The real significance of the death of Jesus

It is not necessary here to quote further in detail the sayings of Jesus which indicate that He foreknew the violent death which He was destined to suffer. He assured James and John, when they sought places of honor and power in His Kingdom, that they were not able to drink the cup that He had to drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which He was to be baptized. And at the last supper, when He instituted the ordinance we call now the sacrament. He said of the broken bread, "Take, eat; this is my body;" and of the cup, "Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." From these statements, it is apparent that certain facts were clearly understood by Jesus, and that He endeavored as clearly to teach them to His disciples. These points are four, and you should try to remember them. First, Jesus foreknew and {274} proclaimed that the hatred of His enemies—the scribes and the Pharisees and the rulers in general—would finally bring about His death. Then, He knew equally well, and asserted with the same assurance, that His death was divinely appointed. Again, He assured His disciples that if they would gain places of honor in His kingdom, they too must be prepared to practice self-denial, to humble themselves and render service, and even, if necessary, to lay down their own lives for the Gospel's sake. Finally, Jesus announced that, through His death, mankind would be redeemed from sin, and that His death was therefore not a defeat but a glorious victory.

Worldly views of how Jesus's death can save.

These teachings are certainly inspiring and hopeful. The last one is particularly consoling. But, of course, it is only natural to ask, From what does the death of Christ actually deliver us? How can His death deliver us from sin? These questions have been asked by men ever since the crucifixion. It is almost amusing what strange notions people have held—and do still hold—in answer to these questions. Thus, some people believe that the death of Jesus represented the price paid to Satan to prevail upon him to release man from his power. Others believe that when Jesus gave His life for many, it was to protect them, or deliver them, from the fear of death. Still others hold that through His death Jesus broke the bonds that held His disciples to the belief and understanding that God's kingdom, was an earthly and temporal kingdom, and that the salvation which Jesus taught was earthly. Of course, no one of these theories—nor any one of several others not here mentioned—satisfies the conditions of the sacrifice made by Jesus. It does not really reveal from what {275} His death rescues us, nor how it is possible for His death to rescue us at all.


It is strange that there should be so much confusion about the nature and purpose of Jesus's atoning sacrifice. It is well known that through the sin of Adam, death came into the world. That death was not only physical but spiritual; for man was driven out from the presence of God. Adam broke a divine law. Necessarily, punishment, came to him. Now, in accordance with the law of justice, Adam and his children could be redeemed from death, and restored to the presence of God, only by satisfying in some way the broken law. How could that be done? We have learned, you remember, that there was a council in heaven before the earth was formed. There the whole plan of salvation was revealed. Jesus was appointed to become the Christ. His mission was to teach men to know God, that they might be prepared to return to Him, and through His own death to satisfy the demands of justice and thus to break the bands of physical death. This may, perhaps, be a little difficult to understand, but it is certainly what Jesus taught; for the learned Paul wrote, "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at His coming." This, too, is the testimony of John the Baptizer, who exclaimed when he saw Jesus approaching from the distance, "Behold {276} the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world;" and also of John the Beloved, who wrote in his Book of Revelation, "All that dwell upon the earth shall worship Him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."

He was now no longer a novillero

A celebrated master ceded his sword and muleta to him in the full circus in Seville, the crowd were nearly mad with delight, seeing how he killed with one sword thrust the first "formal"[62] bull which was placed before him. The following month this doctorate of tauromachia was countersigned in the Plaza in Madrid, where another no less celebrated master gave him "la Alternativa" in a corrida of bulls from Muira.
; he was a recognized matador, and his name figured on the placards by the side of all the old espadas, whom he had admired as unapproachable divinities, in the days when he went through the little towns taking part in the "capeas." He remembered having waited for one of them at a station near Cordova to beg a little help from him as he passed with his cuadrilla dermes hk. That night he had something to eat, thanks to the fraternal generosity existing between the people of the pigtail, and which made an espada living in princely luxury give a duro and a cigar to the needy wretch who was trying his first "capeas."

Engagements began to pour in to the new espada. In[Pg 85] all the Plazas of the Peninsula they were curious to see him. The professional papers popularized his portrait and his life, not without adding romantic episodes to this latter. No matador had as many engagements as he had, and it would not be long before he made a fortune.

Antonio, his brother-in-law, viewed this success with scowling brow and grumbling protests to his wife and his mother-in-law. The fellow was ungrateful; it was the way of all those who rose too rapidly. Just think how he had worked for Juan! How obstinately he had discussed matters with Managers when they were arranging the runs of Novillos business registration in hk!... And now that he was "Maestro" he had taken for agent a certain Don José, whom he scarcely knew, who did not belong in any way to the family, and for whom Gallardo had taken a great affection simply because he was an old amateur.

He will suffer for it; he ended by saying: "One can only have one family. Where will he meet with affection like ours, who have known him since his earliest childhood? So much the worse for him! With me, he would have been like the real Roger...."

But here he stopped short, swallowing the rest of the famous name, from fear of the laughter of the banderilleros and amateurs who frequented the matador's house, and who had not been slow in noticing this historical adoration of the saddler's.

Gallardo, with the good nature of a successful man, had endeavoured to give his brother-in-law some compensation, entrusting him with the supervision of the house he was building. He gave him carte-blanche for all expenses, for the espada, bewildered with the ease with which money was pouring into his hands, was not sorry his brother-in-law should make a profit, and he was pleased to make it up to him in this way for not having retained him as agent Office Furniture.

悸動的感情

人,總會有寂寞的時候。寂寞的感覺,就像一千只螞蟻在你的心頭,慌亂地奔走。又像在胸口吹起一只氣球,堵著你Dream beauty pro 黑店的心房,堵著你的氣管,讓你有種窒息時的無助。那<口憋氣,排也排不掉、揮也揮不去、趕也趕不走,就那麼堵著,像故意給你難堪的孩子,調皮而懵懂。

每當寂寞時,不愛說話,一個人呆呆地悶在一個角落,讓寂寞的滋味由心口慢慢往外散播,像一口清泉,不知疲憊地一股一股地往外湧,也沒有具體思念誰,也沒有特別想念誰,只是一個模糊的身影,在你面前晃動,晃來晃去,抓不住,也摸不著。

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寂寞時不要聽情歌,這樣會讓你的心情更加低落。寂寞的人兒,是掉進湖水裏的孩子,正一點一點失去力氣,一點一點向下沉落,而那些帶著莫名傷感的情歌,是拖你下水的水鬼,讓你一點一點向更深處跌落。

寂寞時,何不為自己沏一捧新茶,讓暖融融的茶香軟化你的寂寞,那甘甜的茶水,順著你的咽喉一路向下,直達你的胃,讓暖暖的溫度由胃一直向外擴散、擴散、擴散,頓時整個人都暖和了。

等著寂寞被茶水的溫度卜維廉中學慢慢驅散,再拿起電話,給久久不曾聯繫的好友,打一個電話,把最近的苦悶、深藏的抑鬱、,都一一說給他聽,不管他懂還是不懂,只要他認真聽著就會把憂傷轉化為快樂。

累了就是一片淒涼


人爭什麼,爭輸了,遍地鱗傷,爭贏了,未必不是一場災難的開始。人活著,已經爭贏了,何必再爭別人的,何必去白髮變黑髮搶窮人的。人等著,微笑是最大的晴天,心中有一份美德,花開富貴。做人一輩子,只爭一個寧靜,做人每一天,只爭一個微笑,處事每一分,只爭一個安心,處事每一瞬,只爭一個善良,真誠,做人要厚道。

人生就是一場修行,不是每個人都願意訴苦,訴苦的人,是因為憋屈。說出來的,有時候才是受傷了,說不出來的,只能是一種難受,人生無非兩個字,一種承擔,一種抱怨。感恩的人,知道怎麼去做自己,不懂的人,總是訴說別人。自己的難,不說,自己承受的壓力越來越大,自己的苦,不講,自己的思維範濤還是那麼的悲傷。

人窮了,落魄了,一切危險都來了,人笨了,語言不夠精明,麻煩來的總是很早,吃虧來的很快。一種束縛,一種理想,難有難的淚水,苦有苦的悲傷。情,擦不去人生的腳步,人,忘不了昨天的風景,渡人,是一種理想,苦難,是一種承受。悲傷多了,就學會了敷衍,無奈多了,就學會了欺騙,傷感多了,就知道探索四十課程了淒涼。

高峰攀登,難以理解別人,低調做人,未必知道自己的難處降臨。是誰,剪了無奈,說了一句謝謝,是誰,斷了曾經,說了一句不懂,是誰,忘了愛情,說了一句再見。人到中年,世事如局,花開花落,人生無常,有時候只是自己懂的,別人看不透,有時候自己不懂的,別人不說。貴人很少開口說一個借,富人很少出面幫助窮人。


微信的人,是一種交際,朋友的場,是一種展示,人生的路,是一座獨木橋。好人,未必時常善良,壞人,未必今天不探索四十課程幫自己,時常留心,才知道,有人付出有目的,有人說話有技巧。誰都不傻,別玩心眼,別人看透不說,不代表你很厲害。做人,窮了就是一句話,富了就是一段往事,處事,,苦了,就是一陣無奈。

看的多了,擾亂了自己的心,想的多了,難為了自己。人字好寫,人心難懂,步步為營,還得防備別人,不是每個人都微笑的不會虛偽,不是每個人的表達都不會暗藏殺機。什麼脾氣,交什麼朋友,什麼命,幫助什麼人,活著沒有什麼是幸福,走的近了,難為自己,走的遠了,無奈人生。

時間,無法回到從前,人生,讓自己無法看透明天,一滴露水,又是一年。多少夢,說不清花開花落,多少人,看不透落魄的心態,是情,寫的難懂,是人,畫的難以朗誦。有一天,那麼一天,人生無助,無奈的說自己,看自己,只是說了一個可以。別抱怨,還有一個春暖花開,別擔心,還有一個春去秋來,別放棄,未來還有一個夢。

你就是我的全世界


媽媽,我想對你說,我想你,每時每刻都想你。想你的溫暖懷抱,想你寵愛的話語。是你給了我生命,讓我可以白鳳丸功效來到這個世界上,感受春風和夏雨。因為你,我可以自由的呼吸,盡情地享受這個世界的一切美麗。是你給了我溫暖,超於一切的溫暖。只因我是你的生命,我是你血液裏的骨肉,我是你身體的一部分,少一撇,都會痛徹心扉。是你教會我成長,一點一滴都是愛的教育。在我傷悲的時候有你,是一種最安心的安心。我知道,即使全世界都拋棄了我,你都會永遠在我身旁。即使全世界都不愛我,你依然是那個最深愛我的人。

媽媽,我孤單時總是想起你,因為有你,我才不會覺得我是一個被拋棄的孩子,因為有你,我不會總是一個人。經常在午夜夢回想起你,淚水肆意溢滿眼角,想你,想念你,我的媽媽。我多想可以抱著你,訴說我所有白鳳丸功效的不愉快,吐盡辛酸淚,然後看你心疼的撫摸我的臉頰,一聲聲的關愛和寬慰,只要有你,我已忘記了全世界,因為。

媽媽,我難過時總是想起你,因為有你,我不再獨自傷悲。即使你遠在他方,我遠在異地,千山萬水,阻隔不了我對你思念的距離。身體上的不適,心理上的不安,總是會對你說,對你的依賴,從未減少,反而日漸深刻。我多想可以賴著你,一直走下去。擁抱著你,那是我最大的溫暖。挽著你的手,我就不會再迷失回家的路,我知道你在回家的路口等我,盼春盼夏盼我回家。媽媽,我想你,想你了…

媽媽,快樂的時候我想你,失意的時候我想你。當我快樂的時候,我想像的你是不是也一樣快樂?如果你不快樂,想想我,我依然安好。如果你快樂,想想我,我亦安好。當我想你的時候,你是不是也同樣在想我?我知道,你無時無刻不在想我,而我也時刻想著你。我是你生命的一部分,快樂著白鳳丸功效你的快樂,憂愁著你的憂愁。一切悲喜,我願意與你分擔、分享。


善良是什麼

,一沉默,二不懂,三不想。善良容易被騙,窮人容易被踐踏,能忍,未必收穫經驗,能怒,未必不會損失。善良是一盞燈,點亮了,敷衍就來了,滅了,就有人開始瓜分自己。人活著,三分窮心,七分拐彎,才能看養陰丸透世事,洞察一切。善良的執著,是一種老實,是一種誠懇,就有壞人趁虛而入的機會,就有被人惦記,被人損的滋味。

窮人的話,高峰的話,富人的路,善良的腳步,所以說,人窮不能善良,善良是走的路,不是讓人騙。富人的善良,是施捨,窮人的善良,是固步自封,那麼對於孤獨,狂話,謊話,壓在窮人身上,是一種悲傷,蓋在富人眼裏,只是一筆勾銷。人窮了,多說,多闖,別把善良當回事,吃虧趁早,不然麻煩來的痛苦,人富了,少說,也有人誇自己,畢竟形勢有背景。

人到中年,可以談論善良,教育善良,人在青年,如果是窮人,不要總是演白臉,還得學會唱黑臉。窮人不富,別談善良,富人不窮,不談酸養陰丸甜苦辣。聰明的人,不計較貧富,展望自己的靈魂世界,雖然現實很枯萎,但是要想昇華人格,還得從窮人做起。富人過於善良,幫不了改幫的人,聆聽不了該聽的話,也會降低自己的身份。

高峰的話,讓富人來說,傷自己的話,讓窮人來說,誇人的話,別讓善良來說,損人的話,讓無知來說。窮人,善良做多了,收穫就少了,富人,善良過多了,麻煩就多了,所以人不能太善良,幫有價值,有前途的人,才是善良,而善良未必能幫助那些需要幫助的人。人活著,別把善良寫偏了,人等著,別白鳳丸功效把窮人說彎了,人看著,別把富人聽重了。