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The Biblical Fable of Luke 1 31-33.

February 9, 2018 Uncategorized 0

The Biblical Fable of Luke 1 31-33

By Sanusi Olawale ibn AbdulWasiu

This is not the first time a gaffe will be detected in the compilation of unknown men’s work tagged holy book; Bible. This is one in a thousand of such faux pas.

In order to fulfill the fallible prophecy of the old testament, the new testament was penned to make the impossible looks possible. A conversation between Mary the mother of Jesus and Angel of God was recorded in one of the four inspired but not divinely ratified Gospel books of the Bible ; the book of Luke.

Luke 1:31-33 New International Version (NIV)

31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.

32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,

33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

Not one, two or three things are wrong with this Prophecy. No Christian will ever deny the fact that this prophecy is for Jesus Christ of Nazareth, but none can really prove Jesus Christ really fit in into every word of that prophecy.

Let’s start from the very first line. Verse 31 says “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.”
This verse contradict the prophecy about the coming Messiah as recorded in the book of Isaiah 7vs 14

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”

These two are not contradicting, they are just two different things. Am I making sense?

The God of the old testament said the name of the child will be Immanuel, that of the new testament says it’s Jesus. Does Immanuel has same meaning as Jesus? Of course NO! So are they not contradicting?

Christians say that this verse is a prophecy of Jesus’ birth to a virgin. There are couple problems with this prophecy. First, virgin in this verse was mistranslated from the original Hebrew word “almah”, which actually means “young woman”. A young woman is not necessarily a virgin. “Bethulah” would have been the correct word to use if the author meant virgin. Second, nowhere in the New Testament is Jesus referred to as Immanuel.

The author of the book of Luke did a perfect job by plagiarizing the “inspired” work of the old testament.

He has no much blame on his head than the Church Fathers who adopted the book for the Ministry of Jesus Christ. Where else would he get his record from if not a copied and changed one from the old scripture? Luke was a disciple of Paul, he was never an eyewitness to the happenings to Jesus Christ.

So if Immanuel does not mean Jesus, and Jesus was never called Immanuel in the new testament, how did the two distinct prophecies become the same?

Let’s cross check the next verse, verse 32. It says “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,”

The first blunder here is the,“he will be called the son of the Most High'”. This is another contradiction to Isaiah 9 vs 6.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, MIGHTY GOD, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah recorded he will be called the Might God, Luke says he will be called the son of the Most High. If you think the two are the same, it is either you are deceiving yourself or you are being intellectually dishonest. It is only an educated fool that will argue that the child of a lion is a lion and not a cub.

And if Jesus, the son is the same as the Mighty God the Father, how best will you explain John 3:16?

Now to the last part of the prophecy.

“The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

The continuation of Luke 1:32 -33 is an extract of Isaiah 9:7

“Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this”.

Many things are wrong with this prophecy

1. The destruction of the Kingdom of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar II in 586 BC brought an end to the rule of the royal house of David. Jesus didn’t even see any throne of David.

2. When Jesus came, instead of him ruling, his enemies were ruling; the Romans

3. Jesus himself said his kingdom is not of this world.

John 18:36 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

So if Jesus’ kingdom is not of this world, and the book of Isaiah and Luke says he is to sit on the throne of David and rule, is the throne of David also not of this world?

4. The prophecy says Jesus was to rule forever. Ruling my foot! Jesus that has gone up to his God and our God for the past 2000 years. May be his ruling will start in his second coming. By then, the throne of David, must have been miraculously reinstalled.

Peace…

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