It is the Monday after the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Of course, there will always be detractors of the Gospel message of Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross and subsequent resurrection to life.
Made an observation today. When I typed in “He is Risen” into the Startpage search engine and clicked on “images,” they all represented that Jesus Christ is risen! Why is that? Because no other religious leader could ever claim this! It is a fact of history, whether atheists/skeptics/haters/false religions/ etc. want to believe it or not.
I think that it was very sad that there were not many films on T.V. yesterday about Jesus Christ. Fox News had Bill O’Reilly’s rendition of the Good Friday and Easter events in the film adaptation of his book, “Killing Jesus.” Have not read the book but watched the film last year and what stood out most to me was the error being made that Jesus (apparently) didn’t know who He was (the Son of God) in the beginning of His ministry. That’s totally absurd! Also, the title of the book and movie isn’t correct, either. Jesus laid down his life for his friends willingly. He could have called legions of angels to “rescue” Him from the cross; but instead He stayed there to rescue all who would believe in Him from the penalty of their sins. His sacrificial death was accomplished to defeat eternal death and hell for all human beings who would place their trust in Jesus Christ.
Then, there was a series of one hour shows (I think it was on a CNN station). I started to record them, but after watching the one which made the claim that there was a “book of Judas” left out of the canon of Scripture, I knew that everything else in the series would most likely be wrong or suspect in nature. Cancelled those recordings!
But then, I found the re-broadcast of The Bible series which was done back in 2013. It is excellent and I highly recommend it for people who want to see a series that stays mostly true to the Scriptures. I only had time to watch the last two episodes which were about Jesus and covered some of the missionary journeys of the apostles.
Today, I read a post over at James Bishop’s blog entitled, Meme Grinder # 20 – ‘An Atheist’s Frantic Attempt to Undermine Jesus’ Resurrection.’”
Although Christians are celebrating Jesus’ resurrection and its importance for humankind’s salvation and reconciliation to God we do still, sadly, have atheists like David McAfee trying to bring the whole show down on that very special day. The show of Jesus’ resurrection if is one that all of us have been invited to and that we can all partake in; it’s also a show that we all take a stand on. In our western world, for example, we either believe in it, disbelieve it, or stand indifferent to it. Unfortunately an atheist such as McAfee not only disbelieves in it, but he makes it his life mission to ridicule anything Christian related.
Be sure to read it all HERE!
Yep…I know how he feels! Got one of them here at my own blog.
My comment there:
Well done and well said, James! It is really good that you take the time to counter Mr. McAfee’s declarations of unbelief and distain for Jesus Christ and God’s Word, the Bible. Psalms tells us:
So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me,
For I trust in Your word.
Having my own “nemesis” at my blog for over 10 years now has helped me to share the truth vs. the errors that he claims as a non-believer.
I have found that no matter what proof and truth is shown to detractors of the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they often will never accept it or even consider it! The greater audience of your blog may well be reached rather than McAfee; so you are doing the good work of an evangelist despite the fact that the person you are replying to will continue to reproach you for what you write. This is exactly why Proverbs contains the paradox of these two verses of wisdom:
Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
Lest you also be like him.
Answer a fool according to his folly,
Lest he be wise in his own eyes.
In a comment thread on one of my posts, I made the claim that Jesus Christ has fulfilled over 300 Bible prophecies. There are several yet to be fulfilled at His second coming. I found a site that lists 353 prophecies fulfilled by Christ!
Even with all of this evidence, hardened hearts will still refuse to believe in Jesus! Amazing…isn’t it?
Why is that?
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Well, God bless you James for your efforts here at your blog to lift up the Name above all names…the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!