Everybody knows about all the people Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– healed. He was able to cure all kinds of illnesses: blindness, leprosy, lameness, etc. He even raised people from the death.
It is really hard for me to believe he performed all those marvels. If the Jews had really seen him perform those miracles, they would have never doubted he was the messiah.
However, the most they thought about him was that he was a “prophet” who had to come:
16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
6:15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
There was nobody among the people who even considered the possibility of Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– to be the awaited messiah.
I think Mathew and the other “apostles” just wrote that to make Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– fulfill one more of the prophecies they thought their super messiah had to complete. Here is that prophecy:
53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
And here is Mathew’s interpretation of that prophecy:
8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
8:15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
In the old testament, the Levites writing it made the Hebrews look stupid because, no matter how great their god’s miracles were, they kept worshiping other gods. In the new testament, it is the gospels writers the ones who made the Jews seem stupid.
These are the alleged miracles Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– performed before them:
8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
9:24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
9:25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
17:18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
Are these feats not amazing? Nowadays, no televangelist has performed any of these miracles, and tens of thousands of people follow them. Those followers are willing to do any sacrifice for them.
The followers of David Koresh in Waco, TX gave their lives for him, and he had not performed any miracles. What kind of people were the Israelites, who witnessed all these marvels, and still did not believe in Yeshua–A.K.A. Jesus:
8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
The answer is simple. They did not believe in him, because Yeshua did not perform any miraculous healings. Those “miracles” were added later by the “apostles” to enhance the possibility of their messiah to be accepted as the son of god.
If Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus – had healed anybody the way the scribes describe it in their gospels, those individuals would have been ready to die, to prevent the Romans from crucifying him. They would have been at the trial to defend him, and they would have fought to the death to save him from the death penalty. Lazarus would have been the perfect witness. However, not even he showed up!
The followers of Jim Jones were willing to sacrifice their own lives in Guyana to please their leader. And Jones had never performed any miraculous healing or raised people from the dead! These individuals were ready to die, but those healed by Yeshua –T.C.C. Jesus– were not. ¿Is that not odd?
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