Do you think Jesus weeps today?

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  1. Jack Lavictoire

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    Do you think Jesus weeps today?
    Seeing how Jesus is now at the right hand of God Almighty I find it hard to understand how He could be weeping. Being in very nature God Himself suggest that Jesus knows the outcome of ALL THINGS so why would He be weeping? Heck, the scriptures tell us again and again to rejoice and were down here so wouldn't it be contradicting itself if the Son of God wasn't rejoicing?

    Take a look at John 14:28 NIV
    "You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

    Doesn't that tell us that since He's with the Father that He's happy now? I mean, why would they be glad for Him if He was going there to weep? It just doesn't make any sense to me.

    The reason I bring it up is that a lot of people are going around saying that Jesus is weeping while the above scripture tells us otherwise. Hey, if I was in Paradise you could be sure that I wouldn't be weeping... And like I said, since Jesus is in very nature God it stands to reason that He knows the outcome of everything - so why would He be weeping? Jesus obviously knows that God is fulfilling His purpose and that everything is going to work out - so what does He have to weep about?

    I understand that He cares but to say that He's weeping just doesn't sound right to me!

    Any feedback would be appreciated...

    Thank you!
     
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    Found something else that I would like to share with you.

    Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

    Notice here that He says, "my yoke is easy and my burden is light". Now if he was weeping all the time as some make Him out to be then how could He give us rest?
     
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    Hi Jack.

    Do you think Jesus ever has wept? I ask this because I think one of your arguments against his weeping is that because he is God, he already knows every outcome, so why would he weep? But, then again, how would we harmonize this idea with Scripture that says that Jesus wept. For example, there is the time when Jesus went to find out his friend Lazuras was dead...the Bible tells us that he wept. In the Garden of Gethsemanie, the Bible tells us that he cried tears of blood. Since he was God, surely he knew all that was to be.

    As to whether or not he ever does weep still, I don't know. I don't personally think he does, but wouldn't build a hard and fast doctrine on it. I don't know all the answers, and I am not sure if we can know this answer since it isn't really addressed in the Bible.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  4. Jack Lavictoire

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    Thanks Joseph...

    If anyone would like to comment I sure would appreciate it. I know that the scriptures says not to grieve God's Spirit but if someone has a scripture or two that could help base a foundation on rather or not Jesus still weeps today I really would like to hear from you.

    Thanks again Joseph! :thumbs:
     

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