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Topic 13 – Judaism

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P1301. Judaism points to a Messiah. That messiah is Jesus Christ.

 

P1302. The scriptures of Judaism are the Tanach (what Christians call the Old Testament).

 

P1303. The Tanach has a host of prophecies that speak of a Messiah who is to come in the future.

 

P1304. Jewish Rabbis recognized that the Tanach has Messianic prophecies that point to (a) a Victorious King Messiah, and (b) a suffering servant Messiah.

 

P1305. They were able to explain the Victorious King Messiah, who would save Israel from its persecutors. BUT they had no explanation for the Suffering Servant Messiah.

 

P1306. Jesus came along and taught that he is BOTH (a) a Victorious King Messiah, and (b) a suffering servant Messiah. He comes as the Suffering-Servant in his first coming (to pay for our sins), and then as a Victorious King Messiah in his second coming (to redeem his followers from this world).

 

P1307. Jesus has an explanation for BOTH sets of Messianic prophecies whereas the Jewish Rabbis did NOT have any explanation for the Suffering-Servant Messiah passagies.

 

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C1301. So, the Old Testament Prophecies point to Jesus as the Messiah.

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P1308. In addition, the Tanach has prophecies in the book of Daniel that indicate when the Messiah would arrive in Jerusalem.

 

P1309. These Daniel Prophecies indicate a time-frame of about 30 AD for the Messiah to arrive in Jerusalem.

 

P1310. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem in about 30 AD.

 

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C1302. So, the Daniel Prophecies point to Jesus as the Messiah.

 

C1303. So, ultimately Judaism points to Jesus as the Christ (the Messiah).

 

C1304. Many Jews are growing to realize this, and are becoming Messianic Jews (Jewish believers in Jesus Christ).

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Source: www.GodAndScience.INFO      (Peter B.)

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