Originally posted by LadyV
Ok.....I've been thinking again. I know, but no matter what else I am doing, I am also thinking. Jesus was Jewish, his followers were Jewish,
the NT therefore, was written by Jews. Yet, the Jewish do not think Jesus was the Messiah, but a prophet....and the Christian faith (another whole
thread....I mean "starting" a religion to me seems phony to begin with, but that's been hashed out here before) follows the NT. Maybe it's just my
odd way of thinking...but this seems really all backwards to me somehow......
Its good this 'thinking'....
Jesus Christ the Son Of God(LOGOS)meaning the WORD..........Was He prophesied in the Old Testament?
And in order to understand Jesus Christ one must understand the Old Testament......
Why it is Necessary to Know the Old Testament ?
quote//In the Old Testament the reasons are given why salvation through the coming of the Son of God was essential for humanity.
The time would fail me,
writes the Apostle Paul,
to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Sampson, and of Jephthae, of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms,
stopped the mouths of lions,
quenched the violence of fire,
escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens ... of whom the
world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth ... (Heb. 11:32-34, 38).
quote// Old Testament Wisdom
The didactic books constitute the third group of writings in the Old Testament. They teach man to organize his personal, earthly life in such a way
that it will be blessed by God and by men, and may give him prosperity and peace of soul. The wisdom which proceeds from God imparts such a life.
When Solomon, beginning his reign, offered up his prayers and burnt sacrifices, God appeared to him at night and said: "Ask, what am I to give thee"
(cf. 1 Kings 3:5).
And Solomon asked God only for wisdom and knowledge,
in order that he might rule the people of God.
And God said to Solomon,
"Because thou hast not asked for riches, property, glory, victories, or long life, but hast asked for wisdom and knowledge, wisdom and knowledge
shall be given thee; and I shall also give thee such riches, possessions and glory as former kings have never had, nor will have after thee" (cf. 1
sorry, I know this is a long read...but in order to understand .....there needs to be some reading...
Did the Old Testament Prophets foresee that Christ would not be accepted by His own People?
Does the prophet foresee that the Saviour will not be recognized or accepted by the leaders of the Jewish people,
or by those people that follow them?
Yes, he makes an oblique reference to this in the great depiction of Christ's sufferings which he gives in Chapter 53 of his book, which is one of
the greatest prophecies, if not the greatest of them all:
O Lord, who hath believed our report?
and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
We brought a report of a Child before him; He is as a root in a thirsty land,
He hath no form nor comeliness,
and we saw Him,
but He had no form nor beauty.
But His form was ignoble,
and forsaken by all men; He was a man of suffering,
and acquainted with the bearing of sickness,
for His face is turned away from us; He was dishonored and not esteemed. He beareth our sins and is pained for us: yet we accounted Him to be in
and in suffering,
and in affliction.
But He was wounded on account of our sins, ........etc. (Is. 53:1-9).
read the rest....
A full explanation of the fact that it was principally people from the pagan nations who entered the Church of Christ,
and that the majority of the Jews remained in unbelief,
is given to us in the New Testament by the Apostle Paul.
In his writings, we find an exhaustive interpretation of the Old Testament prophecies concerning this. The Apostle writes:
"What if God, willing to show His wrath and to make His power known, endureth with much long suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction,
and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy,
which He had afore prepared unto glory,
whom He hath called,
not of the Jews only,
but also of the nations?
As He saith also in Hosea,
I will call them My people,
which were not My people; and her beloved,
which was not beloved.
And it shall come to pass,
that in the place where it was said unto them,
ye are not My people,
there shall they be called the people of the living God.
Isaiah also crieth concerning Israel: Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved........
Sorry for the long post....