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    THE CHRIST AND OLD COVENANT OF PROMISE PART 5

     
    The High Priest’s Misunderstanding about the Christ: That the High Priests and indeed the entire members of the Jewish authorities misunderstood the teachings of the New Covenant of Grace of the Son of God the Messiah is another understatement. The misunderstanding is accountable to why he writes, “He had already inculcated into the Jewish mind his pernicious ways of being saved to that extent that the Jewish cause was almost lost. There are two reasons for this.
    • First, the people to whom he preached were an ignorant pet, and knew but very little about doctrine of any kind. They are a restless sort of men, who are always finding fault and wanting something new, and never associate with the more enlightened part of the community in order to learn.
    • Another reason of his having many followers is his doctrines are congenial to unsanctified flesh. They are so suited to human nature that they require no sacrifices; they need not go to the temple to worship God; they need not fast, and they can when and where they please; they need pay no tithes to keep up the temple or the priesthood, but every man can be his own priest and worship God as he chooses. All this is so compatible with human nature that, although he has not been preaching over three years, he has more followers today than Abraham has, and they have become perfectly hostile towards the Jews that are faithful to their God (through obedience to the Abrahamic covenant, the Law of Moses and its attendant Ordinances); and, if it had not been for the Roman soldiers on the day of his execution we would have had one of the bloodiest insurrections ever known to the Jewish commonwealth. I am told that there was never seen such a concourse of people assembled at Jerusalem as at the cross.
    xii. The High Priest’s Erroneous Assessment of the Christ: Like most peoples in the world, in spite of the guards’ assessment, the High Priest misjudged the divine role of the Son of God the Messiah. “One of my guards informs me that there were several hundred thousand, and although there were two others crucified at the same time, Jesus was the great centre of attraction. They would call out, ‘Who is this Jesus of Nazareth? What is his crime?’ Some of his friends would cry out, ‘’Nothing; he is being executed because he was a friend of the poor. Take him down! Take him down!’ They would cry out, and the soldiers would have to use their spears to keep them back. But when he yielded up the ghost he proved to all that he was hypostatical (that is, a human being), and the Lodi curios had come from the Icelandic covenant, and his trinitatis unitas was all a sham, for how could this unpronounced name suffer to be captured by men, or die, unless he is the one that is to die for the many? (Emphasis ours) In addition, if so, I was only accomplishing God’s holy purposes, which exonerates me from guilt. However, it seems to me a necessity that he should be removed. That this may be evident to your minds, I ask you to contrast our present condition with the past. Jesus of Nazareth spent two years in Egypt under the instruction of Rabbi Joshua, and learned the art of thaumaturgy to perfection, as has never been taught in any of the schools of necromancy among the heathen. If the healing miracles of Jesus are true, as they must be (for they are so acknowledged by his foes as well as his friends), he must have learned it from Horus and Serapis, as practiced by those heathen priests. He came back to Palestine as a physician, and was by nature an enthusiast as well as a Hebrew patriarch, and when John’s preaching excited idealistic minds, Jesus also went to that teacher, and was inspired by him to inculcate and promulgate his doctrines. Notwithstanding his youth and inexperience, Jesus started out as a public orator and teacher with the doctrines of John, and in that capacity referred exclusively to his authority, as every public teacher in these days has to be ordained by some acknowledged authority. As long as John was at large, Jesus in the capacity of an itinerant teacher and physician roused the people of Galilee to metanoia (repentance of sin), to bring about a restoration of the kingdom of heaven.
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    xiii. The Son of God and the Jewish Authorities Resistance: The Jewish authorities’ resistance of the Son of God with its catastrophic consequences is again another great lesson for the entire humanity. Addressing the subject, Caiaphas writes, “He met with the same opposition that John did from those who would not admit that they were more sinful than their progenitors were, or that asceticism was the proper means for the restoration of the kingdom of heaven. However, he met with the same successes among the lower classes, such as foreign harlots, Sodomites, publicans, and other Roman agents, but the intelligent portion remained cold and unmoved by his enthusiasm. The cures, which he performed, appeared miraculous to his followers, but most ridiculous to the intelligent Jews and the men of sober and reflective minds.
    xiv. The Lord Jesus Christ and the Prophet Ezra/Esdras: We humbly submit our sincere findings that at all times the Almighty has never ever abandoned the children of Israel without a Prophet to lead and to guide them. To totally erase your doubt if any, read, “Jesus embraced the humanitarian doctrine of the Hillelites, presenting conspicuously the cosmopolitan spirit of Judaism, and he did it almost in the words of Hillel (Prophet Esdras or Ezra), who had taught it before. Their faith and doctrine being alive, it was not hard for him to create excitement, or to find plenty of followers. In addition to all this, he taught a system of low morals, and so void of all ritualistic ideas that it was easy for him to get any number of followers: a) He taught the people that there was but one living and true God, but he taught them he was (is) that God; b) In addition, that his father was merged into himself, and could not manifest himself only through him, which theory would confute itself if they would only stop to reflect. For as he was Hypostatical or corporeal, his assistance was cut off from all that was not immediately in his presence, which is altogether incompatible with the faith of the Jews; c) Right in face of this doctrine he would teach that there was a special providence, as well as a general providence, as if there could be a general providence without God that could be present in all places at all times, as we learn in pronouncing His name; e) He taught that the dead will rise and live again in a future state of happiness or misery, according as they have lived, here. Therefore, he taught future rewards and punishments; but he being present, how could he reward in the future?; f) He taught the revelation and the prophets, but contradicted all they teach; g) He taught the election of Israel by the Almighty, but ignored all the doctrines of Israel; i) He taught the eternity of God’s laws, and promises in the super-importance of the humanitarian over the ritual laws and doctrines, but I do not think he wished to abolish the latter (moral laws), or even the traditional laws (ordinances), but merely to supersede them by a higher life.
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