I did this drawing a few years ago as a tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Soldiers have always had a sense of the spiritual since the first ones went off to battle. Many down through history have found it necessary to create their own gods as though they needed one with whom they could identify. Yet, the God of the Bible is a God of war. From the first moments of Creation when Lucifer and one third of the angels rebelled, God has been fighting a spiritual war to protect his creation from evil. Having read the entire Bible from “In the beginning’ to the maps, I know that God wins in the end. It makes sense to be on the right side.
“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.” It is my favorite George Orwell quote because of the timeless wisdom. Those who want and hold power have used this principle since the beginning of human history. One great example is The Battle of Kadesh between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire. At best, Ramessees II fought to a tie but he probably managed to escape without a complete defeat. However, to read his account chiseled in stone, it was his greatest military victory.
So it is with Jesus. Over 2000 years ago those who were with him wrote a record of the events surrounding Jesus Christ for future generations. But now, over 2000 years later we have those claiming to be experts who tell us that these accounts are not exactly what they seem. They know better what happened than those who actually witnessed the events. In essence, they want to change the past so that they can control the future.
Having learned about my book A Cross In Time, people ask me what it is about. In one sentence; it is about two men who want to change the future by changing the past. Call it fiction imitating real life.
"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" John 8:31-32