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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

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, as documented in the Hebrew Bible, angels are said to have free will. Without free will, how could there be fallen angels. In Islam, angels do not have free will, but are eternally faithful to God. It seems to me fertile ground for all sorts of fictional musings! Further, with free will, we need not think of demons as 100% bad and angels as 100% good. So, there could be a confluence of sorts between members of the good/evil teams. What do you think?

The Lost Years of Jesus by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
I’ve long been curious about whether Jesus visited the East and the Americas. The Bible tells us about Jesus only up to his coming of age (13) and then jumps forward to the age of 30. What happened in those intervening years is a mystery.

While I still have about 100 pages left to read, I’ll update this post when I finish. [I finished – September, 2010]

The premise of the book is that Jesus went to the East when he was 13, and studied Pali, Sanskrit, and preached. I haven’t read of any miracles that he performed. Ms Prophet presents documentary evidence supporting the notion that Jesus went to the East, and gives skeptics’ points of view as well. For my part, I find the book very interesting and love the many photographs of the people of Tibet, their monasteries, and other holy places. The book is worth reading just for the travelogue.

Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and convents are said to contain hundreds of thousands of scrolls, but only a few make mention of Jesus (they call him “Saint Issa”). Nicholas Notovich in 1927 and later expeditions in 1939 attempted to see and translate these, but the monks were wary of their intent — too often foreigners just stole what they want, Europeans especially.

This book makes no mention of Jesus and the Americas. I think the Book of Mormon may be the only real reference for Jesus and whether he visited our hemisphere.
If you enjoy reading travelogues and are interested in what Jesus did that isn’t covered in the Bible, then this one’s for you. (scroll down — lots more left)

I recently watched a documentary with the same title, but it appears to have no connection with the book’s author, Elizabeth Clare Prophet; she’s not credited. Much of the material used in the movie sounds as though it was lifted straight from the book. The movie was mediocre, with very little that’s not covered in this book.

Here’s the link, and a description of the underlying article on the Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-davids/jesus-lost-years-may-fina_b_179513.html

This article discusses a movie called “Jesus in India (Sundance Channel / US – Showtime / Australia).”1 “Jesus in India” Yitzchok Adlerstein; DVD; $17.99 Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC

Yes, I just bought it 🙂

I’m through with Prophet’s book, and am now on to other topics, including the book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ. I no longer believe in the Hebrew bible (Old Testament).

Coming: Thoughts on Edgar Cayce who I believe was an American Buddha. There is no requirement to be Asian or wear a robe to be enlightened. He was gifted, and I regret so much that he died in 1944, but his work goes on.

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