Art Vandelay wrote:You didn't answer my questions.
But I did
Art Vandelay wrote:Why would God send the Messiah via a Jewish girl's womb? Why not another race instead?
I just answered this. Jesus was sent to the Jews... why not send him via a jewish girl?
Art Vandelay wrote:Why would God send the Messiah to the Jews first, knowing they would reject him??? Why wasn't Jesus' ministry just for the Gentiles then?
The Jews were the chosen people of God to receive the word and therefore Christ was sent to them. Why send Him only to be rejected? Hell, I dont know... I didnt make the decision. I simply know it happened. THe Jews DID reject Christ... and killed him.. because he was a blasphemer.
No, you didn't. Not really. You just said he was sent to the Jews.
My question is why would God (the God of the Christians) deliberately
choose a Jewish girl to be the vessel to give birth to the Messiah if they were not
his chosen people who he was trying to establish a new covenant with??? Why not just do it through a Gentile girl?
Why would God choose have the Messiah grow up in a Jewish household, be circumcised, raised by Jewish parents, having Jewish brothers and sisters, living in a Jewish community, taking part in Jewish traditions and religious festivals, reading from the torah, worshipping and teaching in a Jewish temple, performing miracles to Jews, had 12 Jewish disciples for friends, if God didn't care for the Jews
But why would God choose to manifest himself in a Jewish girl?
Why would the Bible have long passages detailing the linage of Jesus if he genetically wasn't Jewish to some degree? If Jesus wasn't
Jewish, why bother trace his roots back through the dozens of generations, including King David and Abraham?? The Bible traces it through Joseph, Jesus' father.
What would the purpose would that serve?