ANTI-MISSIONARY COMMENT: G-d didn't make Adam G-d. You made j G-d. Only G-D made all things as it says in Genesis 1:1.The nt changes that by saying j made all things (colossians 1:16). How blasphemous. G-D doesn't make Himself.The nt says G-D made j (acts 2:36) so j is not G-D. G-D is One and not human (Numbers 23:19).
RESPONSE: If you truly think we believe that "G-d made
himself" then you CLEARLY have no concept about Yeshua! If that is what
you believe, then it's no wonder you left "Jesus!". (BTW, you guys
keep calling him “Jesus” – that was never his name, so by posting it ad nauseum
on this page, you need to begin realizing you’re talking to those who know his
REAL name..please USE it!)! Here’s the scoop about Y’shua:
Yeshua, our Final SIN Offering (He martyred Himself, and there is no
prohibition against that!) came to reveal YHWH to the world - not to abolish
His Torah, without which we would have NO blueprint for moral, holy living!
(See John 17:1-3)
(NOTE: Our use of the term "martyr" is intentional because
anti-missionaries love to point out that "G-d never required human
sacrifice!" Well, Y'shua wasn't a "human sacrifice" because
nobody "sacrificed" Him. He was a Divine Sacrifice who willingly went
to the cross/stake. As a human being, He had the choice to obey YHWH or not. As
we see time and time again, He CHOSE to obey. He KNEW who He was....)
Proverbs 30: 4 Who has cupped the wind in the palms of his hands? Who has
wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know!
Many anti-missionaries attempt to use the above in a sarcastic way,
insisting that the above scripture has no relevant meaning. However, coupled
with many other references including Isaiah 53 and the foreshadowing of Yeshua
in the YHWH's commanded mo'edim, it is hard to negate the fact that YHWH does
have a "Son" …Y’shua was a human being with a divine qnoma:
Qnoma is a very important term that has been greatly diluted and
misunderstood over the centuries. Through an exceedingly complex linguistic
chain of events this word, meaning "an occurrence of a nature" got
morphed and perverted into "person" in Greek. As a result, the One
Elohim (YHWH) is represented in a pagan manner in the Greek New Testament as a
"person" distinct and equal with "Elohim the Son" and
"Elohim the Ruach haKodesh." Instead, it is the oneness of YHWH that
manifests in Mashiyach, not that Mashiyach’s divinity is separate from his
Father’s. However, in this case we are talking about humanity and not YHWH, and
both of them have "natures" that cannot be seen, and yet are a root
part of their being.
Or, to put it another way, a "nature" is like a body hidden behind
a curtain. For those in the audience, nothing of that nature can be seen. Then,
all of a sudden, a hand and part of an arm appears through the veil. While we
know there is a body attached to that limb, the limb is all we see.
Furthermore, that arm moves with full force, will and agreement of the mind
that controls the body. For the viewers, the arm appearing out of the curtain
is the qnoma (occurrence) and the hidden mind behind that limb’s movement is
its kyanna (nature).
As the centuries moved along, the ancient meaning of qnoma as
"occurrence of a nature" devolved by Aramaic assemblies who
compromised with the Byzantine Empire. Gradually, "core substance"
became the common definition; at first it closely paralleled its Greek
counterpart, hypostasis. More time passed and Greek redactors changed the
meaning of hypostasi, taking it further from the original definition of qnoma.
Qnoma/hypostasis became equivalent to "person" to line up with Greek
passages that used this meaning in the form of the word prospon.
In Greek, "person" implies a physical presence as opposed to
Aramaic where body metaphors like "I will set my face towards" are very
common. The revision began at the beginning of the Third Century when these
same "westernized" Aramaic Christians began to proffer up readings in
their "Peshitt-o" versions of Acts 20:28 and Hebrews 2:9 that were
meant to align with the Byzantine majority Greek. However, the original eastern
"Peshitt-a" escaped these revisions as it was in the rival Persian
Empire. Aramaic, as in this verse, retains the original meaning of qnoma. It is
NOT the external "person" that teaches someone about Elohim, but the
Ruach working through their "inner being." The idea of
"person" in Greek, unfortunately, does not address the neshama
(spirit) of a person as the likeness or "image of Elohim."
Having explained the above, we invite you read the following links which further
explain why we believe Yeshua is our Final Sin Sacrifice, and the Messiah for
whom the Jews have been waiting: Yeshua, in a Nutshell
and Qualifications of Messiah, in a nutshell.
And by the way, GOD is just a title! There is no
reason, whatsoever to put a hyphen in the word! YHWH gave His Name to Moses, and there is
absolutely NO reason to not use it.