posted on May, 8 2008 @ 12:48 AM
>SNIP< Mod Edit
first i'll point out that:
christianity is a product of judaism. jesus WAS a jew who didn't agree with some of the traditions of judaism, didn't agree with some of the things
that the people, jews and non jews alike, were doing. judaism isn't perfect, therefore his annoyance to these religious anomalies is perfectly
his preaching of the return of the messiah is also NOT new. it has been conversed within the jewish oral tradition ever since moses received the ten
commandments and torah and all the knowledge that torah is meant to teach.
jesus' disciples (like students of a rabbi), believed that his accusations against judaism were well grounded, and believed that because he had the
balls to point them out that he must be the messiah. jesus, being these disciples rabbi, taught them the idea of messiah, that's why they believed
him to be messiah in the first place. they pointed to him saying 'you're the messiah!' huzzah!
that's the err in everything this thread stands for.
messiah in judaism is one of two things:
a. an actual human being who was incarnated and blessed by God to unite the peoples of the world. (i'd like to point out that in judaism, the messiah
unites the jews, and then the world, and in christianity, the reincarnated jesus unites christians, and then the world).
b. the much more likely explanation, which takes a different approach to explain. A very wise man once told me that it is healthy for any man to be at
least a little bit arrogant. if you think crap about yourself then you are just that crap. to aspire to anything but crap, one must think highly of
themselves. what better is there to aspire to than being the messiah, the focal point of holiness that man can achieve.
i'm not discounting the prophecies in the new testament, but you can't, as a scholar of biblical texts, in no way discount religious articles that
come before the prophecies... like say the old testament? what judaism is built upon?
i'm not going to get into the prophecies of kaballah because it's forbidden, and i doubt there's anybody here who could understand them, but
rapture isn't real. it's a product in the decreasing holiness in the human species. the anti-christ IS REAL, but he's not going to destroy the
world, and he's most certainly not an anti-god anything.
if you can't understand that evil is a part of God then don't even bother responding to this post.
[Mod edit - please check your u2us]
[edit on 5/8/2008 by yeahright]