The Jesus Conundrum

Thelonious Cornpepper
3 min readSep 14, 2021

A few thoughts while talking to myself

Jesus was not a Christian.

Oh, c’mon. Of course he was a Christian. The first one and the most perfect one.

No, he wasn’t. Jesus was a Jew. The theological foundations for Christianity were formulated after the death and resurrection of Jesus, mostly by the apostle Paul, who was Jewish, along with a few other Jewish writers of the New Testament.

But the Jews killed Jesus.

Well, let’s not generalize. Jesus was quite popular with many Jews, but Jewish…