Posted by David John on April 14, 2004, at 11:24:07
In reply to Re: One Way to Rephrase, posted by Toph on April 13, 2004, at 10:40:13
> ...it dosent take much faith to believe the promises outlined in the gospels...
> David John, I puzzles me how you claim that Christian faith is so easy when Jesus' disciples lived with him, touched him, heard him speak, witnesses his miracles and ultimately betrayed him.>
Sorry I took so long to reply; Im unable to explain how they missed it, some thought Jesus would establish himself as a King and overthrough the Romans ...they asked dumb questions.
Peter denied knowing Jesus.The deciples couldnt stay awake prior to Jesus been betrayed by Judas...(only one deciple betrayed him)...the others seemed to be in a fog of sorts...I suppose Jesus was having some difficulity teaching the concept of faith to men and woman of the day...could be the religion of the day was and still is legalistic its very hard to "let go" and believe...what was normal during Jesus 3 years of ministery anyway. The Jewish people still deny that jesus was the messiah although today there is evidence close to %50 of rabbi's know that Jesus was the messiah...but have to remain quite about it for fear of severe repucussions.. So I suppose they are not much different to us in many ways....Nothings new
The simplistic answer Ive given is in no way enough but I personally find faith in Jesus,eternal life,and other important doctrine's easy to live with...maybe be if i were persecuted I might have a differant story?