Monday, October 17, 2016

Heather Jephcott writes

It Is At This Time We Remember

It is at this time we remember
more particularly...
The creator was judged,
"Blasphemy" was the charge.
He was not guilty.
He was who He said He was.

It is at this time we remember
a love above all other loves,
the impossible became possible,
the creator bowed His head
and allowed
evil to have its way
because evil did not know
what was happening
spelling its own death knell

It is at this time we remember
religious fanaticism was at work
to achieve its goals
and crush its challengers.

You, O Lord
allowed this to happen

It is at this time we remember
that many do not want to hear
the true story...
that it was the will of the Lord
for this to happen
for the glory set before.

 File:Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco - Christ crucified with Toledo in the Background - Google Art Project.jpg
 Christ Crucified with Toledo in the Background -- El Greco

1 comment:

  1. The crucifixion of Jesus occurred in Judea, probably between 30 and 33 CE. His arrest, trial, execution, and redemptive death, collectively known as "the Passion," are the bases of the Christian doctrines of salvation and atonement; through faith in his triumphant resurrection, people are reunited with God and receive new joy and power in this life as well as eternal life in Heaven. However, the events have inspired a number of theological interpretations about how salvation is granted to humanity. "Agent Christology" is derived from the accounts of St. John and views the submission of Jesus to crucifixion as a sacrifice he made as an agent or servant of God as a means to achieve eventual victory. John 1:29 invokes John the Baptist's proclamation, "The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." Revelation 21:14 describes the "lamb slain but standing" as the only one worthy of handling the scroll that lists the names of those to be saved. A central element in Luke's Acts of the Apostles is the affirmation of the belief that the death of Jesus by happened with God's foreknowledge as part of a definite plan," as in Acts 2:23. John Calvin supported the "agent of God" approach and argued that Jesus could have successfully argued for his innocence but instead submitted to crucifixion in obedience to his Father. In some theologies, the crucifixion was "pre-eternally" determined before the creation of the world in order to redeem humanity from the disgrace caused by the fal1 of Adam. St. Paul wrote that the crucifixion was directly related to the resurrection and was thus a cosmic event with significant eschatological consequences, as in 1 Corinthians 2:8. Jesus, who was obedient to the point of death (Philippians 2:8) died "at the right time" (Romans 4:25) as ascertained by God. According to the substitutionary atonement view, Jesus willingly sacrificed himself as an act of perfect obedience; the moral influence theory of atonement focuses on the moral content of Jesus' teachings and sees his death as a martyrdom rather than a fulfillment. Evangelical Protestants typically hold a substitutionary view, while liberal Protestants tend to reject it, but both views have found a place within the Catholic church, balanced by a duty to perform reparation to Jesus for his sacrifice; John Paul II referred to this as an "unceasing effort to stand beside the endless crosses on which the Son of God continues to be crucified." Another common view, Christus Victor, held by Eastern Orthodox Christians, holds that Jesus, due to his perfection, voluntary death, and resurrection, defeated Satan and death, so humanity was no longer bound in sin but was free to rejoin God through faith in Jesus.


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