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Wisdom is considered a sign of weakness by the powerful because a wise man can lead without power but only a powerful man can lead without wisdom. - Mark B. Cohen

Yeshua Contrasted with Leaders
Updated: 12/30/2020

More than a dozen major contrasts between Yeshua and other worldly leaders show the chasm to be wide, deep, and profound.

1. He built his following from no earthly basis of authority, neither from the secular world nor the religious one.

2. He was reticent to be cast as a leader.

3. He did not ally himself with the civil authorities.

4. He did not ally himself with the religious authorities.

5. He did not ally himself with the rebels.

6. He did not ally himself with the rich and powerful.

7. He did not ally himself with the "intellectuals".

.8. He made no move to establish a political power base at all.

9. Even though John the Baptist was a relative and had a large following, he made no move to ally himself with that group, despite John's willingness to endorse him.

10. Even though he was willing to identify with the "one who was to come" he did not reinforce the idea that he was the Messiah, and told his disciples NOT to tell anyone that he was.

11. At some point he deliberately attempted to shed those followers that didn't understand what he was talking about.

12. When he was regaled as the king messiah, he simply walked away from it.

13. He didn't endorse previous "great" men.

14. He said almost nothing about the myriad of mundane aspects of life.

15. He didn't rail against immorality or bad behavior, but only against hypocrisy.

16. He didn't even rail against politics nor even the oppression of his people.

17. His message was never about anything but understanding God and entering the "Kingship of the Heavens".

18. He did real, tangible miracles, mostly of healing, and wanted to keep those quiet!

19. His focus was on the ultimate issues, not the mundane,

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