Why do you attempt to make something so simple so complex. Jesus tried to reach all mentalities. This just sums it up so neatly:<quoted text>
Hmm, if the OT is purely man made, then the whole point is moot, none of it is real. And the accuracy of the NT is debatable. Except that you would lose. Some of the books of the NT are forgeries, created to push a certain point of view by using the name of an already known author. Example: the Pastorals of Paul were not written by Paul.
However, my main point is that IF the OT is any any degree "real", then it follows by inexorable logic that the claims of the NT MUST be false. So either the OT is real and the NT is man made, or they are both man made. There is not viable third option.
But to worship the God of the Bible, you MUST be a Jew. There is no other way. Or you can stay a Gentile and worship the Gods of your ancestors.
Except he was not a god. His mortal birth mother and his mortal birth father were both Jews, and he lived and died a Jew and in between, he preached Judaism.
Well, a sheep, certainly...
(Yes, that was a joke, not an ad hominim attack)
According to the Bible, the only savior that the children of Israel ever had or needed was YHVH. Gentiles never needed any such savior since we are without sin (in the sense of violating the commandments of the Bible - they only apply to the children of Israel).
Matt. 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Except ye be converted. The Revised Version translates, Except ye turn, which is correct. The Greek word strepho translated in the Common Version be converted is found in the New Testament in the active voice in every instance but one, and means to turn. It means something that the subject is to do, not something that is to be done for him.
Become as little children. Humble, teachable and free from selfish ambition, like little children.
Ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Instead of discussing who should be greatest in the kingdom of heaven, they had better inquire whether they were going to get in at all. People's NT