Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Counter-missionaries suggest the New Testament contains lies

Counter-missionaries are complaining that the New Testament is lying with passages such as the below, insisting that the original passage in Isaiah refers to ADONAI, not Y’shua. Let’s take a look at these passages:

Isaiah 45:22 “Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am Ěl, and there is none else. 23 “I have sworn by Myself, a word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, so that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue swear. 24 “One shall say, ‘Only in יהוה do I have righteousness and strength’ – he comes to Him. And all those displeased with Him shall be put to shame. (ISR)

Romans 14: 10. But you, why do you judge your brother? Or, why do you despise your brother? For we must all stand before the judgment seat of Mashiyach! 11. As it is written: As I live, says Master YHWH, to me every knee will bow; and to me every tongue will give praise. 12. So then, every one of us must give account of himself to Elohim. (AENT)

RESPONSE: By rising from the dead and ascending into heaven, Y’shua becomes what he always was: the Word that is with Elohim and is Elohim (John 1:1-5). According to a footnote in the AENT, Y’shua is the exact reflection of YHWH’s nature (Hebrews 1:1-5) and will bear the name, “Word of Elohim” when he comes out of heaven again at the second coming (Revelation 19:13).