The Mystery of the Messiah by Frederick Guttmann Summary
What means to be 'the Messiah'? «Messiah is, in the Abrahamic religions, the descendant King of David, promised by the prophets to the Hebrew people; that man filled with the Holy Spirit of God. Throughout history there were many people who were considered Messiahs, but it is generally understood that this particular title is assigned to the chosen messenger of God, who will bring peace to mankind by establishing the Kingdom of God.» (Wikipedia) The concept of an expected Savior is common in many cultures, and is understood as a response to the injustices and evils of the world that humanity itself as a society has not come to resolve. Such an idea has a huge force that it is even used to refer to devilish figures: the Antichrist of Christianity or Dajjal of Islam, would be a kind of deceiving Messiah, a false liberator who actually using witchcraft and Satanism would deceive humanity before the end of time. According to these perspectives, a semi-divine man would be the light of the world and his supernatural guidance, but there would be at least another figure in his likeness, but at an antagonistic level. In any case, humanity would be waiting for a superhuman being to save them from their misfortunes, free to the world of evil and injustice, and bring a new era, one of peace, harmony and happiness. «Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yaheveh ...» (Tehilim 118:26) I respect the believes of all creations of God, so I´ll try to start this research using any kind of source that I consider related to the subject in question. So, from thousands of years ago there seemed to be a great awareness throughout the globe of the need for prophets to spiritually guide peoples and belief in a future remarkable man that would emphasize on the humanity. The Persian prophet Zarathustra (Zoroaster) was defined as "redeemer and savior" sent from God, not considering himself the only nor the last, and is believed to have announced the coming of an exemplary man who would come in the name of God, after him, and Which would lead men to the path of truth; The ancient Buddhas announced the coming of a future one, the Maitreya, that many confuse with modern personalities; The Mayans, Aztecs, Incas and Jopi announced the return of the "wise man" who was once with them, who would guide the race of the Earth towards the path of righteousness and unity, brotherhood and peace; The Muslims say that Muhammad (Mohammed) announced the return of Yeshua ha.Notzri (Jesus Christ) for the days of the coming struggle between the Mahdi and the Dajjal (Antichrist); The Jews - in a general context – believe in the arrival of their delivering Messiah in the days of the return of the prophet Elijah, when Israel will be Redeemed. It is transcendental to know that long before the birth of Zoroaster, Krishna, Hermes Trismegistus, Siddartha Gautama, Lao Tze, Confucius, Meng-Tse, Yeshua ha.Notzri (Jesus of Nazareth), Mani, Mohammed or Nichinen Daisonin, had already been announced Coming from the "true man", a supernatural and exemplary being that would change the course and destiny of humanity. How could suppose to be known that "someone" would come? If one does not believe in the spiritual and supernatural realm, so then will not understand the root and reason of religion. One of the "spiritual" aspects is related to precognition, remote vision, premonitory dreams and other nuances of the dream world, extrasensory abilities, transcendence to the 4th Dimension - of physics and mathematics (the 'time') -, Mind, quantum mechanics, and many other areas where the prophetic component is analyzed and studied - or incorporated - to see things before they occur. Well, with mere triangulation and experiential knowledge of the cycles of fate one can foresee the future, there are important details, such as the predictions of determinant and punctual things. In that sense it is fundamental to add that the historical appearance of a child of God was not exclusive to the Hebrew people, and was, however, a theme known everywhere. Any culture that is studied will have, somewhere, a story where mentions that supernatural beings had children and/or daughters with mortal women, and almost always these offspring turned out to be great eminences of history (Check ‘Genesis 6:4-5’). To say, "God's son will come," was to assume that strictly speaking the one who believed in one god: «[the] son of the creator god comes» (phrase in pre-Sanskrit, engraved on a pre-Columbian figure of 13,000 years of antiquity found in Ecuador). But if the gods had children with the human, how can we specify which of all these offspring would be the specific one that was so expected? Time after birth of Siddarta Gautama (the Buddha) was told that his mother had conceived him during a dream in which she was impregnated by a white elephant; On Alexander the Great and Plato it was said that his father had really been Phoebus Apollo; Xerxes, and many Caesars and Pharaohs were considered semi-divine beings, sons of some important or sovereign god. The book of Genesis (circa 1450 BCE) relates that before the Flood there was a divine race that descended to the Earth and fathered children with mortal maidens, and their children were the great heroes and half-gods of the That later would be narrated in the mythologies. This story of Moses is not unique to this book, and is referred to in other Hebrew texts and in countless cultures all over the planet, and there are even complete lists of these beings describing their names, years of government and successions, such as Cases of Egyptian or Sumerian records. For example, the idea of a savior and enlightener of the world was both prior to Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth and contemporary to him, but decidedly after the absence of spiritually imposing figures, there remained only disciplines based on imprecise hope or simply deteriorated Faith and the work done was lost. While some were considered semi-deities, but did not have a humanitarian roll, others considered themselves mere emissaries, and with humility and care they tried to guide justice and altruism to their fellows. Only rarely, as with Christianity, did the conviction persist that its leader was permanent and would return, to the degree that this belief became a solid pillar of the theology of these peoples and groups of people. The Jews knew that Moses had died, the Mazdas knew that Zoroaster died, Muslims know that Muhammad died, but for other cultures, his inspiring figures such as Krishna, Osiris, Hermes, Buddha or Yeshua (Jesus), even though they had experienced a Physical death, had transcended this world, and some of them continued to appear clearly to their followers even centuries after they were considered dead. Is this true? In any case, living or in another dimension, what would their teachings serve if the majority of humanity conceived of biological death as the end? Many hope that a utopian era of peace, harmony and unity will be established among all peoples, and in communion and love we will achieve immortality, but there remains the greedy and bloody component that precludes balance and equity, having a few power and using it To keep the rest in conflicts and wars. For the most spiritual, that is not the biggest problem, but fervently consider that the soul (a personified and individualized component of the Universal Consciousness) is evaluated by its actions while incarnated, and when leaving the bio-chemical body is judged By his actions, and of being found guilty of evil would suffer in other worlds for several decades or even generations. For those who see destiny in this way, more than a leader to end the struggles between tribes and nations, it is more priority to go to the core of the problem: the soul. Thus, the idea of savior for "religious" is oriented to conscience and righteousness, assuming that only a man of great virtue can teach us the path of truth, honesty and love, to live in peace with others and save Our soul and take it to planes of paradisiacal reality, established for the pure and giving.