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* Various things that happened during the Stations of the Cross (Christ's crucifixion) that prove [[RousseauWasRight, not all humans are bastards]]:

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* Various things that happened during the Stations of the Cross (Christ's crucifixion) that prove [[RousseauWasRight, [[RousseauWasRight not all humans are bastards]]:


* The almost-sacrifice of Isaac. God had promised Abraham a son. Then, out of the blue, God demands that he [[OffingTheOffspring sacrifice that son]]. But just when Abraham is about to do it, God stops him, saying it was a SecretTestOfCharacter, and provides a ram to sacrifice instead. He subsequently declares that Abraham will have numerous descendants, and through his offspring all nations would be blessed.
* Genesis 23. Abraham's wife, Sarah has died. Abraham asks the people of the land they've been living in for years, the Hittites, if he can buy some land to bury his wife in. The Hittites as a whole tell him, paraphrased, "You're basically a prince among us. You can have whatever land you want, free of charge." And Abraham ''insists'' on paying for the land.

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* The almost-sacrifice of Isaac. God had promised Abraham a son. Then, out of the blue, God demands that he [[OffingTheOffspring sacrifice that son]]. But just when Abraham is about to do it, God stops him, saying it was a SecretTestOfCharacter, and provides a ram to sacrifice instead. He subsequently declares that Abraham will have numerous descendants, and through his offspring offspring, all nations would be blessed.
* Genesis 23. Abraham's wife, Sarah has died. Abraham asks the people of the land they've been living in for years, the Hittites, Hittites if he can buy some land to bury his wife in. The Hittites as a whole tell him, paraphrased, "You're basically a prince among us. You can have whatever land you want, free of charge." And Abraham ''insists'' on paying for the land.



** Going back a bit to when the brothers first plotted to kill Joseph, Reuben's actions. When he hears about his brother's plans, he immediately intercedes and talks them down to just imprisoning Joseph in an empty cistern. He then goes to tend his duties to keep up appearances, but has the express intention of secretly freeing Joseph later. When he returns to set Joseph free however, and finds that his brothers sold Joseph into slavery, he is very upset. Not just a little sad, he is stated to be so overcome with grief that he tears his own clothes. Whether or not he was motivated by fear of repercussions or that he truly loved Joseph enough to go behind his brother's backs, it stands to mention that Reuben saved Joseph's life, and was intending to save him fully from his brother's clutches the second he could.
** Judah, pleading for Benjamin, and offering himself in Benjamin's place. He knew what Benjamin meant to Jacob, and he himself had been through double the sorrow he and the others had put Jacob through. He knew that if anything happened to Benjamin Jacob might never recover.

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** Going back a bit to when the brothers first plotted to kill Joseph, Reuben's actions. When he hears about his brother's plans, he immediately intercedes and talks them down to just imprisoning Joseph in an empty cistern. He then goes to tend his duties to keep up appearances, appearances but has the express intention of secretly freeing Joseph later. When he returns to set Joseph free free, however, and finds that his brothers sold Joseph into slavery, he is very upset. Not just a little sad, he is stated to be so overcome with grief that he tears his own clothes. Whether or not he was motivated by fear of repercussions or that he truly loved Joseph enough to go behind his brother's backs, it stands to mention that Reuben saved Joseph's life, and was intending to save him fully from his brother's clutches the second he could.
** Judah, pleading for Benjamin, Benjamin and offering himself in Benjamin's place. He knew what Benjamin meant to Jacob, and he himself had been through double the sorrow he and the others had put Jacob through. He knew that if anything happened to Benjamin Jacob might never recover.



* Jacob's devotion to Rachel. He was fell in love with her and agreed to work seven years for her hand in marriage. These seven years seemed to Jacob "but a few days, for the love he had for her". However when the seven years were complete and he asked for his wife, Laban deceived Jacob by switching Rachel's older sister, Leah, as the veiled bride. In the morning, when the truth became known, Laban justified his action, saying that in his country it was unheard of to give a younger daughter before the older. However, he agreed to give Rachel in marriage as well within the if Jacob would work another seven years. So what did Jacob do? He worked another hard seven year without any hesitation. He gave up 14 years of his life for her, and never once regretted it.

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* Jacob's devotion to Rachel. He was fell in love with her and agreed to work seven years for her hand in marriage. These seven years seemed to Jacob "but a few days, for the love he had for her". However However, when the seven years were complete and he asked for his wife, Laban deceived Jacob by switching Rachel's older sister, Leah, as the veiled bride. In the morning, when the truth became known, Laban justified his action, saying that in his country it was unheard of to give a younger daughter before the older. However, he agreed to give Rachel in marriage as well within the if Jacob would work another seven years. So what did Jacob do? He worked another hard seven year years without any hesitation. He gave up 14 years of his life for her, and never once regretted it.



*** The story seems to show that while Leah was TheUnfavourite to Jacob, she was not that with God. In addition to giving Jacob 6 sons and 1 daughter, she also outlived Rachel and while Rachel's son Joseph is the main character in the the final parts of Genesis, it was from Leah's son Judah that the line of King David and Jesus Christ would descend from, and to top it off she, not Rachel, is buried next to Jacob and his ancestors Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Rebekah in Cave of the Patriarchs.

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*** The story seems to show that while Leah was TheUnfavourite to Jacob, she was not that with God. In addition to giving Jacob 6 sons and 1 daughter, she also outlived Rachel and while Rachel's son Joseph is the main character in the the final parts of Genesis, it was from Leah's son Judah that the line of King David and Jesus Christ would descend from, and to top it off she, not Rachel, is buried next to Jacob and his ancestors Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Rebekah in Cave of the Patriarchs.



** At the beginning, God praises Job's righteousness. When Satan dismisses this as merely gratitude for wealth, health, and happiness, God trusts that Job can endure Satan's trials. And Job proves Satan wrong!

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** At the beginning, God praises Job's righteousness. When Satan dismisses this as merely mere gratitude for wealth, health, and happiness, God trusts that Job can endure Satan's trials. And Job proves Satan wrong!



** Additionally, Job gets twice as much stuff as before. He accumulates twice as many sheep, camels, oxen, donkeys... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers but the same amount of children]]. Seems odd, [[FridgeBrilliance until you consider: this implies that Job does in fact have twice as many children.]] His first set of children are still living... [[{{Heaven}} with God.]] Kind of corny, but still something sweet to chew on.

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** Additionally, Job gets twice as much stuff as before. He accumulates twice as many sheep, camels, oxen, donkeys... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers but the same amount of children]]. Seems odd, [[FridgeBrilliance until you consider: this implies that Job does does, in fact fact, have twice as many children.]] His first set of children are still living... [[{{Heaven}} with God.]] Kind of corny, but still something sweet to chew on.



*** This works out pretty well for his children, too, when you take inheritances into account. Not only what was in Job's life, but Job's entire legacy, was doubled over thanks to his faith.

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*** This works out pretty well for his children, too, when you take inheritances into account. Not only what was in Job's life, but Job's entire legacy, legacy was doubled over thanks to his faith.



-->''So He said, "Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"''

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-->''So He said, "Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"''



* While Ecclesiastes can be rather nihilistic, the assurance that "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven" can be quite a comfort indeed.

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* While Ecclesiastes can be rather nihilistic, the assurance that "To everything everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven" can be quite a comfort indeed.



** Later on in the chapter: "Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Whatever is in your past, however sin has affected you, God always has something new prepared for you, and will protect you as He prepares you for it.

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** Later on in the chapter: "Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Whatever is in your past, however however, sin has affected you, God always has something new prepared for you, you and will protect you as He prepares you for it.



** In the Greek it's stronger; basically Jesus is ''enraged'' at what sin and Satan has done to his world and the people he loves. The Greek makes it clear that not only were there tears but Jesus was moaning in grief, the death of Lazarus had wounded his spirit. The act of resurrecting Lazarus is a preview of what he'll finish on the Cross, where death will have no more claim over the people Jesus loves anymore.

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** In the Greek it's stronger; basically basically, Jesus is ''enraged'' at what sin and Satan has done to his world and the people he loves. The Greek makes it clear that not only were there tears but Jesus was moaning in grief, the death of Lazarus had wounded his spirit. The act of resurrecting Lazarus is a preview of what he'll finish on the Cross, where death will have no more claim over the people Jesus loves anymore.



** He was was crucified next to Jesus, and rebuked a fellow criminal who yelled at Jesus to take all three off their crosses. Jesus then promised the "good criminal" a life in heaven.

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** He was was crucified next to Jesus, and rebuked a fellow criminal who yelled at Jesus to take all three off their crosses. Jesus then promised the "good criminal" a life in heaven.



* Jesus' saving of the alleged adulteress, and his Sermon on the Mount. Not only that, but when he was on the Cross, he pleaded with God to forgive his murderers. That's pretty forgiving.

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* Jesus' saving of the alleged adulteress, and his Sermon on the Mount. Not only that, that but when he was on the Cross, he pleaded with God to forgive his murderers. That's pretty forgiving.



* The entire purpose of Jesus on Earth. God was willing to sacrifice and forsake his OWN son (who [[SilentScapegoat willingly did so]] with [[TheDeterminator determination]]) just so that humanity - who were unworthy of salvation - could be saved. In other words, God himself pulls the ScrewDestiny trope for the humanity.
* Simeon being able to meet Jesus as a baby before he dies. The Bible says that, ''Then he took him up in his arms , and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, While thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.'' (John 2: 28-32). Not only does the guy get to die happy, but he also foretells the hope that Jesus will bring to God's people.
* When Paul's jail house broke around him freeing him from his prison he decided to stay. Seeing that his prison guard was fearful for his life he told him, "Do yourself no harm for we are still here." Overwhelmed by the situation the guard falls to his knees and asks quite plainly, "What must I do to be saved?" The answer given is, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved." On that day Jesus did save that man as he was converted by Paul's words.

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* The entire purpose of Jesus on Earth. God was willing to sacrifice and forsake his OWN son (who [[SilentScapegoat willingly did so]] with [[TheDeterminator determination]]) just so that humanity - who were unworthy of salvation - could be saved. In other words, God himself pulls the ScrewDestiny trope for the humanity.
* Simeon being able to meet Jesus as a baby before he dies. The Bible says that, ''Then he took him up in his arms , and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, While thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.'' (John 2: 28-32). Not only does the guy get to die happy, but he also foretells the hope that Jesus will bring to God's people.
* When Paul's jail house jailhouse broke around him freeing him from his prison he decided to stay. Seeing that his prison guard was fearful for his life he told him, "Do yourself no harm for we are still here." Overwhelmed by the situation the guard falls to his knees and asks quite plainly, "What must I do to be saved?" The answer given is, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved." On that day Jesus did save that man as he was converted by Paul's words.



* Various things that happened during the Stations of the Cross (Christ's crucifixion) that proves [[RousseauWasRight not all humans are bastards]]:
** Simon of Cyrene carries the cross. In some interpretations he was ordered to, but in others he did it solely because he felt sorry for Jesus and wanted to ease his burden.

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* Various things that happened during the Stations of the Cross (Christ's crucifixion) that proves [[RousseauWasRight prove [[RousseauWasRight, not all humans are bastards]]:
** Simon of Cyrene carries the cross. In some interpretations interpretations, he was ordered to, but in others others, he did it solely because he felt sorry for Jesus and wanted to ease his burden.

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* "My command is this: [[AllLovingHero Love each other as I have loved you]]. Greater love has no one than this: [[HeroicSacrifice to lay down one’s life for one’s friends]]. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." John 15:12-15

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*** That is until you realize children are not objects that can be replaced.


*** This works out pretty well for his children, two, when you take inheritances into account. Not only what was in Job's life, but Job's entire legacy, was doubled over thanks to his faith.

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*** This works out pretty well for his children, two, too, when you take inheritances into account. Not only what was in Job's life, but Job's entire legacy, was doubled over thanks to his faith.

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*** This works out pretty well for his children, two, when you take inheritances into account. Not only what was in Job's life, but Job's entire legacy, was doubled over thanks to his faith.

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** It's also good to know that even someone like the [[TheEeyore the Teacher]] found some closure for his long and worrisome life.


* The beginning of Isaiah 43: "But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you."
** Later on in the chapter: "Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Whatever is in your past, however sin has affected you, God always has something new prepared for you, and will protect you as He prepares you for it.



** In the Greek it's stronger; basically Jesus is ''freaking mad'' at what sin and Satan has done to his world and the people he loves. The Greek makes it clear that not only were there tears but Jesus was moaning in grief, the death of Lazarus had wounded his spirit. The act of resurrecting Lazarus is a preview of what he'll finish on the Cross, where death will have no more claim over the people Jesus loves anymore.

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** In the Greek it's stronger; basically Jesus is ''freaking mad'' ''enraged'' at what sin and Satan has done to his world and the people he loves. The Greek makes it clear that not only were there tears but Jesus was moaning in grief, the death of Lazarus had wounded his spirit. The act of resurrecting Lazarus is a preview of what he'll finish on the Cross, where death will have no more claim over the people Jesus loves anymore.

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*While Ecclesiastes can be rather nihilistic, the assurance that "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven" can be quite a comfort indeed.

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* King Darius is in the midst of an enormous HeroicBSOD after having been tricked into throwing Daniel into the lion's den and spends all night worrying. The next morning, he personally goes to the den in hopes that Daniel is still alive and prepares to accept full responsibility for his actions. Daniel- who is still alive and forgiving him completely- responds with, "King Darius, may you live forever."


*** The story seems to show that while Leah was TheUnfavourite to Jacob, she was not that with God. In addition to giving Jacob 6 sons and 1 daughter, she also outlived Rachel and while Rachel's son Joseph is the main character in the the final parts of Genesis, it was from Leah's son Judah that the line of King David and Jesus Christ would descend from.

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*** The story seems to show that while Leah was TheUnfavourite to Jacob, she was not that with God. In addition to giving Jacob 6 sons and 1 daughter, she also outlived Rachel and while Rachel's son Joseph is the main character in the the final parts of Genesis, it was from Leah's son Judah that the line of King David and Jesus Christ would descend from.from, and to top it off she, not Rachel, is buried next to Jacob and his ancestors Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Rebekah in Cave of the Patriarchs.


*** The story seems to show that while Leah was TheUnfavourite to Jacob, she was not that with God. In addition to giving Jacob 6 sons and 1 daughter, she also outlived Rachel and while Rachel's son Joseph is the main character in the the final parts of Genesis, it was from Leah's son Judah that would be the line King David and Jesus Christ descended from.

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*** The story seems to show that while Leah was TheUnfavourite to Jacob, she was not that with God. In addition to giving Jacob 6 sons and 1 daughter, she also outlived Rachel and while Rachel's son Joseph is the main character in the the final parts of Genesis, it was from Leah's son Judah that would be the line of King David and Jesus Christ descended would descend from.


*** The story seems to show that while Leah was TheUnfavourite to Jacob, she was not that with God. In addition to giving Jacob 6 sons and 1 daughter, she also outlived Rachel and while Rachel's son Joseph is the main character in the the final parts of Genesis, it was Leah's son Judah that would be the line King David and Jesus Christ descended from.

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*** The story seems to show that while Leah was TheUnfavourite to Jacob, she was not that with God. In addition to giving Jacob 6 sons and 1 daughter, she also outlived Rachel and while Rachel's son Joseph is the main character in the the final parts of Genesis, it was from Leah's son Judah that would be the line King David and Jesus Christ descended from.


** Another one for Leah, as TheUnfavourite compared to Rachel, When she bore Jacob's first three sons she would always lament that Jacob doesn't love her and hopes that with each son she bore that he would do so eventually. After giving birth to her fourth son Judah, all she said was “This time I will praise the Lord”. After this whenever Leah spoke (not much but still) she was always happy, meaning she finally got some of Jacob's love or she decided that her faith in God was more important or both.

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** Another one for Leah, as TheUnfavourite compared to Rachel, When she bore Jacob's first three sons she would always lament that Jacob doesn't love her and hopes that with each son she bore that he would do so eventually. After giving birth to her fourth son Judah, all she said was “This time I will praise the Lord”. After this whenever Leah spoke (not much but still) she was always happy, meaning she either finally got some of Jacob's love or she decided that her faith in God was more important or both.both.
*** The story seems to show that while Leah was TheUnfavourite to Jacob, she was not that with God. In addition to giving Jacob 6 sons and 1 daughter, she also outlived Rachel and while Rachel's son Joseph is the main character in the the final parts of Genesis, it was Leah's son Judah that would be the line King David and Jesus Christ descended from.

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** Another one for Leah, as TheUnfavourite compared to Rachel, When she bore Jacob's first three sons she would always lament that Jacob doesn't love her and hopes that with each son she bore that he would do so eventually. After giving birth to her fourth son Judah, all she said was “This time I will praise the Lord”. After this whenever Leah spoke (not much but still) she was always happy, meaning she finally got some of Jacob's love or she decided that her faith in God was more important or both.

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