Friday, December 07, 2018

"the inheritance shall be our's" - Christ Jesus' version of Judaism and Essenes' Judaism


Christ Jesus' version of Judaism and Essenes' Judaism

St. Paul discussed many various teachings in various ways as seen in the Bible, although he never saw living Christ Jesus preaching.

Paul delivered those words as if he had been taught by Christ Jesus Himself in person, although he never met living Christ Jesus.  How could Paul preach so confidently?
There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
Paul the Apostle
God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Paul the Apostle
We walk by faith, not by sight.
Paul the Apostle
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Paul the Apostle
If God is for us, who can be against us?
Paul the Apostle
Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another.
Paul the Apostle
And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.
Paul the Apostle
However, there is an impression that Paul was teaching his own thought about the relationship between God and human beings while his mind and spirit were being elevated and enlightened by Christ Jesus.  And then, how Paul was uplifted by Christ Jesus?  Paul was spoken to only once by the Spirit of Christ Jesus after His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection.  And, the Spirit only told Paul not to persecute Him but never taught any theology to Paul.

It is true that Paul had learnt Judaism before he started to persecute followers of Christ Jesus and later converted to a follower of Christ Jesus.  But teachings Paul had learnt were conventional Judaism but not revolutionary Judaism of Christ Jesus.  And, Paul did not learn teachings of Christ Jesus from any disciples and followers like Peter who had actually seen and heard Christ Jesus preaching, according to the Bible.

But, the Bible says that Paul had spent three years in Arabia or a desert area without making any movement after encountering the Spirit of Christ Jesus.  So, it is natural that Paul went to Qumran to newly learn Christ Jesus' version of Judaism, since His teachings were similar to what was taught among Essenes in Qumran.   

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Mar 12:7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be our's.
Mar 12:8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
Mar 12:9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.