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


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"Jesus was a man not God" by Danny Kundzinsh


What follows is a succinct article from a Jewish believer and follower of Yeshua the Messiah depicting the truth that Jesus is a man and not God.

So please note, when the author speaks of Christianity/Christians; he is speaking of mainstream Christianity and their so-called orthodox doctrine of the trinity.

Biblical unitarian christians do not believe in such a doctrine. Therefore, some editing has been done.
Please note, biblical unitarian christians also find the doctrine of the trinity, blasphemous!

Jesus was a man not God.

Ever since I have become a believer and a follower of messiah I have been taught about the basics of Christianity [see disclaimer above], God is one but in three different persons; the father, the son and the holy spirit, I also learned that when Yeshua (Jesus) was on earth he was both man and God and you must believe [on this] messiah to be saved.

I always had questions but not all of my questions could be answered, I would usually get the
"it's a mystery" reply and just move on.
The question is why is there such a huge gap

  1. between the Jews that do not believe in the Christian messiah [and]
  2. between the Christians that do believe that Yeshua ha mashiach is the messiah and is God and is also part of the trinity Godhead.

On one hand we have the Jews who are God's chosen people, to which were given the laws of God (the ten commandments and the levitical laws) and chosen to be God's representatives on earth, the Jews do not know such a thing as a trinity and a man that is also God, in fact they find this teaching to be offensive and blasphemous.
On the other hand there's the Christian faith which is based on Judaism but continues and expands it with the new testament, the Christians believe that God is a trinity and that the messiah is a God in human form that came on the earth and died for sins of the world as the final atonement for sin.

Lets look first what we know about God and who he is from the old testament to understand better why the Jews consider the [mainstream] Christian faith as blasphemous;

  1. "there is no one like Yahweh our God." Exodus 8:10
  2. "Yahweh, He is God; there is no other besides Him." Deuteronomy 4:35
  3. "Yahweh, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other." Deuteronomy 4:39
  4. "See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me" Deuteronomy 32:39
  5. "Hear, O Israel! Yahweh is our God, Yahweh is one [echad]!" Deuteronomy 6:4
  6. "You are great, O Yahweh God; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You" 2 Samuel 7:22
  7. "For who is God, besides Yahweh? And who is a rock, besides our God?" 2 Samuel 22:32
  8. "Yahweh is God; there is no one else." 1 Kings 8:60
  9. "You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth." 2 Kings 19:15
  10. "O Yahweh, there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You" 1 Chronicles 17:20
  11. "You alone are Yahweh." Nehemiah 9:6
  12. "For who is God, but Yahweh? And who is a rock, except our God" Psalm 18:31
  13. "You alone, Yahweh, are God." Isaiah 37:20
  14. "Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me." Isaiah 43:10
  15. "'I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me." Isaiah 44:6
  16. "Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none." Isaiah 44:8
  17. "I am Yahweh, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God." Isaiah 45:5
  18. "Surely, God is with you, and there is none else, No other God." Isaiah 45:14
  19. "I am Yahweh, and there is none else." Isaiah 45:18
  20. "Is it not I, Yahweh? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me." Isaiah 45:21
  21. "I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me" Isaiah 46:9
  22. "And Yahweh will be king over all the earth; in that day Yahweh will be the only one [echad], and His name the only one [echad]." Zechariah 14:9
  23. "since indeed God is one [hen]" Romans 3:30
  24. "to the only [monos] wise God, Amen." Romans 16:27
  25. "there is no God but one [hen]" 1 Corinthians 8:4
  26. "yet for us there is but one [hen] God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one [hen] Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him." 1 Corinthians 8:6
  27. "Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one [hen]." Galatians 3:20
  28. "There is one [hen] body and one [hen] Spirit, one [hen] hope, one [hen] Lord, one [hen] faith, one [hen] baptism, one [hen] God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:4-6
  29. "Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only [monos] God" 1 Timothy 1:17
  30. "which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only [monos] Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone [monos] possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen." 1 Timothy 6:16
  31. "For there is one [hen] God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus," 1 Timothy 2:5
  32. "You believe that God is one [hen]. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder." James 2:19
  33. "the only [monos] God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." Jude 25

So if we know that God is one what happened? Why do [mainstream] Christians believe in something that is so far from what the old testament teaches?
This might be hard to handle but truth is that paganism was mixed with the early church by Constantine the Roman to gain control over the ever growing Christian population, so what we have today is the Roman catholic church reaches to all ends of the world, Protestantism is basically a continuation of the Roman catholic church, belief in a trinitarian God, eternal torment in hell etc...

Yeshua (Jesus) himself testified against a trinitarian God; in Mark 12 we can see him talking and agreeing with a Hebrew scribe that..."And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:" Yeshua (Jesus) agrees with the scribe, God is a he and he is one not three in one; if God would be three in one God would have to be an it.

There are many verses that supposedly show that Yeshua is God and God is a trinity, those are misinterpretation and I will not cover them all here but just give an example for a few..

One of the most popular is John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
The word in Greek is "logos" this logos repeats itself 69 times in the new testament and is never referred to as being the messiah.
John 1:1 is no different, Logos which means "the saying" or "his testament" simply means that God's word or his saying is part of him and is God, just like the 10 commandments are part of God and are God but it does not mean that the 10 commandments have a will of their own and have their own distinct personality and will.
In the beginning was God's testament and the testament of God is part of God and is God.

The following verse (John 1:14) got every one convinced it is talking about Yeshua transforming into flesh ...
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The word became flesh simply means that the word of God became alive through the messiah ... God's representative, Yeshua was God's reflection, he had God's testament and that's what he was doing, giving testimony of God. ...

Another verse is when Yeshua is saying in John 8:58 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am"

Yeshua is not claiming to be God; the words I AM here in Greek is "ego mi" which is a different word than the Hebrew "I will be what I will be" that God told Moses through the angel at the burning bush.
If you look what Yeshua told them before this verse, in verse 54 he told them "Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:"

Yeshua says that his own honor is nothing and that his honor is coming from the father that they claim is their God but not knowing him, in verse 56 he says"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad." He explains that Abraham knew about the messiah's coming, every one knew about it since the garden of Eden, God's promise of a saviour was planned before the creation of the world and that is what Yeshua is referring here to, before Abraham was I was already him, the messiah, the promised deliverer.
On a side note this I AM (ego mi) was used by others throughout the new testament such as Paul and the Roman centurion, surely they did not claim to be the I AM almighty God.

There are some common sense reason why Yeshua (Jesus) cannot be God.

  • God cannot die, Yeshua died, if Yeshua was God than his death was not real.
  • God cannot be contained in anything not even in the universe itself how much less in a human form?
  • God is omnipresent, if God broke away from the trinity and was completely man in the form of Yeshua than he seized to be complete.
  • At no point no one ever saw God, but many saw Yeshua.
  • God cannot be tempted but clearly Yeshua was temped by the devil in the desert. On another note why did the devil offered Yeshua all of the kingdoms of the earth? If Yeshua is God everything already belongs to him.
  • Yeshua prays to God, would God pray to God?
  • Yeshua knows not the day and hour of his return, not even until now when he is already on the right hand of God; how can he not know his own plans if he is God? Because only the father is God.

And some verses to show that Yeshua is ... a man sent by God from scripture.

John 14:24
He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

John 14:10
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

1 Corinthians 8:4 there is only one God

1 Timothy 2:5, 6 There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus, who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all.

Heb 1:4 . Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

In this verse we are told that Yeshua is a created being that receives an inheritance and becomes greater than the angels. Think about this for a moment, Yeshua was created, than he receives inheritance from who? From himself? If he is already God this would be silly to receive something that already belongs to you - UNLESS Yeshua is a man receiving inheritance from the father and obtaining a greater name than the angels.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Why does it say the revelation that God gave to Jesus Christ? Isn't Yeshua already God?

Revelation 1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
... God gives him a revelation as a testimony to show unto his servants, just like the verse says and again it separates God and Jesus.

4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.

You see the separation between God who always was, ... and Jesus?
[In verse 5, Yeshua] is called a witness, the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth ... but NEVER God.