NO MESSIAH OR MEHDI TO COME-
A History Of Messianic Speculation In Israel by ABBA HILLEL SILVER, D.D.
Excerpt from the above book.
Messianism thrives on suffering. It is its soil and sap. And in Israel suffering was continuous throughout the centuries, if only the suffering which derives from the consciousness of the loss of national independence and a national home.
“Three factors contributed to the spread of the Messianic belief in Israel: the loss of national independence and the attendant deprivations, the will to live dominantly and triumphantly as a rehabilitated people in its national home, and the unfaltering faith in divine justice by whose eternal canons the national restoration was infallibly prescribed. ---------The Messianic ideal was a group conception into which political aspirations, religious imperialism and moral vindications merged.
In the beginning the Messianic ideal was temporal and political, colored by that intense mystic-religious imperialism of the nation which was the legacy of prophet. The ideal evolved into supernaturalism as the task of national redemption and universal conversion appeared progressively more difficult of accomplishment through human effort alone. While the human character of the Messiah and his religious-political mission were never entirely lost sight of, certain miraculous potencies were added to his personality in proportion to the nation’s realization of its own impotence. -------
Messianism thrives on suffering. It is its soil and sap. And in Israel suffering was continuous throughout the centuries, if only the suffering which derives from the consciousness of the loss of national independence and a national home. --------- At times Messianic calculations seemed so real, so plausible and so clearly implied in prophecy as to set the whole nation agog with vivid expectation and stampede it into disastrous Messianic movements.-------. Some of the pseudo- Messiahs in Israel were as much the creatures of these ^literary’’ Messianic speculations of the people as the up-thrusts of the untoward political conditions of their times.
Too little attention has been paid to the role which the practice of calculating the end’ played in the successive Messianic movements from the first century onward.
To trace the story of these Messianic calculations in Israel from the destruction to the Shabbetai Zebi movement, to analyze their method and technique, to point to their historic consequences, and also to disclose the consistent opposition to them throughout the centuries are the objects of this study.”
Humanity is waiting for Messiah and Mehdi–go ahead wait and wait.
The Laws of Cause and Effect of the Creator are in place. No change in His Laws. It applies to individual , tribes and nations.-no exception. His requirements of “Chosen One” are in every revealed books IN THE ORIGINAL FORM.
From a great teacher : HAPPY WAITING