Originally posted by Mads1987
I was just wondering if people of the christian faith, know of any specific reason, why God chose, to send his only son, Jesus, to Israel?
I imagine the obvious answer, is that the Jews were God's chosen people. But I wish to dig deeper, and ask why was the Jews God's chosen people?
Frankly I don't think there is a reason. I am an atheist, and my theory is, that people generally pick themselves as their Gods' chosen people - and
naturally that is why he would also send Jesus to them, to please their collective ego.
But I am very interested in bible history and christian apologetics, so if anyone has a more satisfying answer, I would love to hear it. Cause I have
never heard one.
But surely, even if one does believe in the christian God, this must make one wonder. Why not somewhere else in Asia or South America? - or some third
country across the Mediterranean sea?
Anyway - just a thought..
God had the plan from the beginning. How can this be? Because He already witnessed the end. When Abraham came along, the promise was given to Him.
The Jews would be the light to the nations.
“The LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.
But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath He swore to your forefathers that He brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from
the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His
covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands.”
Keep in mind that this was told to them after entering the promised land. For God, this is the future beyond what we have experienced ourselves. God
has seen this to the end of time, yet we are still progressing through the story. There is also a secret to scattering the nation during the time of
Moses across the wilderness. Not only did this happen, but it is a parable for what happens for all of us over time. I outline this here:
Hidden Mystery of Moses
Egypt is symbolic of Earth
The Chosen People are symbolic of all of us who meet God at the end. He has already been there. A key to this is found in this quote:
8. As ye keep the holy Law of Love, which I have given unto you, so shall the Truth be revealed more and more unto you, and the Spirit of Truth which
cometh from above shall guide you, albeit through many wanderings, into all Truth, even as the fiery cloud guided the children of Israel through the
9. Be faithful to the light ye have, till a higher light is given to you. Seek more light, and ye shall have abundantly; rest not, till ye find.
10. God giveth you all Truth, as a ladder with many steps, for the salvation and perfection of the soul, and the truth which seemeth to day, ye will
abandon for the higher truth of the morrow. Press ye unto Perfection.
11. Whoso keepeth the holy Law which I have given, the same shall save their souls, however differently they may see the truths which I have given.
He goes on to describe that law as love. Read the whole thing below. If you get the law of love and apply it to your being, the rest are merely
details showing you how this light was delivered by Israel. We are grafted in to that tree. We have all been wandering this same wilderness with