July 08, 2019

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Did Jesus support socialism and the equal distribution of resources? 

President of the Foundation for Economic Education Lawrence Reed joins PragerU to explain the misconceptions surrounding one of history’s greatest figures.

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commented 2019-07-09 20:50:56 -0400
Pilate decided to add to the insult on all sides.
commented 2019-07-09 13:09:34 -0400
The sign on his cross read THIS IS JEHOSHUA THE KING OF THE JEWS.
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This was intended as sarcastic mockery to add to the humiliation of crucifixion that came from Pilate. When asked by the Chief Priests to change it, Pilate refused to add to the insult on all sides.
commented 2019-07-09 13:01:16 -0400
GLENN CRAIG
“The question is arranged by whom? "

Cohens of the Maccabean resistance would be my bet.
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And you get that from where? He was an unknown in his time and was mocked for his rural roots, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth”?

It was arranged by God as the angel stated in the quote:

“But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.””
commented 2019-07-09 08:46:06 -0400
“The question is arranged by whom? "

Cohens of the Maccabean resistance would be my bet.
commented 2019-07-09 08:41:51 -0400
“Herod’s power was granted to him from from,”

should read

“Herod’s power was granted to him from Rome,”
commented 2019-07-09 08:40:17 -0400
Glenn, Herod’s power was granted to him from from, regardless of his lineage.

Remember that it is who Jesus is that is the topic on conversation here. Jesus’ stated clearly his kingdom is not of this world, which was a clear statement declaring he is not in line to Herod’s throne.

How Herod understood Jesus as a threat means nothing to whom Jesus is. it is Jesus that is the one that sets that stage.

You are looking at the surface, Glenn, not what Jesus really was then and is now.

Really, Glenn, you should read deeper into the Bible.
commented 2019-07-09 02:25:34 -0400
GLENN CRAIG

…his parents were married by arrangement because they were decendants of King David.
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The question is arranged by whom?

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:18-21

Herod was not even a Jew, let alone a rightful heir to the throne of David- he was an Idumean- so it was a simple case of intrigue to keep any claimant from the throne-especially a prophesied one.

John the Baptist’s father was of the priestly line and not in succession. John preached that Jesus was the promised one, i.e. “messiah”. He saw his role as the forerunner to direct people to Jesus, “After me One is coming who is mightier that I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals.”

Jesus claim to the throne is primarily as the Son of God as promised in the prophets since God is rightly the King of Israel. “And when he began his ministry, Jesus himself was about thirty years of age, being supposedly the son of Joseph…” Both Matthew’s and Luke’s genealogies go past David, one to Abraham and the other to Adam.

The story of Adam promises a son who will crush the serpent’s’ head while the story of Abraham promises a son who bless the whole earth and a promise to make him the father of “many nations”. Only possible through Jesus the rightful King.
commented 2019-07-09 01:47:44 -0400
Jan G., Pope Francis is apparently a Saul Alinsky disciple. Here is good and thorough (i.e. long) video showing Alinsky’s influence not only on American society but on the Catholic Church as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGIIZ1-7MCI&t=553s
commented 2019-07-08 23:01:08 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE commented 4 hours ago
Glenn said, “he was a claimant of succession to the throne of King Herod of Judea”

No, he was not.

“he was a royalist who promised to be an enlightend and benevolent king”

nope. wrong again.

Glenn, please read the Bible before you comment on it.
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PETER that IS what the Bible says….his parents were married by arrangement because they were decendants of King David

His Cousin John the Baptist was ahead of him in lineage (by virtue of being born less than a year sooner to Elizabeth) until Herod executed him.

Herod ordered the mass killing of all his male relatives which is why they fled into Egypt.

The sign on his cross read THIS IS JEHOSHUA THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Now go back and read your Bible like a good boy Peter.
commented 2019-07-08 22:06:29 -0400
I always fall out of my chair laughing when some crazy leftie tries to claim Christ was a socialist.
First off from what we can gather from the Bible, his family ran a carpentry business.
2nd socialism = atheism.
There are a couple of examples where he tells some people to give away all their money and follow him. Because these peoples’ lives were about nothing but making money.
Pretty hard to claim he was a socialist.
commented 2019-07-08 19:06:51 -0400
Glenn said, “he was a claimant of succession to the throne of King Herod of Judea”

No, he was not.

“he was a royalist who promised to be an enlightend and benevolent king”

nope. wrong again.

Glenn, please read the Bible before you comment on it.
commented 2019-07-08 18:30:37 -0400
JAN G. commented 7 hours ago
Does anyone have Pope Francis’ email address? I want to send this to him.
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JAN G…Pope Francis is a member of Sociatas Jesu (the Society of Jesus it’s members are called Jesuits)..their missionaries are who actually authored the tenants of socialism long before Karl Marx. If you can, watch the movie the Mission and get a background on where they are coming from.

No Jesus was not a socialist nor was he an egalitarian…he was a claimant of succession to the throne of King Herod of Judea….that’s what the charge read that was nailed to his cross…he was a royalist who promised to be an enlightend and benevolent king…which is the best any of us could hope for….democracy sucks.
commented 2019-07-08 14:09:38 -0400
Pope Francis doesn’t believe in Jesus. He’s too busy working on the global religion where everyone bows to Islam.
commented 2019-07-08 11:47:12 -0400
Does anyone have Pope Francis’ email address? I want to send this to him.