Tuesday, July 03, 2018

"For the Pharisees, and all the Jews" - Christ Jesus and God

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Christ Jesus and God

What is peculiar about Christ Jesus, since there were many similar teachers of Judaism before and after Christ Jesus?

Christ Jesus worked miracles.  Christ Jesus was persecuted, apprehended, took to court, sentenced to death, and executed by Roman authority in Jerusalem in collusion with Judaism leaders.  Christ Jesus was resurrected and vanished away.  Christ Jesus appeared to Paul to convert him.  And, Christ Jesus disappeared from the history.

And, there have been no other verifiable stories about Christ Jesus to date.

As a result, today 2000 years after the emergence of Christ Jesus, billions of people believe, revere or respect Christ Jesus.  And, the main stream Western civilization in these 2000 years has been established based on Christianity.  But, none can explain why Christ Jesus succeeded in establishing the religion Christianity reasonably or prevailing His words and teaching all over the world.  And, still none can explain what He was, although the Vatican has identified Christ Jesus as God of the Holy Trinity.

There can be many and various levels of human understanding of Christ Jesus.  Some say that Christ Jesus was a trickster, a failed priest, or an abnormal teacher.  But others say that Christ Jesus was a prophet, a saint, a holy man, or an man inspired by a holy spirit.  The Vatican says Christ Jesus was God of the Holy Trinity, while many Bible readers know that Gospels mostly describe Christ Jesus as the Son of God.

But, Christ Jesus called Himself the son of man, which looks like having called Himself as a very special ordinary man.  But everybody suspected that Christ Jesus had a certain direct relationship with God. 

Anyway, Christ Jesus looked as a man and behaved as a man as the Gospels reported.  He did not have three eyes or four arms.  As a living thing, He was a member of human species.

But, Christ Jesus must have been of His own type, class or group.  Or the human species should be divided into Christ Jesus and all the others.  We know well about the relationship between all the others, except Christ Jesus, and God.  But who knows the relationship between Christ Jesus and God?

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Mar 7:1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
Mar 7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
Mar 7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.