MemberApril 5, 2022 at 10:42 am
Yes, the Cross-event happened at the predicted time, but WHAT happened, HOW did it happen and WHY ?
Mere ‘forensic’ arguments fall far short of re-creating affectionate trust in a God first shunned and exiled by the humans, ‘Eve’ and ‘Adam’, in Eden, after they ‘rationally’ believed false gossip about their own Creator after ‘seeing’ physical evidence of a serpent apparently speaking while enjoying the fruit of the wrong tree.
Frontal lobe ‘belief’ is simply not enough to regenerate an affectionate relationship with that Creator of humans. Another, earlier-to-develop-in-the-womb, part of the human right brain that deals with true affectionate ‘faith’ has recently become understood and its ‘moral’ and ’emotional intelligence’ functions are essential to true ‘Christian’ ‘faith’, motives and actions.
Mere forensic evidence and reason failed in Eden ‘In the Beginning’. How then can they be successful against the lies of fully-developed self-proud human hearts at ‘the time of the end’ of that historic failure of humanity, that was dealt with successfully at the time of the Cross of the Christ, and again every time a human soul ‘looks’ that way and ‘lives’ ?
Amazing irony ! The ‘Science of Salvation’ of the human ‘soul’ is now unwittingly better understood by many neuroscientists than by too many ‘Christians’ who continue to hold a grudge against ‘science’.
Imagine : ‘Science’ being first to discover the long-hidden focal point of Heaven’s ‘Plan of Salvation’ long-studied by the Christian ‘Religion’ ! And, ‘By beholding’ Christ’s behavior involving the Cross with ’emotional intelligence’ and affection we become ‘born again’ ‘souls’, recreated in the moral-character-image of God. . . just as Jesus tried to explain to the amazed Nicodemus, a religion-Teacher in Israel.
Turns out that the Bible is not only true ‘History’, but in both ‘Old and ‘New’ Testaments it also fore-mentioned the most recent leading-edge neuroscience discoveries, today, that explain the ‘Cross’-event and the mysteriously premature excruciating ‘mental-emotional’ death of Jesus by the overwhelming pain of ‘God-forsakeness’ better than ever.
‘Forensic intelligence’ without ’emotional intelligence’ is like a birthday without cake.
“But it was not the spear thrust, it was not the pain of the cross, that caused the death of Jesus. That cry, uttered “with a loud voice” (Matthew 27:50; Luke 23:46), at the moment of death, the stream of blood and water that flowed from His side, declared that He died of a broken heart. His heart was broken by mental anguish. He was slain by the sin of the world.” ~ The Desire of Ages, 1898, page 772, by Ellen Gould White