“You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple.
He was rejected by people, but was chosen by God for great honour” (1 Peter 2:4, NLT)
Introduction for The Wrong Messiah
Jesus came from the wrong social class, the wrong place and the wrong profession. He ate with the wrong people, championed the wrong causes and attracted the wrong kind of supporters. He even spoke with the wrong accent. In fact, everything about Jesus of Nazareth was wrong. Then, how could this odd-job man be God’s Messiah?
Jesus was barely fits into any of his people of his day thinking and expectations of Messiah. He didn’t fit any of their Messiah categories. He died (so people thought) a failed revolutionary leader. He was a peasant, not a king, and when people tried to make him a king, he ran away. Far from smashing Israel’s enemies to pieces, he said we should love them and not even call them rude names. After his death not much changed, except that the fishermen who followed him started a cult. There was no new age. Looked at dispassionately, Jesus was complete failure by any measure.
To his opponents, Jesus had none of the qualifications that a Messiah should have. To them, he was a wino who kept bad company, had no respect for tradition and who ended up dying the most shameful death possible. Just how wrong can a Messiah be?
And yet, despite that, those who followed him, those who, some fifteen years after his death got nicknamed Christians, came to see Jesus as the Messiah. They believed that the person who just didn’t fit – the cornerstone which the builders rejected – turned out to be the Christ, the Messiah, the anointed of God. They were convinced that he was right all along. And this book The Wrong Messiah: The Real Story of Jesus of Nazareth by Nick Page is an attempt to find out why.
Get You Copy of The Wrong Messiah
For this month of January 2015: Free Monthly Book, I would like to offer two new books (for serious students and disciples of Jesus & for the curious minds of Christian faith) if you just comment below “I want to read this book because…” (no less than 10 words). E-mail me your name, phone no. and postal address for me send the book. This offer is available until 30th January 2015. May the Lord moves your heart to know Him more and more.
THINK BIG. START SMALL. GO DEEP.