Today, reply is made to errors regarding the ethnicity, mortality, and worship of Jesus Christ. It is correct to say that Jesus came to mankind through the Jews, yet, his origin and source was the fullness of divinity (we say, the GODhead), not mere flesh and blood. Rather than as a matter of ethnic pride, special accomplishments of the Jewish people, or GOD being indebted to the Jews, the importance of Jesus appearing as a Hebrew, a prophet, the heir to King David, and the Anointed One had to do with the fulfillment of divine covenants, sacred promises, and solemn prophecies. One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information appears) posted the following:
Why do christians worship a dead Jew ?
Update: Christians do worship Jesus, Jesus is Jew.
Update 2: @ Fireball : Jesus never said he was not Jewish anymore.
Update 3: @L'nya : I said why, I don't care about what your cult said about the death of Jesus : it does not change the fact that this guy is a Jew.
THE GOLDEN ARROW: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2nd Corinthians 5: 17, King James Version, KJV)
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“Anonymous”, your way of thinking and speaking about Jesus Christ does not seem to come from the same origin and points of reference relied on by mature Christian believers. Those who acknowledge that GOD is a spirit, also must accept definitions, meanings and values that are different from those that agree with secular instead of sacred knowledge, the domination of awareness and self-will by sin, and the enmity, imbalance, and partiality found in the world. It may help you understand why others insist upon disagreeing with you where you will consider the following points:
(1.) Many acknowledge Jesus as having come in flesh, was killed on the cross, resurrected from the dead, and lifted up again into heaven. For them, Jesus is not dead today, will never die again, is justified of GOD, and is now immortal, incorruptible and soon to be glorified. Thus it is written: Romans 6: 8-10, King James Version (KJV): 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
(2.) Given their continuous covenant relationship and the special operations of divinity upon their character and nature, what it means to be a “Jew” goes beyond carnal, material, and social understandings. Thus, it is written: Romans 2: 28-29, KJV: 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
(3.) Given that Christ was born to engage and carry men beyond their condition of flesh and blood to being a new creation through the Spirit, his authority, “credentials” and substance must be known in terms of divine promise, prophecy, and eternal purpose. Thus it is written: Isaiah 11: 1-5, KJV: 1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.) Worship of divinity that is acceptable and genuine to GOD goes beyond sinners agonizing over sins, or “legalism” (believers rendering mindless and slavish obedience to the strict letter of the law). The divine nature is to be discerned, conformed to, and displayed. The righteousness in the law is to be maintained as active and present. Thus it is written: John 4: 23-24, KJV: 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
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