Examples of Distinction between God and Yeshua (Jesus)
This discussion has not yet been rewritten or presented in the updated multi-part format. That will occur as God wills to provide me the time and energy to do so.
In this article I will present two of many examples showing clear distinction between Yeshua the Messiah and God – examples that conclusively prove Messiah is not God. It proves it, that is, to those who allow common sense reasoning from Scripture to determine their beliefs.
- Acts 2:27 (NKJV)
- 27 For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
Here Peter is quoting Psalms 16:10. It is obvious, from both the context of Peter’s sermon and Psalms, that the “Holy one” to which he refers is not God since the Holy one being mentioned is the Holy one OF God (Note: “Your” [God’s] Holy one). Psalms 16 is relatively short. I present it below for your reading. There is no explanation required for you to easily see the distinction between God and the one of whom the Psalmist, David, is prophetically speaking (Yeshua). Please use common sense.
1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto YHVH (the LORD), Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; 3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. 5 YHVH (The LORD) is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. 6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. 7 I will bless YHVH (the LORD), who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. 8 I have set YHVH (the LORD) always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769.
Some clear facts are present in this Psalm.
- The one that is prophetically speaking is Yeshua.
- The one he is speaking to is YHVH (God).
- There is clear distinction between the speaker (Yeshua) and one being spoken of and to (YHVH).
- Therefore, plainly, Yeshua is not God.
- In verse 4 the speaker even warns those who “hasten after another god,” which is exactly what those promoting Yeshua’s as God do!
The obvious fact that Yeshua is separate from God and that Yeshua worships the same God we should is one of the clearest facts in all of Scripture. I do not see how anyone can read the Bible, especially Psalms which is replete with examples of this, and still believe in a Trinity or in any sort of doctrine that promotes that Messiah is God. It is for this and other reasons I sometimes wonder if some of the leaders within Traditional Christianity and counterfeit Messianic Judaism actually know Yeshua is not God and are willingly serving the evil one as false prophets masquerading as angels of light. I honestly wonder if some of them are willing servants of deceit.
- 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
- 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
The New King James Version, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 1998, c1982.
The typical, uninformed Christian or Messianic with biased study habits and years of unwise faith in their leaders are certainly sincere, yet sadly deceived. However, those who claim to be leaders and study the Scriptures cannot hide behind ignorance. They are either ignorant and blind, or they are willing servants of the spirit of delusion. After studying and seeing how blatantly obvious the truth is in Scripture, I no longer feel all Christian and counterfeit Messianic leaders are sincere. Instead I feel some truly know the truth but prefer to teach lies.
Now for a second example.
- Galatians 1:1-6 (NKJV)
- 1 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Yeshua Messiah and God the Father who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Yeshua Messiah, 4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Paul shows distinction between Yeshua and The Creator God.
- He distinguishes in verse 1 between Yeshua Messiah and God the Father who raised him. Common sense dictates the one raised and the one doing the raising are not the same entity. Trinitarians and others teaching Yeshua is God wish you to believe a dead man raised himself from the dead.
- In verse 3 he, as is usual in the Pauline greetings, extends “grace to you and peace from God the Father and our lord Yeshua Messiah.” Not how the conjunction “and” proves the distinction here just as it does in many other verses within the New Testament.
This is a good place to once again emphasize a very important point. If Yeshua is God, why is there always (1)Yeshua, and (2)God, mentioned in the same verse? This intentional placement of both Yeshua and God in the same verse or context is typical of the New Testament writers. Why would Paul and other writers feel it necessary to distinguish using two separate beings? If Yeshua is God, why didn’t Paul use words similar to below. I will place in brackets […] those areas of the verses I re-word in the way Paul should have worded them if Yeshua is truly “God in the flesh.”
- Galatians 1:1-5
- 1 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through [Yeshua God]), 2 and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from [God Yeshua Messiah], 4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our [God Yeshua], 5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Obviously, here as elsewhere Paul intentionally did not write the verse as just shown. He did not because he, unlike most Christians and counterfeit Messianics, knows Yeshua is not God, and he did not want to lead anyone to think that he is.
I doubt very seriously if a “God in the flesh” Yeshua concept ever entered Paul’s or any of the other New Testament author’s minds – a fact I highlight in the article referenced in the next paragraph! Only when the paganized anti-Hebraic Constantinian church took over did it begin to be taught thatn “Christ” (Messiah) is “God incarnate”. This is the same church that is now most clearly identified as Roman Catholicism; however, all “God in the flesh” adherants are actually Catholics since they follow the primary doctrines the harlot of Rome created (i.e. the Trinity, anti-Law, declared obsolete and replaced the Tanakh Holy Scriptures of Yeshua and all his followers with their own “New Testament”, Replacement Theology, replacement Messiah “antichrist”, redefined the Kingdom of God, and others).
It is important to take note of what is NOT said. As the article on that subject discusses, what is not said is often just as important as what is. This is another case where what Paul did not say proves Yeshua is not God.
If you read the New Testament you will constantly encounter similar intentional distinctions between Yeshua and God. In fact, the few alleged “proof” verses used by those believing Messiah to be god which appear to not follow the typical distinction rule constitute a timy minority (I can’t even think of any) of the overall number of New Testament verses which mention Yeshua and God and can always be shown to either be poor renderings or poor interpretations that must be stripped from their context to support the “God in the flesh” idolatry.
The reader should not fail to note that Trinitarians and other God incarnate promoters always discard the majority of relevant passages because they must! Using their Scriptural “slight of hand” they deceitfully attempt to redirect the focus of their victims to their small minority of “proofs” and deceitfully present them as though they are the majority of verses which refer to God and Messiah within the same context.
The point is that if Yeshua is God, why doesn’t Paul and others simply say so? Let me ask that important question again.
If Yeshua the Messiah is God, why doesn’t Paul and the other writers of the New Testament repeatedly and clearly say so?
What would be the need to mention two beings if both are actually the same Being? Instead, they virtually always present two, distinct beings: 1)Yeshua Messiah, and 2)God.
Thus, we have the following strong evidence that Yeshua is not God:
- The standard practice is to present Yeshua and God separately in passages. They are both named; thus, showing clear and unmistakable distinction.
- It is also a standard practice of the New Testament authors to not unambiguously state that Yeshua the Messiah is God. The writers of the New Testament do not present Messiah as God, despite what the servants of deception wish for you to believe. What makes this fact so astounding is that Christian leaders would have us believe the Bible is overflowing with verses that state Yeshua the Messiah is God when, in fact, the exact opposite is the case! In every case (there are only few cases) where the New Testament appears to present Messiah as God, the passage can be proven to be a either blatantly false translation or a corrupt passage added by biased scribes.
- These standard writing practices of all New Testament authors would be deceptive, stupid, poor writing procedure, and completely illogical if Yeshua is God!
- Therefore, based upon the fact that all New Testament authors present, as standard practices, both Yeshua and God within the very same verse or context and virtually never present Messiah as God, we can conclude Yeshua is not God.
- If Yeshua is God as most Christian and counterfeit Messianic leaders say, then the common sense reading of the vast majority of verses which mention Yeshua and God would have to be abandoned. Belief in the Trinity or any other “God in the flesh” concept requires an illogical and biased reading of Scripture.
It is this type “common sense” that I hope people will begin to note and which I constantly highlight. I also repeatedly point out the very issue made in this short explanation of noting the distinction between Yeshua and God. Note the way Paul and others seem to always present them separately, even in the very same sentence. Use common sense and do not allow yourself to be deceived into accepting the lie Satan has used to blind so many from recognizing the TRUE God and the TRUE Messiah. That God and the one He anointed, Messiah, are separate and distinct beings, and Yeshua worships the same God that all mankind should.
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