The word of God had never been popular even when Jesus Himself made it heard on Sinai. The Prophets who preached the warnings of Jesus had never been popular or believed either. Even Jesus was not believed by all the Israelites, when He spoke His own Word in person as a Man.
- Moses who delivered the words of Jesus which were accompanied with power and miracles was himself found guilty for not believing fully in Jesus, was punished by death, thus, was barred from entering the promised land. Deuteronomy 32:48-52.
- The Israelites and the Aliens accompanying them on the road to the promised land did not all believe in Moses nor in the word of God given to him, even though they heard Jesus speaking to them from Sinai and was terrified by the voice of Jesus. They were delayed 40 years in the desert for unbelief until all the unbelievers from Egypt die in the desert so as not to make it to the promised land. Again, even Moses was not allowed to go to the promised land because of unbelief. Numbers 14:11, Deuteronomy1:32-33, 9:7, Jude 1:5. Numbers 20:24-29, 33:38.
- The Prophets, sent by Jesus to warn Israel when they turned their back on God to embrace the idolatry that they left behind and was still practiced around them, were not popular and were even killed. Isaiah 65:12, 1 Kings 19:10, Matthew 23:31, Luke 11:47, Romans 11:3, 1 Thessalonians 2:15.
- Jesus, who is YHWH in flesh, who spoke face to face with Moses and the Israelites in the desert, was not popular among His own chosen people, no matter how many extraordinary miracles He performed. Not all in Israel believed in Jesus, even those with Doctorates in Theology (Luke 7:30) who sat in the very Temple of Jesus (Malachi 3:1). Even His own brothers from His mother and father, growing up in the same household did not believe in Him, no matter how exemplary Jesus behaved. ‘For even his brethren did not believe on him.’ ASV. John 7:1-5, 8:39-4. John 1:11-13.
- Therefore, Jesus, very cognizant of the extraordinary unbelief of man in His word, no matter who delivers it, told the Apostles that those who believe the Gospel will be saved and those who do not believe will be damned. Luke 24:25, Mark 16:15-16.
- Jesus, deploring the heartbreaking unbelief of man, lamented that none can be prophet in his own household nor his own country. Matthew 13:57, Luke 4:24, John 4:44.
- What gains more popularity, prophesied the Bible, are fables, falsehood, false prophets, false spiritual leaders with their doctrines of men which lead to eternal damnation. The sound doctrines of Jesus are taken as rants. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, 2 Timothy 4:1-5, Mark 7:7.
- For it is not merely the hearers of Torah whom God considers righteous; rather, it is the doers of what Torah says who will be made righteous in God's sight. Romans 2:13 CJB. John 3:16. Note that it is not 'the hearers of the New Testament' but of the Torah who will be made righteous because the New Testament does not contain the will of Jesus (John 14:15, 15:10, Lev 22:31).
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