Shalom! My name is Adam Pastor

Welcome to ADONI MESSIAH which means
"My Lord Messiah" -
a fitting epithet to who Jesus (or Yeshua) is!

Here, I attempt to present the Apostolic Truths according to the Scriptures, that there is
One GOD, the Father, namely, YAHWEH,
and One Lord, GOD's only begotten Son,
Yeshua the Messiah.

And that one day YAHWEH will send His Son back to Earth to inaugurate the Everlasting Kingdom of GOD


Monday, April 16, 2012

Jesus is the Image of God by Jesavee

You might be thinking but what about 1 Timothy 3:16? One might say, "It says the word "God" in the KJV so that must mean God himself appeared in the flesh."
OK many people do not like this but God's inspired word is true, and the original manuscripts in their original form are completely accurate. However in 1 Timothy 3:16 according to the context of the scriptures and written word, that this was "translated" into English from, there is an obvious mistranslation.
I will show you this here, but I ask you if you ever have time, because it doesn't hurt to study it, to please research the Greek of this text on your own time in addition to what I show you here. You must confirm things for yourself. Otherwise anyone can tell you basically anything and just say, "Yes just have faith that its right, for it is Biblical" Just because someone says something is Biblical whatever it may be, doesn't mean it is actually is Biblical or true... seek God for clarity on this.
The word "God" is not in the original Greek text.
Have you ever wondered why some of the new translations don't have that word in them when you get to this particular verse?
Examples: ...

English Standard Version (©2001) Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
New American Standard Bible
By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
And this Mystery of Righteousness is truly great, which was revealed in the flesh and was justified in The Spirit; He appeared to Angels and was preached among the Gentiles; He was trusted in the world and he ascended into glory.
Douay-Rheims Bible
And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.
English Revised Version
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, received up in glory.
Now ask yourself, did God ascend to his God? Did the Father ascend to his Father? Does the Father have a Father? How then is he the Father if he indeed ever had a Father of himself?
Jesus Christ is who ascended and was manifested according to scriptures, and context shows substantially that he, Jesus the Christ, is the Son of the living God, he is not the Father (the Father is the only true God).
John 20:17 tells us that Jesus is the one that was received up into glory. For he indeed was "taken" up. 17Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
To reiterate: "I (Jesus himself) ascend unto MY Father (the only true God), and your Father (the only true God); and to my God (the only true God), and your God (the only true God).
Yes I repeat Jesus himself was "TAKEN". Please pardon the caps they are only for emphasis, my intent is the most politest, please bear with me.
Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Jesus was CARRIED into heaven! Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
So again I ask anyone who is reading this these questions in regards to 1 Timothy 3:16.
Who was carried into heaven? Who ascended into glory? Who was manifested so that he might destroy the works of the devil? Who ascended to his God and our God, to his Father and our Father?
Who is this wonderful individual?
It is none other than Jesus the Christ. The Son of the living God. The Just One!
Here is a site that might help you get further information concerning the Greek text of scriptures. Its great for beginners. For I am not so knowledgeable and this one is helpful to me. The scriptures are so valuable that they are worth the study!!!!!!!! (Beyond reason, they are valuable, and should be studied.)
So back to the main point! There is indeed a distinction between Jesus the Christ our Lord, and the one God, who is his Father, that sent him.
Notice the popular verse 1 John 5:20. This is widely popular with the Trinitarian and Oneness perspectives, as they believe it proves directly that the the Son is truly God as well as the Father is truly God. The Trinitarian perspective believes they are two separate persons who are in a group with another that is called a Trinity, the Oneness perspective believes Jesus and his Father are the same individual, with no distinction however. The Oneness perspective believes that Jesus did not have a will of his own, and is literally the body (garment of flesh, a fleshly robe) of God.
OK so here is the verse which is a beautiful one to say the least:
1 John 5:20
20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Now notice the phrase "This is the true God, and eternal life," comes immediately after the words "Son Jesus Christ". That is what people zoom in on automatically, and practically drop the whole meaning of the verse in their great excitement to believe that the Son of God is God himself, or the 2nd person/individual of a Trinity (a who in a what).
Let's look more closely at this beautiful, thoroughly informative verse. In fact let me add a little context to it, to spice things up!
1 John 5:19-20 19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
OK are you familiar with fractions? Fractions can be simplified. So can this verse, if we just "break it down" so it is easier to understand. Verse 19 says that we know that we are of God. OK obviously it is talking about the one God without a doubt here in this particular verse.
Now lets go to verse 20, and it begins, "...And we know that the Son of God is come.." OK there is no mistake who the Son of God is that is come! Who is he? Jesus the Christ our Lord. The one that Peter said was the Son of the living God. So what did the Son of God do? Because the verse says that he, the Son of God, did something.
"...and hath given us an understanding,"
OK. This is majorly important. An actual understanding has been given of something. This means that it is not a mystery. Something that one understands is not a mystery, because if it was a mystery there would not be an understanding about it. Unless of course you understand that you don't understand it, and its a mystery. But that is not what its talking about here. The Son of God is come, and has given (he seriously gave it) us an understanding. Now what kind of benefit was this "understanding" to give us? What did it accomplish???? Would Jesus come and give us an understanding without a purpose? I personally do not think so.
For it says: "...that we may know him that is true." Now that is really nice of the Son of God to come and give us an understanding so that we may know him that is true. The "him" that is true, is actually the one that Jesus is come and given us an understanding about. So who is this "him", is this "him" actually Jesus himself? Did Jesus come to give us an understanding of himself? Please reflect on that question and consider the scriptures.
For it says: "...and we are in him that is true," OK we are getting to the "nitty gritty" so to speak:) We are actually in "him" that is true". There is that "him" again. So again who exactly is this him? Is it really Jesus, the Son of God like most people say? Well lets see if the verse will answer the question for us! I believe the verse is right, even above millions of people multiplied by infinity.
It says, "even in his Son Jesus Christ." Alright I don't know about you, but this automatically makes me think of 2 Timothy 2:15. So we have found out an obvious fact about the "him" that is true. Do you know what that fact is about the "him"?? Well you don't have to give up. I will tell you what it is. The "him" that is true has a SON. Let me show you so you will see it for yourself:
"..we are in HIM that is true, even in HIS Son Jesus Christ."
OK. I want to tell you more about this fact that we learned concerning the "him" that is true. The "him" that is true has a Son, and I'm not talking about just any son. The Son of the "him" that is true is our Lord Jesus Christ. For we are in "him" that is true, even in "his" Son Jesus Christ! Now answer one of my earlier questions, and I'll even add more questions to go along with it.
Is Jesus, the Son of God, the "him" that is true? If your answer is yes, please answer this one too. Does Jesus, the Son of God, have a Son named Jesus who is the Christ? I sincerely hope your answer is at least NO to that one. Now another question I have for you. Who exactly is Jesus the Son OF? Because the answer of this will indeed tell us who the "him" that is true actually is. ALRIGHT I WILL ANSWER IT!!!!
Jesus is the Son of GOD, the FATHER. (The caps are to express my sheer excitement that I wanted you to realize I had while typing this). The Father is the "him" that is true. In fact THIS is the TRUE GOD and ETERNAL LIFE.
I will show you something very wonderful. Jesus knew this also. He knew that his Father was the only true God. I will show you again that this is true:
John 17 1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.