According to the old testament, the messiah needed to be announced by a prophet who came from the desert:
40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
All four “apostles” chose John the Baptist to become that “voice”.
3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
First of all, is it not strange? Three out of four “apostles” wrote, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” Whereas Isaiah wrote, “Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” The “apostles’” words should be the same as Isaiah’s; instead, they resemble one another’s. It looks to me that Mathew and Luke were copying the first one, Mark. Was the holy ghost not inspiring the “apostles”? Why did they have to copy from each other?
Anyway, after choosing John as “The voice that cried in the wilderness”, the “apostles” made him baptized Yeshua. And I say “made him” because John never baptized him. As a matter of fact, the Baptist did not even meet Yeshua.
Let me cite first, the verses where the “apostles” made John baptize Yeshua:
3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
1:31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
1:32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
According to these accounts, after being baptized, the holy ghost, in the shape of a dove, descended upon Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus, and John makes it clear that the Baptist saw it. The other three say that besides the dove, a voice came from heaven saying, “Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” If it happened, the Baptist must have heard it, too. Mathew and John even say that the Baptist recognized Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– and call him the christ.
Then, something really strange happened. While John the Baptist was in jail, after being arrested by Herod, he sent some emissaries to Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– to ask him something. I will let the “apostles” tell you what the question was:
11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
11:3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
11:4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
7:19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
7:20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
Do you see now why I say John the Baptist did not even meet Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus, let alone baptize him? When he was in jail, and after seeing the holy ghost in the shape of a dove coming upon Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus, and hearing the voice of god saying he was his beloved son, he still sent some emissaries to ask him if he was the messiah! Had he not recognized him and told Him, “I should be baptized by you and you ask me to baptize you?”
If John had to send his disciples to ask Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– if he was the messiah, he never met him; he never baptize him; he never saw the dove, and he never heard god’s voice.
Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– never met John, either. He did not even know who John was. When people asked him who the Baptist was, he said:
11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
11:14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
9:12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
9:13 But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
According to Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus, John was Elijah.
But read what John had to say about his own personality:
1:19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
1:20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
John himself denied being Elijah. Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– did not have the faintest idea who he was.
Furthermore, the gospels suggest that John the Baptist and Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– were not even contemporary. Probably the “apostles” invented the passage where John the Baptist sent his disciples to ask Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– if he was the christ to make sure the people thought they had lived at the same time, without thinking that this would contradict the tale of the baptism.
These are the instances where it is suggested that the Baptist and Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– did not even live at the same time:
14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
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.
6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
6:15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
6:16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
In these passages it is stated that Herod and the people thought that Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– was John the Baptist who had risen from the dead.
How could anybody think that Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– was the Baptist resurrected if they had been seen together? For Herod Antipas and the people to think Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– was the Baptist, the latter had to have died before Yeshua –A.K.A. Jesus– appeared on the political and religious scene. That would be the only explanation to their thinking he was the Baptist who had resurrected.
As you can see, the gospels are not the work of a perfect god. They are the result of imperfect men who were on a mission, creating a super messiah nobody could deny. Their work reflexes how imperfect they were.
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