There has been a controversy among scholars since the very rising of christianity. Some argue that Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus– was not born the christ; that he was anointed christ after he died on the cross. Their opponents contend that that statement cannot be sustained by the scriptures. They claim that all the evidence in the gospels point to a Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus– who was the christ since he was in the womb. They immediately invoke the story we all know about, Mary’s. These scholars always seem to win the argument because, apparently, there is no strong evidence in the new testament to prove that the gospels were designed to fit Yeshua– A.K.A. Jesus.
For 30 years now, I have been on the side of those who think the authors of the gospels wrote them to accommodate Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus– as the christ.
I read the bible and I found a verse that triggered that conclusion. After reading it, I realized that Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus– was not born being the christ; he was made the christ after dying on the cross.
Once Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus– was accepted as the messiah by a considerable number of people, it was necessary to write his story. And the writers of the official and non official gospels set their imagination free. It seems that they all were competing to see who came up with the most fantastic story of Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus. Four of the gospels were chosen to be part of the official canon of the bible, and the others were regarded as apocrypha. That is a fancy word that means FAKE.
Where is that verse, you might be wondering? It is located in the book Peter, the Rock, allegedly wrote, Acts. It was Peter himself who told me that Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus– was not the christ from the beginning of his life, but until he was crucified.
With no further ado, here is the verse:
2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Peter could not have said it more pristine. “God has made Jesus both Lord and Christ.” Meaning, Yeshua was not lord and christ before he was crucified by …the Jews? If god had considered Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus– the christ since he was born, Peter should have said, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified was both Lord and Christ.
The present perfect is used to denote that something that was not before is today. If I say, “I have lived in the United States for 20 years.” I mean that before those 20 years, I did not live in the United States. If somebody says, “The president of the company has made me manager of this branch.” He/she means that before, he/she was not the manager of that branch.
In the same way, when Peter says, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.” He means that Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus– was not the christ before he was crucified.
Long after Yeshua – A.K.A. Jesus– was accepted as the christ, some scribes known as Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, although those were not necessarily their real names, decided to write his story, making sure that all the pieces of the puzzle fell in their right place. The problem was that they did not have any divine inspiration, as the church has made the vast majority believe, and did not work as a team. Actually, the gospels were written decades apart. As a result, the work of those individuals, instead of complementing one another, contradicted each other, especially Mathew and Luke. Later, the catholic church tried to fix those errors, but no matter how hard its apologists tried, they did not succeed. If you read the gospels without the blindfold faith usually puts on you, you will also see them.
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