmed with lustrous, black lashes.
I’ve always heard it said that the eyes are the windows of the soul. Can you imagine what it would have been like to gaze into the eyes of a man with a soul utterly free of the taint of sin, a soul so pure and unblemished as to have never known a single flicker of remorse, regret, guilt, or second thought? Can you imagine seeing in that gaze, the wisdom of the ages, the knowledge of Creation, the memory of heaven? Can …
In all of human history, His life was the only one lived in complete perfection and utter innocence: not one single sin committed by thought, word, or act. He chose the company of society’s dregs, the poor, the prostitutes, the uneducated, and offered them everlasting life and healing. Time after time, he took a stand against the rich and powerful religious elite, and exposed them for the hypocrites they were.
For this crime he was sentenced to die the most horrendous and excruciating death ever devised by mankind. Mocked, spit upon, reviled, and cursed, he was beaten and scourged into a bloody pulp. When his torture was finished, he was barely recognizable as human, but they still weren’t done with him. In this weakened condition, he was forced to carry his death instrument to his place of execution, where stakes were pounded into his hands and feet, pinning him to a wooden cross.
There, he was suspended between heaven and earth, bleeding, sweating, suffering pain beyond imagining. The guilt of billions who’d lived before and …
I know some of you are not religious or believe in God ok, I’m not going to start witnessing to you but I just want to share with you some historical facts and some advice that may help you greatly.
Let’s put aside that the bible is holy scripture ok and look at it as a historical document. There are 5 sources outside of the bible by historians of the second century that witness to the events of a man called Jesus. These historians were adversaries of the Christian faith, they worked for the Roman Empire and the documents they created can be found in museums and religious archives that collaborate:
(1) Jesus was a living breathing man
(2) Jesus performed miraculous things
(3) Jesus was tried by a roman governor Pilate and sentence to be crucified
(4) Jesus was seen alive by 500 witness at one time and for 40 days after confirmed dead
Now to the bible. Remember we are looking at the bible as a historical document. In the Bible are documented …