What does Jesus mean when he said blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe?
People who believe in Jesus who haven't seen him believe by faith and are blessed as opposed with people who actually walked with him, having had an extra reason to believe. It's easier to believe what you see than what you don't see.
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oh the blind man cried..i cannot see...thou son of david,have mercy on me..then Jesus stooped..so sweet and low. and he said arise..thy faith hath made thee whole..if Jesus sa…id it..i believe it..his word cannot lie..if it's written in the bible,i'll believe it til i die..tho'the mountains be removed..and cast into the sea..God's word will live forever..thru out eternity. My Father said there is plenty of room..and Jesus said I'm coming soon..to catch away my waiting Bride and take her home over on the other side. If Jesus said it I believe it..his word cannot lie.. if it is written in the Bible I'll believe it til I die..though the mountains be removed and cast into the sea.. God's word will last forever.. throughout eternity
"The Best Is Yet to Come" was sung by Frank Sinatra in 1964 from his album, It Might as Well be Swing. It's one of the many songs he is known for and it is the last song he sa…ng in public.
catholics believe that jesus died and rose from the dead and the day he rose from the dead is called easter...
\nYes. Jesus was rebuking Thomas's lack of faith in the Gospel According to John 20:28-29.
Jews and Muslims go to heaven; Daoists are reincarnated until they achieve perfect knowledge and goodness, as are some Buddhists. Atheists are buried and their existence comes… to an end, just as they believe that the existence of all people ends at death, regardless of beliefs.
That their sins would be forgiven , and that they would go to heaven.
He ment that he had developed gods qualitys .
Those who believe in him are called believers.
Jesus mentions this within His description of the coming "Great Tribulation" [Matt.24:9-29], as it's come to be called. A prophesied unprecedented time like no other in world …history. It's a pivotal sign He says to watch for that leads to His being revealed to the world as its "King" and the establishment of God's Kingdom on earth. It all focuses around "Jerusalem"... as we see today the course of global events being determined by what is happening in the Middle East and that city to which so many peoples and religions lay claim. "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about... in that day will I make Jerusalem A BURDENSOME STONE FOR ALL PEOPLE: all that burden themselves with it SHALL BE CUT IN PIECES, though ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH BE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST IT." (Zech.12:2-3) Jesus is talking about a time when the things going on in Jerusalem will affect the survival of all life on earth, which is a modern realization brought on by man's advanced and advancing nuclear, biological, chemical [and who knows what else] war-making and mass-killing capabilities. "For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be [again]. And except those days SHOULD BE SHORTENED, there should NO FLESH BE SAVED: but for the elect's sake [the 'elect' being God's saints on the earth] THOSE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED." (Matt.24:21-22) He describes a situation that requires quick action to escape from the city. "...let them which be in Judaea FLEE INTO THE MOUNTAINS: let them which is on the housetop [a practice still common in the Middle East today] not come down to take anything out of his house: neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes." (Matt.24:16-18) The danger will be imminent with only a matter of minutes to escape whatever peril is coming. A peril involving something disgusting to God being set up on the Temple Mount... and the surrounding of Jerusalem by armies. "And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" (verse 19) Returning for "clothes" is one thing... but what about the children? Can you leave them while you flee into the mountains? Going back for the children or being pregnant or lugging nursing children as you seek refuge in a panicky, perilous and fluid situation doesn't bode well for one's survival. It will obviously be a time of WAR [which is a constant in the Middle East - if not the world in general]... and in these days of the rapid deployment of forces and fast-moving and portable weaponry... and the willingness of men to use it all... the "burdensome" influence of the events in Jerusalem today to start World War III is a very real [and prophesied] possibility and concern of all the nations on earth. Children are a "pain" to a parent... and worth it all. They are the parents' life... their reason for being. They are the innocents of the world whom grownups both pity... and envy. All in the instantaneous thought of mere seconds; the parent is sorry that the children must suffer life's lessons as they did... while wishing that they could return to that "pure innocent state" of existence themselves. Procreation was God's first command to the first people: "...male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth..." (Gen.1:27-28). Jesus understands the loving burden of children -- mankind is His creation and His burden. It's He who makes it possible for grownups to become "innocent children" again. And He acknowledged the difficult role of pregnant women and those suckling an infant, a life's burden that becomes a life-threatening feat [courage and strength] in time of war. "Woe" unto them, Jesus says. "Alas!" A primary exclamation of grief. They are the primary innocents that suffer the greatest as men wage the wars. As the NIV says: "How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!" Jesus merely made mention of the woman's unique plight in life... made increasingly dreadful in war and the coming distress of the Great Tribulation. It's all a warning. People, animals, plants [all things that live] die in war. And along with man's technological advances in waging wars and killing more things more efficiently -- comes the increased capability to erase all of it, altogether [as the prophecy warns] from off the face of the planet. It's a warning... and it's coming. It's a word to the wise to PRAY... always... that we might be spared. Even though, sooner or later, that generation will come along [our generation?] that shall live the events of the prophecy. Some think these prophecies have already been fulfilled... but the eradication of all life on earth in so many combinations of ways has never been possible until now. And as He ran down the list of "signs" His disciples inquired of as to when He would reveal to the world the Kingdom of God and Himself as its King... He also interjected warnings and cautions of which they [and we] need to be aware -- along with a heartfelt mention of the impact it would have on pregnant women and those nursing infants. Mankind has been learning the hard lessons of sin [breaking God's Commandments - I John 3:4] these roughly 6000 years of his existence. And it's all been leading him straight into the prophesied unprecedented time of the Great Tribulation at the conclusion of the lesson. And as man's technology out-distances his ability to control it, and World War III becomes "thinkable" to him, and the end of life on earth becomes a very real possiblity -- Jesus didn't want to forget to mention the women; the life-givers, and the innocents, and the unique "grief" they bear.
The only time that it is recorded that Jesus said this, is in response to a question from two of his disciples as to where he was staying, and his answer is to your question t…oo: Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. (John 1.38,39)
A: The most famous of these teachings are the eight beatitudes found in Matthew , four of which are in Luke , although with some differences. This four are believed to hav…e been copied by both authors from the hypothetical 'Q' document, a book of sayings attributed to Jesus, and could therefore have actually been spoken by Jesus. The remaining four beatitudes, in Matthew only, can be found in various earlier sources, making it somewhat less likely that they were really spoken by Jesus. Matthew . Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven . They that mourn: for they will be comforted . The meek: for they shall inherit the earth . They which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. . The merciful: for they shall obtain mercy . The pure in heart: for they shall see God . The peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God . they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Luke . Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven - The first beatitude in Matthew is closer to the original in 'Q', but this reflects Luke's concern for the poor. . Those who are weeping, for they will laugh . The hungry, for they will be satisfied - Again, the author of Luke has altered the original, as seen in Matthew, to suit a concern for the poor and hungry. . Followers of the Son of Man, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
In New Testament
The word shortened means 'cut short.' Short of speeding up Earth's revolutions and making the days themselves subsequently "shorter," (which could be an implication but most… likely isn't [See Jeremiah 33:19-22]) we are left with the understanding that it is the number of days that are cut short. He meant "if the number of those days were not cut short ," implying that the number of days originally intended to occur was to be significantly more than those which finally eventuate.
In Jesus Christ
Here is the Scripture that you refer to: Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake (John 14.11) Jesus said this… in response to Philip's question, "Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us." (John 14.8) Philip was one of Jesus' twelve disciples and had seen many of Jesus' miracles, and Jesus was reminding him that: "he that hath seen me hath seen the Father;" (John 14.9) And - "he doeth the works." (John 14.10) And so Jesus' works prove his statement: Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? (John 14.10)
In New Testament
A: Any suggestion ofdoubt is totally absent from the synoptic gospels ( Matthew,Mark and Luke ), but John's Gospel casts Thomas in therole of the doubting apostle, especia…lly in the resurrection storyof John's Gospel. When Jesus appeared to the assembled disciples on the evening ofhis resurrection in Luke's Gospel, all eleven were there but inJohn's Gospel, Thomas was not there. His absence was significant,because when Jesus breathed on the disciples and gave them the HolySpirit (20:22), Thomas was the only disciple not to receive theHoly Spirit. Eight days later, Jesus again appeared to thedisciples at a meal in the same room, but this time Thomas wasthere. Thomas had expressed doubts when told that Jesus had beenseen alive, but on seeing Jesus he was convinced. The respected New Testament scholar, Elaine Pagels, says there is atheme in John's Gospel of portraying Thomas as constantly doubtingJesus. She says that comparative texts indicate that there wasrivalry between members of the Johannine community and otherChristians who believed they followed the apostle Thomas. Bycreating the notion of "doubting Thomas" and by portraying Thomasas the only disciple not to receive the Holy Ghost, John's Gospelundermines to status of Saint Thomas.
In New Testament
John 7:1-9 The Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was at hand in Jerusalem and Jesus' unbelieving brothers asked Him why are you waiting around, go to the feast. Jesus answered them …saying "My time has not come yet." In other words Jesus was completely dependant on the Father's direction and the Father had not told Him to go to Jerusalem. (Jesus was in constant contact with the Father and obeyed Him). In the first verse we are told that the Jews sought to kill Jesus. Jesus knew that a time was coming for Him to die on the cross of Calvary, but this was not the time. Jesus answered, "But your time is always ready". The unbelieving brothers were not under God's time table, they didn't even believe so they could do whatever. Their time was any time.
In Jesus Christ
Jesus came for both the good and those who are not so that at theend of the day everyone sees the kingdom.