Here's my update for Friday, March 22, 2024:

I have been playing around with Pinterest, but I'm a bit skeptical so far. Time will tell.

Here's a Question:
Is Jesus God? How can we prove this? Answer: If he was not God he could not raise back to life after his crucifixion. We can research the words of the 500+ people who saw him for 40 days after his crucifixion. Most of these folks were martyred for the belief that he IS God. No one would voluntarily give up their lives if this was a deliberate hoax. 

Here's another Question:
Are there any Prophecies in the OLD Testament about the Resurrection of Jesus? Answer: Yes: Though indirectly with some parallelism with those in the New Testament. Notice:
Genesis​ 22 + (Hebrews 11:19) +​​​ ​Job 19:25-27 + Psalm 4:3 + 49:15 + 73:23-28 + Isaiah 25:8 + 26:19 + Ezekiel 37:1-14 + Hosea 13:14 + Daniel 12:1-4 + Psalm 16:10 + 22 + Isaiah 53:10-11 + Daniel 12:2-3.
Notice what the Priest Simeon said about Jesus to his mother and stepfather at his dedication as a baby as recorded in Luke 2:

​​'25 At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him 26 and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 That day the Spirit led him to the Temple. So when Mary and Joseph came to present the baby Jesus to the Lord as the law required, 28 Simeon was there. He took the child in his arms and praised God, saying, 
29 “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised. 30 I have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared for all people. 32 He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!”
33 Jesus’ parents were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the baby’s mother, “This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, and many others to rise. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him. 35 As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul.”​

He predicted that a 'sword shall pierce through your own life also', which is the way Jesus died on the cross. But he could not have brought about the 'rising of many in Israel' without rising himself​, thus establishing the resurrection for all of us as well!​​​



Elbert (Earl) Hardy