New Covenant, Old Traditions


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

The crucifixion of Christ is alleged to have herald into commission, the New Covenant [1].  However, if we are to do a basic reading of the New Testament narrative of Christ’s alleged death, we run into some theological conundrums. The unknown authors of the synoptic Gospels were familiar with the Tanach, citing it at every chance they got, yet in doing so they’ve unearthed a vast amount of room for misapplied dogmas and theological errata. Often times, leading to the mess we’re about to uncover. On the cross, Jesus is alleged to have said:

“About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lemasabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[d]” – Matthew 27:46.

Most people see that little citation, that “d” and don’t seem to investigate it. So where does that “d”, lead to?

Matthew 27:46 – Psalm 22:1

Therefore, it is apparent that while Jesus was on the cross, he was referencing this chapter from Psalms. If we go to the chapter in Psalms, most people upon reading would be shocked at the contents within:

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?
My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.

According to the reading, God has abandoned Christ on the Cross. This is a far worse depiction of Christ, than any Pharisee could muster. Christ is depicted as abandoned by God, he is suffering and is not being saved by God, hardly a ‘willing sacrifice’ if you were to ask me. Strikingly, even Jesus concedes to the fact that if he was being crucified, that his own “Father”, did not answer his cries for help, this wasn’t for a moment, but lasted day and night. A most strange circumstance, considering that Christ is alleged to have said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.[2]” Unfortunately for Jesus, this was not the case, as God never answered him. If it didn’t work for Christ on the Cross, why do Christians expect anything to be granted to them, save for them believing they are greater than Christ, for if Christ’s sonship could not merit mercy from the “Father”, on what grounds should a lay Christian expect to be given more mercy than the son himself?

Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the one Israel praises.
In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.
To you they cried out and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

The diatribe continues by questioning God’s actions, see, God saved the Israelites when they called out to Him, yet when His own alleged Son calls out, there was no answer. Christ is also indicating here, that he was put to shame, yet the Israelites were not, can any Christian answer as to why Jesus was put to suffer and was void of God’s mercy and help?

But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;
they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
“He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him.”

Yet you brought me out of the womb;
you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.
10 From birth I was cast on you;
from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

11 Do not be far from me,
for trouble is near
and there is no one to help.

At this point, Christ, in referencing these verses, he no longer considers himself a ‘man’, he considers himself to be less than a man. We’ve all heard of the hypostatic union, half man, half God, well as it turns out, Christ negates being a man and assumes the role of a worm. I guess this is the Hypostatic Union Version 2.0. It’s also telling that Christ says there is no one to help him, this would either mean that Christ who is God, could not help himself or God, the all powerful, failed to help his son.

12 Many bulls surround me;
strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
13 Roaring lions that tear their prey
open their mouths wide against me.

This is most intriguing, why does Christ reference Psalms 22, when it is in these passages that insults to Gentiles are still considered to be normal? If Christ was dying for their sins, shouldn’t he be dying with the intention of, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.[3]” Yet this is not Jesus’ attitude, it’s quite the opposite, he lowers himself to mocking and insulting, with curses meant for gentiles. In fact, this verse contains some level of anti-Semitism (not too dissimilar to John 8:44-48), Adam Clarke, a famed Christian exegete comments:

The bull is the emblem of brutal strength, that gores and tramples down all before it. Such was Absalom, Ahithophel, and others, who rose up in rebellion against David; and such were the Jewish rulers who conspired against ChristBashan was a district beyond Jordan, very fertile, where they were accustomed to fatten cattle, which became, in consequence of the excellent pasture, the largest, as well as the fattest, in the country. See Calmet. All in whose hands were the chief power and influence became David’s enemies; for Absalom had stolen away the hearts of all Israel. Against Christ, the chiefs both of Jews and Gentiles were united. [4]

Christ therefore, according to Christian theology, in his weakest moment, not only questioned God’s mercy but he fell privy to the sin of insulting and cursing both Gentiles and Jews. This as previously stated, in direct contrast to the earlier statement of, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

16 Dogs surround me,
a pack of villains encircles me;
they pierce my hands and my feet.

Lastly, we jump to the last of the insults, using a term that he also used to describe gentiles in Matthew 7, which reads:

Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”

Who are these dogs? According to several commentaries, it refers to ‘disbelievers‘, therefore Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Atheists are all considered to be dogs by the Christian God while bringing into commission, the New Covenant. The People’s New Testament Commentary says:

The dog was regarded an unclean animal by the Jewish law. They probably represent snarling, scoffing opposers. The characteristic of dogs is brutality. To try to instill holy things into such low, unclean, and sordid brutal minds is useless. [5]

Therefore infidels (those who are unfaithful) to Christ, are like dogs, because we oppose the religion of Christianity. How strange are these words indeed, especially when Christ was supposed to be dying for our sins. In his supposed ultimate act of mercy and sacrifice, Christ berates, curses and abuses the very people he is allegedly killing himself for.

Conclusion

While Christ was dying for our sins, he references Psalms 22. Upon reading Psalms 22, we discover that it entails a man who is abandoned by God, void of God’s mercy, leading the one in pain to question God’s authority and means of grace. The person suffering then decides to insult, mock and curse those who do not accept his beliefs. If these verses were referenced by Christ as a means of expressing his emotion while on the cross, then the notion that Christ introduced a New Covenant is hogwash, as Christ insults, mocks and curses both Gentiles and Jews. If this is not what Christ intended to communicate with his referencing of the aforementioned passages, why would he allegedly reference them to begin with?

Sources:

  1. Luke 22:20, “In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”.
  2. Matthew 7:7.
  3. Luke 23:34.
  4. Adam Clarke’s Commentary, Psalms 22:12-13.
  5. People’s New Testament Commentary, Matthew 7:6.

4 comments

  • “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.[3]”

    if they did not know what they were doing then why did matthew bother to record the claim of the jews

    “his blood be upon us and our children”

    this was said in IGNORANCE and matthew writing 60 years later would have known this if he agreed with luke.

    but look at what matthew and mark wrote. there is not even 1 hint that the battered and forsaken jesus had any intention to say that the jews + romans were crucifying him in ignorance and the psalms reinforces the point that what was done was done deliberately.

    judas did not hand over jesus in IGNORACE and neither did the jews + romans crucify jesus in ignorance, they, according to both gospels knew exactly what they were doing.

    1 Thessalonians 2:15-16

    “The Jews”

    · killed the lord Christ. .

    · killed their own prophets.

    · persecuted the church.

    · do not please God.

    · are against all mankind.

    · try to stop the gospel being preached.

    · are always filling up the totality of all their sins.

    · have suffered the wrath of God to the uttermost finality.

    MATTHEW WASTED SPACE AND WORDS AND COULD HAVE SUMMARIZED his sTORY WITHOUT ADDING DETAIL. if mat THOUGHT they said it IN IGNORANCE , then wasn’t jesus’ forgiveness STATEMENT more WEIGHTY than words UTTERED in ignorance?

    think about it friends, if the verbatim ripoff of mark ,can add ADDITIONAL words before “elai elai why have you forsaken me”, why would he leave out “father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” ?
    think about it , matthew says that the jews claimed , ” crucify him, his BLOOD BE UPON US AND OUR children”

  • “Yet this is not Jesus’ attitude, it’s quite the opposite, he lowers himself to mocking and insulting, with curses meant for gentiles. In fact, this verse contains some level of anti-Semitism (not too dissimilar to John 8:44-48)”

    maybe the christian god felt his power draining ? and we know what happens when body is UNABLE to take the pain ,it starts to get angry. to the christian, jesus became guilty and sinner on the cross. so a rapist who did rape in 2012 would have been SEEN 2000 years ago in gods MIND. so not only was christ RAPIST but RAPED also on the cross. it is now understandable why jesus uttered these words ,he literally was SINNER and the one sinned against. so christ played the role of sinner and victim. even if jesus became an ATHIEST on the cross, the christian will always try to focus more on his human nature and say his human nature got the BETTER of him. jesus’ human nature got the better of him on the cross. what is strange is that the forsaken diety new when, where and how the pain is going to end YET MARTYRS do not know and only HAVE FAITH. aren’t martyrs better than god on the cross?

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  • what is the new covenant made of? it is made of the belief that GOD who OWNS everything and CREATED everything , created his flesh and “gave up” his flesh to cool himself/appease himself to save everybody FROM himseLF.

    because god did a flesh “sacrifice” god has relaxed the laws within his old revealation

    i am thinking ABOUT how the act through the flesh AFFECTED the spirit of THE being who OWNS everything . He who owns everything cannot GIVE UP ANYTHING.

    jumping in and out of a dead body hanging on a cross for 3 days and3 nights, how does it AFFECT the spirit of God?

    you want to cry over what happen to the flesh of the human jesus ? it is you christians who would HAVE stood there and cried out INSIDE your mind ,”make the sucker BLEED, SALVATION IS MINE”

    this flesh was TOLD by the god part, when , where and how the suffering was going to end.

    imagine if your god was sent to a desert without food and water and died of starvation. how does the death and rotting of flesh affect gods spirit? how does it affect the one WATCHING him suffer? do not CHILDREN die everyday and suffer more than your god?
    why is god making SUFFERING link for salvation?

    where is the CONNECTION? i see that you people will give jesus a 100 % human nature and focus on that nature more than you focus on the god nature. you will say that it was the human nature which “gave up” to god. SO exactly where was god involved in the giving up to himself?

    childrens lives are lost EVERYDAY . how does believing that a childs dead flesh and blood is intermediary between you and god?
    if you eat the childs flesh and drink the blood how does that ritual spiritually change you? does not change ONly occur WHEN the spirit of God directly is INVOLVED with the DEEDS you do? ISN’T that what you say when you say the “holy SPIRIT” lives in your hearts?

    here is a suggestion 4 you

    why couldn’t you god PUNISH your christian flesh and then PLACE the holy spirit in your heart?

    or why didn’t he just replace your dead sinful heart with holy spirit heart?

    “…What shall I approach Adonai and bow myself before the Supreme God
    with? Should I approach Him with olah-sacrifices or calves in their
    first year? Will Adonai be pleased by thousands of rams, or tens of
    thousands of rivers of oil? Should I give my own first-born child [in
    payment] for my rebellion or the fruit of my own body [in payment] for
    my soul’s errors? Mankind, He has already told you what is ‘good’,
    what it is that Adonai wants of you – only to act justly, to love
    kindness, and to walk modestly with your God” (Michah 6:6-8).

    the person who wrote Michah is making a similar argument to mines. WILL adonai be pleased with DEAD flesh and blood? should he give up his child to make god happy?

    “I am fed up with olah-offerings of rams and the offals of fattened
    calves, and the blood of oxen, lambs and goats does not give Me
    pleasure. When you come to appear before Me – who asked this of you,
    to come trampling through My courtyards? Do not bring your meaningless
    min’ḥah-offerings any more – I find it a disgusting stench… Rosh
    Ḥodesh, Shabbat, even the Festival assemblies – I cannot tolerate
    crookedness mixed with ‘service’. My soul detests your Rosh Ḥodesh
    and Festival observances, they have become tedious to Me; I can no
    longer put up with them. When you hold up your hands I will hide My
    eyes from you; I will not hear you no matter how many ‘prayers’ you
    say – because your hands are covered with blood! Wash, purify
    yourselves, remove the badness of your deeds from before My eyes, stop
    doing wrong! Learn to do right, seek justice, protect victims, treat
    orphans justly, support the claims of widows.

    “Come, please, let’s discuss this rationally,” Adonai says – “even if
    your sins are like bright crimson, I will bleach them as white as
    snow: even if they are as red as tola I will make them like [the
    colour of] wool!” (Y’shayahu 1:11-18).

    i don’t think the temple was destroyed because of jesus’ “sacrifice” i think the real reason was exactly what the qur’aan said. it is not the meat or blood which REACHES god it is your piety. FLESH IS FOOD for you. maybe there is truth in the claim that blood sacrificies were INVENTED and added to the torah.

    flesh sacrifices are such a problem for the jews that they have to say the same thing i am saying

    they say that it is NOT THE BLOOD or the flesh but it is THE LIFE OF THE innocent animal which was going to LEAVE its body in a matter of seconds.

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