Archive for May 21, 2011

Refuting the Gospel of Judas

A friend happened to ask me about the Gospel of Judas.
Since I have never read it myself, I can only rely on Wikipedia’s description.
So, assuming the description is accurate, I would like to write here why the Gospel of Judas is wrong.

Indeed, not all account of Lord Jesus’ biography is reliable. This Gospel of Judas is an example of non-reliable one.
We can refute this Gospel on the basis of Genesis which is a more established account as it had been written much earlier.

From Wikipedia:

“At the beginning of time, God created a group of angels and lower gods, who in turn created the physical universe. These lower angels of creation were themselves imperfect beings and so the world was an imperfect creation, full of pain and suffering. They are petty and demand sacrifice from humanity.”
— Genesis clearly says God Himself created the universe, not the angels. By default (Genesis 1 and 2), this universe was perfect and there were no pain and suffering. Imperfection, pain and suffering began in Genesis 3, that is because of human’s sin. As with regard to sacrifice, see below:
From Wikipedia:
“Of crucial importance is the authors understanding of Jesus’ death. The other Gospels argue that Jesus had to die in order to atone for the sins of humanity. The author of Judas claims this sort of substitutionary justice pleases the lower gods and angels. The true God is gracious and thus does not demand any sacrifice. In the Gospel of Judas, Jesus’s death is simply a final way for him to leave the realm of the flesh and return to the luminous cloud.”
— God is both gracious and just. In the event of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham called God “Judge of all the earth.”
God loves us. He does not want to punish us because of our sins as we can never bear His judgement.
God demands justice. He must punish us becaus of our sins.
God’s gracious love and demand of justice are united in one word: sacrifice.
Lord Jesus is both God and man. As God, He can bear God’s judgement. As man, He can die as our substitute. But also as God, He can rise up again from death.
Happy weekend!

Posted May 21, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Song of the Day: Power Rangers!!

Used to watch Power Rangers a lot.
Used to play Power Rangers game on Sega and Super Nintendo.
Some kind of Power Rangers adventure and Power Rangers Fighting Edition.

Here is the opening music.

Here is the opening movie

And here is the lyrics (thanks to: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/styx/go_go_power_rangers.html)

They’ve got
A power and a force
that you’ve never seen before.
They’ve got
the ablilty to morph
and to even up the score.
No one will ever take them down
the power lies on their side

Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

They know
the fate of the world is
lying in their hands
They know to only use their
weapons for defense
no one will ever take them
down the power lies on their side

Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
you Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

No one will ever
take them down
the power lies on their side

Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers

Posted May 21, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized