Purpose of his death

The Truth Is God

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Chapter 60

Yet the only reason.
   that his death
was destined to be so
   obvious
was so that his .
   resurrection
would also be so 
   glorious.
And.
since this is what was 
   meant,
we should not expect
that he should stay
   forever dead.
But we should come.
   to expect 
that he come back
   to life again.
And this is
   what we are told
      actually did happen.
.
Yet,
if he would have
   risen from the dead
while still nailed to the
   cross,
many would have said.
that he never really
   died at all.
But they would have
   assumed
that he merely came.
   down from the cross
   just as they urged him 
      to.  92
And if he.
   had been buried
   for only a short 
      moment
before coming back.
   to life again,
then many would suspect
that he was not yet
   really dead. 
Or,.
if he had
   come back to life again
after a long time had 
   passed,
then many of his friends
   may have forgotten 
      him.
They may have.
   wondered if this was
      the same man
who suffered so long ago
   for them.
But.
he appeared to them
   on the third day
so they would
   still be gathered there,
and the memory of his 
   death
      would still be clear.
.
So even though
   extreme measures were 
      made,
he arose from the dead
   anyway.
And the men assigned.
   to guard his grave
could do nothing more
   than faint.  93 
For.
if he had
   appeared to them
      alive again
right before his enemies
   eyes,
they would have.
   screamed in fear
      and died of fright
because then they.
   would have realized
   how wrong they were
      to take his life.
.
For they were
   completely opposed
      to his life
so much so 
   that they crucified.
And if they know.
   that it’s so right
that he instead
   should be alive,
then they would know.
   that it is right
that they should be
   the ones to die.
Or,.
would they honor one
   whom they’ve killed? 
Or would they mock 
   someone
   who is living proof
      of God’s will?..





































92. See Matthew 27:41-42.








































93. See Matthew 28:4.
  

                               

 

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