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Christ Wouldn't Be Crucified Today.

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on February 7, 2001 17:50:53 UTC

Alexander,

You wrote:

> I think, if Christ's second coming will be
> earlier than about 10^6 AD, he will be
> crucified again (until we evolve into better
> specie).

Beliefs in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ nearly always include the idea that he'll come with power much greater than the first time, so even if people wanted to execute him, they wouldn't be able to.

If Christ were to return in the way most religions say then we wouldn't be able to do anything about it. He'll kill the wicked, save the righteous, and take over everything.

If Christ were to be born and live in the way described in the Gospels, how would people today treat him?

The appearance of the new star that changes its position to point to his birthplace would cause a revolution of thought in the astronomical community.

Verification of his miracles would cause a surge of interest in the scientific community to study and understand how the miracles could occur. Great changes in our understanding of how nature works would result. Many of the laws of science we use today would be modified or discarded.

Few modern medical practices would be practiced, but would be replaced by the practices of giving prayers of blessing and exorcism.

People whose beliefs were acceptable to him would love and fear him. People whose beliefs were dispised by him would hate and fear him. Civil wars would break out in almost every country between these two groups of people.

Christian church attendance would increase tremendously. All non-Christian religions would lose membership at a huge rate at the same time that Christian religions would increase membership at a huge rate.

Hundreds of millions, if not billions, of emails, letters, and phone calls would be sent each day requesting his blessing or his answer to a question.

The different Christian denominations would seek to determine which of them comes closest to what he wants. The Christian denomination that he favors would quickly assimilate all other religions.

What else?

The world would be a very different place.

Because the world did NOT change in the dramatic ways one would expect the first time he came is evidence that he didn't exist in the way the Gospels tell.

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