Let’s think about what bootlegging is by definition, alcoholic liquor unlawfully made, sold, or transported, without registration or payment of taxes.
Let’s face it according to biblical history Jesus made wine and they drank all the evidence at the wedding, therefore avoiding taxation.
- So now let’s look at Dictionary.com’s definition of Jesus Christ:
Interjection :Sometimes Offensive (used as an oath or strong expression of disbelief, dismay, awe, disappointment, pain, etc)
2. What about Thesaurus.com:
Jesus Christ NOUN, Son of God, Christ, Good Shepherd, Jesus, King of Kings, Lamb of God, Lord, Lord of lords, Messiah, Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Savior, Son of Man. Emmanuel , God the Son, Light of the World, Redeemer, Savior.
Wow, only 2 definitions and each thought worlds apart.
The way I see it the Roman’s were excellent record keepers, we know Jesus was real, was born, lived on earth, was born in Bethlehem. So history resolves the question of existence with the Roman Empires fine record keeping.
He believed and asked others to believe that he came to redeem ever person from alpha to omega, even Me, who wasn’t even born yet, from myself or sins.
If a person wants to believe something, does it matter if it is true? People are told untruths everyday and yet unwittingly they believe them. So each of us can choose to believe anything we want.
Now let me put in a case for Jesus. I choose to believe in him and I am guaranteed everlasting life. If the non believer is correct I am out nothing. However on the other hand, choosing not to believe could and will cost me everything according to the Bible history book. So if i didn’t believe I should believe because it is a bargain!
Romans 8:1-3 New living translation:
There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus (a decision of belief) romans
8:2 and because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
Romans 8:3 the law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature.
So God did what the law could not do.
He sent his own Son Jesus in a body like the bodies we sinners have, and in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son Jesus as a sacrifice for our wrong doing.
if you read a little further it says that the only condemnation is for those who know the “truth” and choose not to believe. Is this a struggle to make us believe the way they want, to keep us people in line, or is it the truth?
Every man and women must decide this for themselves, however I can statistically declare that the crime rate among believers is much less than the non-believer.
According to history though the rates of violence of Buddhists, Taoists, Hindu’s, and even Muslim has been low until the more recent past.
No one should use their belief to control another person. I believe real people of faith simply do not hurt one another.
But let’s go a step further, NO ONE DIES, according to all faith documents the spirit leaves the body and the body dies, so are we bodies with spirits or spirits with bodies?
Some believe in hell, however according to the book of John in the Bible, God in is own essence is exactly Love. I don’t think you can tell me you love me then tell me that if I do not do “this or that” I will go to Hell. One cannot be more worthy than another.
All faiths believe that the spirit will live on eternally, Christianity believes that if you don’t follow the religious rules of the day you will burn in Hell.
The only hell a believer in Christ will see is right here on earth if you believe the Bible.
Some believe in the Bible some do not, in fact lately I herd a person proclaim Christianity that did not believe in the Bible or Christ. A re-definition of the condition itself?
I believe that when you believe in Christ, the rest of it is useless guilt, and un-needed information. I know no person of any faith that goes out to hurt another. Deliberately seeks wrong doing, all humanity will always be here on earth.
After all Jesus came to do one thing, to free us from the conversation itself, in addition to all things, yes, from all things.
This could go on and on, so I will keep it simple. your faith relationship is up to you, no one else.
Until next time,