The purpose for this writing is to give Scriptural evidence that Christ (The term Christ is derived from the Greek word Christos, which means “anointed”, and is used throughout English translations of the Bible to designate the person of Yeshua. This is because Yeshua was/is the man appointed of the Father to possess 100% Holy Spirit anointing. Yeshua is the Hebrew name of Christ, the One whom English speaking people typically call Jesus) is at the same time “100% God, and 100% man. That Christ is the supreme God who wrapped Himself in flesh and became a man, that He is not a created being, but in fact the creator of all things, both visible and invisible, and that He is not, as some religious doctrines paint Him to be, “a lesser god” in respect to Yehovah being the “great God”. (Yehovah is the ancient Jewish name for God. (Exodus 6:3, Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 16:4) Traditionally English speaking people have pronounced the eternal name of God as Jehovah, but in the Hebrew tongue there is no “j” sound, rather His name is spoken with a “y” sound….hence, Yehovah. Pronounced: YeHoVah))
- Genesis 1:3. KJV, …and God said, let there be light, and there was light. We see here that Yehovah the creator spoke the world into existence. This fact is spoken of by the writer of the book of Hebrews, (Chapter 11:3 KJV) Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. The point to be noted here is that all things were created by the word of Yehovah…(The word of God) So if everything, both visible and invisible was created by the spoken word of God, then how is it true (As the Jehovah’s Witness group teaches) that “a lesser god”, (Which they refer to Yeshua as being) created all things?
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- Colossians 1:16 KJV, …for by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him. These words were penned by the Apostle Paul in reference to the Lord Yeshua. The wordage in this verse not only notes that Yeshua created all things, but that He is at the same time the owner of all things, in that it says all things were created “for Him”. If Yeshua had been acting as an agent of another (As the Jehovah’s Witness group
- teaches) than He certainly would not be the owner of all things.
- John 1:3 KJV, all things were made by Him: and without Him was not anything made that was made. The point to be noted here is that if Yeshua is a created being as some propose, then this Scripture cannot be true, in that it says that Yeshua made all things that were made. Therefore, if Yeshua Himself was created (As the Jehovah’s Witness group teaches) then according to John 1:3 He created Himself. I suggest to you friend that this manner of thought defies all logic.
- John 1:1 KJV, In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. Then in verse 14 we read: And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth. From this verse we wish to note the point that Yeshua is the word. He was not only with God, but in fact, He was/is God, and that in proper time He (According to the will of His Father) put on human flesh, He became a man. Not a half man, or a two thirds man, but a complete man. The Eternal God put on human flesh. He wrapped Himself in humanity. The purpose for this action was that this was the only way the payment could be made for the sins of men, and the only way the absolute completeness of the perfect love and wisdom of God could be shown to man, and displayed to every angelic being both righteous and demonic. There was no other way that both the love and justice of God could have been shown other than Christ wrapping Himself in humanity in order that He might become the substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of men. If it was true that Christ was not needed as the perfect (The complete) sacrifice for sins, then we would have continued with the animal sacrifices that Yehovah had commanded to be offered, but it is impossible for the blood of animals to take away sin. The life of an innocent man was needed to appease the righteous judgment of God, and that innocent man was found in Christ. For it is written in John 1:29 KJV, Behold the Lamb Of God which taketh away the sin of the world.
- Philippians 2:1-11, particularly verse 6-7: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made Himself of no reputation and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: Philippians 2:1-11…is a statement by the apostle describing the nature of the Lord Yeshua…and it is entirely important to note that in verses 6-7 that the apostle testifies that the thought process which was in the Lord Yeshua was that He (Yeshua) did not think it an act of usurpation (Of robbery, in that He was not stealing something that was not His) to think of Himself equal to God. However, rather than holding unto the position and right of equality to God, Christ chose to empty Himself of all rights and position, and become what I would call “a nothing”, in order that God’s will could be accomplished in His human life. Further, we need to note in Isaiah Chapter 14 that the devil who is not equal to God, but a created being, (Although apparently the highest of all created beings – Ezekiel 18: 11-19) thought in his heart to be equal to God. It is obvious by all the Scripture that Satan attitude, and the actions that followed were considered usurpation, the which, sprang from the rebellion in his heart. This was so in that Satan’s attitude and actions were not according to the truth, for he was not, and never could be an equal to God. It was the pride of his heart that was speaking. Is. 14:12-15 KJV: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, Son Of The Morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For Thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into the heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds: I will be like the most high. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. We see in this portion of Scripture that Satan desiring to be equal to Yehovah was found in rebellion, and we know that other scriptures teach that he was cast out of heaven because of his rebellion. Therefore, if Yeshua is a created being, as some propose, and if He (Yeshua) according to Paul’s teaching (Philippians chapter two) considered Himself equal to God, then how it is that Satan was cast forth from heaven and not Yeshua also? Is God not fair? Is God not just? Does God reward the same errant-cy of thought and rebellion, with two different ends? With one rejection from heaven, to in time occupy a place of torment in the Lake Of Fire away from Yehovah’s presence. (Satan) And the other being appointed the heir of all things, and Prince of the kings of the earth (Yeshua) NO: Yehovah is not unfair, or un-just. It is simply and purely that Yeshua is not a created being as some propose, but in fact one member of the God-Head, or put another way, one member of the Trinity, or the triune God.
- In John 20:28-29 KJV we read, “And Thomas answered Him and said unto Him, My Lord and my God. Jesus (Yeshua) saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. This scene was after Yeshua was resurrected from the grave, and Thomas in his unbelief had said to the other apostles that in order for him (Thomas) to believe, he would have to see Yeshua with his eyes, and touch Yeshua with his hands before he would be convinced that Yeshua was resurrected. After seeing and touching the Lord He made the statement…MY LORD and MY GOD. Note that Yeshua did not rebuke Thomas for this statement, but rather said to him, “Because thou has seen me thou hast believed.” What is it that Thomas believed…???? Thomas believed that Yeshua is God…..and that as the “God-Man”, He had risen from the dead.
- Paul believe this also…for in his letter to Titus he said this, Titus 2:13-15, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great god and our savior Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah) Who gave Himself for us, that HE might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works It is obvious by these words that the apostle thought of Yeshua as the “GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR –whose name is– JESUS CHRIST”…. Paul did not think of Yeshua as some lesser god….that is not what these words say.
- The writer of the book of Hebrews communicates the same truth…..In chapter one, verses one, and then onward the words describe Yeshua, and then in verse 8 it is said…”But unto the Son (Yeshua) He saith, thy throne O God, is forever and ever, a septre of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. Thou has loved righteousness and hated iniquity; therefore God, even they God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. So we see Yeshua spoken of in these verses according to both aspects of His person…that He is the eternal God, and that HE is also a man. What I am speaking of in this article as the God-Man.
- The Writer of Hebrews describes Yeshua as being like Melchizedek…”without beginning or ending of days”.…If Christ was not the eternal Divine One, then He could not be like unto Melchizedek, who is said to be without beginning of days, for if He was truly created (As some false testify) He would have had a beginning. Would He not? (Hebrews 7:1-3)
- Rev. 1:5 refers to Yeshua as the “faithful witness”…and I believe this is entirely true….Yeshua lived and spoke completely in accordance with the truth, for He is the truth embodied in human form. Now if this is true, and we believe it is true…then that alone explains why when Yeshua stood before the high priest at His mock trial before he was commanded to die, and the high priest said to him. Matthew 26:63, But Yeshua (Jesus) held His peace. And the high priest answered and said unto Him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God? And Yeshua saith unto him, thou hast said.” To the Jew the statement or title “Son of God” was as statement making that individual equal to God…note Yeshua’s answer was affirmative to the high priest’s question, for He said, ”THOU HAST SAID.” Yeshua did not deny his equality with God…this is the very point of the religious leaders feeling justified in their condemnation of Yeshua at His mock trial, for Yeshua in making this statement stood in blasphemy in their minds. Please also take note of John 5:18…which says, “Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his father, making Himself equal to God
- Rev. 5:8, And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb. Please note that in this verse Yeshua is worshipped, if He was not worthy of worship He certainly would not have allowed it. Also, in this verse all this is happening in the very throne room of God Almighty. Is a lesser being than God Almighty going to receive the very same worship as God, and that directly in the very throne room of God? I think not.
- Rev, 5:12, Saying with a loud voice, worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing, and every creature that which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever. It can be noted in the book of Revelation this scene is repeated. But the point is that only God is to be worshiped. For Yehovah is a jealous God who will not share His glory with another…..Two of the first of what are referred to as The Ten Commandments concern themselves with this matter–that Yehovah alone is to be worshiped, and no other. Ex. 20:2, “I am the Lord thy God (Yehovah thy God) which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other God before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the sea. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. . It is an obvious truth that if Yeshua is not God, then He could not receive worship equal to Yehovah. Which same worship He received also at His entrance into Jerusalem before He was betrayed and condemned to death. In this case also He did not deny the worship of men, or rebuke them, but said, “If these were not to cry out even the rocks themselves would cry out.” And why can this be so? It is because Yeshua is both the creator and redeemer of all men, and therefore expects men to praise Him, also He is the creator and master of the rocks that laid beside that road, and I should add that He was/is well able to empower them to cry out in praise to Him if men failed to do so.
- Matthew 19:16-17 KJV, And behold, one came and said unto him, (Yeshua) Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. The point here is that there has never been a man that is ultimately good, except Yeshua. He was, and is the only man that was/is without sin. In this verse He did not deny that He was good, He merely asked this question of the man seeking the man’s recognition of this fact. That He was/is good, like God was/is good. Because in fact, He (Christ) is God.
- Matthew 13:41-42 KJV, The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and them which do iniquity. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Two points here: The first is that the Scripture refers to the angels belonging to Yeshua. So if Christ is not God, then how can the angels be His? Secondly: The Scripture points out that Christ will throw these people into a furnace of fire. In Matthew 10:28 the Scripture speaking in reference to God speaks of Him throwing the wicked into fire. Does this not also give proof that Christ is God incarnate?
- Exodus chapter three refers to Yehovah as the, “I AM”. Yeshua referred to Himself as the “I AM”, and when He did the whole crowd of people He was speaking to at the time fell backwards to the ground, thus demonstrating Yehovah’s approval. (John 18:4-6)
I do not mean for this article to in anyway communicate that this is an exhaustive statement establishing the deity of Christ, but surely it is enough evidence that a faithful heart can by the Holy Spirit see and believe the truth.
An American Watchman,
Gregory A DeHart