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Oh, forgive me. I'm Catholic, we're notorious for never having read the Bible.Here we go with the Christian apologetics. Why is it Christians don't even know their own book?
Actually, although it was not an explanation, one of the most profound statements (in terms of its effect on me) was in an essay by a Tibetan Buddhist. I take my inspirations where I find them and have come to realise that indeed, the Lord moves in mysterious ways.A Satanist shouldn't have to explain this to them.
Ah, sadly you're hoist on your own petard, as they say, and my hopes for enlightenment dashed. Neither Matthew 21:5 nor Revelations 19:16 are direct declarations.These are direct declarations, but there are other verses that allude to his declaration as King of Jews.
Matthew 21:5 is the scribe quoting the prophet Zechariah (9:9), not Jesus. Revelation 19:16 is a prophecy of future events ...
Quite simple errors, really ... you should check your facts before adopting such a high-handed tone.
Ah, again, let me correct you here:According to the Gospels, the Sanhedrin ... dragged him before Pilate to be tried for blasphemy—for claiming, they said, to be King of the Jews
Technical point – blasphemy is specifically an offence in the religious sphere, and this indeed was what the trial before the Sanhedrin was about – but the blasphemy was claiming divine status, not the kingship of the Jews. When the Jews took Him to Pilate, it was not for claiming divinity, the accusation is that Jesus claims to be King of the Jews, the implication being He'll lead a revolt against Roman rule. He refutes that accusation to Pilate's satisfaction, hence Pilate sends Him back to the Sanhedrin.