The Jesus I Never Knew Themes

Philip Yancey
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Why do People, Specifically the Jewish people, Reject Jesus

The idea of the Jewish rejection of the Messiah, the one these people wait so expectantly for, is a theme that Yancey addresses often in his book. There are two main reasons given why Jews do not accept Jesus as the Messiah. First, they expect a worldly leader who will overthrow the Roman government and bring peace to the earth. However, Jesus has no intention of ever making His kingdom here on earth. His thoughts are focused on the Kingdom of God in which there is no place for rule by force or violence.

Second, the Jews cannot envision that any Messiah would ever be killed in the manner in which Jesus is. Even though the Bible states Jesus is resurrected from the dead, and wins a victory over death, the idea of a suffering and dying Messiah does not...

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