Today is Sunday December 7, 2014

Why Jews & Muslims Don’t Believe Jesus Was the Messiah

Author: hemmi1

Source:http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/jewsandjesus/#1

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I’ve often wondered this, so looked for answers, and this was the most popular. I’m sure Christian biblical scholars have something to say about this,

Why Jews do not believe in Jesus.

1) JESUS DID NOT FULFILL THE MESSIANIC PROPHECIES

What is the Messiah supposed to accomplish? The Bible says that he will:

A. Build the Third Temple (Ezekiel 37:26-28).

B. Gather all Jews back to the Land of Israel (Isaiah 43:5-6).

C. Usher in an era of world peace, and end all hatred, oppression, suffering and disease. As it says: “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall man learn war anymore.” (Isaiah 2:4)

D. Spread universal knowledge of the God of Israel, which will unite humanity as one. As it says: “God will be King over all the world—on that day, God will be One and His Name will be One” (Zechariah 14:9).

The historical fact is that Jesus fulfilled none of these messianic prophecies.

Christians counter that Jesus will fulfill these in the Second Coming, but Jewish sources show that the Messiah will fulfill the prophecies outright, and no concept of a second coming exists.

How can we hasten the coming of the Messiah? The best way is to love all humanity generously, to keep the mitzvot of the Torah (as best we can), and to encourage others to do so as well.

Despite the gloom, the world does seem headed toward redemption. One apparent sign is that the Jewish people have returned to the Land of Israel and made it bloom again. Additionally, a major movement is afoot of young Jews returning to Torah tradition.

The Messiah can come at any moment, and it all depends on our actions. God is ready when we are. For as King David says: “Redemption will come today—if you hearken to His voice.”

by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
Largely adapted from Aish.com

3 Responses to “Why Jews & Muslims Don’t Believe Jesus Was the Messiah”

  1. One Holy Saint says:

    In reality, there are verses in the Old Testament which prophecy Messiah being killed, and there are other verses which prophecy Messiah being King. The reason why the New Testament states that certain Jews are half blind is exactly because they choose to focus on the latter prophecies and ignore the former prophecies.

    In reality further, Jesus did fulfill all of the former prophecies, and he will be fulfilling all of the latter prophecies.

    The Holy Bible does not contradict itself in this matter: The Messiah would come twice – the former prophecies pertain to his first coming, the latter prophecies pertain to his second coming.

    As to that second coming, it shall not and can not “come at any moment” and it does not “depend on our actions”. The Holy Bible – both Old Testament and New Testament – is full of prophecies detailing those events and conditions which must be existent for Messiah to return. Zechariah 14 is one of my favorite, and the most clear: Messiah will return when the military of the Gentile King of the East Beast China and its allies has infiltrated East Jerusalem [via the plain Megiddo/Har Megiddo/Armageddon then the valley Kidron] and is therein battling the military of the Gentile King of the North Beast European Union and its allies which had already been stationed in and around Israel for time/times/half-3 1/2 y-42 m-1,260 d [see Daniel and Revelation].

    THESE NATIONS COMING AGAINST [THE EASTERN HALF OF] JERUSALEM MUST BE OCCURRING AND MUST BE EXISTENT FOR MESSIAH TO RETURN. AS GOD WILL NOT ALLOW THIS BATTLE TO ENTER INTO WEST JERUSALEM, THAT IS THE TIMELINE, THAT IS THE SCHEDULE, THAT IS WHEN GOD WILL STEP IN AND SEND MESSIAH BACK TO MOUNT OLIVES AND ITS AREA WHENCE HE LAST LEFT IT, AND THEN GLORIFIED RIGHTEOUS MESSIAH JESUS AND THOSE GLORIFIED RIGHTEOUS WITH HIM AND PLAGUES AND NATURAL DISASTERS OF GOD WILL THEN REMOVE EVERY SINGLE WICKED PERSON OFF OF THE EARTH BEFORE MORNING AND THEN ONLY MESSIAH AND THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL RESIDE ON THE EARTH FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS STRAIGHT OF PEACE AND JOY.

    AMEN!

  2. Debbie e. says:

    This may nor be the appropriate place to ask you this question but I saw your post on the Edgar Cayce forum. You seem educated in different religions….I noticed you encluded the Book of Mormon in your studies and wondered what you think of the religion? Do you believe in the Book of Mormon? Myself, I love my savior, Jesus Christ. I just don’t know about organized religions. I know many LDS people and they are amazing, and others from various walks of life and religions (all Christlike). all strong in their belief systems. I guess I’m still searching wereI belong. Namaste

  3. hemmi1 says:

    I am interested in comparative religion study, as I find it quite fascinating how so many people believe things that can never be proven, and yet they are willing to kill and be killed based on their belief of what we do with our feet, whether we cover or choose not to cover our heads, whom we love, how we dress, etc.

    I like the Mormon’s teachings because I find them to be distinctly American, in that they recognize that they must live in a multicultural society, and so don’t go out of their way to bother non believers, and they are thrifty, hard working decent folks. I’ve spent a lot of time in Utah, and know many Mormons. Some are awful, but most are ok as far as I can tell. My favorite people are those who study Edgar Cayce, and Buddhists.


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