Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Is Jesus G-d?

Within the Christian community, there are those who believe that Y'shua is not G-d. They point to many verses that state that there is only one G-d, G-d the Father and there is no other. This is proclaimed in the venerated Shma: "Hear O Israel the Lord thy G-d is one." Deuteromony 6:4. Also, in the following verses which are a few among many that state the same thing.

"Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me." Isaiah 43:10

"I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me." Isaiah 44:6

"Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none." Isaiah 44:8

"I am Yahweh, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God." Isaiah 45:5

"Surely, God is with you, and there is none else, No other God." Isaiah 45:14

"I am Yahweh, and there is none else." Isaiah 45:18

"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

"I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me" Isaiah 46:9

"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

On the other side of the argument, we have those who believe Y'shua is G-d. They point to the following verses:

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel(God with us).”Isaiah 7:14

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." The Word is Y'shua. John 1:1

“Then He said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’ Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’"John 20:27-29

Another side wants to argue whether Y'shua is G-d the Father or a separate G-d the son along with G-d, the Holy Spirit. This is the triune argument that G-d is three separate persons. However, this is no scriptural basis for this belief which arose out of adding things to the Bible, not reading it and allowing the Spirit of G-d to lead you into understanding. Therefore, I will not entertain it. If I am not clear, let me categorically state that there is no such thing IN THE BIBLE as the Trinity.

Is one side correct? If so, which one? If not, can we reconcile these two sides?

Well, the answer is that both sides are looking at it single dimensionally. You need to ask yourself, "Can both sides be correct?" The true answer is yes. Y'shua is 100% man and 100% G-d. What? Are you crazy? That's not possible. First of all, all things are possible especially with a supernatural G-d. That's the problem with most streamline denominations. They fail to take in consideration and sometimes deny the supernatural power of G-d.

I can sit here and argue the point all day long, but I won't. I leave you with the following to either muddy the waters or by the Spirit, clear it all up for you.

The sacrifice for our sins had to be of the line of Adam, therefore a man and had to be perfect.

Y'shua had to be G-d because the sacrifise had to be perfect and G-d is the only perfect being.

Y'shua had to be man to qualify as part of the line of Adam.

Y'shua cannot be just a man because that would disqualify him as the perfect sacrifice required by G-d for our salvation. Why? Because, if Y'shua was just a man then he would be sinful.

"All men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" Romans 2:23

Y'shua (Jesus) is 100% Man and 100% G-d and G-d is one, not many.

Finally, to those who believe in the false teaching of the Trinity, I would gladly entertain the thought that G-d is a multidimensional being which is what the scriptures say. He is not three separate entities as most denominations teach today.