Re: A Question for my friend, Fenris
Don't take it in the wrong way, but it's very easy to accuse anyone who doesn't believe as you do of "spiritual blindness".
Originally Posted by Sojourner55
No, there's a clear concept. Jesus didn't meet it, which is why he was rejected.
There never did seem to be a clear concept of the Messiah for the average Jew did it?
Uh, source for this "fact"? Jews are expecting a king who is also a prophet, like king David.
That's why Jesus was not recognized. I mean, despite numerous references about the Messiah by the prophets, no one was certain if would be a prophet, a king, or a combination of the two.
Sure it has. I have addressed it here many times. The suffering servant is Israel, as Isaiah himself says numerous times.
The identity of the suffering One Isaiah spoke of--declared to be the arm of the Lord--has never been adequately addressed by Jews
I'm not aware of any "amazing parallels".
--nor the amazing parallels between the 7 Jewish feasts and the events in the life of Jesus.
Don't be said. It's all good!
But i know you can't see these things as I do--I know that. But it saddens me.
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."