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  1. The tomb in which Jesus was buried was discovered empty by Mary and a group of women on the Sunday following the crucifixion.
  2. Jesus’ disciples saw Jesus on the road to Emmaus and in Galilee and had real experiences with one whom they believed was the risen Christ.
  3. As a result of the preaching of these disciples, which had the resurrection at its centre, the Christian church was established and grew.
  4. Other religious founders’ tombs show the difference. ( see below)



State of tomb



Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama,






Muhammad, the prophet






Confucius was China’s most famous Philosopher







  Jesus Christ    empty


Jesus arms




  1. You wrote, quote:
    “The writers in the bible were all spirit filled people and were God inspired. So their words have merit…”

    And your Biblical basis for this belief is….
    one verse, written by Paul, misinterpreted, out of context.

    Many self-professed “Bible-believing Evangelicals” won’t listen to the words of Jesus, because they are brainwashed through reciting their “mantra” – “all scripture is God-breathed.”

    This “Evangelical Mantra” has been accepted by the collective subconscious mind of “The Evangelical Church” without thought, question, reflection, or even 2 witnesses from the Scripture itself. It’s based on a misinterpretation, out of context, of one verse in one letter written by one man, Paul the Pharisee, who was unfamiliar with the personal ministry and teaching of Jesus.

    But, “Once an idea has been accepted by your subconscious, it remains there and it governs your behavior until it is replaced or changed.” [ as a pastor named Bishop Dale C. Bronner observed in one of his sermons]

    (Definition from the American Heritage Dictionary.) Mantra (noun) (Hinduism.) A sacred formula believed to embody the divinity invoked and to possess magical power, used in prayer and incantation.

    When cult members repeat their mantra, it makes them deaf to the voice of God, unable to hear God. Instead, it puts their focus on their one “special man” above all others – his personality, words and teachings, character, life example, feelings, experience, intentions, mind, will, emotions, etc. Their cult leader is their hero – he is always right, could never be wrong about anything specific, and he must be obeyed in all things and never questioned. He will give himself a special title, write at least one special book, and claim special authority, with no need for a second witness to back him up.
    Here are 3 examples.

    .1) Fuhrer. The title of Adolf Hitler as the leader of the German Nazis, author of “Mein Kamph”. Mantra: “Heil Hitler.”

    .2) The self-appointed Prophet Muhammad, author of The Koran. Mantra: …..”and Muhammad is his prophet.”

    .3) Paul the Pharisee, the self-appointed Apostle to the Gentiles, whose 13 letters comprise one third of what, today, we call the “New Testament.” (The first, original “New Testament” was composed by the second century heretic Marcion, and he coined the term “New Testament.” His new “book” contained nothing except 10 of Paul’s letters and an abbreviated Gospel of Luke. There were no other “New Testament” books, and the Hebrew Scriptures were the “Old Testament” which was irrelevant, according to the heretic Marcion.) Mantra: “All Scripture is God-breathed….”

    I got my Masters Degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. I was attracted to the school because they put Paul’s mantra of “All Scripture is God-breathed” above everything else, and I wanted to heed Paul’s command and “Preach the Word” like Paul….

    This mantra is a misinterpretation out of context of 2 Timothy 3:16. It ignores the previous verse, 2 Timothy 3:15, which clearly indicates that Paul was NOT referring to his own letters when he wrote the words “All Scripture.”

    Paul was probably making reference to some of the Hebrew Scriptures, quite likely including the Law and the Prophets. We cannot be completely certain exactly which “Scriptures” Paul meant in “All Scripture”, and what Paul meant by “God-breathed.” Why can’t we be certain?

    Because we must establish a matter by the testimony of two or three witnesses, especially something as important as “What is the Word of God.” No one else in the pages of the Bible besides Paul ever said anything like “All Scripture is God-breathed”. And Paul only said it here, one time, in the middle of a personal letter.

    The Apostle Peter made reference to “Prophecy of Scripture,” not “All Scripture,” and no it’s not the same thing at all. Jesus never said anything like that. And no one, not even Paul, ever said that all Scripture was equal.

    I remember the general approach to the Bible at Dallas being that “every word in the 66 Books is the Word of God”….. and we should interpret it based on “the intended meaning of the author in the historical grammatical context.”

    That is the basic idea of the heavy-duty seminary language we were being trained in. It sounds so right, so intelligent, so professional, so “godly”….. but it is fundamentally flawed.

    When we look at Paul’s teachings and testimony about himself, (in his letters that make up 1/3 of the New Testament,) we should NOT immediately ask ourselves; “what did Paul say, what did Paul mean, and how does this apply to my life?” The fundamental question is NOT “what was in the mind of Paul?”

    Before any of that, the FIRST question to ask is; “does Paul agree with Jesus, who came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets?”

    Paul contradicted himself, and his teachings and testimony about himself don’t harmonize with the teachings of Jesus (or with Luke’s record of his life.) Let’s not waste our time with endless debates about “what Paul really meant” with his wacky teachings about “baptizing the dead” or “there is neither male nor female.” Paul was wrong. Jesus reminds us from The Law “at the beginning, the Creator made them male and female.” [Matthew 19:4, Genesis 1:27]

    As to the question of “whether the Bible is ALL truly Gods WORDS”…

    The underlying unspoken assumption is that “The Bible” (66 Books) was given to us by God as “one book” and it’s all “equal” in level of authority, priority, and importance. This comes from unconsciously believing Paul’s mantra, the “Evangelical Mantra”, that “All Scripture is God-breathed”, and falsely assuming Paul was referring to every word in the 66 Books of the Bible. Yet even here, not even Paul, not even once, ever said that “All Scripture is EQUAL” in authority, priority, and importance.

    No one in the pages of the Bible ever said or wrote that “all Scripture,” or “the Bible,” is “all truly God’s words”. Jesus never said anything like that, and Jesus did not see it that way. Jesus did not see even the Hebrew Scriptures, what we call the “Old Testament”, as a whole unit or book that was all equal or “all truly God’s words.” Jesus spoke of The Law, or The Law and the Prophets, holding these 2 sections of the Old Testament above the third, least important sections the “Writings.” And Jesus held the Psalms, the first book of the “Writings” section, above the other books in the “Writings” section in importance, since some parts of some Psalms are prophetic.

    Obviously, the New Testament Scriptures were not written when Jesus was walking the earth. But if we want to get closest to The Source, Jesus himself, it makes sense that we should look first to the eyewitness testimony of two of His appointed Apostles who walked with Him faithfully for over 3 years, Matthew & John. (Also to other eyewitness testimony, recorded by Mark and Luke.) This is more accurate, important, and authoritative than personal letters written by Paul the Pharisee, who never knew Jesus personally, had no part in His ministry, and had no eyewitness testimony.

    We should follow the Jesus of the Gospel writers. We should not follow the “jesus” of Paul the Pharisee or Muhammad or any other man, who had their own ideas of who “jesus” was and what He did.

    If you are a follower of Jesus, we should be able to agree that the words of Jesus are MORE important, MORE authoritative, and have MORE merit than Paul. Would you agree?


  2. You are not quoting Jesus speaking in complete sentences.
    You are quoting a few words from the Apostle John, out of context, with “God is love”…..

    As far as Paul’s intentions, what “he was trying to do” or what the church was doing, those are your opinions, and you don’t provide any support for that.

    I think you are correct that Paul “insists on the superiority of love” (without God,)……. and Paul was wrong.

    The Love of GOD is superior – not “Love” as Paul wrote about it.

    If you love God, you will listen to HIM first, always try to obey HIM, pray to HIM alone, worship HIM alone, always trust HIM and have faith in HIM…. and love others in appropriate ways.

    We should not listen to other people first before God.
    We should not always obey other people – sometimes yes, sometimes no, depending.
    We should never pray to or worship other people.
    We should not necessarily trust other people – it depends.
    Our faith should be in GOD, not in people.

    So our love for God includes much more than simply loving others. Not all “love” is equal or the same.
    Wouldn’t you agree?


    1. Yes, we should listen to God first, but God revealed Himself through His Son Jesus.Jesus is God incarnate. Jesus taught us how to love, Jesus taught us that God is love…..if you love God then you have to live it. (1 John 4:8) Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.(James 2:14) “Faith without works is dead.”


      1. Again, you are not quoting Jesus, you are quoting the words of John, one verse, and the words of James, one verse, out of context.

        Yes, we should listen to God first, and God revealed Himself through Jesus His Son. Yes Jesus is God incarnate. Yes Jesus taught us how to love in many ways. Jesus clearly distinguished between Love for God and love for man – it’s not exactly the same thing, although it’s related.

        No, Jesus never said “God is love.” Those are not His words. To understand Jesus, we should listen to Jesus speaking in complete consecutive sentences.


      2. It doesn’t matter if I’m not always quoting Jesus The writers in the bible were all spirit filled people and were God inspired. So their words have merit because they relate to God and the OT as well. Have a great day :))))


    1. Yes, you are right.
      And Paul the Pharisee was wrong when he wrote:
      “The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
      [Galatians 5:14]

      Paul was also wrong in Romans 13:8-10,
      and his famous “Love chapter”, 1 Corinthians 13, where Paul never mentions God but refers to himself almost 20 times. Paul introduces that chapter blasphemously claiming “I will show you the most excellent way” referring to his own writings.

      No, JESUS is the most excellent way, not the writings of Paul the Pharisee.


      1. But God is love, when Paul wrote those letters he was trying to bring the church back to the fundamentals because they were looking to other gods, so he insists on the superiority of love.
        If you love God then you love others, this is the second greatest commandment.


  3. Jesus was asked twice which Commandment is the greatest or most important one, (Matthew 22 and Mark 12)
    Both times Jesus answered quoting the same two commandments, from of the Law of Moses.

    Jesus said that one of these two commandments is the first and greatest most important one. Which one is it? The one in Deuteronomy 6, or the one in Leviticus 19 ?


  4. Jesus was quoting 2 different commandment from the Law of Moses, from Deuteronomy 6 and Leviticus 19. Yes they are related and connected in a unique way, and we need to understand them and apply them. But which one of these 2 is the First and Greatest, Most Important One?
    The one in Deuteronomy 6 or the one in Leviticus 19 ?
    Jesus gave an immediate, direct, specific answer to the question, but you still have not – with all due respect.


    1. Salvation can only come through Jesus Christ. In John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.I really don’t think God is that pedantic. If you love God and his Son Jesus – you’ve covered them all.


    2. John 13:34-35New International Version (NIV)

      34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

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  5. This quote from Paul doesn’t answer the question of which one is the Most Important Commandment.

    Twice Jesus gave a direct specific answer to the question of which one is the Most Important Commandment. He spoke in complete consecutive sentences (verses.) Matthew 22:37-38, Mark 12:29-30.

    There are many applications for this commandment, which Jesus quoted from the Law of Moses Deuteronomy chapter 6. (After that Jesus also quoted “The Second”, also from the Law – Leviticus 19.) Before we discuss application, and how these 2 commandments are related to each other, we first need to know which one is the first greatest and most important – Deuteronomy 6, or Leviticus 19?

    Can you quote Jesus speaking in complete sentences somewhere else that would contradict Matthew 22:37-38, Mark 12:29-30 ?

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    1. In my opinion it’s the one when Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’[All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40)NIV Embedded in this is that if you love God then you love the Son because the Son came from the Father and the two are one.



  6. Paul wrote letters to the Corinthians and in 1Corinthians 16:22 this is what it says:- If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! (ESV) God and Jesus are one:- Father, Son and Holy Spirit- a trinitarian God.


  7. Yes Jesus loves us that much.
    So why not listen to Jesus tell us, in complete consecutive sentences, which Commandment is the Most Important one? Matthew 22, Mark 12

    Poem – What is love?

    Two men came to Jesus
    With different motivations.
    They asked Him the same question
    Relevant to all the nations:

    Which is the Most Important?
    The answer was the same.
    Jesus did not manipulate
    He was not there to play a game.

    “Love the Lord your God” said Jesus
    as He quoted from The Law –
    to fulfill and not abolish
    was His purpose, full of awe.

    Jesus did not make all Scripture
    Into one new great commandment.
    He summarized The Law and Prophets
    “First and Greatest” and “The Second.”

    The Love of God is higher
    Than the love of any man.
    Receive from God, give back to God-
    Then to others, that’s His plan.

    The Love of God involves much more
    Than simply “love your fellow man.”
    Worship, trust, and pray to God,
    and obey Him – that’s His plan

    To worship and pray to neighbors,
    Whoever they may be,
    Or trust and obey our enemies
    Would be idolatry.

    The love of God is first and greatest,
    And the love of man is second.
    “All we need is love” are words
    of dead Beetles on the pavement.

    “The entire law is summed up in a single command”
    are not the words of Jesus our Salvation.
    It’s false teaching of Paul the Pharisee
    an “accuser of our brethren.”

    “Love” without God is Satan’s word through Paul
    in his chapter to the Corinthians.
    “I will show you the most excellent way”
    is the road to eternal perdition.

    Where is God in Paul’s chapter on love?
    Nowhere in view of the eye.
    Paul sings about himself like a Mexican Mariachi
    “I, I, I, I.”

    Jesus is The Most Excellent Way
    Not the words of a Pharisee.
    The words of Jesus are very clear.
    Jesus said, “You must follow ME.”


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