"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that anybody who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
The words of Jesus in John 3:16
The writings of John brought me to the Lord Jesus but the Message of Jesus Christ, The Holy Bible, keeps me there --- Patrick (ExWizardry)
Forgiveness by believing/trusting in Jesus! This three-hour epic feature film follows John's Gospel precisely, without additions to the story from other Gospels, nor omission of complex passages. It is based on the Good News Bible translation and was produced by Visual Bible International in 2003.
The film is narrated by Christopher Plummer and stars Scottish-Peruvian actor Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus. Others cast include British actors Stuart Bunce (John), Richard Lintern (Leading Pharisee), Scott Handy (John the Baptist), Lynsey Baxter (Mary Magdalene), and Canadian actors Diego Matamoros (Nicodemus), Stephen Russell (Pontius Pilate), Daniel Kash (Simon Peter), Cedric Smith (Caiaphas) and Nancy Palk (Samaritan Woman).
The original DVD of this movie can be purchased here:
The Gospel (good news) of our salvation is this:
"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures."
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
"To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins."
The movie was produced in 2003. It was clear then, as it is to this day, the consensus among most scholars is that the average length of a biblical generation is between 40-70 years and here's why: The Bible does not give a direct answer in regards to the actual length of a generation. We can derive some observations. Scripture shows that the length of a generation varies, depending on the historical period. Early history of man shows longer generations because people lived much longer.
The New Testament opens with the genealogy from Abraham to Jesus Christ. At the conclusion of this genealogy, Matthew 1:17
states, “So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.” These three groupings are all considered fourteen generations. When looking at the average generation for each group, we find that the generation length differs.
Some confuse life spans with generations. The average generation is the average age of parents at the time of birth of their children. When life span increases, so does the average length of generations. To show the extent of how life span varied over time, the average life span of the pre-Flood patriarchs was 912 years. The average lifespan from Shem to Peleg (contemporary of the Tower of Babel) diminished to 484 years, and from Peleg to Abraham, it diminished to 195 years.
The average generation from Abraham to David (Matt. 1:17
) was approximately 64 years, while the average generation for the other two groups was 38 years. The time span covered by each generation is not the emphasis, but rather THE FACT OF THE PASSING OF THE NUMBER OF SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS.
There are also other meanings for the term “generation.” For example, the “generation” that will see Christ return (Matt. 24:34
) refers to those who will be alive at that time! Amen Come Lord Jesus, who is our great God and the Savior.