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Apr 13th 2009, 01:20 AM
What was the main reason the Jews rejected Christ?

apothanein kerdos
Apr 13th 2009, 01:21 AM
He didn't/doesn't fit their preconceived ideas of what a Messiah would be. They misinterpreted the OT, they took too many passages literally and never saw that they were telling about the coming of Christ.

David Taylor
Apr 13th 2009, 01:48 AM
What was the main reason the Jews rejected Christ?

Why does anyone reject God?

John 8:33 "They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. "

Apr 13th 2009, 03:15 AM
What was the main reason the Jews rejected Christ?

Because of their (just like ours') Unbelief.

Apr 13th 2009, 05:23 AM
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (Joh 3:19-20)

Light has a bad habit of exposing evil deeds of darkness. Of course I wouldn't reserve the honor to just the Jewish leaders. Do we come to the Light as often as we should?