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Can you not take "no" for an answer?

Reader comment on item: "Godless Saracens Threatening Destruction":
in response to reader comment: Clues to Why the Next Temple is on the Horizon Old Testament and New Testament

Submitted by Anne Julienne (Australia), Dec 10, 2020 at 16:34

Oh dear, M Tovey, all was going well enough until your final sentence, that concluding paragraph. You know full well that what is for you a fulfillment is to the orthodox Jew a conversion.

Here is an image to contemplate and reflect on:

A man has a woman pinned down on a bed and he is seeking coitus. She has said "no" but he keeps pinning her down. He does not accept her "no" for an answer. He continues to expect and even to demand coitus. How many times must she say "no" before he does the decent thing and roll over?

The man is a Christian evangelist, the woman is a Jew going by the name Jerusalem. She asks only that you honour her "no" repeated now over two thousand years. She simply does not accept your faith in Jesus as the Messiah and son of God. She does have faith in a Messiah but this lies in the future, not back in about AD30. Please, just accept her "no" and do the decent thing: roll over and stop pressing her for what you see as a fulfillment and what she sees as rape.

Thank you.


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