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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Luther's scriptural basis for writings against the Jews.

In the American edition of Luther's Works, vol. 47, the editor points out Luther's four Old Testament scriptural texts concerning the coming of the Messiah on pages 134 and 176.  They are:
1) Gen. 49:10
2) II Samuel 23:5 (last words of David)
3) Haggai 2:6-9
4) Daniel 9:24

The editor calls them the "classic four" and implies they are a re-hash of previous writers. On page 176, he calls the Genesis passage "enigmatic" (perplexing,  mysterious).  He is basically saying these passages are open to interpretation.  But God had a definite message to convey and the editor does not seem to get the message.  This is because of unbelief.  But God demands belief or faith... we are to believe him at his Word!  Jesus said (Luke 24: 25-26):
O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Dear reader, memorize these words of Jesus... I have.    The Old Testament speaks of the Messiah... don't be fooled by "scholars" who question this.  And don't be fooled by the Jews of today.

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