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Yeah yeah yeah … we all know how miraculous it sounds, how mysterious it must have looked in the times of Jesus when he purportedly raised Lazarus from the dead. This story has made me ask whether Lazarus was really raised from the dead. Did this miracle really happen? You see, the sisters of Lazarus, one of whom was the girlfriend of Jesus – i am talking of Mary Magdalene – and Martha told Jesus that the brother was sick. When Jesus arrived in Bethany, Lazarus had already been dead and in the tomb for four days. Of course Jesus went and called him loudly, and we are told Lazarus woke up from the dead. Though he died again anyway, so much for raising someone from the dead.
Now, first things first. Why didn’t Jesus raise the thousands at that time who were dying from diseases and so on? This miracle is the kind that sets off a frenzy of activity in any village! Why did it not stir up so much activity? Raising someone from the dead is no mean task! This is a significant question. Remember the Loliongo story in Tanzania? The Loliongo guy was said to be possessing some drink that could heal HIV. Then what happened? Everyone was trooping to TZ. There was pandemonium, melee, mayhem, drama etc etc. That is what miracles such as these should do. You see, if Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and i was alive at that time, if my bro was about to die, i would just tell him to go ahead and die. I’d go like die goddammit! Die! Then i simply give Jesus a call “Hey dude, my bro is dead, you’ve got some work to do, come over quick!”
Indeed if Lazarus arose from the dead, he would debut in Citizen Prime TV, hosted by Julie Gichuru, with the public asking all sorts of question. How it felt resurrecting, how was it like dead!
Surely if Lazarus was raised from the dead, then it would make sense for the Jews to take other dead bodies to Jesus. This story is not adding up!
Let me address another gap of this story. Look at what Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” So did Lazarus live forever? No, he died. So what was the purpose of this miracle? Why spend all your energy raising somebody from the dead, then allow the guy to die anyway?
Finally, the documentation about Lazarus should have been more elaborate. The Biologists at that time should have done some SCANS, X-Rays, nini nini to just ascertain that this miracle actually took place. I wish it could happen now. We would not let it just pass.
Conclusion: the writers of the bible just included that story to add to the mystery surrounding the man Jesus, nothing more.
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