Student puts Obama on the spot
- 02-13-2010, 06:43 PM
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02-14-2010, 01:13 AM
First I'll say that I do believe in the bible. Israel was "resettled" by the jews as it was given to them by God in "the past". I believe that Jesus, the son of god, existed and the jews put him to death. The US was founded on "Christian" beliefs- not jewish. I don't hate people because of race or ancestry and no country or man should walk on egg shells around a Jew or Israel because of the bible. If they are still God's chosen people then God will protect them. I say quit protecting them and put their faith to the test.
02-14-2010, 08:52 AM
Besides country to country, the united states is a far more disgusting and deprived nation than Israel. So I see no real reason to judge too much on a nation that actually gets things done in war time, even if I dont agree with it.
02-14-2010, 09:36 AM
the Jews put Jesus to death?
I guess we are unfamiliar with Pilate, and what Empire used crucifixion. Hmmm....
02-14-2010, 02:03 PM
So now should we all kill ourselves today, or be forgiven?????
Their ancestors may have certainly done that, but it was because that was part of the plan.
Or are the very words the man they crucified spoke already forgotten...
02-14-2010, 02:20 PM
I'm actually very aware of the role that Pontius Pilate had in the death of Jesus. Around the time of the passover, according to jewish tradition, the Jews could release a prisoner. Pilate offers to release Barrabas or Jesus. He didn't want to see Jesus killed because he wasn't a criminal but Barrabas was. It was up to the croud of Jews to release a prisoner. The croud was coached by the Pharisees and Sadducees to shout against Jesus. Barrabas, a criminal, was released-Jesus wasn't. Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus Hmm...
02-14-2010, 02:43 PM
02-14-2010, 03:02 PM
02-14-2010, 04:12 PM
02-14-2010, 05:11 PM
However, to say that the Jews were responsible, is a bit of an overestimation.
02-14-2010, 06:36 PM
02-14-2010, 06:52 PM
half my family is from the Palestinian region, and all I have to say is that whatever happens to either of them, they BOTH deserve it.... They both attack each other equally, Israel should not have been pointed out soley..
02-14-2010, 07:39 PM
02-14-2010, 08:57 PM
02-15-2010, 06:43 AM
Additionally, you state that the Jews rejected "the Christ". Bear in mind that Jews do believe in a Messiah, but do not, and did not at the time believe that Yeshua (Jesus) fit that bill. So, of course they rejected him.
02-15-2010, 07:44 AM
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02-15-2010, 09:35 PM
This is straight from the bible.......John 18:28-40 (English Standard Version)
Jesus Before Pilate
28(A) Then they led Jesus(B) from the house of Caiaphas to(C) the governor’s headquarters.[a] It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor’s headquarters,(D) so that they would not be defiled,(E) but could eat the Passover. 29(F) So Pilate went outside to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?" 30They answered him, "If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered him over to you." 31Pilate said to them,(G) "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." The Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death." 32(H) This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken(I) to show by what kind of death he was going to die.
My Kingdom Is Not of This World
33(J) So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him,(K) "Are you the King of the Jews?" 34Jesus answered, "Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?" 35Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?" 36Jesus answered, (L) "My kingdom(M) is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world,(N) my servants would have been fighting, that(O) I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world." 37Then Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, (P) "You say that I am a king.(Q) For this purpose I was born and for this purpose(R) I have come into the world—(S) to bear witness to the truth.(T) Everyone who is(U) of the truth(V) listens to my voice." 38Pilate said to him, "What is truth?"
After he had said this,(W) he went back outside to the Jews and told them,(X) "I find no guilt in him. 39(Y) But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover. So do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?" 40They cried out again,(Z) "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.[b]
#1 his kingdom is not of this world #2 Jews were responsible for his arrest, false trial and his death.
02-16-2010, 07:06 PM
once again, lets simplify.
Pilate has the final say, like a judge in a bench trial. If Pilate did not want him put to death, he would not have been. Also bear in mind one more thing. Jesus was an OT scholar, and new to be the "messiah" he must fit certain criteria to be the messiah of the OT. That claims for lineage to jewish royalty. A claim of kingship. Hence a crime against Rome. Case closed
As an aside, using the NT as a source is not reliable IMO based on countless translations and mistranslations
02-16-2010, 07:24 PM
To expect someone to have the perfect answer for every question is overdemanding. Everyone struggles sometimes, no one has the perfect answer always. I don't defend the president, I just don't think this gives the president any negative points in my book. We are living with too much talk, not enough action anyways. I will probably neutral on Obama till his term is over and a better evaluation can be made.
02-16-2010, 11:38 PM
If someone is discussing Jesus, then the only source that should be used is the NT. Where else do Christians get their faith from? Saying not to use the NT as a source is as stupid as saying that the Holocaust never happened. Jesus was as much a scholar as the next Jew, they all new the law. You simplifying things is ignoring the context of things and the facts. First, When Jesus was arrested he wasn't formally charged with any crime. The people with Judas that came to arrest him were priests and elders- they were his judges and the same people from the temple that bribed Judas. Jewish law only permited these proceedings during day light-not in Jesus' case. The Sanhedrin was not allowed to originate cases-But they did without bringing up witnesses. No one could testify on Jesus behalf. The trial began on a day before an annual Sabbath even though Jewish law didn't allow the trial of a capital offense to begin on a Friday or the day before an annual Sabbath. Jesus was arrested and tried on the 14th of Abib, the day before the first annual Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Jesus' trial was conducted in private and completed in less than nine hours also against jewish law. Two false witnesses charged Jesus with saying He would destroy the temple made with hands and he was condemned by the court on another false charge-blasphemy. He was condemned on his own testimony but according to Jewish law, a person could not be condemned on his own testimony. The sentence was pronounced in a place forbidden by law. The trial took place at the high priest's house. According to Jewish law, a death sentence could be pronounced only in the court's appointed place. Most of the judges were legally disqualified to try Jesus. Some bought their way into office, according to Josephus. Since they were known enemies of Jesus, Jewish law required that they disqualify themselves so he could be tried by impartial judges. The court switched the charges from blasphemy to treason to Pilate. The Jewish leaders wanted him killed, but they didn't want to do it themselves. So they charged him with treason -a Roman crime-so the Romans would be responsible for his death. Pilate saw that Jesus was not guilty but was afraid of a Jewish uprising so he allowed Jesus to be executed instead of Barrabas. Pilate didn't even pronounce him guilty- he just turned him over to the soldiers because thats what the Jews wanted. It was up to the Jews. Jesus didn't cause political unrest for the Romans. He was a threat to the Jewish leaders. Who brought Jesus to Pilate for execution? Jews. Why bring him to Pilate? Because the Jews couln't execute him but the Romans could. The Jews were using another government to get what they wanted. What would've happened if Pilate released Jesus instead of the murderer? Riots. Pilate didn't have a choice and he clearly new Jesus wasn't a threat to the Roman government. If you study the OT Haggai 2:7-9, Gen 49:10, Ezra 1:5-8, Daniel 9:24-26 and do the math, the messiah came over 2000 years ago and the people still waiting for him killed him. Thats why the Jews will keep waiting for the messiah. Jesus was and still is a threat to the Jews. It makes me wonder if there's any truth to the Jews controling the US Look what they did in Rome. They used Rome to kill an innocent man and free a muderer. I'd say that about somes it up. Pilate asked Jesus for the truth-here it is.
02-17-2010, 04:34 AM
02-17-2010, 11:08 AM
I really don't mind either way, but since I studied criminal justice I felt the need to clear that up. I was thinking about the whole Jews executing Jesus thing the other day.
I personally do like Israel though, they have been **** on for centuries and they don't take **** anymore. We could learn a few things from how they treat people that mistreat them.
02-17-2010, 11:32 AM
However, regardless of Pilate asking for thoughts, he was the final decision maker. Pilate and Rome had no concern of a hebrew uprising. They had show a relentless aggression towards the area throughout their history. Should the Jews revolt, it would have been catastrophic for them. See Titus...
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