1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Aug '13 15:23
    Two Words

    "Jesus wept." (John 11:35)

    Why?
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    03 Aug '13 16:551 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Two Words

    "Jesus wept." (John 11:35)

    Why?[/b]
    I believe that Jesus wept there because all the people were filled up with their erroneous human opinions and no one really knew God or God's heart.

    Mary had an opinion, Martha had an opinion, the people crying and standing around all had their opinions, the disciples had their opinions. None of these opinions showed that anyone really knew God.

    He shed a tear - "Jesus wept".
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    04 Aug '13 14:541 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Two Words

    "Jesus wept." (John 11:35)

    Why?[/b]
    Because he had great compassion, for Lazarus, for the people, and their ignorance to who he was and is.
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    04 Aug '13 15:00
    Rom 1:19-20, "That which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse."
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    04 Aug '13 18:12
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Two Words

    "Jesus wept." (John 11:35)

    Why?[/b]
    to get rid of a build up of toxins, to re-leave the stress built up in an emotional situation and to display emotion to others making them aware of your feelings possibly garnering a sympathetic response.
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Aug '13 21:31
    Clarke's Commentary on John 11:35 "Jesus wept"

    "The least verse in the Bible, yet inferior to none. Some of the ruthless ancients, improperly styled fathers of the Church, thought that weeping was a degradation of the character of Christ; and therefore, according to the testimony of Epiphanius, Anchorat. c. 13, razed out of the Gospel of St. Luke the place (Luke 19:41) where Christ is said to have wept over Jerusalem."

    Barnes' Notes on John 11:35

    "Jesus wept - It has been remarked that this is the shortest verse in the Bible; but it is exceedingly important and tender. It shows the Lord Jesus as a friend, a tender friend, and evinces his character as a man. And from this we learn:

    1. That the most tender personal friendship is not inconsistent with the most pure religion. Piety binds stronger the ties of friendship, makes more tender the emotions of love, and seals and sanctifies the affections of friends.

    2. It is right, it is natural, it is indispensable for the Christian to sympathize with others in their afflictions. Romans 12:15; "rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

    3. Sorrow at the death of friends is not improper. It is right to weep. It is the expression of nature and religion does not forbid or condemn it. All that religion does in the case is to temper and chasten our grief; to teach us to mourn with submission to God; to weep without complaining, and to seek to banish tears, not by hardening the heart or forgetting the friend, but by bringing the soul, made tender by grief, to receive the sweet influences of religion, and to find calmness and peace in the God of all consolation.

    4. We have here an instance of the tenderness of the character of Jesus, The same Savior wept over Jerusalem, and felt deeply for poor dying, sinners. To the same tender and compassionate Saviour Christians may now come Hebrews 4:15; and to him the penitent sinner may also come, knowing that he will not cast him away."

    Wesley's Notes on John 11:35

    11:35 Jesus wept - Out of sympathy with those who were in tears all around him, as well as from a deep sense of the misery sin had brought upon human nature."

    http://www.godvine.com/bible/john/11-35
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    09 Aug '13 18:45
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    to get rid of a build up of toxins, to re-leave the stress built up in an emotional situation and to display emotion to others making them aware of your feelings possibly garnering a sympathetic response.
    That is also a good explanation.
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