Funeral of God
I titled the current podcast – “The Funeral of God”
You ask how you can bury God and you will not be mistaken in your judgments, but … Let’s figure it out. Today we read such a Gospel during the service.
“Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the Council, one of those who were awaiting the coming of the Kingdom of God, dared to come to Pilate and asked him for the body of Jesus. Pilate was surprised that He was already dead and, calling the centurion, asked him if Jesus had actually died. The centurion confirmed this, and Pilate allowed Joseph to take the body. Then Joseph bought a linen linen, took off the body and, wrapping it with that linen, put it in the tomb, which was carved into the rock, and rolled a stone at the entrance to the tomb. And Mary Magdalene and Mary, mother of Josita, saw where they put the body of Jesus. When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Jacob, and Salome bought incense to go and anoint His body. Early in the morning on the first day of the week, at sunrise, they came to the tomb. “Who will roll us the stone from the entrance to the tomb?” The women said to each other. And then they saw that the stone – so huge and heavy – had already been rolled away. Entering the tomb, they saw that a young man, dressed in white clothes, was sitting on the right, and they were frightened. “Don’t be alarmed! He told them. “You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, crucified. He is risen – He is not here. This is the place where He lay. Go and tell His disciples and Peter: He will be in Galilee before you. There you will see Him, just as He told you. ” Coming out of the tomb, they, amazed and seized with fear, ran away from there. This frightened them so much that they did not say anything to anyone. And everything that was ordered to them, they briefly told Peter and his companions. Later, Jesus Himself sent through them from east to west the sacred and everlasting message of eternal salvation. ” Mark 15.43 16.8
See? It turns out this is possible.
As the history of mankind shows, God can not only be buried, but also killed. And ordinary people can do it. This is what power and freedom the Lord endowed his creation – man.
A person can do everything without understanding it. So-so. And we see this in the fact that the Lord gave his only begotten Son to be torn apart by people, thereby showing his greatness and humility at the same time.
Is it scary and bloodthirsty?
But this is probably the truth about us. So that we can see who we are. To be remembered and not repeated.
“Now the words of Christ become clear:“ But I say: do not resist the evil one. If someone hits you on the right cheek, substitute the other for him. If someone wants to sue your shirt, let him take your outerwear as well. And if someone forces you to walk one mile with his burden, walk two miles with him. Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. ” Matthew 5.39: 42
The power of God is in the humility that he showed by this act, giving his Son to death, into the hands of people. Into the hands of people, whom He also created, in His Image and Likeness.
The strength and truth is that a person, like God, will live forever and the physical death of people is a stage of transition to another hypostasis, to another world of human existence.
Where, according to the same Jesus Christ: “After the resurrection, they no longer marry, do not marry, but live like angels in Heaven. And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what God said to you: “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob”? He is not God of the dead, but of the living. ” Matthew 22:30:32
People will be like angels.
And the young man, who was in the coffin in white robes and talked with women, was a messenger from the world where we will all find ourselves after death. He was an angel.