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Featured Psalm 22 is about David, not Jesus?

Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by Buddha Dharma, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Rival

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    Where the heck were you when I needed you in the past four pages?? :p

    :)
     
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    The followers of Christ are made perfect in the body of Christ.
     
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    Do you have scriptural references to support these claims?
     
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    With a broken laptop, now its only mostly broken.
     
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    Do you think the Rabbis just sat and made stuff up?

    So far, you haven't supported any of your claims that the moshiach has come. Would you care to back these up?
     
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    Aw, I hope you can sort the problem soon. Mine keeps telling me I need to install a real version of Windows...
     
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    I can't remember making such a claim. You seem to be moving the goal posts.

    All the passages of scripture quoted to you have come from the Tanakh. All you have been asked to do is provide your own explanation of their meaning. The conclusions are clear for all to see.
    Maybe Tumah would like to explain the meaning of Ezekiel 34:23, 24. I believe we have discussed this before.
    'And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he
    shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
    And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.'
     
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    I have provided an explanation. What do you think I've been doing for the past five pages?

    You somehow believe that that these verses mean something entirely different and you also believe in a divine moshiach which has come, which is why your interpretations are different. What Tumah and I would like to know is why you believe in a divine moshiach to begin with, because there is no such concept in Tanach. How are you coming to your conclusions about moshiach?
     
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    @Redemptionsong

    So I've just been through a thread where you and @Tumah had the same shepherd debate. Since now both of us have had a go, I don't think it's worth continuing this conversation unless you feel you have something new to bring to the table.
     
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    While you're fixing your computer, I'll respond to this.

    Scripture does not declare Moses to be an everlasting shepherd. Moses stood between God and Israel for a time; Moses was not permitted to enter the Promised Land.

    The Saviour gathers his people into an everlasting kingdom.

    Jeremiah 10:10, 'But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not abide his indignation.'
     
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    I'm asking you to look one step further and explain how a man is able to save.

    The issue is given a time frame in Hosea 5:15 and Hosea 6:1-3. Israel and Judah experience God's 'tearing'. The Lord then returns to his place for two days 'till they acknowledge their offence'.

    In the third day he 'will raise us up'. So the news is good - but not until they 'seek my face'.

    Put bluntly, how does Judah and Ephraim 'follow on to know the LORD' if not through a personal encounter with the one who has come to earth?
     
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    If people like Trump and Pence are examples of perfection- no thank you. I think I'll remain in the Buddha.
     
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    Perhaps you have a theological motivation for making king David not a prophet when the scriptures are clear that he is one. The problem with what you said here is that no other anointed king is called "man of God" in the scriptures; only prophets are called that term other than king David. So we must assume David is considered a man of God and a prophet.
     
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    Imagine if we judged all Buddhists based on a few bad examples that claimed to be Buddhists?
     
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    My theological motivation? What is that? I'm a Buddhist. It's enough for me that the Jews, the authors of these scriptures- say David is not a prophet. He had a prophet advisor. Whatever for?
     
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    Then Buddhists would come out looking infinitely less violent and destructive than Christians. However, I desist. This kind of talk will get us no where. I wasn't meaning to imply Trump and Pence represent all Christians anyhow. Only Christians like I assume the user I was responding to is. You know- evangelicals. The preachy sort.
     
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    Your theological motivation is obviously to prove Christianity wrong. I think you've come up short this time because a man of God is always a prophet in the Tanakh.
     
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    You haven't demonstrated that at all. Only that you think it can be inferred that man of God is always prophet. Christians do something similar with the Hebrew word almah in Isaiah. They presume it always means virgin.
     
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    How is that motivation theological? Also my motivation is not to prove Christianity is wrong. Only to get it's adherents to question their stances on the Hebrew Bible.
     
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    Prove me wrong from the Bible.
     
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