Deity of the Messiah

EVDG, DURBAN

I am very glad to find you and your group of like minded thinkers. I would appreciate it if you could
help answer some questions for me.
The deity of Yeshua ?
Was he born of a Virgin ?
The mystery and Dogma surrounding the Trinity…
The Netzarim. Are they believers in Yeshua as a man or as a deity ?

RESPONSE

Thanks for your mail. I’ll give a brief answer to your questions but please mail again if you’re not satisfied.

1. The word “deity” in itself has a paganistic flavour (originating from Latin “Deus”, related to “Zeus”) and I prefer not to use it in connection with the Almighty or Y’shua the Messiah. Y’shua of Nazareth was revealed to the people of this world as the Son of Elohim, the Son of Adam, the Messiah (more correctly: the Mashiach, which means “anointed One”) – the promised One who was sent as Yahweh’s representative to bring salvation to those whom Yahweh had called unto Himself. Y’shua is not the (same as the) Almighty and He never equated himself with Yahweh, the Almighty. Although He proclaimed that He and his Father were one (or: a unity – corresponding to the way in which his disciples were also called to be one, or a unity), He repeatedly emphasised that He was less than, and in subjection to his Father in heaven. On a number of occasions Scriptures seem to use the term “eloha” or “elohim” (= “mighty one”) when referring to Y’shua. This confirms the fact that He was no ordinary human being, “sent” to this world as a special Messenger of Yahweh who, although clearly to be distinguished from the Almighty, is also worthy of our praises and worship.

2. I believe Y’shua was born in a supernatural way (that is: not through the physical union between a man and a woman), because this is the clear message of Scriptures.

3. Both the word “trinity” and the concept of three different persons making up one Supreme Being is foreign to the central message of Scriptures and there are a number of articles on our website where this subject is discussed.

4. I believe the early followers of the Messiah (originally known as “Natzarim”) had a pure and truthful view of their Master, in line with the core message of Scriptures (as outlined in the above paragraphs), without the paganistic and Romanistic influences that have subsequently flooded the so-called Christian world. There is no need for us to be hesitant to be believe in the Messiah – not the One that the Christian churches are proclaiming, but the One described to us by the true prophets and apostles. His message confirms and strengthens the message of the entire Word of Yahweh. The fact that we do not accept any of the popular deceptive doctrines surrounding the Messiah, should not hinder us in our acceptance of the Messiah, for who He truly is – the Lamb of Yahweh who took our sins upon Himself, outside of whom there is no way to come to the Father.

Shalom, in His wonderful Name!