John Hagee: Jesus Did Not Come to Earth to Be the Messiah

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- Which of These Things is Not Like The Other? (Heresy)

 

Seems like Jesus DID claim to be the Messiah…

 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

[Matt 16.16-20]

“The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am he.’ “

[John 4.25-26]

I usually don’t use words like heresy and lies [see my category listings] when speaking publicly about others… but the HERESY that John Hagee is espousing is either a down right lie, or extreme ignorance, the second of which I can hardly begin to believe for someone who has made a life off Bible teaching…

I found this at Bobby’s Blog

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6 Responses to John Hagee: Jesus Did Not Come to Earth to Be the Messiah

  1. Monte says:

    Duh. That this will create a shaking of theology, I really doubt. I am only shaken by the amazing fact that people take him seriously. It sounds like a mattress sales pitch.

  2. PB and J says:

    wow…but not too surprising, sadly.

    i think there is an interesting point, however. Yeshua didnt openly proclaim to be Messiah. He only proclaimed this among His followers and let His actions speak for themselves. but of course i dont agree with hagee’s conclusions. i think there are always truths mixed with lies, which is why lies are so difficult to say through for some.

    peter

  3. Daniel Mitchell says:

    Hagee has been off-truth several times in the past. I really can’t think of specific occasions, but I know that he has been traditionally soft on the scriptural teachings against divorce (convenient considering he left his wife for his church secretary).

  4. John Ingram says:

    I believe it is time for believing Christians everywhere to boycott Christian bookstores that carry any of John Hagee’s books. He is said these things before, regarding Christ and the different way of salvation for the Jews, but just not so blatantly. Hagee’s latest identifies him as anti-Christ in nature. I pray this will be a wake up call to the sleeping Conservative Christian community to once and for all look at the historic faith as presented in Scripture and the outline of the endtimes as presented by Jesus Himself in Mathew, Mark and Luke.

    I would encourage you to read my book, Beyond Da Vinci: The True Bride of Christ, available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com There is one way of salvation for all men, no special “election of grace for Jewish people. All must now enter through Christ into the bride, the Church.

    John Ingram

  5. Rev. Jim Williams says:

    How true. He, Jesus came to be the ”Lamb of God” our sacrifice, to die on the cross of calvery. Isa. 53 tells us about Him. True He was the messiah but that is NOT why He came. He came to offer Himself as a lamb that takes away the sins of this world. When He comes the 2nd time, He will rule as the Messiah, The King of Kings and Lord of all. The reason He was telling them ”not to tell anyone” cause He did NOT come as the messiah at this time.

  6. saintluke says:

    I have to say in no uncertain terms that to deny the Messiahship of Jesus, IN THE FIRST coming, is completely unbiblical.

    Messiah is Kingship. Messiah is also a person not just his place as king. He was to be the one to fight for and win Israels’s peace.

    Jesus directly told the woman at the well that he was the Messiah. Simon Peter’s heaven sent “from the father” confession was this:

    “YOU ARE THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.”

    (Note that Both MESSIAH and SON OF GOD, are terms for the King of Israel in Psalm 2 – you will read the word “messiah” as “anointed one.”)

    He processed into the city of David on a donkey, amidst palm waving, and was robed in a kings garment of purple and wore a kings crown (thorns). The charge and complaint of the Jews was EXACTLY that Jesus claimed to be the Messiah, King of Israel. and was “exalted” (lifted up on the cross) under a sign in three languages that said, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.”

    In FACT, the name “Christ” is Greek for “Messiah.” His most common appelation in the epistles is “Jesus the Messiah.”

    His full and permanent earthly/heavenly reign has nothing to do with the question of whether he WAS ALREADY anointed to be KING.

    David was anointed LONG before he ruled. He was already MESSIAH before he reigned. But, as soon as he was anointed, it was an obvious sin to fight against God’s chosen servant.

    Jesus directly claims messiahship several times, and his followers almost always refer to him in this way. Hagee says that Israel cannot be said to have rejected His Messiahship (anointing) because he never in any way (“word or deed”) claimed to be Messiah.

    This is either ignorance or a lie from Hagee, a man who should know better.

    He DID claim it. And the DID reject him FOR EXACTLY the reason that HE CLAIMED TO BE MESSIAH.

    Paul says that the GOSPEL is specifically that the resurrection and lineage from David prove Jesus to be Messiah (Romans 1.1-6).

    For Paul, Belief that Jesus is already LORD/Son of David/Messiah, and is RAISED from the dead are the two prongs of the Gospel

    -Rom 1.1-6
    1Paul, a servant of the MESSIAH Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for THE GOSPEL of God— 2 THE GOSPEL he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a DESCENDANT OF DAVID, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the SON OF GOD ["messiah" title in Ps 2 and in Ps 89] by his RESURRECTION from the dead: Jesus THE MESSIAH our Lord. 5 Through him and for his name’s sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. 6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus the MESSIAH.

    – 2 Timothy 2.8
    Remember Jesus THE MESSIAH, RAISED from the dead, DESCENDED FROM DAVID. This is my gospel[.]

    – Rom 10.9
    That if you confess allegiance with your mouth, saying, “Jesus is LORD,” and believe in your heart that God RAISED him from the dead, you will be saved.

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