The Bible says Mary was the mother of Jesus, James, Joses, Juda, Simon and unnamed sisters. But it does not say that Joseph was the father of Christ. God was. Really, they were his half brothers and sisters.
CHRIST SPOKE IN PARABLES SO PEOPLE WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND
Contrary to popular opinion, Christ did not speak in parables to make things clear.
he was alone, they that were about him with the
twelve asked of him the parable.
he said unto them,
Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the
kingdom of God: but unto them that are without,
all these things are done in parables:
That seeing they may see, and not
perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not
understand; lest at any time they should be
converted, and their sins should be forgiven
disciples came, and said unto him, why do You
speak unto them in parables?
answered and said unto them, Because it is
given unto you to know the mysteries of the
kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he
shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath
not, from him shall be taken away even that he
speak I to them in parables: because they seeing
see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do
PICTURES OF JESUS BREAK THE SECOND COMMANDMENT
The Bible says that Christ had no form or comeliness (beauty) that we would desire him. (Isaiah 53) The pictures of Jesus generally portray an attractive thin man. In His own times, He was falsely accused of being a glutton and a winebibber. You wouldn't call a thin man a glutton. He may have been a little overweight. In any case, the point is that no one knows exactly what Christ looked like. To carry a picture of Jesus which is most likely just an image of some model in the middle ages is useless.
It is better to keep the commandment of not making a graven image (religious image). To make an image of Christ, whether it be a statue, carving, painting or a photograph---is to make a graven image of Him. The second commandment is "Thou shalt not make any graven images." For all anyone knows, all those pictures of Jesus may look more like the devil than like the real Christ.
CHRIST WILL BE KING OF THE EARTH AT HIS RETURN
CHRIST PROMISED HIS 12 DISCIPLES THAT EACH ONE WOULD RULE ONE OF THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL IN HIS KINGDOM!
Christ said, “I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Matthew 19:28
Christ will come back and establish His Kingdom on earth. The 12 tribes of Israel will be re-established at that time. Zachariah Chapter 14 describes the return of Christ to the earth. It says that Christ's feet will land on the Mount of Olives and He will be King of the Earth! "And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one." Read the whole chapter of Zechariah to see the exciting return of Christ.
more to be added later......