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  • Rev. Autrey on Matthew 27:41
    Verses 38 44 38 Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God! 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 He saved others, they said, but he can t save himself! He s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, I am the Son of God. 44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him. These verses prove beyond a shadow of doubt that what the Bible says about Jesus true "But although the world was made by him, the world did not know him when he came. " That is a sad commentary on the Christian world. We name ourselves after him, but we will not, to this day, say that he is God. But if he made the world, he has to be God. Everyone knows that only God is our maker and sustainer, and the one who takes care of us. If Jesus would present himself to the Christian churches today, they would have him curcified for blasphey claiming to be God just as the Jews did in his day. They didn 't kill Jesus because he hurt them in some way. They had him killed because he said he was the Son of God. And as it says in Hebrews 2 10, "But to the Son he says. 'Your throne, O GOD ... " This is Jesus talking about himself. He is calling himself God. And if the Jews of Jesus ' day understood this, how much more should Jesus ' followers understad it today. May God help us to understand!


 


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