The Ancient Life Of Jesus
WHO HE WAS, WHAT HE FORETOLD, AND WHY
Yeshua (Jesus) touches lives still today and will continue to for all eternity. Lets learn why that is so.
TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD AND FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF THE HISTORY & Life OF YESHUA:
One of the first Christian Churches (First Century 230 A.D. - 2,000 years ago) is found right in Jerusalem, Israel. It amazes me that all of the ancient Christian Churches I find are still in tact today. They were built to endure eternity and made of stone. History shows that only 70 Christians lived and practiced their faith in these underground churches and only left when Christianity was embraced by the Roman rulers. These underground stone churches were used to protect the early Christians. This is a church where Jesus mother Mary would have been sitting in.
The Life Of Jesus Christ:
This biblical movie is done beautifully while including the historical factual information from Jesus human life on earth. After watching this beautiful life story, you may also see what importance it holds in our lives today. Live as if you were to die tomorrow and learn as if you were to live forever, because that is the gift we are given through Jesus Christ, eternal life. Gods blessings are for eternity and never ending.
The literal blood of Jesus: A team of research scientists in Tel Aviv did a genetic analysis from a blood sample widely believed to have belonged to Jesus, concluding that Jesus’ biological father was ‘non-human’. The blood sample was discovered on the archeological dig of Ron Watt and his team. Upon completion of their analysis, the lab technicians asked Ron whose blood he had submitted for study, and he replied, "this is the blood of your Messiah". The scientists involved purportedly converted to Christianity as a result of their findings. When scientists tested the dried, two-thousand-year-old "dead" blood, to their shock, they were able to analyze its chromosomes—which is only possible with living blood. Having 24 distinct chromosomes or 22 autosomes (mother's are duplicated) in addition to 2 (XY) chromosomes, the 22 autosomes of the mother are equal to the corresponding 22 autosomes of the father (one to one) and the X chromosome of the mother (XX) plus the "Y" sex chromosome given by father being (XY). In total, 2 of His mother's autosomal chromosomes duplicated times 22, plus 1 (X) chromosome + 1 (Y) chromosome = 23 homologous pairs of chromosomes. Thus, His (Heavenly) Father's (Y) male chromosome determined only Jesus’ maleness, while His physical characteristics would have been determined solely by His Mother. Human cells normally have 46 chromosomes. These are actually 23 pairs of homologous chromosomes. In each pair of chromosomes, one of the pair is from the mother and the other member is from the father. Therefore, 23 chromosomes come from the mother and 23 from the father. In each set of 23, 22 chromosomes are autosomal and one is sex-determining. The sex-determining ones are the X chromosome and the Y chromosome. Females are XX, so they can only contribute an X chromosome to their offspring, whereas males are XY, which allows them to contribute either an X or a Y. If they contribute an X, the child is female, whereas if they contribute a Y, the child is male. The fascinating finding in this blood was that instead of 46 chromosomes, there were only 24. There were 22 autosomal chromosomes, one X chromosome and one Y chromosome. This evidences that the person to whom this blood belonged to had a mother but no human father, because the normal contribution of paternal chromosomes is missing. The DNA of Jesus is 96% from Mary rather than 50% from Mary as would be normal. So, theoretically, the Holy Spirit had to have inseminated a virginal Mary with the "Y" chromosome of the non-human God of Abraham.
The Biblical Timeline:
Lets take a look into the biblical time period and dates:
The terms Anno Domini (A.D.) Latin for "in the year of the lord"; and Before Christ (B.C.); or (B.C.E.) meaning Before Common Era; are used to label or number years in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars.
There is no zero in this scheme, so the year A.D. 1 immediately follows the year 1 B.C. / 1 Century = 100 Years. / 1 Millennium = 1000 Years. / 1 Day for God = 1,000 years for human life on earth. (God lives in eternal time, we live in earthly time.)
We will never know the exact age of the Earth, nor does it really matter as long as we understand who created it. God, Yahweh, tells us he created the earth at maturity level. Many scientists today argue the earth's age, but the ancient scrolls base life on the beginning of the first humans, that being Adam and Eve. Adam also was created in maturity, and so were the very first animals that God created, according to the ancient biblical and prophetic scriptures.
Jesus was born around 4BC using the Hebrew *Tishri Jewish Calendar Year. (Luke 2:8-9). Jesus was born from Mary in early October (not on December 25; Pagan holiday) before the cold months began. During the Feast of the Tabernacle Sukkot which is in the month of September to mid October. Since the shepherds too were still tending their flocks in the fields around Bethlehem it can be concluded that the angels announced the news of Jesus’ birth no later than October. The birth took place in the town of Bethlehem of Judea, (present day Israel; The Middle East) about six miles south of Jerusalem. Jesus was born a Jew. A Jew is any person whose mother was a Jew; or any person who has gone through the formal process of conversion to Judaism. From studying DNA we believe that Jesus had olive skin tone, bronze like, possibly blue eyes. We will never know exactly what Jesus looked like because Gods importance for him in scripture was not to be told by appearance but by his actions and prophecies fulfilled. God doesn't want any images made so as to not have persons worshiping an image.
According to the New Testament, Joseph and Mary were living in Bethlehem of Judea at the time of Jesus birth.
Jesus began his 3.5 year baptized ministry in Galilee which is a region crossed by the 33rd parallel in Northern Israel at age 30 in 27 A.D. Jesus Christ was crucified in an earthly death between the spring of 30 A.D. (1st Century) at the age of 33 crucified on April 3rd at 3pm; rose from the dead early on the third day.
Jesus Crucified: Preperation Day, Passover / Nisan 14, 30 A.D. Nisan usually falls in March–April on the Gregorian calendar. The name of the month is of Assyrian-Babylonian origin; in the Torah it is called the month of the Abib. (Exodus 13:4) (Esther 3:7) (Daniel 9:24-27)
Nissan 14 was also commonly called Preparation Day because no yeast could be used during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. To celebrate Jesus death, crucifixion Passover that is once a year in the month of April usually falling around the first week of April, with a full moon. Easter has nothing to do with Jesus and is actually a Pagan holiday.
The Day of Atonement Tishri 10, was a special Sabbath, and the holiest day in the Old Covenant Jewish calendar year. The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement" (Lev 23:26-28)
April - Nisan 15th 3786 - Around Nisan 15th, John began his ministry, preparing the way for Jesus.
All of the dates used here are based on the most factual biblical information and according to the Jewish calendar and Jewish festivals during that time period.
*Gematria: a Kabbalistic method of interpreting the Hebrew scriptures by computing the numerical value of words, based on those of their constituent letters. Those values can be added up to achieve the numerical value of a word. (The concept of Gematrianumerology stems from the idea that mathematics is the universal language of nature and within it helps explain Gods supernatural power.) God is the greatest scientist of all and mankind will never understand his powers, they sure do try hard to though.
*Tishrei in the Jewish calendar is the first month of the civil and seventh of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of September and October. It is a time of renewing the relationship with the Alef, the One, The Wholly One of Being. As the "seventh" month of the Jewish Year, Tishrei is the month of the spirit, just as the seventh day is the day of spirit, Shabbat. The word “Seven” comes from the word Savah, which means full or fullness. Tishrei begins with Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur and continues with Sukkot and Simhat Torah. *The number 7 is one of the most significant numbers of the Bible because it is the number of spiritual perfection. It is the number which is stamped on every work of God. Seven occurs 287 times in the scriptures. (287 = 7x41)
Today, the little town of Bethlehem lies in the limestone hill country of the Holy Land about six miles south of Jerusalem. The Church of the Nativity, the oldest Christian church in daily use, marks the traditional spot of Jesus' birth and is considered one of the holiest sites. The birthplace of Jesus attracts some 2 million visitors each year. Although small, Bethlehem has a rich history in the Bible. It is called "the city of David" (Luke 2:4) because it was the hometown of that mighty monarch of Israel.
The Oldest Art Work Found of Jesus Christ ~ Yeshua
6th Century Painting Jesus Christ - Saint Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai Mountain of Moses.
We will never know what Jesus looked like exactly because in scripture it is told that no images are to be made, so as to not worship an image. I only share with you here to show history to give an idea of the time line. Many today believe Jesus to have had possibly olive skin tone, or that like a bronze skin tone, bright blue eyes, possibly dark hair. We will never know exactly, nor should it matter at all about his personal appearance. It is about what he fulfilled while on earth and we are to put our faith in him, as he is the way, the truth, and the light.
The Biblical Story of Jesus Death & Resurrection - Matthew 27:1-64
The apostle John wrote: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
WHAT IS MEANT BY THE CROSS SYMBOL?
Jesus life and death hold holy symbolic meaning. Jesus died with the entire weight of the world on his shoulders. Can you even imagine that? Most of us can't even deal with our own personal issues let alone the entire worlds. The Cross is found all over the earth as a symbol for Christs life and death for all of humankind. It is also used as a symbol for Christianity. When you see a cross sign you know a Church is near by or a place for worship. When people wear a cross its usually worn as a reminder of who their faith is actually in. Just like the tradition where woman wear a wedding ring as a symbol showing that they are married. (Wedding rings are not actually found in the Bible because they were started by Pagan religion, but most people accept and follow the ancient tradition.) Christians can wear a cross as a symbol for their faith, however God doesn't approve of giving worship to any image or symbol. Why, because all praise and worship goes directly to God who gave his son Jesus as a ransom for all humankind. Its not to worship an image, but to worship the one and only true God and creator of all things. An actual image or sculpture of an image does nothing, its simply a symbol and nothing more. It does not have life in it nor can it do anything. A symbol is simply a representation of something. Just like a logo is used to represent something.
Christians use the cross because Jesus death was on a cross. How do we know this, well lets look at the ancient biblical scrolls.
Matthew 27:37 - "And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
At Jesus death there was a sign over his head, not placed over his hands, but directly over his head. The symbolic sign nailed into the torture steak over Jesus head makes a cross symbol.
John 20:25 - "The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe."
In John we see that "nails" plural were in his hands. So we know that both Jesus hands had nails in them. If both his hands had nails then his hands would be apart and not together over his head, but separate from each other. This is another clue as to how we know his hands were not above his head but stretched out with nails in each hand.
John 21:18 - "I assure you and most solemnly say to you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and walked wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and arms, and someone else will dress you, and carry you where you do not wish to go.”
Stretched out means to hold out. Here we see that Jesus hands on the cross would be stretched outward. When we stretch our arms out what do we do, we stretch them outward from each other as fas as they can go. So we know Jesus hands and arms were stretched out wide on a cross beam. If they were above his head the scriptures would tell us stretched above.
I believe Jesus died on a cross and that is why it has always been used across the entire world and why these scriptures describe in detail for us what had occured. Even just the sign over Jesus head makes a cross symbol as well. God does make everything in the Bible symbolic in meaning. So we may respect the cross for Jesus death. Everything biblical should be deeply and humbly respected in love.
Matthew 7:1 - "Do not judge and criticize and condemn [others unfairly with an attitude of self-righteous superiority as though assuming the office of a judge], so that you will not be judged [unfairly]. 2 For just as you [hypocritically] judge others [when you are sinful and unrepentant], so will you be judged; and in accordance with your standard of measure [used to pass out judgment], judgment will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the [insignificant] speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice and acknowledge the[egregious] log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me get the speck out of your eye,’ when there is a log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite (play-actor, pretender), first get the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."
WHAT IS GODS DIVINE NAME?
Gods divine name Yahweh actually appears an upwards of 7,000 times in the Hebrew and Greek scriptures.
The meaning of the Hebrew name YHWH – God’s name – is “the Self-existent,” “He who becometh,” or “the becoming one.”
Gods Hebrew name or words in Exodus 3:14 for “I AM THAT I AM” are ehyeh asher ehyeh which should be more accurately translated as “I will be what I will be” or translated, “I will become whatsoever I may become.” Gods self expression is an idiom, an expression that has a meaning. Then God gives his direct name along with great meaning, which most of us still use today as Yahweh.
By using the translation “I will become whatsoever I may become,” we see the relationship of this phrase to Yahweh – “He who becometh.” They both use the word “become.” The use of ehyeh asher ehyeh in Exodus 3:14 was God’s way of assuring and pledging to Moses and Israel that God would become whatever they needed Him to become.
Remember the context of the passage in Exodus. The Israelites were crying day and night for deliverance. God was calling Moses to help lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Moses asked God – what is God’s name or what should he say to the Israelites? In God’s response, He provides a promise to Israel – He would become what they would need Him to become – in this case – their deliverer. This promise found in the name of God can be extended to the world of mankind. God will become what they need Him to become – an architect for the plan of salvation that will bring them back into harmony with Him. In the case of the heavenly church, God will be all we need to make our calling and election sure.
From its Hebrew roots Gods personal name has been translated; YHWH known as the Tetragrammaton. From Hebrew we pronounce Gods name as Yahweh. From Latin most pronounce Gods name as Jehovah, and in English most use this form. These names are directed to one supreme being and that is our most high and "only one true God". Most Bibles translate Gods name as LORD in all caps so you can tell the difference between who is God and who is Gods son Jesus; the son of man, our messiah; often seen in lower caps as Lord.
Gods name truly means that God is everywhere, within all things good, and in all of creation.
Many languages translate Gods name differently. I personally use Yahweh. The scriptures tell us to pray to God the father through Jesus name. So most Christians pray to the Father and end with; "in Jesus name we pray". Everything goes through Jesus then to the father, the one only true God. The name Yahweh refers to God’s self-existence. Yahweh is linked to how God described himself in Exodus 3:14.
Exodus 3:14; God said to Moses, “Related to the name of God, YHWH, rendered Lord, which is derived from the verb HAYAH, to be. I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “You shall say this to the Israelites, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
Some people render the four-letter Name YHWH as "Jehovah". The word "Jehovah" comes from the fact that ancient Jewish texts used to put the vowels of the Name "Adonai" (the usual substitute for YHVH) under the consonants of YHVH to remind people not to pronounce YHVH as written. A sixteenth century German Christian scribe, while transliterating the Bible into Latin for the Pope, wrote the Name out as it appeared in his texts, with the consonants of YHVH and the vowels of Adonai, and came up with the word JeHoVaH ("J" is pronounced "Y" in German), and the name stuck. Greek transcriptions indicated that YHWH should be pronounced Yahweh.
Jesus speaks at Matthew 6:9; "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name." - *Hallowed means regarded as Holy and Sacred.
Exodus 3:15-16; Then God also said to Moses, “This is what you shall say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob (Israel), has sent me to you.’ This is My To know the names of God is to understand His many attributes and grasp the godly characteristic which the name denotes. God’s name is His self-revelation. Name forever, and this is My memorial [name] to all generations. 16 Go, gather the elders (tribal leaders) of Israel together, and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, “I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you in Egypt.
God's actual personal name is still sacred and in meaning. Many put God's name in different forms all over the place and this is something we really don't want to do. Due to so many using forms of Gods name it has effected where his name is being placed. Therefore its been placed on legal documents, religious law suits, business forms, and the list just goes on. We are not suppose to use Gods name in vein, however humans have allowed this to sadly happen anyway.
Excerpts from the Psalms in a Dead Sea Scroll dated to the first half of the first century C.E. The text is in the style of the Hebrew letters commonly used after the Babylonian exile, but the Tetragrammaton appears repeatedly in distinctive ancient Hebrew letters
CEPHER Bible video about Gods name being removed 7,000 times.
WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT:
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GODS ENERGY, POWER, IN DIRECT ACTION
Genesis 1:2 / Micah 3:8 / Luke 1:35 / Psalm 139:7 / Matthew 3:17
Gods Holy Spirit energy is within all things good and Gods Holy Spirit energy can have great presence in our everyday lives when we accept, believe, and have faith in him. When we do good things we also feel Gods glorious Holy Spirit upon us. When we step away from God, we miss Gods Holy Spirit presence in our lives. When we follow God in truth and light we receive Gods blessings through his Holy Sprit and we feel good, happy, and complete. God made all of creation using energy, its within all things and makes up all things.
Gods Holy Spirit works through every single good thing. God has extreme universal power, he is above all things. Therefore his power comes through and does everything using his Holy Spirit, energy force spirit in action. This is not a spirit or energy without substance. It is like Gods spirit hands touching and directing everything but used via energy sources and force because God is within all things. Gods Holy Spirit is not a person like us, it is Gods life force of all things powerful. God has no beginning nor no end, God can not die either, God is eternal. God speaks powerfully in scripture through light in many examples. Everything God creates is by his life energy. This is where science is helpful too because God is the greatest scientist of all. Science can not exist without God. It is not possible when you start researching how everything flows in absolute perfection. Scientists can not do anything without using all the forms God has already created and has in existence. This is also with air and energy, the things we cant even see. Science can't even create a grain of sand from nothing.
JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD / "THE SON OF MAN"
Jesus Christ (Yeshua) is Gods (Yahweh) son, our Promised Messiah, and our King.
"Yehoshua" - Jesus Original Name, Hebrew Translation
John 4:25-26; 8:23 / Matthew 17:5; 3:17; 20:28; 24:36 / Colossians 1:15-21 / Proverbs 8:22-30 / 1 Peter 3:18
The apostle John repeatedly describes the Lord Jesus Christ as the only-begotten Son of God. (John 1:14; 3:16; 18; 1John 4:9) This is not in reference to his human birth or to him as just the man Jesus. As the Loʹgos, or Word, “this one was in the beginning with God,” even “before the world was.” (John 1:1 2; 17:5, 24) At that time while in his prehuman state of existence, he is described as the “only-begotten Son” whom his Father sent “into the world." - 1John 4:9
He is described as having “a glory such as belongs to an only-begotten son from a father,” the one residing “in the bosom position with the Father.” (John 1:14, 18) It is hard to think of a closer, more confidential, or more loving and tender relationship between a father and his son than this.
Bosom: as an illustration, Jesus spoke of a beggar named Lazarus who was carried at his death to “the bosom position of Abraham,” and John refers to Jesus as being in “the bosom position with the Father.” (Luke 16:22; 23; John 1:18) The expression “bosom position” alludes to one’s reclining in front of another person. / The apostle John, whom Jesus dearly loved, “was reclining in front of Jesus’ bosom,” and in such a position he “leaned back upon the breast of Jesus” and privately asked him a question at the celebration of the last Passover. (John 13:23; 25; 21:20)
The angels of heaven are sons of God even as Adam was a “son of God.” (Genesis 6:2; Job 1:6; 38:7; Luke 3:38) But the Loʹgos, later called Jesus, is “the only-begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18) He is the only one of his kind, the only one whom God himself created directly without the agency or cooperation of any creature. He is the only one whom God his Father used in bringing into existence all other creatures. He is the firstborn and chief one among all other angels (Col 1:15, 16, Hebrews 1:5,6) which angels the Scriptures call “godlike ones” or “gods.” (Psalm 8:4,5) Therefore, according to some of the oldest and best manuscripts, the Lord Jesus Christ is properly described as “the only-begotten god [Gr., mo·no·ge·nesʹ the·osʹ].” (John 1:1)
A few translations, in support of the Trinitarian “God the Son” concept, would invert the phrase mo·no·ge·nesʹ the·osʹ and render it as “God only begotten.” But W. J. Hickie in his Greek-English Lexicon to the New Testament (1956, p. 123) says it is hard to see why these translators render mo·no·ge·nesʹ hui·osʹ as “the only begotten Son,” but at the same time translate mo·no·ge·nesʹ the·osʹ as “God only begotten,” instead of “the only begotten God.”
Paul referred to Isaac as Abraham’s “only-begotten son” (Hebrews 11:17), even though Abraham also fathered Ishmael by Hagar as well as several sons by Keturah. (Genesis 16:15; 25:1; 2; 1Ch 1:28; 32) God’s covenant, however, was established only through Isaac, Abraham’s only son by God’s promise, as well as the only son of Sarah. (Genesis 17:16-19) Furthermore, at the time Abraham offered up Isaac, he was the only son in his father’s household. No sons had yet been born to Keturah, and Ishmael had been gone for some 20 year—no doubt was married and head of his own household. (Genesis 22:2)
So from several viewpoints in regard to the promise and the covenant, the things about which Paul was writing to the Hebrews, Isaac was Abraham’s only-begotten son. Hence, Paul parallels “the promises” and the “only-begotten son” with “‘your seed’ . . . through Isaac.” (Heb 11:17, 18) Whether Josephus had a similar viewpoint or not, he too spoke of Isaac as Abraham’s “only son.”—Jewish Antiquities, I, 222 (xiii, 1).
The Lamb represents Jesus Christ as both suffering and triumphant; it is typically a sacrificial animal. It appears at John 1:29, where John the Baptist sees Jesus and exclaims, "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." (see also: John 1:36; Isaiah 53:10; Romans 8:3; Hebrews 10)
Jesus lived in heaven before God sent him down to be born on earth to experience then both earthly life and heavenly life. God his father, sent Jesus to earth to save all mankind from sin. Jesus paid the ransom sacrifice for all mankind's sin. Jesus also helped in the creation of earth and human life in the beginning. Jesus was created first directly by God Almighty Yahweh and is therefore appropriately called God’s “only-begotten” Son. (John 1:14) Jesus served as God’s Spokesman, so Jesus is also called “the Word", the living word.
Jesus does not know all things however, the Father does. Mathew 24:36 Jesus is speaking: “but of the day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
John 17:5; Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory and majesty that I had with You before the world existed.
God, Yahweh, transferred the life of Jesus from heaven to the womb of Mary by means of his Holy Spirit. So Jesus was born human without the aid of a needed humanly father. (We also have proof of this today from the only living DNA blood found ever and in Jerusalem; dried blood is dead blood) Yahweh is his father and will always be. To have a son, you must have a father, just as we have on earth. God created us in his image. Angels announced Jesus birth to some local shepherds, who were living outdoors at night as they kept watch over their flocks. (Luke 2:8-12) Thus, Jesus was born, not in the depths of winter, but in early October, when the weather was still warm and before the cold months began. Later, Mary and her husband, Joseph, took Jesus to their home in Nazareth and raised him there. Joseph cared for Jesus as his adopted son. (Matthew 1:18-23).
When Jesus was 30 years old, he was baptized, and God publicly announced that Jesus was his Son. Then Jesus began the work that God had sent him to do.
Matthew 3:16-17; After Jesus was baptized, He came up immediately out of the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he (John) saw the The descent of the Holy Spirit identified Jesus in His humanity for His ministry as the Messiah. Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him (Jesus), 17 and behold, [This is the first instance recorded in the Gospels of the Father speaking audibly to His Son] voice from heaven said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased and delighted!” (Also see: Matt 17:5; Mark 1:11; 9:7; Luke 3:22; 9:35; John 12:28.)
God sent Jesus to teach people the truth. Jesus taught about God’s Kingdom, a government in heaven that will bring peace to all the earth. He provided the hope of everlasting life. (John 4:14;18:36, 37)
Jesus also taught people many things about finding real happiness. (Matthew 5:3;6:19-21) He taught by example. For instance, he showed how to do God’s will even in difficult circumstances. When he was mistreated, he did not retaliate. (1Peter 2:21-24)
Jesus taught his followers self-sacrificing love. He had enjoyed many privileges living in heaven with his Father, yet he humbly obeyed his Father and came to earth to live among mankind. No one could give us a finer example of love than Jesus. (John 15:12, 13;Philippians 2:5-8).
Jesus’ first-century disciples said his name quite differently from the way most Christians do today. To Jewish Christians, the name Jesus was probably pronounced Ye·shuʹa‛. And the title “Christ” was Ma·shiʹach, or “Messiah.” Greek-speaking Christians called him I·e·sousʹ Khri·stosʹ, and Latin-speaking Christians Ieʹsus Chriʹstus. Under inspiration, the Greek translation of his name was recorded in the Bible, showing that first-century Christians followed the sensible course of using the form of the name common in their language.
WHY DID JESUS DIE?
Jesus, who was a perfect man, did not die for his own sins. He died for our sins. Jesus’ death makes it possible for us to enjoy everlasting life and be blessed by God. (1 Peter 3:18.)
Jesus did not need to die for his own sins, he never committed any.
Instead, Jesus died for the sins of others. God expressed extraordinary love for mankind by sending his Son to die for us. Jesus also showed love for us by obeying his Father and giving his life for our sins. (John 3:16 / Romans 5:18,19) When on earth, Jesus cured the sick, raised the dead, and rescued people in peril. Gods Holy Spirit or active force worked through Jesus to perform these miracles. Jesus was always humble in giving all credit to his Heavenly Father.
Jesus was sent to earth as a ransom for all mankind's sin.
Adam was created “in God’s image.” (Genesis 1:27) Yahweh gave Adam qualities like His own, including love, wisdom, justice, and power.
God gave Adam free will. Adam and Eve were both not created as robots they were created with free will just as we are each born with free will. We are all given a choice at birth to choose our own life path way. This is the only way we also learn right from wrong. If God never gave us a born choice we would have never been able to learn to truly love and honor him either because we would have just been made to do it at birth. If someone tells you they love you, do you want them to just tell you that because that is what you want to hear, no. We want others to tell us they love us because they really mean it and its filled within their heart and mind. We all want people to be honest with us and not forced into it.
Adam and Eve were mislead by Satan himself. They chose on their own not to listen to God. Just like a parent would do for a child in protection, God told them what not to do. They did it anyway and there are consequences to things we should not be doing, as we all know very well. When you break a law what happens, you go to jail. Then what, you hope someone bails you out. Someone must pay when they commit an act that is unrighteous and wrong. Adam and Eve ate of the fruit God told them in love not to take part of. This fruit is symbolic. Many believe it was an actual piece of fruit, (apple is a myth) but the fruit is the fruit of the loins, meaning a sexual act. God didn't curse their tongue for eating a piece of fruit. The serpent or snake is also a symbol for fertility and for divination. Adam and Eve covered their loins after they committed the act. They were ashamed of what they did after they did it. They realized they were deceived and had said yes to disobeying God on their own. Eve blamed the snake, and Adam blamed Eve. So they had to reap what they sewed and God had to fix it all. He cast Satan out, and He told Adam and Eve what would occur next. God had warned all of them and none of them listened. (Genesis 3)
See: The Serpent Seed
WHY JESUS IS NOT GOD ALMIGHTY, HIS FATHER:
To understand the truth behind why many may believe in the Trinity doctrine, all we have to do is some deeper research. Lets awake to the real truth around the devastating characters and behavior of the founders of Orthodox Christianity. These two books help expose this biblical truth. Sometimes for many its hard to realize that at times there are lies so deeply rooted in many churches today, just as Jesus said there would be, that many will get upset and say this is a lie, however lets look father than the church and see what Jesus told us.
Many are confused biblicaly and believe that Jesus is Yahweh and are the same exact being; as the Trinity teaches. This is actually a non biblical teaching and was not taught by Jesus nor the Apostles ever.
Many religions have their own interpretations of the Trinity teaching. Scriptures are taken and forced into a doctrine of their own choice. The Trinity teaching dates back to the Nicene Creed, a government-sanctioned document the purpose of which was to unify a splitting house of worship, notedly by the Roman Catholic Church.
2 Peter 1:17
“For he received honor and glory from the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
This scripture not only tells where Jesus’ glory came from, but also when…and it is critical. Jesus did not possess any glory on his own, it was given by the Father to him when he was 30 years old in front of witnesses at Jesus’ baptism. If he was deity in his own right, he would not have needed the Father to give glory to him, nor would he have had to wait until his baptism to receive it. Here, it is stressed in the scriptures that Jesus is God’s SON, not God himself. This points to Jesus’ subordinate place along the side of his Father. It is therefore reasonable to deduce that they are NOT equal.
“You heard me say ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.”
Jesus here points out in no uncertain terms that he and the Father are not equal. In contrast to other scriptures that only insinuate a point, this scripture is direct in nature and states very clearly that the Father is greater than Jesus. They are NOT equal!
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.”
God did the exalting and did so to his OWN glory.
This entire passage speaks to God’s sole authority to do what He wants, in this case exalting His own Son. Jesus is NOT the exalt-ER, but the exalt-EE. One cannot exalt another unless there is superior position, rank or authority. Jesus is clearly the lesser of the two.
Matthew 24:36, Jesus speaking:
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
While Jesus was certainly blessed by God with extraordinary powers, the claim that Jesus is all knowing is completely and utterly denied by Jesus’ own words here.
Jesus does not know the hour in which the actual end will take place. If he were God, he most certainly would know for it is his (God’s) master plan. There exists no scripture, let alone Jesus’ own words, that says he is all-knowing. Some apostles asked Jesus that, since he knew all things, would he please explain this or that…but to claim that these scriptures say Jesus knows all would be in direct conflict with Jesus’ words here. We know it has to be one way or the other, so which is it? For me personally, I will trust in Jesus’ words that he does NOT know the hour of the coming of the end and therefore does not know all things.
How did the Trinity begin:
The teaching rooted and began in the Third Century.
Arius, a priest from Alexandria, Egypt, taught that Christ Jesus, because He was the Son of God, must have had a beginning and therefore was a special creation of God. Further, if Jesus was the Son, the Father of necessity must be older.
Opposing the teachings of Arius was Athanasius, a deacon also from Alexandria. His view was an early form of "Trinitarianism" wherein the Father, Son and Holy Spirit "were one" but at the same time distinct from each other. (False Teaching)
With the emperor’s approval, the Council rejected the minority view of Arius and, having nothing definitive with which to replace it, approved the view of Athanasius; also a minority view. The church was left in the odd position of officially supporting, from that point forward, the decision made at Nicaea to endorse a belief held by only a minority of those attending.
The groundwork for the Trinity was now laid out. This unbiblical teaching happened more than three centuries after Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. During the middle decades of this century, from 340 to 380, the history of doctrine looks more like the history of court and church to social unrest. People were then confused about who the Holy Spirit was, part of God or something more?
*(TheHarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism)
The council adopted a statement that translates into English as, in part: “We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages . . . And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets . . .” The statement also affirmed belief “in one holy, catholic [meaning in this context universal, whole or complete] and apostolic Church . . .”
This declaration in the year 381, become known as the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, the Trinity as generally understood today. It became the official belief and teaching concerning the nature of God. It was to reduce the meanings of the word ‘God’ from a very large selection of alternatives to "one only."
“We now order that all churches are to be handed over to the bishops who profess Father, Son and Holy Spirit of a single majesty, of the same glory, of one splendor, who establish no difference by sacrilegious separation, but (who affirm) the order of the Trinity by recognizing the Persons and uniting the Godhead.” “Let us believe the one deity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, in equal majesty and in a holy Trinity. We authorize the followers of this law to assume the title of Catholic Christians.
Thus we see that a teaching that was foreign to Jesus Christ, never taught by the apostles and unknown to the other biblical writers, was locked into place and the true biblical revelation about the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit was locked out. Any who disagreed were, in accordance with the edicts of the emperor and church authorities, branded heretics and dealt with accordingly.
The Trinity: holds that God is three consubstantial persons. The Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit, as "one God in three Divine Persons".
We should instead look to the "Word of God" and not to ideas of men to see how our Creator reveals Himself! The Trinity isn't even mentioned in God's word, the Holy Bible. Not only is it not mentioned, but the doctrine is neither found in the New Testament, nor the Old Testament.
The holy biblical scriptures teach us clearly that: God is the Creator of all things and the Supreme Being, the Most High, The Father; separate being then his son and first creation from the beginning Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is Gods Active Force. Not a person. Everything works through Gods Holy Spirit, which is Gods active force. Think of it as Gods energy working through all things. Jesus had the Holy Spirit work through him so that he could perform miracles on earth. Jesus could not accomplish this alone, as he taught, or without God backing him up and working through him.
Jesus Christ NEVER claimed to be God Yahweh YHWH his father.
Jesus was not an uncommon name in Biblical history. It is a Latin form of the Greek "Iesous" and corresponds to the Hebrew Yeshua or Yhohshua which means "Salvation of Yahweh." Christ is from the Greek Khristos and its meaning is the same as the Hebrew Mashiahh (Messiah) and means "Anointed One."
Many other names are used throughout the Bible to describe Jesus Christ including the Greek Logos which is translated "Word."
Speaking of the Word, Paul states that He was in existence even before the world was created: "He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible .... all things were created through him and for him." (Colossians 1:15-16)
Jesus was God's only direct creation, "...his 0nly begotten Son...." (John 3:16) Thereafter, Yahweh sent Jesus as the instrument through which everything else was created. This did not mean that Jesus was a co-creator with Yahweh, but only a servant of God who carried out the Almighty's will. Jesus always credited Yahweh with creation (Matthew 19:4-6).
Yahweh spoke to Jesus, in His pre-human existence, concerning the creation of Adam and Eve: "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ....'"(Genesis 1:26)
During His ministry on Earth, Jesus stated that He taught not His own wisdom, but that of His Father, Yahweh: "For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak." (John 12:49)
The Bible, therefore, teaches that Jesus Christ is The Son of God. Yahweh said He would send His Son and Jesus made the statement that Yahweh was His Father. The Apostles taught these facts as well. The Bible does not teach that Jesus was Yahweh and neither Jesus nor His followers claimed otherwise.
The Holy Sprit: The English word "spirit" is usually translated from the Hebrew (ruach) and Greek (pneuma) words meaning "wind" or "breath," and by several extended meanings: "dominate feeling," "spirit persons," and "vital or active force.
An example of the Hebrew word translated as "wind" is found in Zechariah: "...Flee from the land of the north, says the LORD; for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heavens ...." (Zechariah 2:6)
Job 41:16 - One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
Romans 8:16 - The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
When the Bible speaks of God's Holy Spirit, it speaks of God's invisible active force. There is no Bible description which indicates that it is a person (as Trinity). While it can be said that the Holy Spirit reflects personality (that of Jehovah and all who display His attributes), it is obvious, from scriptural research, that the Holy Spirit is not a person.
Jesus speaks to us at John 14:11
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Listed below are over a hundred individual Bible verses which help prove conclusively that Jesus Christ is not God Almighty, Yahweh, but God's Son:
Matthew 3:16-17; 8:29; 11:27; 12:18; 14:33; 16:16-17; 17:5; 24:36; 27:54
Mark 5:7; 15:39
Luke 1:32; 1:35; 8:28; 9:35; 10:22
John 1:13; 1:18; 1:34; 1:49; 3:16; 5:19-23; 5:37; 6:40; 6:69; 8:18; 8:42; 10:15; 10:36; 11:4; 12:49-50; 14:13; 14:23; 14:28; 16:17; 17:1-16; 20:17; 20:31
Acts 2:22-24; 3:13; 3:26; 9:20
Romans 1:4; 5:10; 8:29
1 Corinthians 11:3; 15:28
2 Corinthians 1:19
1 Thessalonians 1:10
1 Timothy 2:5
Hebrews 1:2; 2:9; 4:14; 5:7-8
1 Peter 1:3
2 Peter 1:17
1 John 1:3; 2:22; 3:23; 4:10; 4:14-15; 5:11-12
2 John 1:9
*Many ask about: John 1:1
“In the beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.” [John 1:1] Some other translations render the last part of the verse to convey the thought that the Word was “divine,” or something similar. (A New Translation of the Bible, by James Moffatt; The New English Bible) Many translations, however, render the last part of John 1:1: “And the Word was God.”—The Holy Bible—New International Version; The Jerusalem Bible.
The Sahidic Coptic translation uses an indefinite article with the word “god” in the final part of John 1:1. Thus, when rendered into modern English, the translation reads: “And the Word was a god.” Evidently, those ancient translators realized that John’s words recorded at John 1:1 did not mean that Jesus was to be identified as: Almighty God. The Word was a god, not Almighty God.
The Sahidic Coptic text is especially interesting for two reasons. First, it reflects an understanding of Scripture dating from before the fourth century, which was when the Trinity became official doctrine. Second, Coptic grammar is relatively close to English grammar in one important aspect. The earliest translations of the Christian Greek Scriptures were into Syriac, Latin, and Coptic. Syriac and Latin, like the Greek of those days, do not have an indefinite article. Coptic, however, does. Moreover, scholar Thomas O. Lambdin, in his work Introduction to Sahidic Coptic, says: “The use of the Coptic articles, both definite and indefinite, corresponds closely to the use of the articles in English.”