Nov 142012

Question by : Why did God decide to send us Jesus before the time of technology and video recorders?
If there’s really a God, he should’ve known we’d grow to become so advanced…so why didn’t he wait until we could have documented proof that this all happened? Or have Jesus invite the first ever camcorder, a DVD made over 2,000 years ago…so we’d have proof.

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Answer by That One Guy
People 2000 years from now won’t have DVD players more’n likely and would ask the same question.

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  6 Responses to “Why did God decide to send us Jesus before the time of technology and video recorders?”

  1. Because God chose to.

  2. God send Jesus when it was a good time for him according to His plan.

  3. Yes, if Jesus can turn water into wine he could have invented a camcorder back then.

    Note: Instead of a camcorder, I would have had him build the frame of a wooden box and cause it to float above the ground and be unaffected by fire, acid, lasers or anything else, and be unmovable and still be there in Jerusalem today.

    Today’s technology would measure the cube and find that it as perfectly cubical as is measurable.

  4. Because whether you like it or not Jesus actually sparked off the modern age, without Jesus 2012 would still be like it was before Jesus times..

    Therefore there could never have been a time of Jesus and the camera or video recorder..

  5. Common sense alone tells us the Jews of the time did not have the knowledge at that time and at that time records of Him were recorded by His disciples and other secular historians.

    “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law” (Galatians 4:4). This verse declares that God the Father sent His Son when “the time had fully come.” There were many things occurring at the time of the first century that, at least by human reasoning, seem to make it ideal for Christ to come then.

    1) There was a great anticipation among the Jews of that time that the Messiah would come. The Roman rule over Israel made the Jews hungry for the Messiah’s coming.

    2) Rome had unified much of the world under its government, giving a sense of unity to the various lands. Also, because the empire was relatively peaceful, travel was possible, allowing the early Christians to spread the gospel. Such freedom to travel would have been impossible in other eras.

    3) While Rome had conquered militarily, Greece had conquered culturally. A “common” form of the Greek language (different from classical Greek) was the trade language and was spoken throughout the empire, making it possible to communicate the gospel to many different people groups through one common language.

    4) The fact that the many false idols had failed to give them victory over the Roman conquerors caused many to abandon the worship of those idols. At the same time, in the more “cultured” cities, the Greek philosophy and science of the time left others spiritually empty in the same way that the atheism of communist governments leaves a spiritual void today.

    5) The mystery religions of the time emphasized a savior-god and required worshipers to offer bloody sacrifices, thus making the gospel of Christ which involved one ultimate sacrifice believable to them. The Greeks also believed in the immortality of the soul (but not of the body).

    6) The Roman army recruited soldiers from among the provinces, introducing these men to Roman culture and to ideas (such as the gospel) that had not reached those outlying provinces yet. The earliest introduction of the gospel to Britain was the result of the efforts of Christian soldiers stationed there.

    The above statements are based on men looking at that time and speculating about why that particular point in history was a good time for Christ to come. But we understand that God’s ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8), and these may or may not have been some reasons for why He chose that particular time to send His Son. From the context of Galatians 3 and 4, it is evident that God sought to lay a foundation through the Jewish Law that would prepare for the coming of the Messiah. The Law was meant to help people understand the depth of their sinfulness (in that they were incapable of keeping the Law) so that they might more readily accept the cure for that sin through Jesus the Messiah (Galatians 3:22-23; Romans 3:19-20). The Law was also “put in charge” (Galatians 3:24) to lead people to Jesus as the Messiah. It did this through its many prophecies concerning the Messiah which Jesus fulfilled. Add to this the sacrificial system that pointed to the need for a sacrifice for sin as well as its own inadequacy (with each sacrifice always requiring later additional ones). Old Testament history also painted pictures of the person and work of Christ through several events and religious feasts (such as the willingness of Abraham to offer up Isaac, or the details of the Passover during the exodus from Egypt, etc.).

    But, keep in mind the scripture, “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” Rev. 22:12

    Are you ready?

  6. Your being a critical thinker….good job! :)

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