Big Crash at BHC
Sorry for the delay in newsletters!
The past few months have been very
difficult and challenging. In
May the duplicator we use to print our newsletters crashed.
It has been very reliable and has printed over 900,000 copies
without any problems.
We called a very reliable and
experienced serviceman to repair it.
After several trips ($95.00 per hour) he was able to get it
running, but only at about 40%. There
are still some problems that we hope to be able to repair as soon as we
can raise the funds.
In July my computer crashed and we
almost lost a great deal of information – including part of the MRI.
We need your help to overcome these
unexpected expenses and get back on our feet.
I am very sorry that this delay in publishing our newsletter has
occurred – with your help we can overcome this difficult situation.
By Jim Myers
The members of the Jesus Movement found
themselves in a great deal of confusion after the execution of Jesus by
the Romans. Some said that
Jesus had appeared to them, while others had no such experience. Even
with the with the accounts of his appearance circulating there was a
great deal of confusion because Jesus had not met the prevailing Jewish
Messianic expectations -- the true Messiah would conquer the nations
that oppressed Israel and bring them into submission.
would be a free and powerful nation – a
world-class power! Neither
the pre-crucifixion Jesus nor the resurrected Christ changed anything
was still under the oppressive domination of the Romans.
This created a tremendous problem for the
original Jewish members of the Jesus Movement because Jesus hadn’t
done what everyone believed the Messiah was supposed to do.
I can just imagine what many of them must have thought.
How could they continue claiming that their Messiah was the real
Messiah – it appeared to most people that Jesus was just as dead as
all the other messiahs that the Romans had executed.
Had Jesus just been another false Messiah or
was it possible that their Messianic Expectations been wrong?
During the chaotic days following Jesus’ execution the question
arose that would dominate Christian thought for the next three hundred
years – Who
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