This article was written by our 15 year old daughter who researched and studied on her own to come to her conclusions on this controversial subject.
Matthew 18 partial
At that time the taught ones came to Yahshua, saying, “Who, then, is greatest in the reign of the heavens?” 2And Yahshua called a little child to Him, set him in their midst, 3and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become as little children, you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens. 4“Whoever then humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the reign of the heavens. 5“And whoever receives one little child like this in My Name receives Me. 6“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Many people believe that The Scriptures say that Yahshua the same being or is equal to Yah. Well, lets looks through some of the scripture verses that have been pointed out to me.
Please read through these verses I give with an open mind.
Lets start in the beginning…
Genesis 1:26-27 says
"And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in OUR image, according to Our Likeness, and let them rule over the fish in the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth and over all the creeping creatures that creep on the earth. And Elohim created man in HIS image, in the image of Elohim HE created him-male and female HE created them.”
Now, some people might think that since Yah says 'Us' and 'Our' in verse 26 that it means that Yahshua was the one 'creating' the world from Yahs orders. I believe that it was Yahweh and when He said 'us' and 'our' He meant the Spiritual beings because in Genesis/Bereshith 3:22- Yahweh says that 'man had become like 'one of Us'
Bereshith 3:22 - And Yahweh Elohim
said, "See, the man has become like one of Us, to know goo
d and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of
the tree of life, and eat, and live forever...
In Exodus 20:3 says, “You have no other mighty ones against My face."
If you were to consider Yahshua like Yah then you are making/worshipping an idol, which is a sin.
Lets look at Numbers 23:19
"El is not a man, to lie; nor a son of man, to repent! Has He said, and would He not do it;or spoken,and would not confirm it?"
"El is not a man" Hmm.. Yahshua was a man. Yah wouldn't lie and say that we haven't seen Him if we have. He wouldn't give His powers up to come to earth when he can send someone for Him. Which He did! Yahshua is the Word/Mouth of Yah!
Lets go to the major one that confuses a lot of people
Isaiah chapter 9 verse 6 and it reads
“For a child shall be born unto us, a SON shall be given unto us, and the rule is on His shoulder. And His Name is called Wonder, Cousellor, Strong El, Father of Continuity, Prince of Peace.
So, “there will be a Son born and the rule is on His shoulder,” means that Yah sent His son and He put us in Yahshua’s hands.
Strong El-Strong mighty one. In Shemoth/Exodus 4:16 Yahweh said Mosheh would be like an Elohim to Aharon. Does this make him (Mosheh) like or equal to Yahweh? I don't think so. Yahweh put words in Mosheh's mouth, just like He did for Yahshua. It doesn't make Mosheh equal to Yah. Though Mosheh was a tov leader... because he had Yahweh! HalleluYah
Exodus/Shemoth 4:16 - "And he shall speak
for you to the people. And it shall be that he shall be a mouth
for you, and you shall be an elohim for him.
Now lets define Continuity
Something that is continuous or connected, not broken up the remarks made by an announcer. Strong El means strong mighty one. Moses and several other prophets were called El or Elohim. The other names are pretty self-explanatory.
Now lets look at the Renewed Covenant.
In Matthew 4 Yahshua was tempted. Yah can’t be tempted. If He were I’m sure the tempter would face severe consequences, but we are to fear Yah. One who fears does as they are told without any questions and they sure wouldn't tempt the person they feared. HaSatan told Yahshua that if he would bow down and worship him that he would give Yahshua all the world and its esteem (Matt 4:8-9) If Yahshua was Yah then the world would already be his right? That wouldn't make sense if Satan told Yah to bow down before him. (Matt. 4:1-10)
"And Yahshua answered him, “ The first of all the commands is. ‘Hear, O Israel, Yah our El, Yah is one. And you shall love Yah your El with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is that first command. “And the second, like it, is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other command greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “Well said Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one Elohim, and there is no other beside Him. And to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding, and with all the being , and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the burnt offerings and offerings.” And when Yahshua saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “ You are not far from the reign of Elohim.” And after that no one was bold enough to question Him. "
Right there Yahshua says Yah Is ONE there is no other beside him.
In Luke 11:1-4
"And it came to be while He was praying in a certain place, as He ceased, one of His taught ones said to Him, “Master, teach us to pray, as Yohanan also taught his taught ones.” And He said to them, “ When you pray, say: Our Father in the heavens, let Your Name be set-apart, let Your reign come, let Your desire be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive our sins, for we also forgive ever. And forgive our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into trial, but rescue us from the wicked one.”
Throughout the Renewed Covenant Yahshua has prayed to His Father, why, if He were Yah, would he pray to himself? Or was he praying to another g-d, which He teaches us not to do?
Now lets go to the biggest misunderstood verses in the New Covenant about this topic, John.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim. All came to be through Him, and without Him not even one came to be that came to be. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from Elohim, whose name was Yohanan. This one came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all might believe through him. He was not that Light, but that he might bear witness of that Light. He was the true Light, which enlightens every man, coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of Elohim, to those believing in His Name, who were born, not of blood nor the desire of flesh nor of the desire of man, but of Elohim. And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us, and we saw His esteem, esteem as if an only brought forth of a father, complete in favour and truth."
Some will think that John 1:1-3 indicates that Yahshua is Yah. But He’s not. The Greek word these is 'logos' meaning- the divine intention, mind, or purpose. So, sure-the Word was with Yah in the beginning. Then finally, Yahweh made that 'Word' flesh. (Yahweh made the-His- divine intentions flesh) That 'Word' was Yahshua-The Son of Yah. Yahshua was the mouth for Yah. No one has ever seen the Father and that’s the way Yah is going to keep it until judgment day. So Yahshua was sent to spread the truth and die for our sins. So that would explain verse 14, “And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us…” That was Yahwehs 'divine intention.' For Yahshua to become 'flesh' and not just a thought.
"For He whom Elohim has sent speaks the Words of Elohim, for Elohim does not give the Spirit by measure. The Father loves the Son and has given all into His Hands."
So Yah has given Yahshua His word to speak and has put everything into Yahshua’s hands.
John chapter 5 verse 19 and 20 says:
"Therefore Yahshua responded and said to them, “ Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son is able to do none at all by Himself, but only that which He sees the Father doing because whatever He does, the Son also likewise. For the father loves the Son, and shows Him all that He Himself does. And greater works than these He is going to show Him, in order that you marvel."
Yahshua said this because the Yehudim thought that since Yahshua was healing on the Shabbat that he was committing a sin. SO basically “like Father like Son.” Yah showed/told Yahshua all the works that he needed to do in order that he would fulfill Yah’s word.
“Of Myself I am unable to do any matter. As I hear, I judge, and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own desire, but the desire of the Father who sent Me. If I bear witness of myself, My witness is not true.”
So Yahshua doesn’t come for Himself but for His Father who sent Him. Hmm. Sounds to me like Yahshua is a servant unto Yah, His Father.
“Because I have come down out of the heaven, not to do My Own desire, but the desire of Him who sent Me. This is the desire of the Father who sent Me, that all He has given Me I should not lose of it, but should raise it in the last day.”
Yet again Yahshua has said that He has not come to do for Himself but for His Father. And who is His Father? Yahweh! How can that make him Yah?
"Yahshua answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.”
Which was Yah, right? So if you were to say that Yahshua and Yah are the same then Yahshua brought Himself down and speaks the words of the one who sent Him, they are not his own? That’s really confusing. Satan is the Master behind confusion not Yah.
“But I know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me.”
Yes Yahshua is going to know Yah. That is His Father. He is from Yah.
"I and the Father are one."
That just means that like, when you are married, you and your spouse are one. That doesn’t mean that you are physically your spouse. You are mentally one… You do things in unison.
"Yahshua said him, “Have I been with you so long, and you have not know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father, and how do you say, ‘ Show us the Father’?"
Yahshua does the works of the Father so technically Philip has seen the Father, but Yahshua isn’t literally the Father. Scripture says that we have not seen the Father nor should we try to make images of Him.
“You heard that I said to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you did love Me, you would have rejoiced that I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.
..."I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater then I."
Even Yahshua says that Yahweh is greater! HalleluYah. So then, how can the Messiah be equal or even be Yah??
1st Corinthians 8:6
"For us there is One Elohim, the Father from whom all came and for whom we live, and one Master Yahshua Messiah, through whom all came and through whom we live. "
Elohim we live for, Yahshua we live through. There’s a difference, but how can we live for Yah and also live through Yahshua if they are the same?
1st Corinthians 11:3
"And I wish you to know that the head of every man is Messiah, and the head of woman is man, and the head of Messiah is Elohim."
How can, if Messiah is Elohim, Elohim be head of Messiah? That’s not logical.
"In everlasting life which Elohim, who does not lie, promised before times of old."
Elohim does not lie!
I hope you learned something from this article. Shalom Yah Bless