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See John 10:39, Did Jesus disappear into thin air or just ran really fast?

10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

10:40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.

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Asked by 35yoamom at 4:53 PM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • since Jesus had the power of God with him all the time, he could get out of the hands of the pharisees, the devil or evil anytime it was written. He was the word so anything written before hand was always fulfilled. Someplace in the bible was a predestined writing of this, and it was then put into action. These crowds were not the problem it was the authorities going past the perimiters of God's chosen standards and they knew this,, why did they try to get Jesus caught-----at then said time.? Because it was their nature to have it ''their way'', so it wasn't written it would be their way...... until God said it was written in HIS time.

    Which is better, to catch the King and throw him away to get the authorities their way. or to get the way done right, and for the fulfillment of scripture ....? It was obvious (which would you choose. ?)

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:02 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Haha, I don't have an answer for you, but reading this question seriously made me laugh out loud. It just sounded funny :)

    Answer by Anouck at 5:09 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • not sure, but i think it means he got away from them, who are we to question how....he just did and that's how it is

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 5:19 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • i guess tracy chapman gave him a ride.

    Answer by dullscissors at 5:37 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • All He did was slip through their fingers.
    How exactly, it doesn't say!

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:19 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I don't think we can know from the text. All it says is that he narrowly escaped.

    Answer by Gal51 at 6:33 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • he escaped.
    have you ever read a book, and got so into it, you laughed, cried, could see the characters in your mind and the surroundings, almost like a movie?
    unfortunately, alot of people don't read the bible this way. they just read it and go on. like adam and eve. "oh they sinned, got cursed, kicked out and lived life in sin" is how people read it. but if you think about it and read it like you would a book in these times, it was way worse that that. they ate of the fruit and their eyes were opened. they saw their nakedness and immediately covered themselves. they had to have been terrified. They walked and talked with God daily, they KNEW God knew everything, where they were, ect. yet, they hid from Him. they were so petrified of what they did and what had happened. do you really think they sat there and just looked at God while he was cursing them? "ok God, whatever you say". more like crying their eyes out.

    Answer by armywife43 at 11:33 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • so when it says " Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand" it means he got out of there as soon as possible, he ran, maybe his disciples and/or followers helped him by blocking them, who knows exactly how it happened. kind of like a police chase is what i imagine.

    most people dont' realize that God was manifested in FLESH. which means he encountered headaches, tiredness, pain, temptation, ect.

    Answer by armywife43 at 11:38 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

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