Written by a lay student of the Bible. Articles focus on apologetics and key elements such as the Deity of Christ and salvation through faith in Christ alone. With many thanks to Drs Brown, White, Sade, Wood, Qureshi, Dalcour and Zacharias, and Bros Shamoun and Rogers for their excellent teaching and inspiration. All glory goes to God for any truth I am able to communicate. Any errors are mine. All Scripture text is from the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) unless otherwise stated
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There is Only One God and Savior!
"Yes, You are a God who hides Himself,
God of Israel, Savior."
"Speak up and present your case —
yes, let them take counsel together.
Who predicted this long ago?
Who announced it from ancient times?
Was it not I, Yahweh?
There is no other God but Me,
a righteous God and Savior;
there is no one except Me."
"I have been Yahweh your God
ever since the land of Egypt;
you know no God but Me,
and no Savior exists besides Me."
Scripture is abundantly clear: there is only ONE God and Savior, and that is YHWH God. And Jesus' name, Yeshua, means "YHWH saves."
So now let us explore who Jesus says He is (italics and text in brackets mine):
“... I assure you:
Before Abraham was,
I am [YHWH].”
What did Jesus say He came to do?
"... the Son of Man has come
to seek and to save the lost.”
“For God loved the world in this way:
He gave His One and Only Son,
so that everyone who believes in Him
will not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send His Son
into the world
that He might condemn the world,
but that the world
might be saved through Him."
"If anyone hears My words
and doesn’t keep them,
I do not judge him;
for I did not come to judge the world
but to save the world."
Who do the apostles and New Testament writers say Jesus is?
“From this man’s descendants, according to the promise, God brought the Savior, Jesus, to Israel."
"Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus
by the command of God our Savior
and of Christ Jesus our hope."
1 Timothy 1:1
"To Titus, my true son in our common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father
and Christ Jesus our Savior."
"... while we wait for the blessed hope
and appearing of the glory
of our great God and Savior,
"Simeon Peter, a slave
and an apostle of Jesus Christ:
To those who have obtained
a faith of equal privilege with ours
through the righteousness
of our God and Savior Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 1:1
"This has now been made evident through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus,
who has abolished death
and has brought life
and immortality to light
through the gospel."
2 Timothy 1:10
The Scriptural evidence is overwhelming and undeniable. The Bible makes no distinction between God the Savior and Jesus the Savior.
Because it is exactly as Jesus said,
"The Father and I are one.”
The Bible says God alone is the Savior.
The Bible says Jesus is YHWH...
and that He came to save.
Jesus' name means YHWH saves.
Putting it all together...
Jesus is YHWH God our Savior!
Where Does Jesus Say, "I Am YHWH (God)" in the Bible?
Is the claim correct that Paul wrote most of the New Testament? Critics make this claim to try and support their assertion that Paul somehow hijacked Christianity away from the Mosaic Law and into his own "grace theology." But the answer about who wrote most of the NT is easy enough to come to. All we have to do is the math.
The information used below comes from the oldest sources we have: the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. As you may know, the authors of the NT wrote in Koine Greek, which was the lingua franca of their day. The word numbers may vary slightly from source to source, but these are not going to change our final results.
So who are our Top Three writers?
The New Testament has a total of 138,020 Greek words in the Analytical Greek New Testament (AGNT).
Of those 138,020 words, the most prolific writers of the New Testament were:
In his excellent and thought-provoking presentation titled "An Historical Critique of Islam's Beginnings," Jay Smith points out an intriguing fact...
By 624 AD, all mosques were supposed to be facing Mecca. And yet, it took 200 years for Islam to finally get their "unity of direction of prayer" right and point all their mosques towards Mecca.
Something is obviously wrong here. The historical facts are not tying up with the Islamic sources. That is the reason scholars are now investigating why that is.
The Qibla literally means "direction," and in Islam refers to the direction in which a Muslim must pray. Classic Islamic history tells us that Muhammad first taught Muslims to pray towards Jerusalem, but then supposedly received a revelation from Allah changing the direction of prayer to Mecca instead. This change was made in 624 AD.
All slides and maps in this article are screenshots which were taken from a video of Jay Smi…
It has been pointed out in previous posts that Muslims seem enamored with the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ spoke Aramaic, primarily because they believe it proves that He worshiped their god, Allah. But the similarities between Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic are only proof that they have the same Semitic roots and not much more.
But Muslims have not stopped claiming that Jesus never said He was God in the Bible, a fact which has been proven on this blog a (growing) number of times, and so this post is being written. In it we will combine Jesus' pronouncements of His deity with the Muslim love of Aramaic, albeit translated into easily comprehensible English.
We will do this simply by quoting the verses in which Jesus unabashedly proclaims that He is God using the translation known as the Aramaic Bible in Plain English.
Let's begin with the Gospel of Matthew:
But Yeshua immediately spoke with them and he said, “Take heart; I AM THE LIVING GOD. Do not be afraid.” Matthew …