Just out of curiosity? why is it some Jewish people have so much trouble identifying the story of Jesus as a Jewish One?
Because it isn't. Jesus' ministry seems to have been financed by the publicans (traitors for the Romans) and the gospels are written from a publican point of view.
The publicans are never reproached. Jesus never says there is anything wrong with being a publican. On the contrary, he says that these traitors will go to heaven before the pharisees.
The publicans are portrayed as merely disreputable, not evil. The people who excommunicated the publicans -- the pharisees and the priests -- are the villians of the gospels.
Jesus states that the Romans were appointed by God to rule Judea. Obedience to the Romans is good. Rebellion against Rome is a sin (Barabbas the rebel is called a "robber.") These statements reflect the views of the publicans.
The pro-publican slant is shown most blatantly in Luke, where the chief publican is given the name "Zacchaeus," which means "innocent" in Aramaic. We are told how this poor "innocent" publican is persecuted by the mean pharisees and priests. How much do you think the publicans "contributed" to buy that passage?
posted on 09/30/2003 8:04:32 AM PDT
I have never heard of the publicans? where are you getting that from? It sounds like you are saying if I am understanding correctly that Jesus and his disciples were rebels agaisnt the Romans to some degree yet they were traitors to the Jews? I do not understand where you are getting this info from, as when I read the bible I do not see the information you are coming up with? If you think Jesus is just some big liar who was a rebel then I guess billions of people are going to hell for following his message. Please let me know what book you are getting this from? Also are you saying that you are a better Jew than Jesus, his mother Mary Joseph, his followers and writers of the gospels?
posted on 09/30/2003 11:53:19 AM PDT
One more thing I want to ask you: Mel Gibson states in the making of this movie, that he as other cast members that were of different faiths witnessed miracles, diseases being healed for one as well as other happenings on the set that were of divine nature. Do you think he is lying also? as you think Jesus and the gospels are a bunch of liars? are you the only one that knows the truth?
posted on 09/30/2003 12:02:00 PM PDT
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