THE EMPTY TOMB AND OUR EMPTY HEARTS


When you were young, you were always expecting to hear what a good little boy or girl you were from those who loved you. You probably, like most grew up believing that you were a good person. Like anything else, it is all relative. When you were young, or even today as you have grown older, you probably never gave much thought to the fact that your eyes and ears work only because your heart is pumping an iron rich solution through 75,000 miles of circulatory system. Like anything else, it is all relative. You focus on the plate or the screen and not the superhighway inside.

The frame of reference is key here. When we consider how we have all been wonderfully and fearfully made by Almighty God, and created in His image, it truly is all relative. You see, when we compare our good deeds to The One who created us, it is all as if they were filthy rags. Our righteousness, good works, or our perceptions of being good people are so far from the truth that it is frightening.

God is Holy, and we as a man, woman or child are sinful, and wicked, everyone last one of us, all of us, no exceptions. The human race has such a proclivity to do evil? People are good? I am a  good person?  The frame of reference is key. Can you imagine going into a critical care ICU unit to visit a sick child after working in the sewer? How about a computer chip  factory clean room after playing soccer in the mud. We have no idea just how tarnished and unclean we really are. Look at our thoughts, what we watch on TV or the internet. Look at what we allow to happen to the unborn, to children, and to the elderly. Look what we do to our bodies, what we say or do to others, or worse what we don’t do for our fellow man or woman. We as a race are born selfish, and vile, going astray from the minute we left the womb. Obviously, some of us are more evil than others but we all have the same problem, sin. If you think this doesn’t apply to you think again.

Because we will live forever after we die, all of us deserve eternal judgement for how selfish and evil we have lived our lives. Once again don’t kid yourself. Think of the things we have done to others, refused to do to help others, taken part in, watched or even orchestrated. If you think you don’t need to repent and be forgiven, then there is no hope for you. You will die in your sin and you will be judged. ETERNITY AWAITS.

A sinless man named Jesus Christ was born of a virgin in a feed trough in fulfillment of the ancient promises and prophecies of The Bible. Jesus lived among our ancestors and was fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life told it like it was, and like no other, he changed the world.  He was crucified, he died and was buried.

jesus-christ-cross-0204

His death on that cross took all of the sin of man past present and future, so much so that the sun went dark for three hours while he bled out on that cross. When he gave up his spirit, when He said it was finished, there was a great earthquake, graves were opened and there were dead people coming back to life and walking in the streets. But that wasn’t the end of it. The atonement for the sins of the world was just completed and made available to any who would believe in Him and accept it. The end of man’s futile attempts to bridge the gap between God and man had finally been completed.

On the third day, in fulfillment of the Scriptures, just like He promised, he rose from the dead and left the tomb empty. He conquered death, paid for your sins, and rules and lives forevermore. Sin’s grip will be broken by His power if you truly seek it. The grave is no longer the end of the line but a mere curtain to pass through once we are appointed to death. Fear not man, ladies and gentlemen, but rather fear The One who can cast your soul into hell and who holds the keys of life and death in His hands. He is the only way to God, don’t believe the lies. Salvation is free, you just have to accept it. You must repent, turn from your wicked ways and believe in Jesus and His shed blood that cleanses from sin. You don’t need to go to confession, you don’t need to ride your bike around for a year with a white shirt, you don’t have to shave your head and live in the side of a mountain, you don’t have to go to some temple, building, or church and listen to people try to separate you from your wallet.

Folks, put your money back in your wallet, Bibles are at the 99 cent store. If you want to give your money away, give it to people who really need it, not to these corporation phony churches that do nothing but steal from everyone, never tell the truth and let the evil wax greater and greater while the country goes to hell in a hand basket and they keep putting everyone to sleep. WAKE UP AND GET RIGHT WITH GOD NOW! HE WILL OPEN YOUR EYES AND YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. YOU WILL FINALLY KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE ALIVE AND FREE FROM THE GUILT AND SHAME. SIN WILL NO LONGER HAVE YOU UNDER ITS POWER.

I urge all of us to take our hearts and minds put them on His table. Our hearts and minds need to be changed and given to Him to be renewed and transformed so we can see instead of being blinded by the prince of the power of the air. Look inward, face what we all are, accept what is freely given, and give freely to others what no one could ever afford to pay for-The Truth , the good news of THE FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS-THE SHED BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SIN AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HIM. 

images (98)

EASTER IS NOT ABOUT THE BABYLONIAN FERTILITY RITUALS, RABBITS THAT DON’T LAY EGGS, BOOZING IT UP AND OVEREATING, IT IS ABOUT THE ONE WHO PAID IT ALL, LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT, AND WHO SO DESPERATELY WANTS YOU TO COME BACK TO THE THINGS THAT YOU ONCE KNEW WERE TRUE AND RIGHT.

HIS OFFER IS TRULY ONE NO ONE CAN OR SHOULD REFUSE. IT IS FREE TO ALL AND WILL TRULY SET YOU ALL FREE INDEED. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AS WE CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NO VOICE AGAINST THOSE THAT SERVE DARKNESS. IT IS MY PRAYER THAT THIS BE THE DAY THAT THE LIGHT FINALLY COMES ON FOR ALL OF US.

download (54)

HAPPY EASTER FROM THE FULLERTON INFORMER.

  1. #1 by Anonymous on April 5, 2015 - 9:17 am

    So does this mean since I am Jewish, and I don’t believe this story, then I am going to hell?

    • #2 by Anonymous on April 6, 2015 - 10:32 am

      From one Anonymous to another, you are not going to hell. I would hope that no intelligent, well-rounded, reasonably thinking human being believes this hogwash!

      Nonsense like this blog post is typical of the fire and brimstone propaganda imposed on the masses centuries ago by the churches as a way of keeping people in line through fear. Right about the time they were spewing this B.S, they were burning books and essentially taking away from the people, any access to information that presented an alternative viewpoint.

      The God I pray to and with whom I have a relationship is not the kind of god portrayed here.
      Thank God!

      • #3 by Hogwash propaganda on April 6, 2015 - 1:57 pm

        No the catholic churches were burning bibles. Now they are in every home. Too bad no one reads them.

      • #4 by Joe Imbriano on April 6, 2015 - 11:16 pm

        Where is he portrayed because I would like to read about him.

    • #5 by Anonymous on April 6, 2015 - 2:13 pm

      Do you have a better way to pay off your sin debt? How does the rabbi do it for you when the sacrifices were cut off some 2000 years ago? You mean the temple system is still in operation? Where are the cleansing rituals for the high priests,the implements and animal sacrifices? Jesus paid it all brother or sister or whoever you are.

    • #6 by Joe Imbriano on April 6, 2015 - 11:14 pm

      If you deny Jesus, that is your choice. Life is all about choices.

  2. #7 by Shane on April 5, 2015 - 9:22 am

    Great message Joe. Truth.

  3. #8 by Eric on April 5, 2015 - 2:31 pm

    Happy Easter Joe. God Bless

  4. #9 by Anonymous on April 8, 2015 - 11:41 am

    Amen

  5. #10 by Amy on April 16, 2017 - 8:08 am

    Mr. Imbriano, thank you for your steadfast commitment to truth, no matter how unpopular it always is. We can always count of you not to sugar coat anything. I have a great deal of respect for you. You are a man of courage in world full of cowards. May the Lord bless and you and keep you and your family.

  6. #11 by in the know on April 16, 2017 - 9:01 am

    So do Jewish people go to hell then Joe? What about Muslims? Come on Joe. You have all the answers.

    • #12 by Joe Imbriano on April 17, 2017 - 7:28 am

      Jesus predicted the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. It was fulfilled. How can there be atonement for sin without the operation of a Temple system? There cannot be unless you abandon the tenets and teaching of Judaism. Unless you accept that Jesus finished the job when He came in the flesh, lived a sinless life and was fully God and fully man, you will die in your sins. This is what the Bible says, not Joe Imbriano. His death, burial and resurrection, as payment in full for our sin took the place of the Temple system. To refuse to accept that will result in eternal damnation. There is no longer any atonement for sin aside from what He did. In addition, I fully reject and clearly do not ascribe the damnable Biblical heresy of dispensationalism being promulgated today in pulpits across the world.

      As far as Islam, the same applies. Islam teaches that God is more merciful than he is wrathful.Each person’s deeds will be weighed in a balance, and if the evil deeds outweigh the good deeds,then the person will be rewarded with paradise. The Bible teaches that our good works are never enough because our sin is too great. Islam denies the finished work on the cross and the atonement of Jesus shed blood. They too will die in their sins if they reject Jesus and His finished work on the cross. This is what the Bible says.

  7. #13 by Barry Levinson on April 16, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    As I sat in the pew of Saint Andrews Episcopal Church in Fullerton, I could not stop thinking about that African American young man who was savagely beaten by a sick and deranged Sacramento police officer.

    What was his terrible crime that illicited such savagery? He jaywalked in a quiet residential neighborhood.

    Question: Who has not jaywalked in a residential neighborhood?
    Answer: No One!

    This police officer is now on paid administrative leave. I hope he is fired for cause very quickly and then arrested for his actions. He deserves to be in jail!

    My paster Pat, who is filling in for our regular Paster that is on Sabbatical, did a great job in today’s sermon. I will paraphrase some of her very important and apropos words. What does it mean to be Christian? Did you help a less fortunate person today? Did you treat your fellow man kindly? Did you visit someone who is ill in the hospital?

    In other words, did you in even some very small way make this a better world by your individual actions.

    If that is what is most important about being Christian, then I hope and pray every human being of good will and with a good heart is a Christian today…Easter Sunday! God bless all of you who make a positive difference no matter how small.

  8. #14 by Anonymous on April 16, 2017 - 4:21 pm

    Joe what does denying Jesus mean? Does it mean not following the example of Jesus, i.e. not trying to live a moral and ethical life? or Does it mean not believing Jesus is the Son of God?

    Who will enter the Kingdom of Heaven?
    Someone who professes a belief that Jesus is the Son of God but does little or nothing in his/her entire life to demonstrate Christian values or the person who may not accept Jesus as the Son of God but leads a moral “Christian” life nevertheless.

    The bible demonstrates over and over again that Jesus was not a judgmental person on earth. He reached out to all.

    • #15 by Joe Imbriano on April 17, 2017 - 7:19 am

      Denying Jesus is denying who He is and what he Did. Jesus came in the flesh, lived a sinless life and was fully God and fully man. Denying Jesus and his finished work on the cross, His death, burial and resurrection, as payment in full for our sin, will result in eternal damnation. There is simply no atonement for sin aside from what He did. No man comes to the Father but through him. It is a free gift to all. This is what the Bible says.

      The Bible says the road is narrow that leads to eternal life. The Bible says the gate is narrow and to strive to enter it.

      There are many so called Christians who profess a belief but their lives tell a different story. Jesus says to those that work iniquity “depart from me for I never knew you”
      Jesus says to those who abdicate their Christian responsibilities “Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels”.
      Jesus says to the phony Christians “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”

      Jesus was loving and forgiving, however, when it comes to leaders, his warnings are stern ” But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

      Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

      Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

      Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

      17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

      And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

      Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

      Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

      And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

      And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

      Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

      Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

      Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

      Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

      Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

      Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

      Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

      And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

      Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

      Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

      Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

      Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

      That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

      Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

      Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

      Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

      For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord”

      Jesus also broke out the whip and started whipping the money changers in the Temple. I wonder what he would do with all these phony,, worthless, churches that little the landscape today that suck in all kinds of money, water down the Bible and allow our society to go to hell because they are afraid to stand up for what the Bible says.

      Jesus reached out to all and sternly warned those who rejected His Word.

  9. #16 by Barry Levinson on April 16, 2017 - 5:32 pm

    When an ordinary citizen is beating up another person, the police come and arrest the individual.

    When the guilty party is a police officer, he/she is put on Paid Administrative Leave in the best case scenario if it is caught on tape.

    Their must be a speed up in process to charge officers who have broken the law. In this case the police department and district attorney should be able to move forward in a matter of a few weeks if not days. The judicial system can’t allow this officer to be paid by the taxpayers for many months up to a year before a decision is made on the incident.

(will not be published)


Copyright © 2013 TheFullertonInformer.com. All rights reserved. TheFullertonInformer.com is the legal copyright holder of the material on this blog and it may not be used, reprinted, or published without express written permission. The information contained in this website is for entertainment and educational purposes ONLY. This website contains my personal opinion and experience based on my own research from scientific writings, internet research and interviews with doctors and scientists all over the world. Do not take this website, links or documents contained herein as a personal, medical or legal advice of any kind. For legal advice, please consult with your attorney. Consult your medical doctor or primary care physician for advice regarding your health and your children’s health and nothing contained on this website is intended to provide or be a substitute for medical, legal or other professional advice. The reading or use of this information is at your own risk. Readers will not be put on spam lists. We will not sell your contact information to another company. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of our advertisers or blog commenters. We reserve the right to change the focus of this blog, to shut it down, to sell it, or to change the terms of use at our discretion. We are not responsible for the actions of our advertisers or sponsors. If a reader purchases a product or service based upon a link from our blog, the reader must take action with that company to resolve the issue, not us. Our policy on using letters or emails that have been written directly to us is as follows: We will be sharing those letters and emails with the blogging audience unless they are requested to be kept confidential. We will claim ownership of those letters or emails to later be used in an up-and-coming book,blog article,post or column, unless otherwise specified by the writer to keep ownership. THE TRUTH WILL STAND ON ITS OWN AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE-SEEK IT AT ALL COSTS!