Christianity says Jesus was the Messiah or Christ sent by God. He was the King of the Jews. Was he really these things?
The gospels of Matthew and Luke complied genealogies for Jesus. However, one contradicts the other. But that aside however, Matthew includes Jechoniah or Coniah in his list of Joseph’s progenitors. Matthew must have forgotten or not known that if Jechoniah/Coniah was indeed a forefather of Jesus’ then Jesus was debarred from the throne of David, disqualified by divine edict from holding an authentic messianic office because of God’s everlasting curse on King Jechoniah’s blood line in Jeremiah 22:30.
Christians have to admit that Jesus could not have been the true Son of God if Jechoniah was in his bloodline – see Attack on the Bible, John R Rice, page 13-14). The crafty and silly Evidence that Demands a Verdict Vol 1, page 113 admits that Jesus could not have been the Messiah had Joseph been his father for Joseph was a descendant of the cursed king.
The reason why Matthew bothered to compile the genealogy at all was his wish to circumstantiate Jesus’ right by law though his legal father’s royal blood to succeed David and Solomon as King of Israel. So Joseph being Jesus foster or adoptive father makes no difference. Matthew compiled this genealogy for the purpose of proving that Jesus was legally and by right the successor of Jechoniah. There is no other reason why it would be in the gospel. If Mary’s genealogy had been any better, Matthew would have used it. Matthew is plainly denying that descent can be traced through the mother alone – which fares badly for those who wish to say that Luke’s version relates to Mary. Or Matthew is saying there was no genealogy for Mary available which would cast doubt on Luke’s or he is indicating that her’s was not significantly different from Joseph’s. But when you compare Matthew's and Luke's you see a huge difference. It is certain that Matthew would have rejected Luke’s compilation as lies. And it is bizarre that the Jews did not bring the descent from Jechoniah to the fore if it were true for it was the perfect way to discredit Jesus. There was something seriously amiss when even the Jews did not believe that Jesus descended from the cursed line. The Christians who say that the gospels said unflattering things even about Jesus which shows that the gospels are being honest but this proves different.
Jechoniah fathered Shealtiel (Matthew 1:12) and (1 Chronicles 3:16, 17). Matthew declares them ancestors of Jesus.
Matthew 1:12 says that Zerubbabel was sired by Shealtiel. This flies in the face of 1 Chronicles 3:19 where Zerubbabel is declared to be the son of Pedaiah, Shealtiel’s brother. Christians then say that Shealtiel was not a descendant of Jechoniah and this saves Jesus from the curse for Jesus was not directly a descendant of Jechoniah who was in his family. Then what was Matthew doing declaring Jechoniah and Shealtiel? He said Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel and Shealtiel was the father of Zerubabbel. He said this to trace the legitimacy of Jesus' royal bloodline meaning that Jesus was king. They ignore the fact that Matthew made a mistake and accidentally contradicted 1 Chronicles 3:19 which denies that Shealtiel is a direct ancestor to Jesus. Even if nothing can be proven, the fact remains that the Bible is casting some doubt on Jesus' kingship and the blessing he claimed he had from God.
It is no help to the Christians to go to the alleged writings of the prophet Daniel which are supposed to tell us the exact year in which Christ would die to argue that Jesus was the subject. Even if they did, we still have the Jechoniah connection to disprove that interpretation. And we have the disagreements of the Christians themselves in interpreting the prophecy and they don’t all come up with the same thing!  Also, Daniel predicting Jesus doesn’t mean Jesus was the subject of the rest of the Bible prophecies.
In 1 Kings 3, God tells King Solomon that he can have whatever he asks. Solomon says that he would like the wisdom to discern between good and evil. He specified that he wanted this gift for he was a very young man with little leadership skills. He said that without the gift he could not govern the people of God. God then was so pleased at this request that he gave Solomon what he described as a wisdom so clever than none before Solomon or after him could be described as his equal. Jesus boasted that he was greater than Solomon and claimed to be the zenith of wisdom among man. Jesus therefore was a false prophet and a fake. And his wisdom wasn't up to scratch when the gospels themselves claim that Jesus communicated badly a lot of the time. The Old Testament says that the Messiah then does not necessarily have to be very wise. Christians cannot argue, "Jesus inherited the throne through the cursed line. Because of him the curse was lifted. His holiness was proof that it was." That argument is just rationalising a contradiction. And there is no authority for it in the Bible.
The Old Testament was the Messiah's CV. There is nothing to say that the curse was lifted. So Jesus coming from a cursed line would mean he was not the Son of God.

Was Zerubbabel the Messiah of the Israelite people not Jesus? Some say Haggai 2 says yes.

Read Haggai: "The word of the Lord came to Haggai a second time on the twenty-fourth day of the month: “Tell Zerubbabel governor of Judah that I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers; horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother. On that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”
If Zerubbabel is God's signet ring, then he is God's right hand man and God is going to shake the skies and the planet for him. He has God's authority for the purpose of a signet ring is to seal God's decrees. He is infallible.


It certainly shows that though the Messiah was important, we don't have to assume that the Messiah would be like this godlike figure.  The Messiah could be good for what he is meant for while Zerubbabel could be something more like a saviour figure.  It must be noted that nothing in Haggai calls Zerubbabel lawful king or Messiah.  This fits how his line was cursed as in banned from the throne in Jeremiah 22.

Jeremiah, on the authority of God predicted in Jeremiah 36:30 that Jehoiakim, the king of Judah, shall have no successor to sit on the throne. Yet 2 Kings 24:6 says he was succeeded by his son, Jehoiachin. The Christian reply is that Jehoiachin was a token successor and not a valid and crowned one. They cannot prove this . They assume it because the man was besieged and put into exile. He could have been crowned and 2 Kings speaks of him as a valid king. It says he reigned. A token king does not reign.
Jesus was born of a cursed line that was barred from producing Messiahs by God. He was bogus.  Worse, Jesus never made a bid for the throne and was never anointed as king.  In fact he is evidence of the curse!  He was not a Messiah in any form for he could not even rule for a day.
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