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Jesus Was Christ

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on October 25, 2003 13:50:32 UTC

Not Christian and that was not his last name.
His first name was not even Jesus. That is the Greek translation of his name. My understanding is that jews did not have last names back then. Neither did christians.

It was clear in his ministry that Jesus came for the lost sheep of Israel. He even said so:

[24] He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

So perhaps you could claim that baptism made him a christian. But he had no intention of starting a new religion. He just wanted to reform Judiaism.

For a while christians had to be jews. But by the time it became the state religion of Rome, the gentiles had command of the church.

I think Christianity actually started with the conversion of Saul to Paul and the subsequent transformation by Paul of Christianity into a religion compatible with totalitarian rule.

Good to see your back,

Do you drive a car with MA license plate HARV.


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