Tasks for Messiah: What Is He Supposed to Do?

If you look at the Jewish scriptures, you'll find that the Moshiach is supposed to bring:

a time of peace recognition of G-d Descendant of King David

Micah 4:1-4

Isaiah 60:18

Isaiah 32:16-18

Hosea 2: 18

Zechariah 14:11

Zechariah 14:9

Zechariah 8:23

Psalm 86:9

Zephaniah 3:9

Jeremiah 31:34

Isaiah 66:23

Isaiah 11:1-9

Jeremiah 30:7-10

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Jeremiah 33:14-18

Ezekiel 37:24-28

Ezekiel 34:23-31

Hosea 3:4-5

Zechariah 9:9-10

2 Samuel 7:12-13

Psalm 89:35-37

 

I challenge you to read through each of those chapters, being aware of the context they are in (read a few lines before and a few lines after.)  On top of this, Jews are supposed to return to Israel (which is only happening now...) and G-d "will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the L-rd.  And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers..."  Have any of these events occurred yet?  As far as I can see, people haven't recognized G-d, Jews haven't (all) returned to Israel, Jesus wasn't a descendent of David (yes, even according to the New Testaments account - Matthew 1 and Luke 3 - keep in mind, Christians say that Jesus was the son of G-d, so how is it possible to be a descendent of David - if you're interested I can give you all the inconsistencies, and there are many!), and there definitely isn't peace in the world. 

How then, is it possible for one to believe that Jesus was the Moshiach? Of course, if you ask any priest about these problems, they will have excuses and will show you "proofs" (I quote proofs because they tend to use circular logic - by assuming the Jesus was the Moshiach, their "proofs" make sense, but not knowing Jesus was Moshiach, their "proofs" wouldn't make any sense - some examples: Genesis 3:14-15, Psalm 118:22, Exodus 12:46, Zechariah 11:12-14 - do the test - ask yourself, if I lived 100 years before Jesus, would I think this passage was talking about the Moshiach?  Now do the test on the other passages I told you about before).  Having said that, nobody will be able to answer the genealogy question, because Jesus was not a descendent of David.

Now, let's get to the story of the resurrection.  Tell me something - if you are a judge and you're presiding over a case of a car accident.  There are four witnesses and they all give you different accounts of the story, will you be sceptical about all their stories?  I know I would be.  Read this, which is a page that I created here.  You'll be amazed by how the accounts of the different apostles are regarding the "resurrection"...you're just not used to seeing the details right next to each other!

As you can see, the Torah lays down the requirements of the Moshiach clearly and consistently.  The message isn't given once - it's given many, many times and it's explicit what will occur when Moshiach comes.  If I was a Christian, I would have no way of explaining this, without getting really theoretical.  The early Christian church explained that all this would occur in the second coming - if the second coming is so important, why doesn't it say anything in the Jewish scriptures???  According to the Jewish Scriptures, which Christians see as part of their bible, the coming of the Moshiach will be very obvious, as noted above.  If you apply some logic, it is obvious that Jesus is not the Moshiach.

The reason why I'm taking the time to help you is because I feel there is the need to save every Jewish soul.  You are the offspring of a Jew and a descendent of a Jew, which is Jewish enough for me.  I encourage you to explore Judaism.  Also, if you have a chance, pick up "The Real Messiah" by Aryeh Kaplan and perhaps contact (Jews for Judaism ).  If those provoke some thoughts, maybe you'd consider officially becoming a Jew - it's very hard, but it's well worth it.