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Yeshua: Divine, Diety or Dud?

Q: Is Yeshua diety?

A: Yes, Yeshua is deity.

Matthew 1:18b After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
     He was born of the Ruach Ha Kodesh, and therefore must be fully God.
     Twice in the account of Matthew we read of God the Father speaking of Yeshua and saying, “This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” There is no place else in Scripture where anyone is referred to by God as His beloved son.
     Additionally, there is only one entity who can forgive us our sins. That is God. That is the Hebraic understanding throughout the Tanakh as well. That’s nothing new. In Mark 2:6-7, we even see that it was the understanding during Yeshua’s time. “And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, ‘Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?'” And yet, in the story of the paralytic, which is told in Matthew 9, Mark 2, and Luke 5, it is perfectly clear that Yeshua had the ability to forgive sins. The account from Matthew 9:2-6 reads, “Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, ‘Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.’ And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, ‘This Man blasphemes!’ But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, ‘Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven you,” or to say, “Arise and walk”? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins’–then He said to the paralytic, ‘Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.'”
     The only way this could be possible is if Yeshua were, Himself, God.

3 Responses to Yeshua: Divine, Diety or Dud?

  • Rachel Sargent says:

    I visited your church one time at the sterling location. My orthodox friend that I grew up with in NYC Just renewed contact with me, she is living in jerusalem. We both have Asher Meza as a Facebook friend. HIs website bejewish.org has a very interesting pdf tract called the truth about Christianity. I found it shocking to say the least how little they think of Christians. But I was wondering if you could answer some questions.

    Thank You.

    • RabbiNeal says:

      Shalom, Rachel.

      I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. I would also be interested to read the article you refer to in your comment. I went to the website and couldn’t find it.

      You can either ask your questions here, you can click on the Ask The Rabbi form and send that in, or go to contact us, and send your questions that way. I will answer them as soon as I can.

      And take a look at our new location. Perhaps it is more convenient for you to stop by from time to time.

      Either way, may the blessings of the Lord be upon you.

      Rabbi Neal

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