Category Archives: Jesus

8. Jesus baptism

Introduction

January 13 the Catholic Mass read about Jesus baptism 30 years old. Jesus baptism has been discussed since the begining of Christianity.

As neonatal death  was very common 2000 yeaes ago.  the Catholic chruch started the tradition to baptice newborm babies as soon as possible. The church did it to save these newborn from hell. Read more about this issue in https://www.catholic.com/tract/early-teachings-on-infant-baptism 

I wanted to baptice my childrens in my Catholic church but were not allowed to do that because I never went to mass at that time. We could have done that in the Protestant church but I and the mother decided that the childrens could do that as adults instead. 

Jesus about baptism

according to  Matthew  28:19 Jesus said:

” 19 Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

What happens if you die and are not baptized as infant?

Catholic.com does not answer on that question but says that “you are not saved” if you are not baptized. Read more in https://www.catholic.com/tract/the-necessity-of-baptism 

The pope Benedetto 16 said that we choose to get childrens so we should baptize them as “with the baptism they are protected by God” Read more in the Italian site  http://www.santamelania.it

Catholic.com also says “Thus the early Church Fathers wrote in the Nicene Creed (A.D. 381), “We believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.” 1

Only the Witnesses of Jehovah do not practice infant baptism. (read morer in https://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/baptism.php )

Paedobaptism or infant baptism

As the church regards Jesus as God and therefore his baapticing not a bapticing for the sins, the church started the tradition of paedobaptism. As Jesus baptism was like a paedobaptism despite his documented 30 years of age.

Michael Servetus who was sentenced to death because of heresy, said about paedobaptism:

“It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity.” ( Source: www.newworldencyclopedia.org/ )

Conclusion

Despite what Jesus said in MAtthew, maybe Jesus hiumself did errors as a small child and wanted therefore to get baptized for the sins made during his youth.

 

6. The difficult youth of Jesus.

 introduction

December 30.  Jesus is growing. He was not a normal boy and may have suffered during his childhood. This is excerpt 6 from  a  page about Jesus I am working with and will publish in its final form after Easter 2019.

This video is nice but Luke tells really a different story. Jesus is 12 year and is in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions. ( Luke 2:46  ) Mary and Joseph are there and are anxious after having searched  for him.  He

“49  replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?'”
This is the only text describing a young Jesus in the Gospels. You find it in  Luke 2:49

Jesus is not like other children his age, playing games with other childrens. In the film above I am reminded about a boy with Asperger.

How were his first 12 years? Did they ridiculed  him like they did years later when he was an adult? (Matthew 9: 24 )

He was a special boy, born by a unknown father. He probably did not look like his father.
Neighboors maybe  talked bad about him and his mother while their childrens listened.

Deuteronomy 23:2 supported such a treatment with this text:

HEB:  לֹא־ יָבֹ֥א מַמְזֵ֖ר בִּקְהַ֣ל יְהוָ֑ה
NAS: No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the LORD

Jesus was special, he was intelligent. He may have therefore been  a treath for other envious weak childrens in the small village of Nazareth, children looking for respect and power. Like he was as an adult. 

If bullyism existed, he was a typical victim of bullyism. I wrote about bullyism in one of my pages.  As I documented there.  Famous  Henry Thomas alias “ET-boy” and Jack Lloyd, child actor in Star Trek suffered bullyism. Why not also Jesus?

Jesus may have been quantum entangled with God and therefore talked with the knowledge of God.  But when he talked about childrens he talked like on who knew how it is to be a child and what children most of all need.

This is how Jesus talked when “people  brought babies to him” and “the  disciples scolded them“:

16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 17 In truth I tell you, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.'” (  Luke 18:15-17 )

He knew what it meant for a children to be

  • ridiculed as he maybe himself probably was ridiculed by other childrens
  • he knew how important it was to love our childrens.
  • he knew how important the “love your enemy and pardon” strategy was  as he himself had tested it
  • he knew how weak childrens can be as he himself has felt that weakness.

I think that this video from the mormon channel, gives an idea of Jesus relation with childrens.

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5. The silent years of Jesus

5. The unknown Jesus

December 28.  Jesus is growing. He was not a normal boy and may have suffered during his childhood. This is excerpt 6 from  a  page about Jesus I am working with and will publish in its final form after Easter 2019.

About  Jesus infancy, childhood and youth. The  silent years of Jesus.

About 12 year old Jesus who

“49  replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?'”

This is the only text describing a young Jesus in the Gospels. You din it in  Luke 2:49

Mark starts his Gospel with Jesus, maybe 30 years old,  being baptized by John.

Searching fro a picture in  the Old Testament

It looks like the gospel authors studied the old testament (OT) to get a picture of Jesus life. They  tried to draw a picture of the historical Jesus birth, childhood and youth, with inspiration  from the old books, like about the birthplace of Jesus, taken from Mika:

  • Mika 5:2 (“But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
        who are one of the little clans of Judah,
    from you shall come forth for me
        one who is to rule in Israel,
  • Salomos 7:4 (I was nursed with care in swaddling cloths. For no king has had a different beginning of existence;”).

jesus youth – a paraphrase of the life of Moses

They made the life of Jesus a paraphrase of the life of Moses who too was saved in Egypt and then similarly met his people on a mountain, Moses on Sion and Jesus outside Jerusalem. 

very little  is said about Jesus  infancy and childhood experiences. We read about Jesus being a  baby in the craddle. Beside the 12 year old boy in the synagogue story, from his birth until he were baptized there is a complete darkness.

Marks first writing about the historical Jesus was At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.”  ( mark/1-9.htm ) “And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” ( mark/1-11.htm )

Matthew (Levi according to Mark) and Luke never met Jesus and had great troubles figuring out about Jesus birth and childhood. Markus who was the first to write a Gospel about Jesus, didn’t give Matthew and Luke any help.

Despite the accurate Roman documentation tradition, Josephus is the only historian telling about a Jesus in the words “Jesus called Messiah”

Talmids only shared what Jesus teached. Find a answer about Jesus birth, childhood and youth in the old testament,  was a tricky issue to deal with. All agreed the mother was called Mary, a woman who lived in Nazareth. They knew Jesus was the “son of Mary”. But as i asked in a previous post. Who was the father?

Voices in the first two centuries told Mary was raped by a Roman soldier. This Roman soldier was given the name Pantera.

Matthew and Luke must have wondered. They did not like these bad talks.

A few have tried to fill the gap

I am not the only one who try to figure out how the life of the young Jesus may have been.

  1. one is the film “The Young Messiah”  a 2016 American biblical drama film directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh and co-written by Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh and Nowrasteh, based on the novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice. See ww1.theyoungmessiah.com
  2. truthbook.com/jesus/jesus-teenage-years shares a story but gives no reliable sources. It tells about a happy youth with Jesus playing harp etc. because of Jesus teaching about children and his status, I believe that Jesus had a completely different kind of childhood.
  3.  Jonas Gardell is the one who has done the most serious  research about Jesus in his book. His arguments about a Mamzer Jesus is well grounded. I will come back to this in my coming posts.

 

4. The geneaology of Jesus

introduction

December 25. The baby is born. This is excerpt 4 from  a  page about Jesus I am working with and will publish after Easter 2019.
It is time to share some facts about Jesus as told about by the Gospel of Matthew and Luke.

Geneaology of Jesus

Matthew and Luke describes the Geneaology of Jesus in different ways. You find a Maternal ancestry in Luke.  Luke’s genealogy is of Mary, with Eli being her father, while Matthew’s describes a paternal genealogy.

Matthew starts with Abraham, while Luke begins with Adam.
The lists are identical between Abraham and David (I marked these parts with green text), but differ radically from Jesus to David and from Abraham  backwards to Adam in Luke. ( I marked these text in red )

To make them comparable, I reordered so both start from Jesus.

According to Matthew 1:16
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According to Luke 3:23
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Jesus is
the son of Joseph,
the son of Jacob,
the son of Matthan,
15 the son of Eleazar,
the son of Elihud,
the son of Akim,
the son of Zadok,
the son of Azor,
the son of Eliakim,
13 the son of Abihud,
the son of Zerubbabel,
was the son of Shealtiel,
the son of Jeconiah[c] and his brothers
the son of Josiah,
the son of Amon,
the son of Manasseh,
Ahaz the son of Hezekiah,
Jotham the son of Ahaz,
9 Uzziah the son of Jotham,
Jehoram the son of Uzziah,
Jehoshaphat the son of Jehoram,
8 Asa the son of Jehoshaphat,
Abijah the son of Asa,
Rehoboam the son of Abijah,
7 the son of Rehoboam,
was the son of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
the son of King David.
the son of Jesse,
the son of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
the son of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
the son of Salmon,
he son of Nahshon,
the son of Amminadab,
the son of Ram,
the son of Hezron,
the son of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
the son of Judah and his brothers,
the son of Jacob,
2 was the son of Isaac,
Abraham
Jesus is
the son of Mary,
the son of Heli,
the son of Matthat,
the son of Levi,
the son of Melchi,
the son of Jannai,
the son of Joseph,
the son of Mattathias,
the son of Amos,
the son of Nahum,
the son of Esli,
the son of Naggai,
the son of Maath,
the son of Mattathias,
the son of Semein,
the son of Josech,
the son of Joda
the son of Joanan,
the son of Rhesa,
the son of Zerubbabel,
the son of Shealtiel,[a]
the son of Neri
the son of Melchi,
the son of Addi,
the son of Cosam,
the son of Elmadam,
the son of Er, 29
the son of Joshua,
the son of Eliezer,
the son of Jorim,
the son of Matthat,
the son of Levi
the son of Simeon,
the son of Judah,
the son of Joseph,
the son of Jonam,
the son of Eliakim
the son of Melea,
the son of Menna,
the son of Mattatha,
the son of Nathan,
the son of David
the son of Jesse,
the son of Obed,
the son of Boaz,
the son of Sala,
the son of Nahshon
the son of Amminadab,
the son of Admin,
the son of Arni,
the son of Hezron,
the son of Perez,
the son of Judah
the son of Jacob,
the son of Isaac,
the son of Abraham,
the son of Terah,
the son of Nahor
the son of Serug,
the son of Reu,
the son of Peleg,
the son of Eber,
the son of Shelah
the son of Cainan,
the son of Arphaxad,
the son of Shem,
the son of Noah,
the son of Lamech
the son of Methuselah,
the son of Enoch,
the son of Jared,
the son of Mahalaleel,
the son of Cainan
the son of Enos,
the son of Seth,
the son of Adam,
the son of God.”

 

3. the name of Jesus

introduction

December 25. The baby is born. This is excerpt 3 from  a  page about Jesus I am working with and will publish after Easter 2019.

The name of Jesus

The name “Jesus, son of Mary” written in Arabic calligraphy
(Isa ibn Maryam), 
followed by “peace be upon him.” بلال الدويك

The name of Jesus appears appears 72 time(s) in 59 verse(s) in Quran in Mohsin Khan translation in the Quran.(  Read more in  www.vox.com.

In the Bible it is of course more. You find the word 7990 times. https://www.catholic.org/search/bible/?q=jesus

 Iēsous (Greek: Ἰησοῦς), the Greek form of the Hebrew name Yeshua (Hebrew: ישוע‎). As its roots lie in the name Yeshua, it is etymologically related to another biblical name, Joshua.

The name Yeshua appears written as ê·śāw (of Esau) many times in Genesis and in  Obadiah 1:21 

where it is said that 

“And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.”

 

“In Hebrew, the word for ‘saviors’ is ‘yasha‘, which is closely related to ‘Yeshua‘, the name of the Messiah, which literally means ‘salvation‘ in Hebrew.

יָשַׁע yâshaʻ, yaw-shah’; a primitive root; properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e. (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor:—× at all, avenging, defend, deliver(-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save(-iour), get victory.

Could it be, that the ‘yasha’ mentioned in Obadiah 1:21 are none other than the Saints, clothed in white linen, who return to Jerusalem with Yeshua/Jesus during the Second Coming?”

” Source:  yeshua.org )

Jesus Christ is  called यीशु मसीह (Yīśu masīha) in Hindi. very similar to the Arabic Isa.

https://www.quora.com

What does the name mean?

“The name Jesus means ‘Savior’. It is the same name as Joshua in the Old Testament. It is given to our Lord because “He saves His people from their sins.The Song of Solomon describes the experience of many, when it says, “Your name is oil poured forth” (Song of Solomon 1:3)” (Source: https://www.christianity.com/jesus/is-jesus-god/names-of-jesus/what-does-the-name-jesus-mean.html )

2. A unpleasant start

introduction

We are approaching December 25.   The birth of Jesus is followed by problems.

Matthew1:19   says: 

“Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly”

Joseph was  thinking about exposing Mary  to public disgrace with a divorce but he had according to Matthew1:20 a revealing dream:

20 He had made up his mind to do this when suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit.

Joseph got that saving dream. But Marys and Josephs neighbors? probably not.

Let us move to Nazareth were this probably happened and imagine yourself outisde your house. there you met  the  beautiful young girl neighbor of yours since many years and you see that she is pregnant.  She is yet not married. What   the first question you probably will ask is…. 

“Who is the father of the baby?”

2000 years ago the tollerance was not like it is today. Not only.

the rule followed at that time, was among others

 Deuteronomy 22:20. Imagine a girl who was raped. Deuteronomy makes no distinction. it simply says 20 “But if the accusation that the girl cannot show evidence of virginity is substantiated, 21 she must be taken out, and at the door of her father’s house her fellow-citizens must stone her to death for having committed an infamy in Israel “. To remember that not all girls bleed the first time they had sex.

How about Jesus?

Joseph saved Mary thanks to the dream he had. But what can happen with the baby, in this case Jesus?

Deuteronomy 23:2  says that 3 “No half-breed may be admitted to the assembly of Yahweh; not even his descendants to the tenth generation may be admitted to the assembly of Yahweh.”

The newborn (Jesus) is to be  repudiated. 

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1. the stargazers finding Jesus

introduction

we are approaching December 25. This is excerpt 1 from  a  page about Jesus I am working with and will publish after Easter 2019.

The stargazers

The word stargazers is found in many parts of the Bible. So the arrival of a man like Jesus must have been announced with astral signs too. 

Matthew 2:1-2 told about the wise men who were startgazers,  in his story of Jesus birth.

1 After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judaea during the reign of King Herod, suddenly some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east 2 asking, ‘Where is the infant king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.”

We know there was a comet visible 5 ad ( adsabs.harvard.edu/ )
Matthew 2:1-2  knowing for sure about this event, was suported by the book of Micah as Micah prophesied about Betlehem in Micah 5:2 with these words:  
1 “But you (Bethlehem) Ephrathah, the least of the clans of Judah, from you will come for me a future ruler of Israel whose origins go back to the distant past, to the days of old.”
the star (ed. comet) led the kings to Betlehem (  www.aboutbibleprophecy.com  )

The birth of Jesus.

Noone knows however thje exact date when Jesus was born. The Gospel or secular texts gives an approximate date of birth to be between  between 6 BC and 4 BC

Most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 BC and 4 BC based on the known death of Herod 4 bC and the date of the comet mentioneed above.

Why December 25

according to Luke Jesus was born when :

8 In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night.”  ( Luke 2:7-8 ).

As can be read in www.ucg.org December 25 is a unlikely date for Jesus birthbecause of the cold climate in Israel in December. More probable is that December may have been the date of jesus conception and the birth of Jesus in September as the “were shepherds out in the fields” at the birth of Jesus.

The date December 25 was set by the Catholic church in the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar signed 1582 “resulted from a perceived need to reform the method of calculating dates of Easter.” (Source: eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov )

There are two reason for the choice of December 25

  1. .”December 25 may have been selected due to its proximity to the winter solstice, because of its theological significance. After the solstice, the days begin to lengthen with more sunlight, which Christians see as representing the Light of Christ entering the world.”
  2. (Source:  www.catholic.com  )
  3. 25 December might be a reference to the date of the Feast of the Dedication, which occurs on the 25 Kislev of the Jewish calendar. This would require that early Christians simply translated Kislev directly to December.” (May be a speculation in  en.wikipedia.org as no source is given there )

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0. Virgin Marys conception 20181208

Introduction

December 8 

at the >Sunday Mass we listened to Luke 1:26-38

that  tells about how Angel Gabriel came to virgin Mary to tell that she will have  a baby. 

I will in this post talk about the implications of this miracle of God.

Lukes story

 

illustration below made by Gustave Doré

Luke writes: “26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! he Lord is with you.’ 29 She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, 30 but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. 

31 Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; 33 he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’  

The angel explains how this will happen:

34 Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?’ 35 The angel answered, ‘The Holy  spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. 

Then the angel tells about Marys cousin that also will have a son despite her high age and Mary said thereafter  that she accept this to happen.

Mary – above all the women of the worlds? 

I were surprised that Mary according to the Quran is the 
“above all the women of the worlds.” This has never been said in the Gospel even if Mary is the object of prayer like in  “Ave Maria“.

مريم

Maryam written in Quranic Arabic, Quran 2:87 )

There is no reason to write my own text about Mary when there is a very good one  at Wiki. a text I know is  checked and verified by many Wiki editors. I choose take acopy of it and add a few links 

“Mary (Arabic: مريم‎, translit. Maryam), the mother of Jesus (Isa), holds a singularly exalted place in Islam as the only woman named in the Quran, which refers to her 94 times and explicitly identifies her as the greatest of all women,  stating, with reference to the angelic salutation during the annunciation,(Source: Wikipedia) 

Quran 3:42  says:

“O Mary, God has chosen you, and purified you; He has chosen you above all the women of creation.” 

The nineteenth chapter of the scripture, titled “Mary” (Surat  19 ,Maryam ), is named after her. The Quran refers to Mary more often than in the New Testament.

The choosen woman

According to the Quran, divine grace surrounded Mary from birth,and, as a young woman, she received a message from God through the archangel Gabriel (See the illustration above made by Gustave Doré in a  Jibril book from 1877 ) that God had chosen her, purified her, and had preferred her above all “the women of the worlds.”( Qur’an 3:42  )

Annunciation of a child according to the Quran

This event, according to the same narrative, was followed by the annunciation of a child (ed. See miniature above) who was to be miraculously conceived by her through the intervention of the divine spirit while she was still virgin, whose name would be Jesus and who would be the “anointed one,” the Promised Messiah.”

This is in direct opposition with the fact that the Quran 112:3 says that God “neither begets nor is born”. In Arabic written as

biological implications of a conceival

Perisan miniature with Mary and Jesus (Soure: Wiki )

To understand the magnitude of this miracle of God, one has to know that “The human genome contains approximately 3 billion of … base pairs, which reside in the 23 pairs of chromosomes within the nucleus of all our cells.” (Source:  www.genome.gov ) Presuming  that Jesus got half of the DNA from Mary (Source:  https://www.nytimes.com  ) ,God created in a egg in Marys  fallopian tube about1.5 billion base pairs exactly ordered to become a readable code for half of  the proteins  (10.000) Jesus body needed to function normally.

Look at this Youtube video to understand how the DNA code is read and used to produce proteins.

Event that is almost unbelievable

The conceiving of Jesus  is a miracle  so incredible that  it is not strange that many human beings with a minimum of Biology knowledges,  have difficulties to accept and believe in the story of virgin Mary giving birth to a boy.

Panthera rape theory –
Mary raped by a Roman soldier?

Jonas Gardell writes in his book “About Jesus” that this miraculous pregnancy  probably is a invention by the apostles “to throw off the stigma of Jesus having a Roman soldier as a father and to prove that Jesus was God.”  Read more about this in http://www.studythechurch.com

I got this picture as Jesus in many paintings and statues does not look like a Jew at all but  like  a blond and blue eyed  Roman. But for sure the paintings and statues are results of immagination.

How God could achieve this miracle?

I can myself not find an answer with my knowledges about Quantum physics i wrote about in  my article about the Quantum God

About the creation of Adam I came to a answer I described
in my  Enlightened genesis. But for the “creation” of Jesus I am still knocking on a door with noone home.

Muslims indirectly support the  Panthera rape theory  as the Quran 112:3 says that God is one and GOD  neither begets nor is born.

Another  hypothesis I have   is that God may have  fertilized a egg in Mary with a sperm from Joseph like many women do IVT ? This would imply that Jesus would become very similar to Joseph.

Conclusions

I personally believe that God can do anything, even a incredible miracle like that with Mary.

I can at the same time not think of a God that would allow a Roman soldier to rape a young woman for its own purpose that is, to have a body to add his Spirit into. So I am reluctant for the Panthera rape theory.

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