Genealogy of Jesus
By Pastor G. Reckart
Copyright 1990 All Rights Reserved

The genealogy of Jesus has been attacked from the very beginning. Behind the attack has been a group of Jews whose hatred is masked by the appearance of being fair. The fact is, they are just as devious and deceptive as the Jews of the first century.

What is behind the reason for Jews to attack the genealogy of Jesus.

First, the purpose is to destroy Jesus as the Jewish Messieh. If this can be proven, Christianity is destroyed. Jews cherish the day this will happen. So from the time they are born until the time they die, they desire the day someone proves Jesus was a fraud, a fake Messieh, and also a malefactor. Among these are a host of Rabbis and alleged Jewish scholars who spend a life time trying to destroy Christianity any way they can. Attacks against Jesus take on many different forms. But the bottom line is always to deny he was the true Messieh of Israel.

Most Jews and Christians are totally ignorant of Jewish law on genealogy. Because of this, almost anyone can make a boast or claim Jesus was not the Messieh and instantly millions will believe it. After all, we can trust the Jews not to lie to us about this very important issue. But do Jews lie? Have they distorted truth? Have they correctly kept the Bible free of their perversions? Why did they hire Aquila to retranslate the Old Testament into Greek and change the verses that Christians used to prove Jesus was the Messieh? They were willing to hire a Christian apostate to change their Bible, all to try and destroy the fact Jesus was the true Messieh.

The issue of the genealogy of Jesus is not new. But it is easily answered. Jews attempt to make great smoke about the differences between Matthew and Luke genealogies. They invent their own slander against both. We expect Jews who already hate Jesus to accept these perversions. But we do not expect Christians to give them any notice.  And when Jews claim they will put the genealogy of Jesus under their scrutiny it only means they are ready to pervert the truth by careful cunning deception.

Jesus is the true Lord and Savior of the Jewish people. Nothing they can do or say will change this. If they reject him they damn themselves. This was settled in Mark 16:16 and in Acts 2:38.

The English Christ is the Greek Christos and the Hebrew Moshiach. Now Moshiach means anointed. And we know that all kings of Israel beginning with Saul and David were to be anointed by a prophet. For Saul and David it was Samuel. This anointing was special and showed God's selection and choice. Therefore, if Jesus was anointed King of Israel, then he was God's choice. Jews do not want this to happen and to prove it, they would say to Pilate:"we have no king but Caesar."  And since that day, no king was ever born in Israel. The Jews cherish the history their ancestors rejected Jesus and gave their voices for his crucifixion. They do this because they believe their Messieh has not come yet. And they do not want Jesus to be this Messieh.

It is well established that the Messieh would be of the seedline of David. The promise of it is found in Psalms 132:11. Here God swares to David he will set upon David's throne according to the fruit of his loins. No Jew or Gentile will undo this.

Was Jesus of the seedline of David? Jews say he was not. They claim his father was a Roman soldier named Joseph Pandera. And they claim Mary was a prostitute or a whore. They are very adamant and strong on this in many of their public and secret writings. They teach in their religious manuals that a child's Jewishness comes from the mother, but they switch on this and say even if the mother of Jesus was Jewish, he was no Jew, he was a bastard child. Therefore, in one great spewing of hatred, they attempt to disease the minds of all Jews against Jesus. And they want this to be congenital. They want it passed on from one to the next generation.

A prophecy about the coming Messieh is found in Jeremiah 30:7:

[7] Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

[8] For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

[9] But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. (KJV)

The reference to David speaks not to David specifically but to a male child of his seedline. God is speaking here that he would raise up a seed of David unto Israel.

Jeremiah 33:17 For thus saith the LORD: David shall never want a man to sit on his throne.

Of course we know the throne of David was divided between two southern tribes and ten northern ones. Only in the two southern tribes did a seed of David sit and rule over Israel. The ten tribes of the north did not have a David line to ever rule over them. Then we also know when the northern tribes were carried away captive and then later the southern ones, the seed of David ceased to sit upon his throne. It was in exile in Babylon. Many men of this seedline were unrecognized kings of Israel. But they continued to pass on the seedline of David to successive generations. Because these successive seedlines are mentioned in Matthew and in Luke and Jews have none of their own records to substantiate any successive kings of David's line, they of course want to attack the records in Matthew and in Luke. Why not rather trot out their own kept and secured lists. And prove to us who these successors were? They will not because they cannot.

David says in Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
[35] Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
[36] His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
[37] It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. (KJV)

Well, we ask the Jews to trot out their kept records on this genealogy. And they cannot. Yet they want us to believe this God who sware to David would not have allowed the seedline of David to descend to Jesus. They make their words come true by cunning craftiness and deception. Christians are not all easily led to accept Jewish falsehoods no matter how cunning they are presented.

Speaking to David in:1 Chronicles 22:9: Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
10. He shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his Father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever. (KJV)

It is here that Jews claim God sealed the Davidic seedline to Solomon. But when they trace it to Jechonia (Coniah) and then it was cut off forever, they then try to get the seedline alive again but never produce the genealogy for it. They cannot claim the future Messieh of Israel will come from the Solomon seedline when they know it ended. Who have they trotted out to replace Jechonia (Coniah)? They have not. So what will they do about this? They will attempt to use DNA to certify a man is of the Davidic seedline. But this DNA cannot and will not certify if such a person is descendant of Jechonias. There is no way for them to certify someone with DNA. All attempts are cunning craftiness. Why all this DNA trickery? It is another attempt to say they can produce a king of Israel without any proof of the mother or father.

There are some mysteries along the way here. Zerubbabel was a descendant of Jechonia and was granted power by God to be a ruler and act as a king in Israel. Jews claim he was never a real king. They say this because of the curse of his ancestor Jechonia. But they miss the point here. Zerubbabel was appointed governor because he could not be appointed king. In all respects although he was an appointed governor he was still recognized by the priest and rulers as their king. We now ask, why God would even permit Zerubbabel to be a governor since his seedline was cursed? But this we do know, that although the Matthew genealogy includes Zerubabbel, he could not have set on any throne of David and this is why he only held the governor office. But again why have the Jews not presented us with a genealogy of some other seedline of Solomon? Why can they just say with their mouth Jesus is false because his father Joseph was of the cut off seedline? Then point to the Jechonia connection and use Matthew as their source of information.  Many may follow their cunningly devised falsehoods but this Christian will not.

Now the Apostles make the claim Jesus was the Messieh. The four Gospels record the belief and faith of the early Christians to this fact. They did not instantly use the genealogy proofs but at some point in their preaching this became an important issue to settle. The book of Acts does not concern itself with the genealogy of Jesus. He was believed to be the Messieh from his birth. And from the prophetic fulfillments. They did not rely only upon a genealogical record. When these were later provided by Matthew and Luke, there was still no response from the Apostles in their preaching or Epistles. Jesus was to them declared to be the Messieh not only on his birth but more importantly his resurrection (Romans 1:4). There were prophecies about this seed of David in Psalms  16:10 and quoted by Peter in Acts 2:27. While many will use the genealogies in an attempt to disqualify Jesus as the Messieh, the Apostles had a greater faith and witness in Jesus as the Messieh by his resurrection from the dead. So, after Jews attempt to destroy the genealogy of Jesus their next aim is to destroy his resurrection. They know what they must destroy to destroy Christianity. And what to me is so shocking is the number of so-called Christians who believe these Jews.

It is a well established belief among Christians that Matthew records the genealogy of Joseph and Luke records the genealogy of Mary. Attempts by Jews to destroy this faith has failed for the most part but is successful among themselves. A few so-called Christians have recently accepted the Jewish claims Jesus could not have been the Messieh. But we knew all along there were tares among the wheat so this does not of itself alarm us.

Many years ago I was attacked by a Jewish Rabbi on this subject and I held my ground. I would not allow him to bully me because he had on a Quaker hat and wore spit-curls. His hate was easily manifested. He openly mocked Jesus. This only set my resolve to resist his arrogance. Needless to say we departed with him believing he had trounced a Christian and I departed believing I had encountered the most vicious antichrist I had ever met.

He could not resist saying Jesus did not qualify to be the Messieh. And he could not hold back his diseased mind that Jesus was a mamzer,. a bastard child. Well I knew what "mamzer" meant and he could not pull that word trick on me.  When I ask for his source on proof Jesus was a mamzer all he could do was cite the infamous Taldoth Jesu. I mean really? This was his source? Or some other Rabbi told him so? Or he read about it in some translation of the Talmud? Or he read some other Jewish secret book? Calling Jesus a bastard mamzer was inflammatory to me. I decided if Jews can be this hateful, and have no shame to speak this way about Jesus, then I would not restrain myself in speaking about their antichrist hatred.

I need not here rewrite the Christian history contained in the four Gospels. Jesus was born of the seedline of David. He was born in the city of David. And he came to fulfill the 70 weeks prophecy of the coming Messieh. No other Jew came during those 70 weeks and even if they produce some pretender by means of DNA, he is out of the Messianic time of the 70 weeks and his is a false christ.

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. (KJV)

Now some suppose Paul is saying here that the genealogy of Jesus had flaws in it and so Christians should not use them to certify Jesus as the Messieh. This is false. What Paul here is saying is that the Jews were promoting all sorts of fables concerning genealogy. They were spreading all kinds of deception concerning the genealogy of Jesus. And these antichrist arguments did gender questions which the unlearned and ignorant would struggle with and it would overcome their faith. After all, this is what antichrist Jews are all about any way. They want to overturn the faith of as many as they can. So rather than seek godly edifying by faith, many would be snared by the cunning craftiness of antichrist Jews trying to destroy Christianity.  If Paul did not believe Jesus was the legitimate and qualified Christ Messieh, he never stopped using this name and title for Jesus. This proves he believed Jesus had a valid link to the David seedline.

In Summation:

1) The virgin birth is true.

2) Jesus was of the seedline of David from his mother Mary.

3) Jesus was born Christ Messieh the Lord. He was King of the Jews. For this he was hated, betrayed, crucified, and on his Cross it was written: JESUS OF NAZARETH KING OF THE JEWS.

The genealogy of Jesus cannot be destroyed by all the Jews in the world. All they can do is attack it and try to deceive others Jesus did not qualify. Anyone who believes them will perhaps also believe in Cabalah.