If you intresting in sport Buy trenbolone and Buy testosterone enanthate you find place where you can find information about steroids
  • Resources

  • Book of the Month

  • Shopping on Amazon? Use this search box and support Dangerous Talk at the same time.
  • Blog Directories

    blog search directory Religion Top Blogs
  • AdSense

Dear Christians, There Is No Jewish Messiah!

One of the most common claims that Christians make is that the Old Testament perfectly predicts the rise, fall, and re-rise of Jesus. Christians often ask how it is possible for a book (the Old Testament) to so perfectly predict Jesus unless God wrote it all as part of his divine plan. The answer is simple. It doesn’t!

Let me start off by saying that even though I have had about ten years of Hebrew School in which I have studied the Old Testament in some detail (which is about ten years more than most Christians have had), I am still not really qualified to address this current topic. That is why I will be referring to someone who is more of an expert.

Let me introduce you to Rabbi Skobac. In an eight part YouTube lecture he pretty much destroys the claim that the Old Testament foretold of Jesus in any prophecies. In fact, he even points out that the Old Testament doesn’t give any prophecies relating to a singular messiah at all. It is well worth the 90 minutes (the next video will play automatically).

Still not convinced? Not a problem. To be honest, I don’t agree with the Rabbi on a great many things either. But as far as his knowledge and expertise in the Old Testament goes, I think his is pretty much on the money. But we can investigate this topic on a deeper level.

The fact is that the Old Testament isn’t all that old after all. It isn’t much older than the New Testament. Let me introduce you to historian Karen Armstrong. Like Rabbi Skobac, I don’t agree with her on a lot of things either, but in her book The Bible: A Biography, in which she talks about how the Old Testament was put together, she is right on the money.

Both Skobac and Armstrong believe in God and while I disagree with their conclusions, I still think they have a lot to teach Christians. I think they specifically have a lot to teach those Christians who claim that the Old Testament contains prophecies that Jesus fulfilled. That simply isn’t true.

Bookmark and Share

Enhanced by Zemanta
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • Hermes

    Thanks! I’ll give it a listen.

    A note on Karen Armstrong…

    Armstrong does a good job overall, yet IMNSHO she went over the edge in her book A Short History of Myth (SHM). After reading that book, I now approach her work with a great deal of care.

    While I recommend SHM as well as her Buddha book, I found that while reading SHM I could off the top of my head think of counter examples to much of what she wrote. Frequently this happened sentence after sentence, and only rarely did half a page go by without me asking where she got her opinions from and why she was putting them in a history book.

    I respect her, like her books, though like the Rabbi she has a definite skewed view of reality and is not afraid to inject it. That’s both a strength as well as a weakness and should be kept in mind while enjoying her lectures or publications.

  • http://www.dangeroustalk.net Staks

    Thanks, I haven’t read A Short History of Myth. But I really do like The History of God and The Bible: A Biography. Like I said before though, I certainly don’t agree with her on everything.

  • http://socialinjustices.net david

    Being as it is becoming more popular across the country, especially here in Texas, that the teaching of Christian mythology as it relates to our countries founding and history in our schools, I think that it should be mandatory as well through at least our primary and middle schools that the dissection of this mythology such as your blog attempts to do, should be presented as well.

  • Steve

    Could you clarify something in your ending comment? What did you mean by saying that Old Testament isn’t much older than the New Testament?

    For example, the Pentateuch achieved its basic written form that it has today about 600 years before the time of the New Testament writers. To put that in perspective that’s a greater amount of time between those two events than we are from when Columbus first landed in the New World.

    (Of course the main story of the Pentateuch is the Exodus, an event that never happened. So being old doesn’t necessarily mean being reliable.)