I'm very confused regarding a Jewish
objection to Jesus
as the Messiah which goes like this:
Tribal affiliation is conferred
through the birth father only!?
S H A L O M !
______ A MESSIANIC JEWISH SCRIPTURAL VIEW ______
I'm very confused regarding a Jewish objection to Jesus as the Messiah which goes like this: Tribal affiliation is conferred through the birth father only!
Dear Pastor Reuben,
I'm very confused regarding a Jewish objection to Jesus as the
Messiah which goes like this:
This Jewish anti-missionary site has an article entitled "Jesus Failed To Fulfill Any of The Six Authentic Jewish Messianic Criteria" which makes the above objection.
How can this claim be answered or refuted?
Thanks in advance.
Pastor Reuben's Answer:
The promised Messiah from God is according to His way, not any limited human path or means. Proverbs 3:5-6
The True Messiah has both a natural origin and a supernatural origin, which became possible by virtue of the virgin conception. Genesis 3:15 presents the clear prophecy of the coming of the Messiah, as the "seed of the woman". The woman's seed is Jesus the Messiah. As God, He was eternally existent; as a Man, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. So He was truly both God and Man. The very mention of a seed of a woman goes contrary to the Biblical norm, for nationality was always reckoned after the seed of the man. That is why, in all the genealogies of Scripture, only the male names are given with some very rare exceptions. The reason why the Messiah must be reckoned after the Seed of the woman is explained by Isaiah 7:14: the Messiah will be born of a virgin. Since the Messiah will not have a human father, His national origin will have to be reckoned after the woman, since His humanity comes only from her. So the very expression "her seed" implied a miraculous conception
Please review: the Real Yeshua/Jesus information
If Yeshua/Jesus is not the Messiah of God, let others Biblically and historically show who is.
May God bless you and keep you Dylan.
In His service,
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