Calling Christians

@p1kef1sh (45640)
April 5, 2010 4:58am CST
Christians have just celebrated Easter. The most important time of the Christian year with Christ's crucifixion, interment and resurrection being absolutely fundamental and pivotal in the the faith. However, if you were able to go back in time and save Christ from his death would you? Knowing that the Christian Church would not exist as we know it if you did so.
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• India
5 Apr 10
If we try to visualize those times, every Jew sought Barabbas' release instead of Jesus. The Romans were Neutral. They acted as Jews demanded because they were afraid of a revolt. Even Jesus' own disciples had turned against him. They had been with him, they had heard him and yet in the moment of his crisis none came to his help. None tried to defend him. May be if I were there I would not be different. Let us ask what we would do if Jesus comes in flesh and proclaims it is he. How many would believe him. I think none would believe me. They would say it is written in scriptures he would come on the clouds. The same Christians who profess they are his followers, those who pledge their allegiance to him would seek his blood. They will refuse to hear him. They will again want to put their fingers in his wounds.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Apr 10
So you wouldn't save him. Thank you.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
5 Apr 10
NO, I would NOT. It is NOT our place to second guess God. God put Jesus here to save us FROM OURSELVES....NOT so we could save Him!!! I have learned in my lifetime, that our past creates our future. Some of my most painful moments have put me in place to have some of my most WONDERFUL moments & the good outweighed the bad!!! Had I not lived & dealt with some of the most horrible moments in my life, I would have NEVER met the love of my life!!! The love of my life took away ALL the pain I had endured & even made that part of my life wonderful. I'm just thankful that God loves us ALL enough to offer His Son for our salvation..
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Apr 10
Hooray. A "No". That's one of two answers that I was looking for. 'Yes" being the other of course.
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
5 Apr 10
Oh P1key, I think you know me well enough to know that IF we lived in a perfect world, I'd change it in a skinny minute!!! However, we do NOT live in a perfect world & being a Christian, it is my duty to TRUST God!!! Jesus knew why He was here & even told us what was going to happen. Therefore, I do NOT think it is my place to second guess God!!! With the imperfections in this world, I am still THANKFUL that God was thinking ahead!!! Just think how empty Heaven would be without Jesus dying for our sin!!!
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@cupkitties (7615)
• United States
5 Apr 10
lol. No way. The thought of someone attempting that makes me laugh as much as when people talk about stopping the apocalypse. I doubt God would be very happy with me at all for interfering with his will.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Apr 10
I assume that you accept entirely that Christ was the son of God then.
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• India
5 Apr 10
Hi, If you read the bible it tells that the disciples also wanted to avoid such a situation to happen to christ. But christ told them that it is just what its ment to be and only his father can change the situation. If they wanted they could only prolong the time but it was for sure to happen at any time. By the way I would love to be in that time and close to the lord but there would be no way to prevent the whole situation from happening. Regards, Larry Nicholas
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@jobmoone (442)
• Philippines
5 Apr 10
Well its hard to answer that but being like an ordinary person in that time I may prefer to justify my deep conviction that there is something really happening in the world about freedom from sins. I will seek it more and live for it all of my all. And if I found it in Christ at that time I know I'll be tested by my faith.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Apr 10
Thank you.
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• India
5 Apr 10
If we try to visualize those times, every Jew sought Barabbas' release instead of Jesus. The Romans were Neutral. They acted as Jews demanded because they were afraid of a revolt. Even Jesus' own disciples had turned against him. They had been with him, they had heard him and yet in the moment of his crisis none came to his help. None tried to defend him. May be if I were there I would not be different. Let us ask what we would do if Jesus comes in flesh and proclaims it is he. How many would believe him. I think none would believe me. They would say it is written in scriptures he would come on the clouds. The same Christians who profess they are his followers, those who pledge their allegiance to him would seek his blood. They will refuse to hear him. They will again want to put their fingers in his wounds.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
5 Apr 10
Hi p1kef1sh, What amazes me when reading Jesus passion in the gospels is that although he had a lot of followers, all of them cowered and went into hiding when Jesus was captured and put on trial. It seems that not only there was Jude who betrayed him but even Peter denied that he knows Jesus. It seems that his twelve apostles all abandoned him in time of need. No one stood up for him. No one had the courage to fight for him. No one dared to challenge the civil authorities. It is true that that the Jewish Sanhedrin was very powerful and no one dared to challenge its authority..... I don't think that I would have the guts to challenge the authority knowing that I will end up crucified as he did.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Apr 10
That's an honest reply. Jesus did of course prophesy what response people would have. Self preservation is a wonderful thing! LOL.
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@littleowl (7157)
5 Apr 10
Hi P1ke, As you know I am not a christian but Jesus was a man who walked this earth, personally I wouldn't go back to save him, but do wish that the religion that was then which was then had stayed as it was..there were a lot of Seers and Magi's then too if you understand what I mean..LoLo
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Apr 10
I understand LoLo. I believe in God, but I struggle with the many interpretations of his message by mankind. XXXX
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@sid556 (31002)
• United States
6 Apr 10
A little look at history tells me that Christ was not the only one that was nailed to a cross on that famous day. It was back then a normal punishment. Not sure there would have been any way of saving him. Odds are an attempt to save him would have ended in my joining him.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Apr 10
I'm thinking he wouldn't let me...
@p1kef1sh (45640)
8 Apr 10
Could be right.
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
calling christian are the calls for non muslims, but there is a right to call the person christian because in this world be lived there are true christian and a false christian., those true chistian is the one who were able to follow what is written in the bible
@Theresaaiza (10487)
• Australia
8 Apr 10
This question reminded me of the time when I was young, watching Jesus movies on then, VHS tape, and I wish I was there, kidnapping Jesus so his life could be spared. But now that I am older, I understood the purpose why he had to come to Earth and to die and that is to save us all. So my answer is NO. But I guess I would have asked him that when the time comes for me to die, I would be with him in Paradise, just like what the other crucified criminal had said.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Would not be possible. Even if we were able to go back in to, God himself ordained that Christ should die to save his people. God would never allow even a time traveler to stop this from happening.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Scratches head in deep thought...hmmm..you know I think I would..I seriously think I would..because so much would have been different maybe..and that could have been a good thing..maybe things made more clearer...SO...would you take a trip back in time save him?
• United States
7 Apr 10
I like to believe I would try but, GOD Almighty wouldn't have it though. Because of the sins of Adam & Eve "WE" as GOD's children NEEDED JESUS CHRIST's blood sacrifice in order to receive GOD's inheritance for us his children which is eternal life with him.
@stanley777 (7179)
• Philippines
6 Apr 10
Even if I wanted to, I can't- and I think Jesus wanted it,He wanted God's will to be done so we should respect His decision.The least I could do is help Him and fend of the people who hurt Him- even help Him carry His cross.
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
6 Apr 10
I think the best foundation of Christian faith is the Resurrection because we got salvation through Christ. We cannot revert it because I believe that what we have done is fix. We born We die and life goes on in the next generation.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
6 Apr 10
Knowing the reason for the crucifixion, no I would not stop it.
@Hatley (164392)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Apr 10
hi pikey well if Iwere able to go back in time, I still would not be able to save Christ as much as I would have wanted not because it would screw up the Christian Church as we know but because God would stop me in some way as he ordained that all this should happen, that is what I believe any way, I have a kind heart and would have wanted to save him, but yet I am certain it would not have been allowed, some action of God would have stopped me from doing this. Sad but thats what I feel, kind of hard to answer because my first thought was to be humane, I worked most of my life as a nurses aide and was always thinking of saving lives, not letting someone be killed and in such a dreadful way too. hope I make sense here.