The Great Substitution (5/31/13)

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The Great Substitution

Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:28-30)

Read: 2Samuel 17:1-29, John 19:23-42, Psalm 119:129-152, Proverbs 16:12-13

Relate: The Qur’an doesn’t believe Jesus died. Islam takes the facts of the greatest sacrifice, the hinge of history, and replaces it with a common deception. It turns God into a trickster. In the Qur’an we read: That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein…

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  1. It’s an interesting article, although I think it indicates more respect for Jesus and his story, as understood by adherents of another religion, than most Christians would believe Muslims adhere to. It describes a direct taking up into Heaven of Jesus as the result of a direct intervention of God. Overlaid on orthodox Christianity, this story just skips from the “Is it I?” conversation to the Ascension. Certainly not orthodox belief, but more alert to some elements of our beliefs than might be believed by many Christians.

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