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Would Jesus survive in this world?

A comment i posted on my previous talk led me to ask myself this.

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  • Sep 24 2012: "All things were made through him, and without Him nothing was made that was made."
    John 1:3
    "The earth is the Lord's and all its fullness; the world and those who dwell therein."
    Psalm 24:1
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    Sep 24 2012: ....

    Mark 13:23-27 (KJV)
    But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. [24] But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, [25] And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. [26] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. [27] And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

    I think He'll probably do ok.

    :-)
  • Oct 20 2012: I once saw a video about Zeus and the Olympics.
    It ended by asking why we call Jeshua "Je-Zeus" or "Hey-Zeus."

    I guess it depends on whether or not he is a real God or fake.
  • Sep 29 2012: Unfortunately, David is probably right. Also we need to look at the examples of Gandhi and so many others
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    Sep 28 2012: Jesus would defiantly survive, but he wont be such inspirational figure as he was back than... Today we inspired by thing like power, wealth, sophistication, class, strong personality etc.. By the books Jesus was the exact opposite of what considers as right figure now days. Most of the world is no longer impressed by hippies...
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    Sep 27 2012: The answer might be yes and no..........Yes, we are all connected and therefore we could be called alter-egos. Some notable examples are M.L. King, Gandhi, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and the solders who lay their life on the line for freedom. Then again there is a movie called "The Judas Project", a modern day version of Jesus' life set in the boardrooms of modern businesses and he does not survive. The actual person of Jesus might not survive but some of us go a long way in living his word...............Forgot Mother Theresa !
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      Sep 28 2012: Indeed, those guys understood and cared for the greater good, and they became martyrs to their cause, whatever it takes to get it done...
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    Sep 26 2012: He'd get himself killed again.
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    Sep 26 2012: He seemed like he was a very intelligent guy, especially when his influence lives on even to this day.
  • Sep 25 2012: "Would Jesus survive in this world?"

    Of course and he'd probably live to be 80 years. I mean, he survived living in a subjugated province of the Roman Empire for 33 years, I don't think he'd be impressed by today's conflicts and hardships (except for Afghanistan, Somalia and North Korea maybe).
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    Sep 25 2012: We have only what the book says,he will not come amongst us as he did before.
  • Sep 24 2012: Could Gandhi survive in this madness when he showed us the way out of the madness?

    The both, Jesus and Gandhi was teachers, leaders, communicators, they both stood for unity and humanity.
    they may survive but they would have to change their way of doing things (the same way might not work)

    we all survive, for surviving we need less, Water, Food, Shelter.
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    Sep 24 2012: Based on what is known about him and his teaching............

    I'd have to say no
  • Sep 24 2012: Let's think FORWARD. I hope the good people of the world- our contemporaries- survive in this world. There are a whole lot of good people living today. We can influence the future by our words and acts today.
  • Sep 24 2012: Jesus did not survive in his world, what makes any one think he would survive now?

    But, as TED Lover says very few people actually follow his words. Currently many who call themselves his followers are among the first who would denounce him now.
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      Sep 28 2012: Freedom of speech could defiantly help him not to get crucified again...
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    Sep 24 2012: If you understood what Jesus was talking about, you would know the answer. Only a few people grasp the power, beauty, and joy in Jesus' message.

    Christianity is not based on Jesus' teachings. It is based on Paul's teachings. Jesus and Paul have mutually exclusive worldviews.

    If Jesus were walking the earth today, he would be called a minon of the devil, as are those of us who try to live our lives by the standard he spoke of. But he would not be powerless in that world, because Jesus taught how to claim your godly powers, and use them for your benefit and the benefit of the world.

    Paul, by comparison, taught a fear-based, money-centric, worldview that turns neighbor against neighbor - all in the name of love. Christianity today is created in the perfect image of the ancient Pharisees. Christians would do well to hear Jesus' words as if he is talking to them, and quit hiding behind the perceived safety of Paul's words. Paul does not have your safety in mind. He is THE wolf in sheep's clothing.

    Christians are surprised when I explain to them that the older koine Greek and Aramaic texts show that the son of God didn't really die on the cross. He was released. And if you understood what Jesus was really saying, you would know that it would have been impossible for him to be crucified. His greatest teaching was not that he died for you. His greatest teaching is that he let himself be brought into the metaphorical lion's den (be arrested), but that he left unharmed, even after committing the great offense of overturning all of the money-changers tables.