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Monday, August 29, 2011

Judaism's view of Jesus

If you look up this topic in Wikipedia, it says:
...the total rejection of Jesus as either messiah or deity in Judaism has never been a central issue for Judaism. At the heart of Judaism are the Torah, its commandments, the Tanakh, and ethical monotheism such as in the Shema — all of which predated Jesus.

The New Testament testifies to this statement "... the Torah, its commandments". The Torah is the first 5 books of the Bible, the books of Moses.  Titus 1:14 says "Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth."  The Jews rather overturn the commandments of God with their own commandments.  In Matthew 15, Jesus spoke of the Jews and their commandments.  Matt. 15:6: "...Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition."  Thus we see the "heart of Judaism" is a lie... it is not the commandments of God, but rather their own commandments and traditions.  So Luther's writing of "On The Jews and Their Lies" was (and still is) entirely scriptural.

Then the Wikipedia article says:
Jewish eschatology holds that the coming of the Messiah will be associated with a specific series of events that have not yet occurred, including the return of Jews to their homeland and the rebuilding of The Temple, a Messianic Age of peace[5] and understanding during which "the knowledge of God" fills the earth,[6] and since Judaism holds that none of these events occurred during the lifetime of Jesus (nor have they occurred afterwards), he is not a candidate for messiah.

What is interesting is a denial that the "Pax Romana" or the peace of Roman rule under Caesar Augustus existed.  But this was the peace under which Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem to be taxed (Luke 2:1-5).  You'll find it in Wikipedia under "Pax Romana".  You will also read about the Jewish downfall (the real Holocaust) in Wikipedia under:
  • First Jewish–Roman War

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