Jews for Jesus

Answers Jesus the Messiah

Jesus

  • "He was a good rabbi. He taught everyone to be nice to one another."
  • "He was a good Jew, but Paul made him into a god for the Gentiles."
  • "He got in trouble with the authorities and became a political martyr."

One thing is certain; after two thousand years, Jesus of Nazareth is still as controversial in the Jewish community as he was in the first century. Still, most hold to the traditional bottom line that whatever he was, he wasn't the expected Messiah.

Jews for Jesus begs to differ. We believe that Jesus was, and still is, who he claimed to be-the Messiah of Israel and of all nations. In this section, we present you with arguments for his Messiahship and respond to objections that you may have heard or raised. In this way, we join with those first-century Jews and Gentiles who found Jesus-in Hebrew, Y'shua-to be "the way, the truth, and the life."

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0 # Randall Carpenter 2014-08-27 19:02
Amen to your message that Jesus is the Christ the savior of the world! I thank God in heaven for sending Him to save all mankind freely. I have just came to realize it for myself. Praise his name The Great I Am who gave himself a ransom for all!
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0 # Drakkan 2014-08-18 23:40
If you go by one book you will come to one conclusion. I was raised Christian and started my quest to find 'God' about 5 years ago, reading excerpts from various scripture and mythology. I was 12 when I first had a close encounter with a spacecraft. From my many years of research and understanding, our creators are merely mortal beings who are very much like us in appearance. Some differences in genetics were made to allow us to live in this gravity and atmosphere. Begotten actually refers to Yeshua being created from the same DNA as the father YHWH. The Holy Spirit as described in Genesis is referring to satellites or planet drones that scoured the earth surface before we were seeded here. All mythologies mention the creation of man as being a scientific process. The wise men from the east that visited Christ's birth were actually scientists, this is why the church condemned many men to death for their scientific discoveries in the Middle Ages.
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0 # Nsanza 2014-08-10 10:19
God is a Spirit (John 4:24). As a Spirt, He cannot be seen. Whatever is reported in the Torah or the Bible as God, are the manifestation of the only one invisible God in different form and shapes.
1. As Eloyim (God) He manifested Himself as creator, sustainer, source of life, provider, savior, ....
2. As Yaweh Eloyim (Lord God) He manifested Himself in relation with His creation (Genese 2:4).That's how he revealed Himself to Moses in Exodus to set free the children of Israel.
For the salvation of the world, He manifested Himself as Yaweh the Savior (Yashuah which translated as Jesus).
3. We came to know God as our Farther when He manifested Himself in Jesus. No prophet in the old testament have ever addressed God as Father. They all addressed Him as the Lord God and received the 'Thus said the Lord'.
4. The great deceit and blasphemy in the christian world today is the trinity belief which is contary to the testimony of God about Himself (Deut 6:4-5).
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0 # stnbrg 2014-08-11 15:52
1. Amen. 2. Amen. 3. Well, what about 2 Samuel 7:14, Psalm 89:26, Isaiah 63:16, and 64:8? The concept of God as father to the Messiah and to the nation of Israel was clearly present in the OT. 4. No, sorry. "Elohim" is plural, and spoke in plural "Let us make..." (Gen. 1:26). Deut. 6:4-5 is thus a verse which implies the Trinity. One YHWH is multiple (3) "El"s or 3 "Elohim". The Messiah's name is to be "YHWH" our righteousness (Jer. 23:6); how could he be called "YHWH" if he wasn't one of the Elohim which the one YHWH is/are? Isaiah 48:16 is another verse exposing the identity of the Trinity - the Father sending the Son and the Spirit. If you believe that the New Testament is also God's word (as I and all Christians do), then Jesus proclaims Himself to be YHWH in John 8:58 and to be Elohim in John 10:33-39.
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0 # Nsnaza 2014-08-14 13:58
I am happy that you agree with statement 1 and 2. The fact that Eloyim is plural doesn't imply three or many gods, but it expresses the many attributes of the only one true God (El-Shaddai, El-Elyon, El-Olam, Yaweh-Rapha, Yaweh-Tsidkenu...). Different manifestations of the same God according to circumstances. The new testament is the fulfillment of all the prophesies from the OT. To understand how God manifest Himself in the NT, we have to know how He manifested Himself in the OT. John 8:58 doesn't speak about another 'I AM' different to the one who spoke to Moses in the burning bush. John 10:33-39 helps us to understand that Son of God means God (spirit) manifested in the human form. In Luke 24:39 a spirit has no flesh or bones. The Jews had the right understanding of what the Lord Jesus said. But because of blindness they wanted to stone him. The trinity belief was invented in the third century of our era when politic and religion were mixed.
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0 # Actually_A_Jew 2014-09-03 19:24
Even Jesus didn't claim to be God! Mark 10:18 - "And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.” If Jesus thought he was God, why would he say this? And remeber that the "suffering servant" of Isaiah 53 never lies: "nor was any deceit in his mouth." (Isaiah 53:9).
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0 # billy 2014-07-01 03:48
The star of david is a witchcraft. Its is the occult.
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0 # PleaseAnswer 2014-04-19 20:15
1. Jesus Did Not Fulfill the Messianic Prophecies

What is the Messiah supposed to accomplish? One of the central themes of biblical prophecy is the promise of a future age of perfection characterized by universal peace and recognition of God. (Isaiah 2:1-4, 32:15-18, 60:15-18; Zephaniah 3:9; Hosea 2:20-22; Amos 9:13-15; Micah 4:1-4; Zechariah 8:23, 14:9; Jeremiah 31:33-34)

Specifically, the Bible says he will:

Build the Third Temple (Ezekiel 37:26-28).
Gather all Jews back to the Land of Israel (Isaiah 43:5-6).
Usher in an era of world peace, and end all hatred, oppression, suffering and disease. As it says: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall man learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4)
Spread universal knowledge of the God of Israel, which will unite humanity as one. As it says: "God will be King over all the world ― on that day, God will be One and His Name will be One" (Zechariah 14:9).
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-1 # Matt Sieger 2014-04-21 15:45
Please check out this video and the accompanying articles:
http://www.jewsforjesus.org/answers/jesus/changed
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0 # stnbrg 2014-07-14 19:28
You're right that all of the prophesies regarding the Messiah are not yet fulfilled. But in Daniel 2, the Kingdom of God (to be set up during the 4th kingdom - Rome) is said to begin like a small stone that only over time grows to fill the whole earth. Since the time of Yeshua 200 years ago, the knowledge of the God of Israel HAS expanded across much of the globe (and more will follow) - nearly 1/3 of humanity sings "Hallelu-YAH" to the God of the Bible. Though some prophesies have yet to be fulfilled, some of them have been - e.g. Isaiah 53, Ezekiel 36:25-27, and arguably the return of Jews to Israel has at least begun.
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0 # Actually_A_Jew 2014-07-30 13:46
There is no second coming ever mentioned in the Jewish Bible. The king who rises during the era of Universal Peace and knowledge of God IS the Messiah; they don't get to come back and finish up later.
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+4 # N.Vincent de Paul 2014-01-03 18:31
Hello brothers and sisters in Jesus! Even though i'm not as intelligent as people can think, i believe that Jesus is the real Messiah and our savior regardless to any contradictions. I thank the Jewish who trust in him because most of them didn't. But whether they believe in him or not, the most important is mutual respect between those who believe in him and those who doesn't. I encourage all the followers of Jesus Christ to be the light for the others as Jesus said. We have to live the way Jesus wants us to live and the holly spirit will help us. Let us be stronger in Jesus and make all the world know him through want we say and do in our every day life! May God bless you all!!
From NTIHINYURWA Vincent de paul
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0 # Michael Patterson 2013-12-23 07:34
Jesus is Adonai Elohim.
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-1 # Pieter 2013-12-01 16:06
A Messianic Jew recently gave me a most valued book called "A Messianic Jewish Siddur for Shabat" and I am reading it to get insight into Jewish ways.

I am a Gentile who had grown up in a very regimental Calvinist religion devoid of Grace. Therefore, when I finally started understanding Grace, I suddenly saw how much in bondage some Christians are, yoked under the law and not liberated by Yeshua. Like Paul said in Galatians 4, I fear that some are lost because of this.

Also, I have been excommunicated and even persecuted because I believe there is no trinity but that YHWH is ONE, not a "committee" at all. I find the word "godhead" repulsive and bordering upon blasphemy.

Yeshua is both Son and Father, in His various offices or capacities, as we also see in John 1 and Philippians 2.
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-1 # Vincent 2013-12-03 07:55
YOU are absolutely blaspheming.

You simply don't understand the trinity.
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+3 # damien 2014-03-11 23:38
Quoting Vincent:
YOU are absolutely blaspheming.

You simply don't understand the trinity.



You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.
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0 # Nicholas 2014-07-15 04:43
Pieter..what do you understand by the following scriptures..John 14:16, 20, 26...Mat 28:19.
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-2 # PETER 2013-09-27 16:31
well the jews i know should take a leaf out of this book then.
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-2 # Tim 2013-07-19 01:45
I view Yeshua not as "the" son of God, but as the first born son. I think he sees humanity as his younger sisters and brothers. He is the Messiah, awaiting the moment of God's call. When he returns, it won't be to prove Judaism and Christianity right or wrong. It'll be for war against the Satanic forces that govern the earth.
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0 # George 2013-12-23 07:39
Well said, Tim....I thoroughly concur with this.
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0 # damien 2014-03-11 23:42
Quoting Tim:
I view Yeshua not as "the" son of God, but as the first born son. I think he sees humanity as his younger sisters and brothers. He is the Messiah, awaiting the moment of God's call. When he returns, it won't be to prove Judaism and Christianity right or wrong. It'll be for war against the Satanic forces that govern the earth.



Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for THE faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.(not many faiths)
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0 # Angela 2014-06-04 16:06
Jesus is the Son of God, the Only Begotten Son of God. The word begotten refers to Jesus (as God in the flesh) being of the same divine nature as God the Father. He was wholely divine and wholely human at the same time. Only people who accept God's sacrifice on the cross through Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with the Son (through the work of the Holy Spirit), will be adopted into the family of God the Father. Only this way does one become a brother or sister to Jesus. There is no other way. This is according to the Word of God.
Also, see this which may help: http://www.gotquestions.org/only-begotten-son.html
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0 # Homer 2014-06-15 10:44
Do not be so arrogant. You are not smarter than the rabbi Jews. Their knowledge is up to the ancient times. They have the "key", don't lecture them on these things but be humble to them. They may have made mistakes but they are also humans. Your knowledge is just a surface of dust mimicked from your pastors. The things you've said is not written in the bible but just an interpretation of the bible.
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0 # Minister Michael 2014-06-17 00:50
Then you do not have any fellowship with the Father.
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John 14:11 (Complete Jewish Bible)View In My Bible

One verse per line
11 Trust me, that I am united with the Father, and the Father united with me. But if you can't, then trust because of the works themselves.



John 14:24-26 (Complete Jewish Bible)View In My Bible

24 Someone who doesn't love me doesn't keep my words -- and the word you are hearing is not my own but that of the Father who sent me.
25 "I have told you these things while I am still with you.
26 But the Counselor, the Ruach HaKodesh, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything; that is, he will remind you of everything I have said to you.
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0 # Actually_A_Jew 2014-08-26 18:39
The book of John is not in the Jewish Bible, so I can't take you seriously.
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-3 # Brian F. Houle 2013-03-03 21:46
John 14:9...James and John asked Jesus to sit one at his right one at his left in the kingdom. But Jesus said; that has been predestined by Father from the beginning. Jesus is the right hand of God, Michael the left hand of God. Without the atonement Jesus has provided not even Michael is saved. Jesus is Michael's God and King, for there is no other. Michael comes (Ro 11:26 )to make all Gods enemies a footstool for His feet and to restore Israel to God, in “ Jesus Christ” Jesus is the Vine and Root ! Michael is the branch, even the very Branch. When He appears then Israel will say; “this is the one we have waited for” …“but who can stand when He appears”. Once all things have been brought to subjection, Michael bows before His King and relinquishes His authority to Jesus who gave Him His authority, thus handing the Kingdom over to God His Father that God may be All in all.
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0 # damien 2014-03-11 23:44
Quoting Brian F. Houle:
John 14:9...James and John asked Jesus to sit one at his right one at his left in the kingdom. But Jesus said; that has been predestined by Father from the beginning. Jesus is the right hand of God, Michael the left hand of God. Without the atonement Jesus has provided not even Michael is saved. Jesus is Michael's God and King, for there is no other. Michael comes (Ro 11:26 )to make all Gods enemies a footstool for His feet and to restore Israel to God, in “ Jesus Christ” Jesus is the Vine and Root ! Michael is the branch, even the very Branch. When He appears then Israel will say; “this is the one we have waited for” …“but who can stand when He appears”. Once all things have been brought to subjection, Michael bows before His King and relinquishes His authority to Jesus who gave Him His authority, thus handing the Kingdom over to God His Father that God may be All in all.


Jehovahs witness??
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+14 # Charles Polanco 2012-11-30 15:26
Jesus is Lord. Yeshua the Meshiac is coming soon. Even if our us government hates God, Jesus, and Israel, I will stand strong because I owe my life to Jesus Christ. I support Yeshua and Israel to the end.
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-4 # Edward Youssef 2012-07-29 11:14
[But JESUS accepted the declaration of Peter that HE IS THE MESSIAH THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD>
quote name="Semachiah benYacov"]Shalom,
Y'shua was The CHRIST but NOT The MESSIAH! However, when He returns He will be The MESSIAH.
As The CHRIST He personally fulfilled the first three feasts of The LORD and asked The FATHER to send The HOLY SPIRIT to fulfill the fourth, which HE did.
When He returns He will be The MESSIAH and will then fulfill the final three feasts.
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-9 # Semachiah benYacov 2012-04-26 14:55
Shalom,
Y'shua was The CHRIST but NOT The MESSIAH! However, when He returns He will be The MESSIAH.
As The CHRIST He personally fulfilled the first three feasts of The LORD and asked The FATHER to send The HOLY SPIRIT to fulfill the fourth, which HE did.
When He returns He will be The MESSIAH and will then fulfill the final three feasts.
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0 # Ken 2013-03-03 04:45
First off, I would like to point out that "Christ" is the English rendering of the Greek word "Xristos", which itself is a literal translation of the Hebrew "Mashiach" (note: variant spellings exist); all three words mean precisely the same thing.
I think the "first three feasts" you're referring to are actually the first three "cups" of the Passover Feast--Sanctificatio n, Blessing, Redemption (which we drink "in remembrance of [Him])--although you're numbers are a bit off, you are correct that Christ will fulfill the fourth "cup" (Acceptance or Salvation) when He "drink(s) this cup anew in my father's kingdom".
The writers of the New Testament assert that Christ will return. Until then, he has sent the Holy Spirit. One of the Spirit's roles is to fulfill the Law in believers, in conjunction with Messiah's substitutionary sacrifice.
Christians hold that the rabbinical assumptions about Messiah's earthly, military conquest is incorrect. His conquest is spiritual.
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-2 # Sharmon 2013-05-19 04:47
Brother,

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. The Messiah has came and gone. You're right it is soon to be over. Trust you find in the Law of Christ the truth of God. Peace and blessing.
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