Diverting Attention – by Jim

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Some Christians claim that Jesus only ever directed one’s attention to God, that he did not draw attention to himself. One can hardly imagine a greater argument against this than the Gospel of John, which opens “In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being….” And that Word, of course, was Jesus. Here, John rewrites the opening of the Torah to replace the Creator with Jesus.

Moreover, John overwrites Pesach with Jesus, making Jesus into the Passover lamb. It is clearly absurd that he attributes the fulfillment of the command not to break the Passover lamb’s bones to Jesus’ bones not being broken. And one ought to strenuously object…

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4 Responses to Diverting Attention – by Jim

  1. Shalom my Phariseefriend and Jim!
    I did enjoy this article as always.
    Please keep Unmasking the false doctrines of Christianity and save the ignorant Christians from the liars.

    My question is about Jewish thought or philosophy regarding logics of equation. For example, if A= B and B=C, then A=C; is this kind of logic legitimate in Jewish traditional thought? Or is this hellenized thinking?

    I really want to know and ask this because Yohannan(John) said “the word became flesh” not “God became flesh.”

    Another question: if A was with B and B was A.

  2. I am sorry. Let me correct.
    “A was with the B and B was A.” Is this possible in Jewish ontology? Since John places the definite article selectively. He writes “the logos(A) was with the God and God was the logos”
    However Christians translated it into “the logos was with God and the logos was God”
    If someone says “the logos was God, ” it means “the logos had all about or of God” but “God was the logos” would mean God had all about or of the logos.

    I don’t know how the Jewish way of thinking discern this kind of logics.
    Anyone knows?

    • Jim says:

      Gean Guk Jeon,

      I hope you are well.

      Isaiah 45:5 states that God is alone. Deut. 4:35 and 39 both say that there is none beside God. The claim of John 1:1 does not hold up in the light of Torah.

      Jim

  3. Dina says:

    Following.

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