Posted by: biblestudyseattle | December 30, 2014

Jesus is not the Messiah?

Here is a summary of why some Jews believe Jesus is not the Messiah:

http://whatjewsbelieve.org/explanation3.html

The prophecies cited are very legitimate.  The article states that God abhors human sacrifice.  True enough. But then why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?  Was that not a real test and not just some cruel joke?  It also states that no one can die for the sins of another.

“The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.”. Genesis 3:21

Why did God kill an animal to cover Adam & Eve?  Was that not a sacrificial death hinting at a future atonement?  Also, the article compares Jesus’ birth to pagan traditions of human-God matings.  But what about Adam?  Was he not born of God directly?  Wouldn’t that put the Jewish creation story also in league with the pagans?

After this, the first bullet point in the article states that Messiah must be born of two human parents in the lineage of David.  If the Messiah is of the seed of Adam, how could he redeem mankind? He would be sinful like the rest of us. It is similar to when Jesus said John the baptist was Elijah. John the Baptist filled the role of one calling the way in the desert, but he was not the complete fulfillment of the Malachi prophecy. For that, Elijah must be raised from the dead or brought back from where ever God whisked him too.

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