Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Examining Messianic expectations from Scripture

Read about The Myth of Jewish rejection of Yeshua


Semper Paratus said...

That joke at the beginning is a classic.

In light of Dr. Brown's remark that Jesus is the most influential Jew who ever lived, spreading the name and fame of the God and religion of Israel to the Gentiles, I am reminded of old Pinchas Lapide.

It has been some years now since I read it, but, as you perhaps know, he said - and this is my paraphrase - "that Jesus was raised from the dead in order to spread the name and fame of Israel's God to the Gentiles, but for all that Jesus is not the Messiah."

Ironic, isn't it? It seems like a (non-Messianic) Jewish version of the Muslim view that God deceived the world when it came to Jesus. It seems unbelievers of all stripes are more willing to make God a deceiver than submit to Jesus as Messiah.

Sepher Shalom said...

Yes, it is ironic. But after all, the Scriptures require The Messiah to be rejected, and for "the fullness of the Gentiles" to come in.

The nice thing is the Jews are looking for Messiah ben David, and we know this is who we are getting at His return. What has been hidden should be made plain in these last days. It will be a mighty day indeed!