Because Christ Is In Every Book of the Bible

Because Christ Is In Every Book of the Bible June 30, 2011

Interestingly, I missed this video (below) last week when Deacon Greg Kandra ran it over at his place. Maybe there is a reason for that. You see, earlier this week some friends of mine got into a discussion regarding books of the Bible.

They are married, Christian, and very intelligent people. But alas, they started cutting apart the Bible like they were their own individual Magisteriums. Or better yet, like they were from the New York Times Book Review or something. You know, what they liked they fawned over. And what they didn’t? “Get thee behind me…” Here’s an excerpt of the conversation,

Her: “I’m not looking forward to this week at work. Sigh. But like Friedrich Nietzsche said,’Whatever doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.'”

Me: “He said that, but in his case, what didn’t kill him just made him an ass—-. I prefer this from St. Paul instead: ‘Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses.'”

Awkwardly quiet.

Her: “I’m not a big fan of ‘St.’ Paul. His attitude toward women generally sucked. I like Jesus’s teachings much better.”

Me: “Golly. You know, St. Paul wrote most of the New Testament.”

Crickets chirping.

Him: “Mother Teresa was a true saint, in my humble opinion. But I’d venture to say that some of the Catholic Saints were probably child molesters.” Grinning. “I’m a fan of Jesus, James, Amos, Isaiah, Mary, Mary Magdelene, Ruth, Ecclesiastes, and some of the other characters/ books in the Bible. I’m not a big fan of the “gospel” of John. And Revelation should never have been included in the New Testamant.

Me: Quizzical look on my face, “I’m just a grasshopper, unfit to remove pebbles from open hands. But I am still trying to grasp them.” Shaking my head while smiling.

Um, if the Bible is the inspired word of God, then you have to take it all in. Whether you “like” everything or not. Conversations like this one make me glad I’m a Catholic. Especially after a friend from Australia posted the words to the flash mob video, shot earlier this month, that I mentioned at the beginning of this post. Have a look,

Follow along with the words here,

Jesus Christ Is In Every Book of the Bible

In Genesis, Jesus is the seed of the Woman.
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus, He is the Priest, the Altar and the Lamb of Sacrifice.
In Numbers, He is the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night.
In Deuteronomy, Jesus is the Prophet like Moses.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Joshua, Jesus is the Captain of our salvation.
In Judges, He is our Judge and Law-Giver.
In Ruth, He is our Kinsman and Redeemer.
In 1 & 2 Samuel, He is our trusted Prophet.
In Kings & Chronicles, He is our reigning King.

In Ezra, He is the rebuilder of the broken-down walls of human life.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Nehemiah, Jesus is our Restorer.
In Tobit, He is the messenger of New Life.
In Judith, He is weakness turned into victory.
In Esther, He is our Advocate.
In 1 & 2 Maccabees, He is the leader who dies for God’s law.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Job, Jesus is our Ever-Living Redeemer.
In Psalms, He is our Shepherd.
In Proverbs, He is our Wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes, He is our hope of resurrection.
In the Song of Songs, He is our loving Bridegroom.
In Wisdom, He is the emanation of God’s law.
In Ecclesiasticus, Jesus is our security.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Isaiah, Jesus is the suffering Servant.
In Jeremiah, He is the righteous wronged.
In Lamentations, He is our weeping prophet.
In Baruch, He is the mercy from the Eternal One.
In Ezekiel, He is the one with the right to rule.
In Daniel, Jesus is the fourth man in the fiery furnace.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Hosea, Jesus is the faithful husband forever married to the sinner.
In Joel, He is the one who baptises with the Holy Spirit, fire.
In Amos, He is the restorer of Justice.

In Obadiah, He is mighty to save.
In Jonah, He is our great foreign missionary.
In Micah, Jesus is the feet of one who brings good news.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Nahum, Jesus is our stronghold in the day of trouble.
In Habakkuk, He is God my Saviour.
In Zephaniah, He is the King of Israel.
In Haggai, He is the signet ring.
In Zecharish, He is our humble King riding on a colt.
In Malachi, Jesus is the son of righteousness.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Matthew, Jesus is God-with-us.
In Mark, He is the Son of God.
In Luke, He is the Son of Mary, feeling what you feel.
In John, He is the Bread of Life.
In Acts, Jesus is the Savior of the world.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Romans, Jesus is the righteousness of God.
In 1 Corinthians, He is the Resurrection.
In 2 Corinthians, He is the God of all comfort.
In Galatians, He is your liberty, He sets you free.
In Ephesians, Jesus is the Head of the Church.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Philippians, Jesus is your joy.
In Colossians, He is your completeness.
In 1 & 2 Thessalonians, He is your hope.
In 1 Timothy, He is your faith.
In 2 Timothy, Jesus is your stability.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Titus, Jesus is Truth.
In Philemon, He is your benefactor.
In Hebrews, He is your perfection.
In James, He is the power behind your faith.
In 1 Peter, He is your example.
In 2 Peter, Jesus is your purity.
Come and kneel before Him now.

In 1 John, Jesus is your life.
In 2 John, He is your pattern.
In 3 John, He is your motivation.
In Jude, He is the foundation of your faith.
In Revelation, Jesus is your coming King.

He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
He is the Keeper of Creation and the Creator of all.
He is the Architect of the Universe and the Manager of all Time.
He always Was, He always Is and He always Will Be,
Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated and never undone.

He was bruised and brought healing,
He was pierced and eased pain,
He was persecuted and brought freedom,
He was dead and brought life.
He is risen and brings power,
He reigns and brings peace.
The world can’t understand Him,
Armies can’t defeat Him,
Schools can’t explain Him
And the leaders can’t ignore Him.

Herod couldn’t kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him,
The people couldn’t hold Him,
Nero couldn’t crush Him,
Hitler couldn’t find Him,
The New Age can’t replace Him

And Oprah can’t explain Him away.
He is Life, Love, Longevity and Law.
He is goodness, kindness, gentleness and love.
He is holy, righteous, mighty, powerful, good.
His Way is Right, His Words Eternal.
His rules unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Redeemer, His is my Savior, He is my God, He is my Priest,
He is my Joy, He is my Comfort, He is my Law, and He rules my life.

I’ll be sending this video, with a smile.

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