Which Messiah Was Jesus?

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posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 05:56 PM
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Jesus was not the Messiah of the Jews.

Some evidence for this.

1)JESUS DID NOT FULFILL THE MESSIANIC PROPHECIES.

A. Build the Third Temple.(Ezekiel 37:26-28).

B. Gather all Jews back to the Land of Israel.(Isaiah 43:5-6).

C. Usher in an era of world peace,and end all hatred,oppression,suffering and disease.As it says:"Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,neither shall man learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4)

D. He wasn't a member of the tribe of Judah.(Genesis 49:10)

E. He wasn't a descendent of both King David (I Chronicles 17:11,Psalm 89:29-38,Jeremiah 33:17,II Samuel 7:12-16) and King Solomon. (I Chronicles 22:10, II Chronicles 7:18)

The genealogies of Mary given in the NT have no bearing whatsoever on Jesus' bloodline as the Jewish Scriptures clearly state that a person's genealogy and tribal membership is transmitted exclusively through one's physical father.(Numbers 1:18, Jeremiah 33:17)

A further problem is that Joseph was a descendent of King Jeconiah,who in the Hebrew Bible was cursed to never have a descendent "sitting on the throne of David and ruling any more in Judah" (Jeremiah 22:30).Joseph's genealogy,even if it were transmittable to Jesus,would only serve to further disqualify Jesus as the Messiah.

F. His ministry hasn't brought universal acceptance of the Jewish God and Jewish religion.(Isaiah 2:3; 11:10; 66:23; Micah 4:2-3; Zechariah 14:9)

G. All of Israel has yet to obey the commandments.(Zephaniah 3:13; Ezekiel 37:24)



SOME PROPHESIES CHRISTIANS USE TO TRY & VERIFY JESUS AS THE MESSIAH.

A. Matthew 21:4 and John 12:14-15 claim that Jesus fulfills the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9.But the next 4 verses show that the person referred to in this verse is a military king that would rule "from sea to sea".Since Jesus had neither an army nor a kingdom and came in peace,he could not have fulfilled this prophecy.

B. John 19:33 says that during Jesus’ crucifixion the soldiers didn’t break his legs because he was already dead.Verse John 19:36 claims that this fulfilled a prophecy: "Not a bone of him shall be broken." But there is no such prophecy.It is sometimes said that the prophecy appears in Exodus 12:46 and Numbers 9:12.This is not correct.These verses are not prophecies they are commandments.The Israelites are told not to break the bones of the Passover lamb,and this is all it is about.

C. Matthew 2:15 claims that the flight of Jesus’ family to Egypt is a fulfillment of Hosea 11:1.But this too isn't a prophecy.It is a reference to the Hebrew exodus from Egypt and has nothing to do with Jesus.Matthew tries to hide this fact by quoting only the last part of the verse."Out of Egypt I have called my son".



So.Jesus is obviously not the Messiah of the Jews.
Yet he claimed he was the/a Messiah several times.Which means he was 1 of 3 things;1)a liar.2)a lunatic.3)truthful.

The first 2 points need little discussion,but the third....if he was telling the truth,and its clear he wasn't the Messiah talked of in the OT,which Messiah was he? Which faith/god was he representing? Who gave him the power to perform miracles?

The Jewish Messiah is to be a great warrior king who will fight before bringing about peace,yet Jesus from the beginning was a non-violent man of peace and love.Its obvious he didn't get such ideas from the god of the OT so where did he get his philosophies from??



[edit on 6-11-2008 by jakyll]






 
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