Why I am not a Messianic
Yeshu (Jesus-Yeshki) said, “Before Avraham was born, I AM.” And they took up stones to stone him but Jesus hid himself and went out of the Temple. (Jn 8.58-59) A characteristic trait of the Sicarii was their ability to escape crowds. Jesus’ companions were: Matthew, a tax collector for the Romans, Mary, a prostitute, John and Peter, fisherman, James, his vegan brother; and Judas, a member of the Sicarii. He was accused of being in rebellion against his parents (Lk. 2.51), a winebibber and glutton, (Lk. 7.34) blaspheme (Jn 10:30-33), casting out demons by the power of demonology (Mtth. 12.24) and seditious conspiracy, fomenting a rebellion against Rome (Lk.23.1, 2)!
I remember my first encounter with Messianics in 1975: “They laid a guilt trip on me, locked me in a “prayer closet;” then got me to confess that I was a sinner needing to repent and told me about Jesus, preaching the gospel to me.” It was all an emotional brain-washing experience, getting me to fall in love with a pie in the sky Jesus and their concept of G-D without any study of the opposite viewpoint of Judaism. Had I not studied the opposite viewpoint of Judaism, I might still be trapped in the Messianic belief system. Thank G-D I was brought out of that mishagas (Insanity or craziness) YEARS ago.
The Tanak (Jewish Bible) tells us: “”Before Me no god was formed, nor will there be one after Me. I, even I, am HaShem, and besides Me there is no Savior.” Isaiah 43:11
G-D is not man is stated in the Tanak (Jewish Bible) Three Times. Numbers 23.19, G-D is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: when He hath said, will He not do it? or when He hath spoken, will He not make it good? 1 Samuel 15:29, And also the Glory of Israel will not lie nor repent; for He is not a man, that He should repent.’ Hoshea 11.9 I will not execute the fierceness of Mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim; for I am G-D, and not man, the Holy One in the midst of thee; and I will not come in fury.
Judaism rejects the doctrine of bondage to a sin nature. The account of the encounter between G-D and Cain before Cain killed Abel dispells any notion of a sin nature that is passed on from parent to child. One can conquer sin and not give in to the evil inclination. Genesis 4.7 “If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door; and unto thee is its desire, but thou mayest rule over it.” Christianity, according to Romans 7.14-8.8, 5.18, 19 claims that we are born into sin and cannot escape our sin nature except through the vicarious atonement made by Jesus on the cross. This Gospel message has swayed millions of people and left them searching for forgiveness from sins they repeat over and over just as Paul claimed he was powerless to resist Romans 7.14-20. Genesis 4.7 clearly teaches otherwise, that we have power over sin which merely crouches at the door (because we have not done well). Since Adam could be humble (like dust) and return to G-D (Genesis 3.19) and live forever (3.22) (note that the ground was cursed for the sake of Adam but neither Adam and Eve were cursed with a sin nature and although the serpent was cursed, mankind was not) and if Cain can rule over sin before the advent of Jesus being executed as a common criminal for sedition and since Ezekiel teaches that repentence is possible for the one who commits wickedness; then why would we need vicarious atonement to free us from bondage to a sin nature? The Talmud tells us that Jechoniah repented and HaShem forgave him of his sin.So again, why do we need vicarious atonement? “Take with you words – (words of confession) Hoshea 14.2. Take with you words, and return unto the L-RD; say unto Him: ‘Forgive all iniquity, and accept that which is good; so will we render for bullocks the offering of our lips.
3) The Torah says that every man shall be punished for their own sin (the father shall not be punished for the sin of the son and the son shall not be punished for the sin of the father.) Deuteronomy 24:16, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
The Torah says not to follow a false prophet. Deuteronomy 13. If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams–and he give thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke unto thee–saying: ‘Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them’; thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams; for the L-RD your G-D putteth you to proof, to know whether ye do love the L-RD your G-D with all your heart and with all your soul.
saying: ‘Let us go after other gods – John 10.30-33 Jesus claimed to be equal with HaShem trying to draw others to worship him.
Trinitarians claim that Jesus is “co-equal” with G-D.
But according to the Christian scriptures (1 Corinthians 15.28)
If we capitalize the noun [G-D] in this verse, it would read, “And when all things shall be subdued ‘hypotassō‘ unto Him, then shall the Son also himself be subject ‘hypotassō‘ unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.”
Strong’s concordance defines ‘hypotassō‘ to mean ‘to arrange under,’ ‘to submit to one’s control,’ or ‘to obey.’
So, according to the Christian scriptures (1 Corinthians 15.28) Jesus can’t be eternally “co-equal” with G-D because, by the plain sense of that verse, Jesus will subject himself to G-D and G-D cannot be subjected to anything, otherwise G-D would not be G-D; (G-D does not change and is not in submission to anything as it is written, “you saw no form, Deuteronomy 4.12, 15;” and, “You are My witnesses …, neither shall there be one formed after Me, Isaiah 43.10;” and, “For I the L-RD change not; and ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.” Malachi 3.6).
1 Corinthians 15.27 “For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.”
Here, we see that G-D is “excluded” from being “under him” and thus, Jesus is “distinguished” from G-D; as being in the mind of Paul, a sort of lesser Lord.
So logically deduced from the Jewish and the Christian scripture (15.27, 28), Jesus can’t be G-D and is not eternally “co-equal” with G-D; because G-D does not change.
Furthermore, a contradiction arises as it is written, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13.8 If Jesus is the same “forever,” then how can he “eventually” subject himself to G-D? And thus we rely upon the Jewish maxim, [that] “there is no contradiction in the truth” to exclude falsehood from the truth!
G-D does not change. Plain and simple. That is what HaShem says through the Prophet Malachi. “For I the L-RD change not; and ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”
Yet, according to 1 Corinthians 15.28, Jesus will be subjected to G-D. If they are co-equal and eternally the same then G-D cannot, according to Malachi, ever change. How could G-D be in submission to G-D? That is a contradiction in terms and there is no contradiction in the truth!
Jesus prophesied that he would physically return within the lifetime of his disciples to establish the kingdom of G-D on Earth. Matthew 16:28, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” Luke 9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of G-D.
Genesis states in two places that Jacob is buried in Machpelah. Genesis 49:29-30 And he charged them, and said unto them: ‘I am to be gathered unto my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place. Genesis 50:1-13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field, for a possession of a burying-place, of Ephron the Hittite, in front of Mamre.
Joshua 24:32 states that Joseph is buried in Shechem.
And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in the parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money; and they became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.
The Christian Scriptures Acts 7:16-17 states Joseph is buried in Machpelah. Acts states that Abraham bought the tomb in Shechem. Genesis states it was Jacob who did the buying (Genesis 23:16-18; 33:18-19; 50:13; Joshua 24:32.
Genesis, Exodus and Deuteronomy states that seventy souls descended down into Egypt. Exodus 1:5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
Genesis 46:26-27 All those who went to Egypt with Jacob – those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons’ wives – numbered sixty-six persons. 27 With the two sons who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob’s family, which went to Egypt, were seventy in all.
Deuteronomy10:22 Your forefathers who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the L-RD your G-D has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Acts states that Seventy Five souls went down into Egypt. Acts 7:14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. The Christian Scriptures account for how many souls descended into Egypt cannot be reconsiled with the Torah.
No, I cannot accept the Messianic Scriptures; I have to stick with the Tanak – Jewish Bible. And what solution do I find for the problems facing the world today? The solution: Is for Everyone to SING Tehilim [Psalms]! Music is a common unifying factor. Educate children to sing, to construct musical instruments, play music and much of the problems that divide us will vanish as a mirage before our eyes.
Tehilim 121.1, 2
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: from whence shall my help come? “Ezri Ma’im HaShem” My help cometh from the L-RD, who made heaven and earth.”
SING IT: “Asa Anay Eil Heeharim MayAyin Yavo Ezri, Ezri Ma’im HaShem, Oseh Shamayim va’aretz”