Monday, June 1, 2020
THE FOLLOWING IS A RUMOR ABOUT A THING CALLED LAMININ that has been passed around congregations and here on Facebook for many years. It’s time to put a stop to it…
The molecule, Laminin is the protein that holds human beings together. Do you notice its shape? Isn't it amazing that God would think so far in the future, and make the very thing that makes us think of Jesus, make up and play a crucial role in how we are formed? God formed you to not only live as an image of Christ, but to never escape the fact that you are HIS! We are branded by the Cross! He is before all things, and in him all things hold together... Colossians 1:17
Although very interesting, comparing the shape of laminin to God’s Messiah is a bit of a stretch - for several reasons:
(1) The cross was never a “symbol of God” – GOD cannot be born or die! It was merely a death device used by the Romans, upon which His Divine Messiah was crucified. (If Yeshua had been put to death by hanging, would we be willing to wear nooses around our necks or hang them on our walls?)
(2) We don't know for sure that Yeshua died on a "cross" (the NT translates it "stake"), and if you Google "cross" you'll see that the shape of the modern Christian cross is from the Latin which looks like a lower case t while other "crosses" look like a capital T, a capital X and also a plus sign....So what WAS He actually nailed to?
(3) The only symbol YHWH Himself ever designed and told us to make according to HIS instruction was the menorah (Exodus 25:31-40). (I would be impressed if laminin was in the shape of a MENORAH!) HOW Yeshua died is not indicative of the "stuff of life" that holds us together.
We don't have life because "the human Messiah" died; we have life because his Father, YHWH, created mankind. However, belief in the shed blood of Messiah Yeshua at the cross affords us "eternal life"... (Note also that GOD cannot be born or die, which means there's a whole lot more to the YHWH-Yeshua relationship than most realize!)
Yeshua was the Word (John 1:1, 14) and the "arm of YHWH" (Isaiah 53:1), which renders him indelibly ONE with YHWH, but He never replaced YHWH or came to pass himself off as ELOHIM, or bring a new religion called Christianity - and YHWH certainly did NOT implant the method of his gruesome death into our DNA....
Believers get to have eternal life because Yeshua was our Redemption; but the hideous death device upon which he suffered and died, has nothing whatsoever to do with a molecule in our bodies that is coincidentally shaped like the latin "cross"....
The pastors who push this "laminin" thing like to suggest that Colossians 1:17 says, "all things holding together"
The Aramaic reads: Colossians 1: 15. who is the likeness of the invisible Elohim and the first-born of all creatures: 16. and by him was created everything that is in heaven and on earth, all that is visible and all that is invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; everything was through him and was created by  him: 17. and he was prior to all, and by him everything exists. (AENT)
NOTE: The literal Aramaic reading is “by him”; whereas Greek and English texts have “for him.” Mashiyach is the creative Word through which everything was made (Psalm 33:6, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 1:1-5).
The common Aramaic idiom here and in John is "through his hands" meaning as the Word, Mashiyach crafted all things according to YHWH's blueprints. Yeshua emerges as the Word from YHWH's breath and command and, as such, was with Him in the beginning (John 17:1-11).