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>I find it interesting that many of the well known people of Jesus’ day: the Pharisees, the Sadducees, government officials in Jerusalem and Judea; are now unknown or relatively unknown; and in as much as they are known, it is via the New Testament which Christians have kept.

Jesus was lesser known initially, though his fame spread quickly (Mark 1:28) and by the end of his ministry many of the people in Judea had heard of this Rabbi. Now after 2000 years most of the people of influence of that time can barely be named, and those who can are remembered for their relationship to Jesus. Moreover Jesus is called Lord by 1–2 billion people worldwide and his name is known or revered by few billion more.

Many of these previously famous men mocked Jesus or held him in derision. Ah, the irony! As well as a sense of justice God must surely have a sense of humour.

LORD, I have heard of your fame;/
I stand in awe of your deeds, (Habakkuk 3 NIV)

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  1. 2008 October 19 at 10:18

    It’s sort of like compounding interest eh!

  2. michael
    2008 October 19 at 16:38

    I like that! Compounding interest, that is. A friend of mine in the early 70′ was asked to input into his new computer, that counts, one cent at the time of Christ and start the compounding factor to the present. The money compounded and grew and the computer stopped about the time of Columbus because it didn’t have internal numbering to count higher!
    Everyone knows and will know Jesus. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God Our Father! Now that compounding backwards and forwards! :)

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