Topic: Humanity Divinity
THE HUMANITY, DIVINITY, AND WONDERFUL SACRIFICE OF YESHUA THE MESSIAH,
FROM A COMPLETELY NON-TRINITARIAN PERSPECTIVE:
(this, like all efforts to explain G-d, is incomplete and falls short - forgive us)
1) The depiction of “Jesus” and “G-d” sitting on separate Thrones in heaven, two individual entities having conversations yet considered part of the very same G-dhead is wholly derived from paganized Roman Catholicism and is poly-theistic, not monotheistic! It is not a concept that any Jew in Yeshua’s day would have recognized or accepted as Scriptural, nor is it a concept that any observant Jew today would recognize or accept as Scriptural. In fact, to worship Yeshua as a Person existentially distinct from the Father, yet still part of the One G-d, is not a “mystery”—it’s blasphemy! It’s placing “another [G-d]” before HaShem in violation of the Second Commandment of the Decalogue (the first in Christian Bibles). The result of this separating of HaShem into a Trinity of divine Individuals gave rise to the panoply of “demigods”, including Mary and the Saints, whom, it is taught, can be petitioned with prayer. Unless we know Who it is we worship, and correctly identify Him as the One True G-d of Israel, we are in gross deception. There is One G-d: no distinction, no separation, no hierarchy, no exception.
2) HaShem is One existential Entity, One Being with a single, individual Consciousness—“I am that I am”, not “We are that We are”. The fact that, in one verse of Genesis, he uses the royal “we” (“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness;” B’resheit/Genesis 1:26) cannot stand against the massive internal evidence, the thousands of verses in which he uses the individual pronoun “I”. G-d is not a divine committee “considered” to be One G-d. He, the Awesome One, Reigns alone!
3) It is important to understand that while we, believers in Yeshua, are indwelt by the Ruach haKodesh (the Holy Spirit, part of G-d’s Divine Essence)—we do not possess G-d within us in the same way, or to the same degree, as did Yeshua. Yeshua was unique among men, the “only begotten of the Father”, a being who was truly man and truly G-d simultaneously. Neither you nor I are that sort of Being. When A’dam/Adam was created, G-d “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” He communed with G-d uniquely, yet was distinct from G-d. He was not G-d incarnate. Before his fall, A’dam’s/Adam’s spirit was in perfect communion with the Ruach. His soul received direction from this uncorrupted spirit, and his spirit-directed soul ruled his body. He was a spirit-directed, G-d directed man. Yeshua is referred to as the “second A’dam” in the sense that, as A’dam the man brought death to all through disobedience, Yeshua the man brought life to all through His obedience. (The choice must have existed for Him to disobey, or that obedience would be meaningless.) But Yeshua and A’dam were essentially different in that A’dam was created by G-d, while Yeshua was “begotten” of G-d. In order to keep that distinction before us, we will use the term Shekhinah—the glorious presence of G-d which dwelt in the Tabernacle—in reference to that which indwelled Yeshua, as opposed to the Ruach haKodesh, which indwells us. Not to say that they are different in essence, but in order to distinguish the degree of uniqueness in which Yeshua possessed the glory. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (Yochanan/John 1:14).
Yochanan Alef 3:4
Who ever commits sin violates also the Torah: for sin is violation of the Torah