Re: Why was first century Israel judged?
Mm. Adam didn't know who God was? Abraham? Issac? Jacob? Are you really going to hang so much on what particular name is used? I can't pray to 'God' using His English name?
Originally Posted by arc111
So I'm told, although Jews understand it as referring to prophets in general and not any particular one.
Yeshua is the 'prophet like unto Moses' who appeared.
Allah offers 72 virgins, maybe I should go for that?
Yeshua offers a higher attainment than was offered in the OT.
Just because a religion offers 'more' doesn't make it correct.
I don't need the messiah to merit an afterlife.
Fenris, if you die before messiah comes, and if there is no after life, then what is your hope?
The LORD who revealed Himself as YHVH in the Old Testament is revealed as Yeshua (Jesus) in the New Testament. Jesus shares the same attributes as YHVH and clearly claims to be YHVH.
In John 8:56-59, Jesus presents himself as the "I AM." When challenged by some Jewish leaders regarding His claim of seeing Abraham (who lived some 2000 years earlier), Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM."
That isn't blasphemy under Jewish law.
Those Jewish leaders understood that Jesus was claiming to be YHVH. This is clearly established when they tried to stone Him to death for what they considered blasphemy under Jewish Law.
Shrug. You've added stuff to the messiah's mission that doesn't exist in Judaism. That doesn't make it wrong, but it doesn't mean I have to accept it either.
In Romans 10:9, Paul declares, "if you confess with your mouth Yeshua as LORD... you shall be saved." Immediately thereafter, in Romans 10:13, Paul backs up this declaration by quoting the Old Testament, "Whoever will call upon the name of the LORD (YHVH) will be saved" (Joel 2:32).
Calling on Yeshua (Jesus) as Lord is the same as calling Him YHVH, because Yeshua (Jesus) is YHVH (LORD), the Messiah foretold throughout the entire Old Testament.
Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it on the islands from afar, and say, "He Who scattered Israel will gather them together and watch them as a shepherd his flock."