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“The Lamb of God”

 

The lamb is a symbol of everything tender, innocent, and wholly dependent. As an urbanite from boyhood, I have only seen lambs occasionally. My last lamb sighting was on a trip in England. While running through the beautiful countryside, some of these absolutely adorable little creatures arrested me on the roadside. The aww-factor was off the charts!

John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ, when seeing him among the crowds cried out, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” Now, the above symbolism rang true for Jesus. He was the epitome of harmless good. He was the man of peace, through and through. But there was much more to the lamb-symbolism for Jesus. The image God gave in the lamb-symbolism was also one blood and gore, because the Old Testament lamb was raised to be a victim. A sacrificial victim!

Why? Is this just a crude hold-over from primitive, superstitious peoples? Are we moderns right to say we have moved on from these gruesome ideas? Really, is the meaning of the cross still meaningful?

Please join us as we consider this question on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. at 1014 Broad St, Providence. (We are renting the building belonging to the Iglesia Vision Evangelica.)

The meeting will be held in English with live Spanish translation.

 

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“El Cordero de Dios”

 

El cordero es simbolo de todo lo que es tierno, inocente, y dependiente por completo. Como un urbano desde la juventud, yo he visto a corderos pocas veces. La ultima vista de un cordero fue durane un viaje a Inglaterra. Corriendo por el bello campo, algunas de estas tiernas criaturas me arrestaron al lado del sendero. No se podia medir lo que senti!

Juan Bautista, el precusor de Jesucristo, viendolo entre la muchedumbre clamo, “He aqui el cordero de Dios!” Bueno, el simbolismo mencionado era verdad de Jesus. El era el epitome del bien inocente. El era el varon de la paz, adentro y por fuera. Pero va mas alla el simbolismo del cordero en Jesus. La imagen que pinto Dios en el simbolismo del cordero era tambien de sangre y carnaza, porque el cordero del Antiguo Testamento servia como victima. Una victima sacrificial!

Porque? Es lo que sobra de gente primitiva y supersticiosa? Decimos correctamente los modernos que hemos avanzado mas alla de estas ideas espantosas? Por cierto, aun significa algo el significado de la cruz?

Por favor reunese con nosotros al considerar esta pregunta el Sabado, Noviembre 3, 2018 al las 7:00 p.m. en 1014 Broad St, Providence. (Ocuparemos el edificio de la Iglesia Vision Evangelica.)

La reunion sera en Ingles con traduccion al Espanol.