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The Gift

  1. 1. "THE GIFT" .6.QQ... is this a lot of bull?..... WHA T1... you filthy61 1/*,"1 I HATE YOU! .tinl... Come . You've got to pay for that broken window! 1
  2. 2. I can't believe anyone in this rotten world! IOU5Y physiology professor won't give me a passing grade! 2
  3. 3. Let's go back this way, OK? 3
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  5. 5. Thank God, , a nurse! Don't worr/ ... the Lord won't let her die! She can rest now. I jU,st noticed both of you've been cut by barnacles ... come on, I'm going to treat you before you get infections.
  6. 6. Hey... wa're trying to be your friends! '---." • • How boring . .. I hope this isn't a lasting friendship! 6
  7. 7. Here's some good hot soup. This will make you feel beHer. What's in it, Aunt Jemima? Hog jowls and turnip greens? Marsha, you can't get to That's cruel , Marsha! me ... I love you! We're all Christians here! So that's it! A bunch of fanatics play hero and now you're gonna try and shove a Bible down my throat! Well , it won't work!! Because you can't prove anything by one book! ... and the Bible Is only one book! 7
  8. 8. The Bible is a total of 66 books, Marsha! They were written over a period.of 2000 years ... Now, what are the . chances of that happening? .. about one trillion to one. Try to get 5 guys to agree on snythlngtoday ... you can't! 8
  9. 9. • Marsha, consider THIS your . Soup's on ... come and get it! home until you' re ready to leave. o mighty god of fire ... thank you for lighting this cigarette ... and for cooking this meaL .. and I almost forgot, the sun god for growing the coffee bean for this cup of mountain 'grown coffee! 9
  10. 10. Tanya, have you got Would you send Jim out to the ~ a beer in the refrig? liquor store to buy one for me? How about a bottle cf Michelob to celebrate ' my being alive? Why are you slways trying to guilt indLce me, Marsha? Praying and trying your best to make points with me ... Let me tell you, sisler ... I hate re/lglon! 10
  11. 11. ! It's sort of fuzzy ... uh ... He was a little kid born on Christmas, you know .. . the Santa Claus bit .. . 11
  12. 12. Out of our way ..• you Jewish scum! 12
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  14. 14. W , thou that art Hail highly favoured , the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou ~mong women." Luke 1:28 W. ; . and of his kingdom there shall be no end.~ Luke 1:33 You see, Marsha ... Mary didn't know how this could happen .. . because she had never slept with a man .. : she was a virgin! 14
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  16. 16. ~ ... fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Gh'ost. .. And,she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.n 'Matthew 1:20, 21 16
  17. 17. The...,gol told them !hey - * I find !he _lying In a manger. Outtl! alght!1... The 't irst Christmas!. .. uh, Tim ... Where were the three wise men? They dldn "
  18. 18. Tanya, you're a nurse. .. , Eight days later, the baby is can you tell us why? ci rcumcised ... according to t he Law of Moses. Then they called His name Jesus! you believe it took almost 2,000 years to find the answer? -Human blood needs certain elements to clot. One is called prothrombin. which needs vitamin K to form it. On the 8th day of a new born male .. vitamin K reaches its normal amount. On the same day prothrombin skyrockets to 11 0% efficiency, making it the perfect time for circumcision. 18
  19. 19. "33 days aIIer Ihe baby Jeaue was cin:umci88d, his moIher, Mary, 10 Ihe great _1oq>Ie In '~12;3,' To NlfiH one more "taw aacrtfice of 2 tur1I_ se1 by Moses .. . 1he as a sin offering. 'Exodus 13:2, 12. 13- Leviticus 12:8 No other woman on earth has been glven1he honor1heIMary was given. She was God's • _ _ ; her 'J}III _ Iy Una was a royal one going back 10 '" ........,ain... la1he reIenI only Jaaua... _Ihe Bible Lard King Davidl Why would Mary. of all • ,,('-).dldno"'_ people. be involved was guI/e fOIJJId "'his mcuIh.· with a sin offering? '''-2".22 That's all very interesting ... but where the @!!!**! were "the wise men ? I Somewhere in Mesopotamia looking at a star! 19
  20. 20. That manger display you see every Christmas with the Wisemen I:m't true! It's tradition and tradition is unreliable! • That's a lot of baloney, Marsha 20
  21. 21. Herod finds out the date ... that would make Once outside the palace, the Wise men Jesus about 18 months old. again spotted the star••• and it gutded them to the HOUSE where Jesus was living. "Go and search < Matthew 2,9) diligently for the ......-.1 young child and when you' have found him ... bring me word again that I might come and worship him also :" . They fell down and worshiped JESUS only! They presented Him with gifts 01 gold. . frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2: 11) Joseph, we had a -dream .. . we The next night Joseph is awakened from were told not to return to Herod. a dream. He knows Herod wants to kill little Jesus. So we are going home by a different route. Herod, kill the children in Bethlehem ... this way your sons will rule Israel! The people of this little unsuspecting city have no idea of the horror about to hit their homes. ,
  22. 22. The innocent babes are slaughtered without mercy ... • screams of anguish are heard for weeks. 'Matthew 2: 16- 18 i No ... No! Oh. myGod .. . not my baby! • . • • I This was the fulfillment of the prophecy by Jeremiah ... ·In Rama was there a voice heard. lamentation. and weeping. and great mouming. Rachel weeping tor her children. and would not be comforted. because they are not. 'Matthew 2:18 How' does this youth know so much about Jewish law? about 1SOOyeano _ _ given !he JeWiah law to Mt. SInai. He knew that at the age of 33. He would become the Passover Lamb. ; Exo.dus 20:2; John 8:58 22
  23. 23. Hey... now I remember the It was greatl Passover. I saw it on TV! It They .111~ft Egypt with was 'The Ten Charlton Heston! Commandments".. . God had to hit Egypt with all kinds of plagues .. . to free their Jewish slaves. Remember how God said He would kill the first born in every house in Egypt that wasn't protected by a sign? Yeah ... and that night the • dea~h angel went through " Egypt. Why would Jesus have to become a Passover Lamb? • That's why every year the Jews celebrate the Passover, to remember that *Exodus 12:29 23
  24. 24. Watch carefully how Jesus is introduced by John the Baptist. • "Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God , and him only shalt thou serve ,M Matt. 4: 10, • this Is pha~ two of .His visit to planet. In a time of occupation by ruthless Rom, n soldiers, a bitter a He is Judas Iscariot. the population eaten up with hate, fear and corruption, wonders number one traitor aU of Who this person is who speaks of love. time. 24
  25. 25. ) King Herod, "The Great," the monster who tried to kill Jesus by murdering all the babies In Bethlehem. finally died ... and nobody Cried. uglyonel These two ran Jerusalem (under Rome's direction). Both were very powerful and weelthy. They conbOlled the corrupt rellglolJ1l I11IIChine... But Someone did make waves! One of their rackets waa In the great . He then exposed them as Jewish temple ... They ooId 00- and hypocrites to the-public. Ie""-for sacrIflce and jIXChangad Roman monoy at a·fat proIIt. Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple! It didn't set too well. Guess who 25
  26. 26. PHASE III: JESUS IS READY TO BECOME THE PASSOVER LAMB He calls His disciples together for their last supper and breaks the news of His coming death. We'll never desert you ... even if it costs us our lives! • And ·being in agony he prayed until His sweat became as great drops of blood falling to the ground. °Luke 22:44 It's not so much dying that bothered Him .. . but Jesus '''who knew no sin" was about to become a sin offering and the sins of the world were about to be placed on Him. °11 Cor. 5:21 26
  27. 27. Judas brings the police; the signal is to arrest-whomever Judas kisses. Satan is delighted. He's waited for centuries for This is the kiss of death!. .. He is arrested the opportunity to destroy his greatest enemy ... and His disciples*, except two, take off in all Judas sets Jesus up for the kill! directions. ' Matthew26:56; John 18:15 Jesus is taken from place to place for questioning .. . Jesus is beaten they hold a quick trial in the dead of night. and spit upon by the strong, armed men of ... governor, Pontius Pilate. Pilate doesn't want any part of this, but he's Marsha, do you know what stuck .. . He says Jesus is innocent but to please a crucifixion was like? the howling mob, he asks them this questioo ...•. What shall I do wit~ Jesus who is called Christ? ~~;;"18put 10 death. 1 be lawsJewish TrioI d _: were broken so
  28. 28. The victim was usually stripped. His hands tied to an overhead beam. 'The leather whip usually had pieces of steel, balls of lead and sharp bonas altacho,t The rusty. genn·laden spikas almost always AI! the sharp bonas an<! metal in the whip cousad gangrene and tetanus to the victims. 1019 away the nash. muscles were slioad wide open. The arterIas would be hR. spurting blood. Most victims diad from the' beating alone. Is He a man ? .. There's nothing left of His face! mess! Satan summons his army of demons to Jerusalem ... all of his evil power Is unleashed against Jesus through the insane mob. , gave my back to the smHo.... and my cheeks The angels in heaven stand by waiting for to them thai pluckad off the hair: I hid not my Jesus' order to attack ... but His love for us held beck the command. face from shame and spitting." ....." 50'" 28
  29. 29. He did this for you, Marsha. It's the only way He could get you into heaven .. . they 81so nailed His feet. This was tha __ agonizing _ man could face .•. He had to support HimeeK in order to breeIhe ... 1he flaming pain caused by 1he opIkes hilling tha median nerve in Ihe wrials axplodas up His arms, into His brain and doWn His opine, The spika buming Ihrough tha ....- belween tha malslarsai bonos oItha leel jerk. His body e-. hen tho leg muscles oonvuIse end drive His body _ ..• beating HIm agaInsIlhe """"" in, bill cannot be exhaled Air is.audled untilihe buildUp of carbon _ in tha lungs and blood ......m stimulala. breaIhIng to relieve tha cnomps. - J':==:; N~ " dae1roy dei¥fIaIim shock, and l'be heart is b8!IIIY able 1o"}lUll1P ihe Ihick blood as '*" coils die one ala time. 01 His blIlions 01 Prior to His daalh in ail His ~, Jesus Is in full conln>i of His mIIId. H8 asks 1he heavenly Fa1her 10 ~ Ihem; lor 1hey know not WhalII'II)' ~ And 1he deer Lamb 01 God was sa_loryou. ;p,.;;.Qi,cl (lhe F_) 10 1ov8d1he worfd, (thara FInally In _ he blood ooagulal8e ytIOf...,tlle gave his only begoIIen Son (God tha and _ratea intO ......m a n d _ that _ _ (clings to or blood cells. In him should not perish (in the lake of fire), but have _ eating IKe (In heaven)." John 3 ,'. 29
  30. 30. THE SPIRITUAL VIEW OF HIS DEATH Then an amazing thing happens in the temple in Jerusalem ... the priceless 6-inch thick veil covering the Holy of Holies is ripped from top to bottom . Malt. 27:51 "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost." Luke 23:46 Thts the only time in etemjty that there IS a splH belween God the Falher. God the Son and God the Holy Spirit ... because God the Son became a sin offering •.. and being holy. They could not allow sin In Their presence. Satan believes he did this with his power! He is overjoYed.. . his hated enemy is dead! Hey, was he really dead? Or was it a set up? We have conclusive post-mortem evidence that our Lord died not the usual.crucifixion death by I'm a nurse, Marsha ... suffocation ... when the Roman soldier drove his lance up under the rib cage .. . but by heart failure due to shock and constriction of the heart by fluid in the sac around the heart! Because of your sins, Marsha , He literally died ' of a broken heart. . into the sac around the heart, water and blood carne out!.T~at only happens at death! 30
  31. 31. Jesus said He would rise from the· dead, so they The seal of Rome was placed on the huge .bu ried His body in a tomb guarded by 16 crack ston~ blocking the grave entr~n ce. If anyone Rom an Soldiers. broke that seat. .. the Roman F.B.I. and C.I.A: would hunt them down and then crucify them upside down. Jesus arose from the dead ... the tomb was empty ... Satan was defeated! ' "The Great Resurrection Hoax" by Josh McDowell, Liberation Tapes, P.O. Box 6044, Lubbock, Texas 79413 ··Matt. 28:4 Marsha, now do you under- The Bible says: ~ Fo r all have si nned and come short of the glory of God." (Ro m. 3:23) And again : "As it is written, stand what Jesus did for you? there is none righteous, no, not one . ~ (Rom. 3: 10) Oh, my God ... that means I'm going to hell! Right?
  32. 32. God hath raised Him from the Then the blood He shed on the cross dead, thou shalt washes away your s.ins .. . and on the day be ~saved." Romans 10:9 of judgment... when He sees the blood on you ... He passes over you! It's 'a gift, Marsha. All you have I've be~n so to do is repent!. .. turn away rotten ... how could from your sins and receive Him God possibly love as ~our Lord and Saviour! me? .. Maybe I should try to clean up my life first. No, Marsha, He wants you just as you are... He can clean you up later! (Sniff) ... Nobody loves me enough No!... You're my . for me ... .but 1m did! beautiful sister in Christ! 32
  33. 33. Today sin has become a big joke... most people believe God is going to wink at their sins. THE BIBLE SAYS ... "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galatians 6:7 Marsha accepted God's gift ... "... the gift of God is eternal life (in Heaven) through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23 No one ever spoke more about hell or warned people to miss it like the Lord Jesus did... When you. stand before God on the day of judgement, as you surely will , and are not protected by the blood of Christ.. He will look at you with His eyes blazing and say, "Dep art from me , ye cursed into everlasting fire , prepared for the devil and his angels." *..... it IS appointed unto men ... THE CHOICE IS YOURS once to die, but after this the judgement. " Hebrews 9'27 THE BIBLE SAYS THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN! Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh un to the Fa ther, but ~y me." John 14:6 NOBODY ELSE CAN SAVE YOU. If yO"u trusted Jesus as your Saviour, TRUST JESUS TODA YI you have just begun a wonderful "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord new life with Him. Now: Jesus, and shalt believe in thine hean that God hath 1.Read your Bible every day to get to know rai sed him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Rom. 10:9 Jesus Christ better. 1. Admit you are a sin ner. See Romans 3: 10 2. Talk to God in prayer every day. 2 . Be willing to tum from sin (repent). See Acts 17:30 3.Be baptized, worship, fellowship , and serve 3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried with other Christians in a and rose from the dead. See Rom. 10:9-10 church where Christ is 4. Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to preached and the Bible is become your personal Saviour. See Rom. 10: 13 the final authority. 4. Tell others about Jesus Christ. WHAT TO PRAY Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness. Here's help to grow as a new believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood Ch ristian l Read The Next Slep , and d ied for my sin. I am willing to turn from sin. I now invite Christ to come into my heart and life as availab le at Christian bookstores my personal Saviour. or from Chick Publications.
  34. 34. CAUTION: These books could ~ your life! Crusader Comics KING OF KINGS The Bible. in pictures from Genesis to Rtwclation1 Full cofor! ]]lElllG BETRAYAl, 1lhe-testimony of fooner pri~t. CbarJefj Cltiniquy. The Alberto Series The testimony of ex-Jesuit priest, Alberto Rivera. ISBN 0- 937958 - 67-0 90000 II 108/8