Did Yeshua (Jesus) Worship God? Can God Worship Another God?
God doesn’t worship other gods; therefore, Yeshua (Jesus) – as a worshiper of the one true God – is clearly not that God he worships, which happens to be the ONLY True God.
Let me state the unstated yet actual position of all who consider Messiah to be “God in the flesh”.
- They believe that “God”, as Messiah, prayed to and worshiped a God outside himself, or that in some mysterious way the “human nature” aspect of their “God in the flesh” mysteriously and mystically prayed to and worshiped his internal “Divine nature” – a schizophrenic man-God possessing a form of spiritual soul fragmentation consisting of two totally distinct yet somehow mystically unified natures. They basically believe Messiah worshiped and prayed to himself – his “human nature” prayed to his “God nature”.
- They believe “God”, as Messiah, died, since Messiah definitely did die, or perhaps they once again believe that in some mysterious and mystical way their God’s human nature died while his God nature did not die despite the fact such a mystical arrangement at death is never hinted at in Scripture.
- They believe “God”, as Messiah, was tempted by Satan even though Scripture clearly states that it is impossible for God to be tempted.
- They further believe that Satan is so powerful or their God so weak that Satan could actually ask for their “God”, as Messiah, to bow down and worship him, which Scripture clearly records as happening at the temptation of Messiah.
- They believe that “God”, as Messiah, was a little baby who was totally dependent upon humans for his safety, even though the idea that God is dependent upon his creation for anything is beyond stupid.
They believe other things just as ridiculous which they usually never openly admit, many of which will be discussed on this website.
This discussion will center upon the simple fact that “God” does not worship another “God”. That being the case, irrefutable proof showing Messiah is NOT God can be found in the common sense fact that he, Messiah, most definitely did worship, pray to, and fully devote himself to a God distinct from him, beyond him, and above him. Therefore, unless the “God in the flesh” idolaters wish to accept that there are at least two distinct Gods they have no basis for their beliefs. They are idolatrous fools. It is a simple as that. They have been deceived into idiocy and acceptance of absurd fallacies.
I will present a sampling of the many New Testament verses which point out that Yeshua is NOT God since he (Yeshua) worshiped and obeyed God as his God! How could it be any clearer? If you have a problem with the translation of 1 or 2 of these verses, how do you explain the others?
Let us begin from the gospel of Matthew where we read the words of Yeshua as he hung upon the execution stake dying.
- Matthew 27:46 (KJV)
- 46 And about the ninth hour Yeshua cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is to say, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
A parallel passage is found in the gospel of Mark.
- Mark 15:34 (KJV)
- 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is, being interpreted, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
Clearly, Yeshua during the agony of dying was calling out to his God. Are we to believe a dying God called out to another God? If we are to accept the teaching of those promoting Messiah is God, that is exactly what we must believe.
This verse in Matthew hearkens back to the prophetic 22nd Psalm – a Psalm that virtually all Christian and Messianics will claim is Messianic. I will quote from only a portion of this Psalm which, when read using common sense, clearly shows that Yeshua (the prophetic focus of this Psalm) refers to God as HIS God.
- Psalm 22:1,2,10 (KJV)
- 1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? 2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. … 10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
This single quote from Psalms – and there are other Messianic verses which present the same proof – proves that Yeshua is not God since he (Yeshua) refers to the One and Only True God as his God! Verse 10 also proves how Yeshua worshipped the same God we should worship from his birth! Actually, it is not necessary that you even accept these verses as Messianic since, as you will see, there are so many others that prove the same thing.
Next I will quote from the favorite New Testament writing Trinitarians and others who promote Messiah is God run to for much of their alleged “proof.” Actually, there is far more clear proof in this gospel that Yeshua is not God than there are “hints” and “clues” that he is if a person actually practices unbiased scrutiny when it is read. The writing to which I am obviously referring is John’s gospel.
Notice in this first quote how Yeshua the Messiah, during a prayer to his God, defines the basic element needed to obtain eternal life.
- John 17:3 (NKJV)
- 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, AND (note the distinction) Yeshua Messiah whom You have sent.
How could he be any more precise in his prayer to his God as recorded in this verse? Notice that Yeshua did not say, “that they may know me, the only true God …”.
In John 17:3 Yeshua is clearly stating that eternal life comes to those who know the ONLY true God, which is not the Trinity-God or him as a “God in the flesh” Messiah. It is instead the God to whom he was praying, which was not himself.
He also clearly distinguishes himself from God by pointing out it was the ONLY true God that sent him. As is often stated, common sense dictates the one sent and the one doing the sending cannot be the same entity.
Christians and counterfeit Messianics read right past the common sense fact present in this verse. Even they will state, despite their distortion of the principle, that there is only one God. Well, here we have Yeshua within his prayer to that One God stating that eternal life comes to those who know THAT God (his God), and it is quite obvious that he is not referring to himself or even hinting at such a suggestion. That “only true God” to whom Yeshua was praying and who Messiah said we must know is not the God Christianity and counterfeit Messianism promotes.
Such passages which show clear distinction between Yeshua the Messiah and his God – The ONE and ONLY God – are actually very common within the writings of the New Testament. They are not found simply within his words, but are present within the words of all New Testament authors. I once highlighted all passages in green within my New Testament that show any form of distinction between God and Messiah. Afterwards I had hardly a page that did not have green highlighter and some pages were filled with green! The distinction and difference between the One True God and Yeshua is illustrated all throughout the New Testament.
The distinction truly is everywhere in the New Testament; however, for some strange and puzzling reason most Christians and counterfeit Messianics fail to notice them. It is as though the grand Deceiver has their eyes covered each time – and those times are frequent – they encounter passages in the New Testament which clearly indicate Messiah is definitely not God. They literally do read right past them as I mentioned earlier without taking notice. Of course, I am assuming they read the entire New Testament, which most do not do. Fewer still read the entire Bible … yet they claim to know truth?
Just in case you’re thinking of the oneness verses that appear to equate Messiah and God, I ask that you continue reading. I will address that misconception shortly.
Now to another verse from John’s Gospel.
- John 20:17 (NKJV)
- 17 Yeshua said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.“
Notice in the previous verse how Yeshua very clearly states that his God is our God and that he is not that God. He also clearly implies that the women to whom he was speaking were not clinging to “God” but to him! There is no hint whatsoever that they were clinging to “God”.
Traditional Christian and counterfeit Messianic leaders wish us to believe God was praying to God in places and that those clinging to him in the account from the verse we just read were clinging to God even though he did not say so and there is no support for such a nonsensical idea.
Oh! Just in case you missed it: remember who resurrected Yeshua the Messiah? Did he resurrect himself? No. He was resurrected by the One and Only God to whom he refers in John 17:3 – the God to whom he prayed and to whom he was absolutely fully devoted. Those who believe in a “God in the flesh” Messiah would have us believe that “God” resurrected “God”! Idiots. Such people are simply idolatrous idiots.
Now to some of Paul’s writings.
- 1 Corinthians 8:4-6 (NKJV)
- 4 Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; AND one Lord Yeshua Messiah, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.
This is a very revealing set of verses. How can anyone misread them? These verses are a direct, unambiguous rebuke of the false concept of the Trinity or any other “God in the flesh” Messiah concept.
Note what Paul says:
- there is ONE God
- there is NO OTHER God but that One
- there is, SEPARATELY, one Messiah
So, not only does Paul show the Father to be the ONLY true God and that there is no other God except for that one, but he also shows distinction between that only True God and Yeshua. Furthermore, the Trinity doctrine of “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit” is slam-dunked and destroyed by Paul’s clear statement that the Father is the ONLY true God – “… there is one God, the Father …”. This God to whom Paul refers is NOT the God of Trinitarians or others wishing to worship a “God in the flesh” Messiah.
Continuing with Paul’s epistles we will read again from his first letter to the Corinthians.
- 1 Corinthians 11:3 (NKJV)
- 3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Messiah, the head of woman is man, and the head of Messiah is God.
If, as man-God Messiah promoters teach: Messiah is God and the head of Messiah is God; then why isn’t every man God since the head of every man is Messiah, whom man-God promoters say is God? Get my point? See if this makes it clearer as we dissect Paul’s words:
- God is the head of Yeshua: God is over Yeshua
- But those who believe Messiah to be “God incarnate” say Yeshua is God; therefore, a rule is established by them, which is that the head, and the one over whom is the head, are equal. To be consistent they must, therefore, abide by this implicit rule unless they eject from common sense (which they do) using ludicrous and unscriptural “mystery” or “mystical” fairy tales.
- Yeshua is the head of every man: Yeshua is over you and I
- In order to be consistent, the rule “God in the flesh” promoters establish must be adhered to. Since they insists the head, and the one over whom is the head are equal, Yeshua equals you and I, or You and I are literally Yeshua; otherwise, they cannot possibly explain this verse.
- Furthermore, since Trinitarians insist Yeshua is God, then we are also God if the rule they must adhere to is applied.
- So, in order for those who teach that Messiah is “God in the flesh” to be correct, you and I are God; otherwise they cannot possibly explain this verse.
- Of course, utilizing the rule they establish, a man and the one over whom he is the head (woman) are also literally one and the same. Do any of you know of a husband that is his own wife or a wife that is her own husband?
The New Testament writings repeatedly directly contradict any concept of a Trinity or “God in the flesh”. It never ceases to amaze me how so many who claim to be knowledgeable of Scripture can accept a “God in the flesh” despite the fact it is such an easily refuted doctrine. The Trinity and “God in the flesh” idea is foolish and idolatry. If people would simply put aside their bias and read the Bible without wearing Trinity glasses or drinking “God incarnate” liquor they would easily see the truth.
These words from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians is yet another of the many examples proving how outlandish the Trinity or “God incarnate” doctrine is. Over and over the lack of basic common sense in the Trinity and other man-God Messiah doctrines shines forth for anyone to see who wishes to see truth. Unfortunately, most who are locked in a social club, charismatic chaos religion do not want to see anything that will prove their desired beliefs wrong. It is of these that Paul writes of in his second letter to Timothy.
- 2 Timothy 4:3, 4 (NASB95)
- 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
Amen to brother Paul. Indeed, the world is now infested with Christian and counterfeit Messianic leaders who teach what people want to hear as they turn them away from the One and Only God that was worshiped by Messiah and toward the myth of a “God in the flesh” Messiah.
Obviously, those promoting the Trinity or a “God in the flesh” Messiah are wrong. 1 Corinthians 11:3 shows clear distinction and superiority of God over Yeshua precisely as it shows distinction between followers of Yeshua and superiority of Yeshua over his followers.
Often, traditional Christian leaders, counterfeit Messianic rabbis, and others who promote Yeshua is God will argue against what I just stated by pointing to the “oneness” between Yeshua and God as “proof” for their claims. It comes into play with every verse of the New Testament in which Yeshua or others suggest that he is “one” with the Father or God. In many cases Christian and counterfeit Messianic agents of deception will admit that it does not imply that God and Yeshua are the same, but that they are mystically separate elements of the “Trinity” with Father God being the “Father” and Yeshua God being the “Son”. In other words, they rely upon the age-old Trinity mystery lie of the pagan Roman empire.
This common tactic of the man-God idolaters is nothing more than a sign of their acute ignorance of Hebraic, and thus Biblical, understanding. The worst examples are counterfeit Messianic leaders who advance the “God in the flesh” idolatry since they openly and shamelessly imply that what they teach is of Hebraic origins. They are absolute liars!
To be blunt: the oneness error reveals their extreme bias, very low intellectual prowess, and failure to grasp fundamental Biblical definitions. It also reveals how successful Torah hating Constantinian Christian leaders have been since taking full control of the “church” in the early fourth century and how deceitful counterfeit Messianic leaders are for daring to so blatantly misrepresent Hebraic truth.
After the “church fathers” in the early fourth century solidified their control through censorship, replacement, or extermination of the actual true followers of Messiah – all of whom embraced Torah – they then feverishly worked to blot out all basic and previously well known Torah-centric understandings from the minds of Christians that had been common among the original followers of Messiah (Christ). That Torah based mindset was replaced with one more agreeable to the pagan religions of the Roman empire. Counterfeit Messianic leaders are direct spiritual offspring of Christianity and, therefore, brazenly and shamelessly adhere to their Great Harlot mother’s idolatrous falsehoods.
The “Oneness” Error Corrected:
The “oneness” Yeshua and the Father have is the same “oneness” we are to have with Yeshua and the Father – it is a oneness of will or a oneness of purpose. It is a form of spiritual “oneness” possessed by those who are sincerely, continuously, and passionately devoted to God – our God and Yeshua’s. I will shortly prove this from John’s Gospel.
We are to have the mind set of Messiah and of God; however, that in no way makes us Messiah or God. Likewise, the oneness Yeshua had with God was oneness of purpose; however, that does NOT make Yeshua into God. It is also the same oneness a husband and wife are to possess and the reason why “a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they (man and wife) shall be one flesh” (Gen. 2:24).
It is time to apply common sense and truth to the “oneness” error so long promoted by the servants of deceit. To do so I will apply the standard, long standing Hebraic teaching of “likeness” and “oneness”. The following brief discussion presents the Hebraic understanding as it has always existed – before Yeshua’s time, during Yeshua’s time, and after Yeshua’s time – all the way up to the present moment. Sadly, it is yet one of many Torah-based understandings that counterfeit Messianics purposely misrepresent and that “the church” successfully eradicated from Christian consciousness as part of its evil effort to rid the world of Torah and to promote a false God foreign to Scripture. The time is long overdue for it to be reestablished in the consciousness of Christianity and counterfeit Messianism.
There is no physical “distance” in the spiritual realms. The concepts of literal time and spacial dimension do not apply except within the physical realm. There is no space-time continuum in the spiritual worlds because there is no “space” or “time”. The measure of one’s “likeness” or “nearness” to something is entirely dependent upon the level of similarity they possess. The more similar they are the “closer” they become, and the more dissimilar they are the more “separated” or “distant” they become. To be “near” something spiritually one must be “like” it.
Simply stated, “nearness” or “closeness” in the spiritual sense and spiritual non-physical realm is equated to “likeness”.
Nearness = Likeness
Separate or Distance = Difference
That is why true followers of Messiah are to be “Christlike” and to “follow him”. The more similar two spiritual essences or entities become the more “alike” and “nearer” they are even though distance in the sense of space and time does not apply.
This should not be hard to grasp since it is actually a common understanding of “nearness”. The phrase “near to my heart” is often used with reference to those we love and to whom we are “close”. What we are discussing here is very similar.
Basically, to be “near” something spiritually means to be “like” it or very similar to it in spirit. When two such entities become as “alike” as is possible to become they are said to be “one” with each other. This is precisely how Messiah is “one” with God – his God and ours. By devoting himself completely to his Creator God and totally “dying to self” by suppressing his will in favor of and submission to the will of God, he can be said to be “one” with God. This is also how we can become “one” with Messiah. As we grow more and more “Christlike” we grow to be “one” with him and, therefore, also “one” with the Father – our God and his God.
An excellent way to consider this is with regards to the effect sin has on our relationship with God. Sin separates us from God. Sin is the only real cause for separation between God and mankind, whom he created. Sin makes us “unlike” God and, therefore, makes us “far” from Him or “separates” us from him. Since the man Yeshua was without sin, there was no separation; therefore, he is said to be “one” with God.
Did you get that? The “oneness” Yeshua the Messiah had with God was due to his “nearness” or spiritual “likeness” due to his being sinless resulting from the unparalleled devotion he had towards his God. It was not a physical “oneness” or “likeness” in the sense of making Yeshua into God.
Yeshua is of the “likeness” of God only because of his total submission to the will of God, which makes him as “near” to God as is possible for a human being to become. Theoretically, any human can achieve such “likeness”, but it takes tremendous effort and the complete abolishment of one’s selfish ego. It requires truly “dying to self”.
It is also for this reason Paul refers to Yeshua as the second Adam because as originally created Adam, too, was sinless and therefore at one with his Creator. However, I know of no one that will claim Adam is God. Adam’s “oneness” was destroyed when he exercised the freewill given to mankind and chose to transgress The Creator’s instructions. Additionally, the ideal husband/wife relationship is one in which they commit no sin against one another (adultery, etc.). It is also for this reason the term adultery or harlotry are very often used to represent idolatry and turning away from God, since the “oneness” with God is broken is such situations. So, those that worship the trinity-god or any other concept of God that teaches Messiah is God are committing spiritual adultery against the True God.
Those of you that are locked in the bondage of the false doctrine of “hereditary sin”, or “Total Depravity” will not understand how a human can be without sin. I refer you to an article on that very subject, How Traditional Christianity FORCES Yeshua to be God.
Note in the following verses that if Messiah’s oneness makes him God, then by the same argument Trinitarians use, we can also be God. Trinitarians and others who promote a “God in the flesh” Messiah hate these verses to be mentioned since they destroy a primary argument they wish to make using John’s Gospel. I hope this puts to rest the false assumption that Yeshua’s being “at one” with God makes him literally God. The 3 verses below are only a sampling of those that clearly show the oneness is not to be taken literally. Those that still insist in a literal oneness between God and Messiah are probably beyond hope and are “one” with the Great Harlot of Revelation.
- John 17:11; 21; 22 (KJV)
- 11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. … 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
- In verse 11 Yeshua prayed for those following him to be one precisely as he and the Father (God) are one.
- In verse 21 he, again, prayed that believers may be one with he and God as well as among themselves.
- Then we see another repeat in verse 22 as Yeshua once again prayed that his followers may be one exactly as he and God are one.
- Of course, as in many other passages we see Yeshua praying to God in all these verses. Is God praying to God? That is exactly what those promoting Yeshua to be God wish us to believe. My friend, God has no God and does not pray to any God! Hello?? Please use common sense.
So, in John 17:11,21,22 we have a trinity of verses which disprove the Trinity and a “God incarnate” Christ. These verses completely obliterate the false teaching of the servants of deception which use the oneness issue as “proof” that Yeshua is God.
Now you can understand better what I said earlier:
… Basically, to be “near” something spiritually means to be “like” it or very similar to it in spirit. When two such entities become as “alike” as is possible to become they are said to be “one” with each other. This is precisely how Messiah is “one” with God – his God and ours. By devoting himself completely to his God and totally “dying to self” by suppressing his will in favor of and submitting to the will of his God, he can be said to be “one” with God. This is also how we can become “one” with Messiah. As we grow more and more “Christlike” we grow to be “one” with him and, therefore, also “one” with the Father – our God and his God. …
When that level of “oneness” is achieved we are also “one” with each other since we then share a common “likeness” – the “likeness” of Christ (Messiah). At that point, we too are “one” with God.
A final bit of evidence that the proper understanding of oneness is with respect of having a “likeness” of will (the same purpose, or mind set) is shown in the following verse. I will not even comment on the verse since the common sense meaning of it is obvious to all but the most hopelessly deceived.
- 1 Corinthians 6:17 (NKJV)
- 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
Ok, continuing with the verses which show Yeshua worships the same God we should, which is obviously different than the pagan “God in the flesh” most Christian and counterfeit Messianics promote and worship …
- 2 Corinthians 1:2,3 (NKJV)
- 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua Messiah. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
- 2 Corinthians 11:31 (NKJV)
- 31 The God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.
- Ephesians 1:3 (KJV)
- 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Messiah:
- Ephesians 1:17 (KJV)
- 17 That the God of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
- Colossians 1:3 (NKJV)
- 3 We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, praying always for you,
- Revelation 1:4-6 (NKJV)
- 4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him (God) who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne (God’s), 5 and (distinction) from Yeshua Messiah, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood (Yeshua’s), 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Believe it or not, those who promote that Yeshua is “God in the flesh” would probably argue that the “blood” mentioned in the verse just quoted is God’s blood! I am not joking. Such people are so grotesquely deceived and brainwashed that they honestly think the Almighty Creator God can bleed! They use poorly rendered verses such the one shown below from the King James Version Bible to support their extreme desecration of The Eternal Creator.
- Acts 20:28 (KJV)
- 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
The Holy Bible: King James Version.
Obviously, if a person were to take this verse as the infallible “Word of God” he or she would be lead to the stupid, blasphemous, and horrific opinion that The Creator God can and did bleed. Fortunately, wiser, less biased, and more honest translators take into account all the available manuscripts and properly translate the verse more correctly as presented in the New English Translation.
- Acts 20:28 (NET)
- 28Watch out for yourselves and for all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son.
Biblical Studies Press. (2006). The NET Bible First Edition
An important side note: You need to realize that there are literally thousands of differences between the thousands of available New Testament manuscript fragments. Yes you read correctly, THOUSANDS of differences! I hasten to add that most differences are minor and do not affect the meaning of the passage; however, many others DO affect the meaning. Therefore, do not ever take a translation of an important verse that affects fundamental doctrine as “gospel truth” unless and until you verify it first: from the other possible renderings, and second: by comparing it to the undisputed truths of THE Holy Scripture – the Tanakh – as did the noble Bereans of Acts 17:11. I discuss what is actually to be considered “Holy Scripture” within the article linked to from the previous sentence.
Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so. (KJV)
The Scripture they searched was the Tanakh. The “New Testament” did not exist at that time!
Unfortunately, most translations mimic the hideously blasphemous error as was shown from the King James Version’s rendering of Acts 20:28. The mere fact that a person would even consider such a rendering to be correct shows just how very far most Christians and counterfeit Messianics are from grasping even the most basic elements of a knowledge of the True God of Scripture. It is truly sad that so many people can be such sacrilegious fools, but I do not blame them since their foolishness is due to their leaders being servants of deception and false teachers. Christians and Messianics are simply being taught severe, profane, and possibly damning errors. May The Eternal One render due justice to such servants of deceit who lead his children astray as Yeshua describes in Matthew 18:6,7.
- Matthew 18:6,7 (NET)
- 6But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a huge millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the open sea. 7 Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come.
Referencing other passages of the New Testament solidifies the accuracy of the NET Bible’s rendering of Acts 20:28. For instance, looking back at what we read from Revelation 1:4-6 it is obvious that the blood is not God’s since those passages clearly show the distinction between Yeshua and the God to whom he was devoted. I illustrated it within the verse using the parenthesis. Go back and note where I have “(distinction)” and “(Yeshua’s)” typed in the passage quote if you missed it during the first reading. There are many similar passages that very clearly prove the blood that was shed was not God’s but was His Chosen One’s, Yeshua the Messiah. In many cases the verses mentioning it also present the distinction between God and Messiah just as did Revelation 1:4-6.
Now continuing with more from the New Testament proving that Yeshua is not God since he worshiped the same God we should.
- Revelation 3:12 (KJV)
- 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.
Wow! In this one verse from Revelation we have Yeshua clearly referring to the One True God he tells us in John 17:3 we must know for eternal life as his God four times! FOUR TIMES in one verse! Yet the “God in the flesh” idolatrous servants of deception still insist Yeshua is God. Are they really that stupid? Or are their motives more sinister than you are I wish to imagine? Hmmm…
How can most Christians miss what scripture makes so clear? God is the God of Yeshua; therefore, Yeshua is obviously NOT God! Worshiping Yeshua as God makes Yeshua an idol and those who claim he is God idol worshipers. This is not to say that Yeshua is not worthy of all honor, love, and respect. However, no one, not even Yeshua, should be given the unique level of worship that is due ONLY God, and he (Yeshua) would be the first to tell you so.
Trinitarian theologians and others who promote the ridiculous “God in the flesh” concept wish for us to believe:
- Yeshua is his own God,
- Yeshua is his own Father, and
- Yeshua is his human self
In other words, as with virtually all the arguments of those promoting Yeshua is God, they wish for us to discard common sense understanding of Scripture and accept unsupportable mysteries and mysticism instead! Of course, they also want us to ignore context of Scripture. Context: the age old enemy of Trinitarians and all that wish to promote the antichrist deception of a God-Messiah.
The basic position of all those teaching Yeshua is God is the following:
- a man (Yeshua) was his own Father
- that Yeshua is his own God
- that a dead Messiah Yeshua somehow resurrected himself from the dead, since if he is God, the scriptures clearly show God resurrected Yeshua
- that God died, since Yeshua died, despite the fact God cannot die
- that God was tempted, since Yeshua was tempted, despite the fact it is impossible for God to be tempted. etc.
Time is short! Anyone with Scriptural knowledge can see prophecy is rapidly being fulfilled that is to usher in the return of Yeshua the Messiah. The time has come to embrace Truth or possibly perish eternally. Accept what the Scripture overwhelmingly shows and stop listening to idolatrous “God incarnate” tall tales. The “God in the flesh” Messiah is a pagan distortion of Truth! The only thing worse is that it is so often believed by the majority of Traditional Christians despite the fact it is so easy to show false.
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