This is part of the OP of a thread I started awhile back that ties in with this discussion:
A lot of attention is given to how big the sacrifice was on the part of Jesus and God when Jesus laid down his life. As the story goes, Jesus gave his life for our sins and then was miraculously raised back to life a couple of days later.
Consider this. Normally, when a parent loses a child, the parent doesn't get the child back 3 days later.
I'm not minimizing the weight of having to watch your child die, but isn't the biggest sting of death the permanance of it? I mean would we be nearly as distraught after a loved one died if we were going to see them again before the end of the week?
We had a talk today at our hall, and the speaker said, "Jehovah takes forgiveness seriously... he gave up his son for it."
My first thought was: but he has his son. He didn't give up his son permanently. He wasn't without him even for a week.
Everyone knew the resurrection was coming 3 days later. It was prophesied. Jehovah knew. Jesus knew. I'm assuming everyone in heaven knew. My point is - everyone knew this whole thing was temporary going in.
The whole thing just sounds like a news story that would have this headline:
- Son Gets Tortured, Leads to 3 Day Coma -
It honestly doesn't seem like a storyline that could hold up for thousands of years - strange to me.