The Consequence of Freedom

In the previous blog I discussed how God is Unconditional Love, and that in a universe whose entire purpose is love, there must be the freedom to choose it, or there can be no love at all. Interestingly enough though, freedom has its own consequences. Freedom is the ability to determine one's own thoughts, and... Continue Reading →

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The Consequence of Unconditional Love

God is agapé or unconditional love. God is patient and kind, He does not boast, nor is He proud. God does not dishonor others, nor is He self-seeking. He is not easily angered, God keeps no record of wrongs. He does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. God always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres.... Continue Reading →

The Resurrection

So, Jesus has been laid to rest. The Marys made note of where he was buried so they could return after the Sabbath to complete the burial cleansing ritual by anointing the body with oil. Let's see what happens in Mark 16: 1-8. They go to the tomb, and they are discussing who they are... Continue Reading →

Jesus’ Burial

Jesus has died. It's the end for his followers. They thought he would be the new king. He was supposed to deliver them from slavery. It's time to go home. To pretend they hadn't put all of their faith in this messiah character. But the book isn't over yet. What more is there? Let us see... Continue Reading →

Jesus’ Death

When last we spoke, Jesus was hanging on the cross as crowds of people walked by mocking him, and the two who hung next to him also spoke abusively to him, because apparently, they didn't have their own deaths to worry about. It is now time for Mark's record of how Jesus died. Mark 15:33-41.... Continue Reading →

The Crucifixion

This part of the story, Mark's story, is not the popular version, despite it's being the earliest and likely most accurate. Mark 15: 21-32 The reason I say this is because there are aspects of the crucifixion here in Mark's version that simply get overlooked or replaced. For instance, we begin with the soldiers forcing a... Continue Reading →

Jesus is Mocked

Jesus has officially begun the crucifixion ritual at this point. Pilate tried to help but was forced to follow the will of the people and hand Jesus over, where he was immediately flogged. Now the soldiers take him to the governor's residence, where they put a royal purple cloak to represent a king's robes on... Continue Reading →

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