Latest update: January 7th, 2014
The gospels state that Jesus said the profound “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. However, this is not original. It is a slight alteration of the Talmud’s words which states: “Do not do unto others as you would not want them to do unto you.”
Before entering into any religious dialogue, all Jews need to be aware of the following five inconsistencies related to the gospels. 1. Jews gave the world through the Torah the concept of the Messiah and the Christian idea of divinity taking human form is considered idolatrous by the Torah.
2. When the Messiah arrives there is supposed to be peace on earth. As there has been no peace for over 2,000 years, the early Christian Church developed the concept of the “Second Coming”. That is, Jesus will come again and fix what he didn’t do the first time, that is, bring peace. Unfortunately there is nothing in the biblical prophecy of the Torah that someone will turn up and fail but will have a second chance to come and get it right.
3. Jews wherever possible bury their dead before Shabbat, so when Christ’s followers (all Jews at the time) appealed to the Romans to have him brought down for burial before sunset, the New Testament states that to make sure he was dead, “the centurion speared him in the side and out gushed blood & water”. The interesting word here is “gushed”. This word implies that the heart is pumping. If this is so, the individual is alive. If someone was in fact crucified during the day and brought down alive before sunset, it is more than likely he could have recovered sufficiently from this ordeal within 3 days in order to make an appearance. This in my mind should cast grave doubts in respect to the entire concept of the resurrection, which is a fundamental tenet of Christian doctrine.
4. Jews are commanded to eat only Kosher. That is, the blood is drained from slaughtered animals and forbidden. It is a mind boggling stretch of the imagination that an orthodox Jew could say to his followers: “Drink this wine which represents my blood”. This would have been an abomination.
5. The New Testament states that one of the last words of The Christ on the cross was: “Father, why has thou forsaken me?” This does not sound like the words the Messiah of all mankind would make. Additionally, as Catholicism believes in the trinity (Father, Son & Holy Ghost – all wrapped up into one) who are the comments being directed at?
Finally, antisemitism has its origins firmly based in Christianity and until this religion comes to grips with the lies and persecution it has perpetrated throughout the centuries and continues to perpetrate by the false accusation of deicide, this scourge will exist for all time.
About the Author: Gil Solomon is a retired finance manager and author.
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