Why did God pick the Middle East?

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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 01:01 PM
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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?

At that time, he didn't know it was the Middle East.


Just like everyone else back then, he too thought the Earth was flat, and knew absolutely nothing about the existence of the lands to the west, which eventually became known as The Americas.




posted on May, 24 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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The answer is simple. If you read the Bible you will notice that shortly after the "creation" of the earth and the funny apple tree, the stories begin to concentrate strongly on "banking". On dealing and wheeling and screwing people economically. Too many things to list in this. But you get the drift. So in order to protect themselves from the wrath of the screwed people, they had to get a GOD to blame it on. If cornered for an answer, blame your god, he told me so! And then have a few drunk poets write a big book with no common sense and it begins to look legit.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 03:35 PM
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The Bible is fairly specific on why they were chosen. God states because of the faithfulness of men such as Abraham, Isac, Jacob, Moses, etc. their lineages would be blessed by god for the rest of man's existence. God also states he would never completely leave them even though they would succumb to the same greed and sin as everyone else.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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You're asking why God sent Jesus to a particular area? It seems to me that if God had sent Jesus to Alaska, we'd still be having this conversation.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 06:53 PM
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There were no jews until after Babylon. Until the Babylonian exile they were just Israelites, usually affiliated by their tribal names i.e. Levites, Benjamites etc.

God chose them because of his covenant with Abraham. Didn't have anything to do with the Israelites themselves, it was his promise to Abraham. When you hear "God's chosen people", it does not mean he only picked them for salvation, it means he chose them to be the priests of the nations, they were chosen to offer up the Lamb of God (Jesus) for the sins (wrong doings) of the world.

The Lamb of God is the Son of God. The Son of God is God's first creation, the Light everything else was created through. The Light is his Glory, so the man we call Jesus was the human manifestation of God's Power and Glory a second Adam, the sinless man. Fully God and fully man with all the fullness of God in him. The Promised One (Immanu'el).

This goes deeper into the allegory of the scriptures. God tore his Glory much like a sorrowed repentant priest would tear at their robes and put on sackcloth and ashes. This goes way too deep to explain to an atheist, i'll stop here because you'll likely get confused at all these details.
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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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It's the center of the land mass of the planet maybe.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:05 PM
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That's because GOD did no such thing.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by leftofplumb
Hmm, if the religious types from which you are seeking information haven't been able to prove the very existence of a god, how would you expect them to provide you with a reason for the unproven god to send his unproven son to Israel? Their answer to the latter question would be as vacuous as their explanation of the first.

You'll have more proof than you know what to do with after every thing is said and done.

You'll also have plenty of time to examine all that proof.

Just something to think about...



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 02:11 AM
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God had originally chosen the people of Israel because they were the weakest and the fewest of all the people (Deuteronomy 7:6-7, KJV) . He uses the meek and humble to do His work, and at the time He chose them to be His people, that is what they were. But, they rejected the prophets, the commands from God, and eventually His Son. Even after Jesus was crucified, the Jews persecuted God's messengers. They had gone from the most weak, meek, people on the planet, to some of the most arrogant and self-righteous. The promise which Abraham received was also to be theirs, but they proved themselves unworthy of it.

Before Jesus came to earth, He knew full well that the Jews would be the ones who would have Him crucified because they rejected His teachings. But, since God is just, He made sure the Messiah would be shown first to His chosen people, to give them one last chance to repent and accept Him as their Savior. And, what's more, is that their probation didn't actually close until a whole 3 1/2 years after Jesus' resurrection! When they stoned Stephen, that was the cut-off point for their probation. At that point they were officially no longer the chosen people of God. Although the promise had been offered to anyone and everyone through Jesus, the Jews still could have been the head of God's children, so to speak.

But because they openly and willfully denied God's Son, they lost their status. So, to sum up, the status of being the chosen people was first given to them because they were the lowliest people on the planet at that time. Jesus was sent to their part of the world to basically give them one last chance.
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posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 08:10 AM
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I'm sorry, but it's important to ask just what it is you base your opinion on.

Besides, what a diabolical god you worship if his idea of fair play allows no proof of his existence whilst a body is alive. The entire story of your god's supposed existence is steeped in horrific bloodshed and unbridled vengeance. I don't think you can "believe" AND actually grasp in your very gut the amount of abject suffering that people have endured down through the ages--the type of suffering the very knowledge of enrages and saddens me. A good many religious folk of all faiths have been exceedingly cruel to their offspring. Little wonder. Look at their example.





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