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Is Yeshua (Jesus) G-d?

The Bible does not teach Yeshua is God. The Bible clearly shows that Yeshua(Jesus) was not all-powerful and all-knowing as the Father  and  Almighty is.

Matthew, Mark, and Luke, authors of the first three Gospels, believed that Yeshua(Jesus) was not God (see Mark 10:18 and Matthew 19:17).  They believed that he was the son of God in the sense of a righteous person.  Many others too, are similarly called sons of God (see Matthew 23:1-9).

Shaul the apostle (Paul), believed to be the author of some thirteen or fourteen letters in the Bible, also believed that Yeshua(Jesus) is not God.  For Paul, God first created Yeshua(Jesus), then used Yeshua(Jesus) as the agent by which to create the rest of creation (see Colossians 1:15 and 1 Corinthians 8:6). 
John quotes Yeshua (Jesus) as saying: “…the Father is greater than I.” (John 14:28). 

So according to this Yeshua(Jesus) was a pre-existent powerful being. Yeshua (Jesus)  is still a creature of God and is therefore forever subservient to God (see 1 Corinthians 15:28). God is all-powerful and all-knowing, to the contrary Yeshua is not. 

John 10:30 is often used as proof that Yeshua (Jesus) is God because Jesus said, “I and the father are one.”  But, if you read the next six verses, you will find  Yeshua(Jesus) explaining that his enemies were wrong to think that he was claiming to be God.  What Yeshua (Jesus) obviously means here is that he is one with the Father in purpose.

OTHER PROOFS

When Yeshua (Jesus) prayed to be saved from the cross, he said: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42).

This shows that they had two separate wills, although Yeshua (Jesus)submitted his will to the will of the Father.  Two wills mean two separate individuals.

Furthermore, Yeshua (Jesus) is reported to have said: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46).  If one of them forsook the other, then they must be two separate entities.

Again, Yeshua(Jesus)is reported to have said: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46).  If the spirit of one can be placed into the hands of another, they must be two separate beings.

In all of these instances, Yeshua (Jesus)is clearly subordinate to the Father.  When Yeshua(Jesus) knelt down and prayed he obviously was not praying to himself (see Luke 22:41).  He was praying to his God, the Father, the Almighty.

 The Gospel of Luke also reveals that Yeshua(Jesus) had limited knowledge.  Luke says that Yeshua (Jesus) increased in wisdom (Luke 2:52).  In Hebrews too (Hebrews 5:8) we read that Jesus learned obedience.  But God’s knowledge and wisdom is always perfect, and God does not learn new things.  He knows everything always.  So, if Jesus learned something new, that proves that he did not know everything before that, and thus he was not God.
Another example for the limited knowledge of Yeshua(Jesus) is the fig tree episode in the Gospels.  Mark tells us as follows: “The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Yeshua(Jesus) was hungry.  Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit.  When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.” (Mark 11:12-13).

It is clear from these verses that the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus) was limited on two counts.  First, he did not know that the tree had no fruit until he came to it.  Second, he did not know that it was not the right season to expect figs on trees.

Can he become God later?  No! Because there is only one God, and He is God from everlasting to everlasting (see Psalms 90:2). The Father, the  Creator of the universe. The Almighty.

Someone may say that Yeshua(Jesus) was God but he took the form of a servant and therefore became limited.  Well, that would mean that God changed.  But God does not change.  God said so according to Malachi 3:6.

Yeshua (Jesus) never was God, and never will be.  In the Bible, God declares: “Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.” (Isaiah 43:10).

Yeshua is the foretold Messiah but not G-d.  Let’s  focus in doing what Yeshua motivated, Lets concentrate doing what he did and commanded:  ” to live and practice  Torah and to go to  the nations to bring the gospel, share His Word and Wisdom given to nation of Israel,  be a light to the nations, heal, help the poor, that way we’ll be doing The Almighty’s will.

 

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4 thoughts on “Is Yeshua (Jesus) G-d?

  1. that is a lie from the pit of hell. Yeshua is Yhwh in the flesh. How can you deny Him saying he is I AM? or the Aleph and Tav, or the Creator of all, or the Everlasting father isaiah9:6. Yhwh specifically says “I am Yhwh, and besides me there is NO savior” the Bible says Yeshua is Savior. therefore Yeshua is Yhwh. Yhwh prophecies about Himself coming to die for man-kind in the prophets, and so on. “Anyone that does not beleive that I AM shall die in their sins.”
    He is MarYah. I pray that you repent of this false teaching, and that no one beleives it.

    Posted by Hope | December 5, 2010, 12:24 pm
  2. Well said Herencia Sefardi. Well put. People are hang up with doctrine. I read the Aramaic Good News, and the Tanach in Hebrew. Most of the times when it seems that it is saying that our Messiah and Rabbi is god, it is the translators input to the text, not in the originals.

    Posted by Beth HaDerech | September 4, 2011, 8:16 pm

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