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The Deity of Jesus Christ

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not  comprehend it.

The Witness 

There  came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came  as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

The True Light

There was the true Light   which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.     11 He came to His  own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were  born, not of   blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Word took on Humanity:

14 And the Word became flesh, and  dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of  the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me   has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’” 16 For of His fullness  we have all received, and   grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth  were realized through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

God’s Love for You, Jesus Speaking:

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His  only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the  only begotten Son of God. 19 This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

Eternal  Life through the Son:

JESUS said:  31 “He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. 33 He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God;  for He gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. 36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not  obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

Jesus and the Father

18 For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
19 Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.”

JESUS said: 20For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. 22 For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, 23 so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

JESUS said:   24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”

Jesus Arrested

28 Then they (Jewish officials)  led Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. 29 Therefore Pilate went out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?” 30 They answered and said to him, “If this Man were not an evil doer, we would not have delivered Him to you.”

JOHN 18,19
Jesus on Trial

33 Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” 35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom  is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not  of this realm.”
37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?”
13 Therefore when Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called  The Pavement, but in  Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover; it was about the   sixth hour. And he  said to the Jews, “Behold, your King!” 15 So they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!” Pilate *said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”

Jesus Crucified

16 So he handed Him over to them to be crucified.
17 They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. 18 There they (the soldiers) crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between. 19 Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, “JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

The Empty Tomb

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb. The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he *saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 So the disciples went away again to their own homes.

Jesus is Alive

11 But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. 13 And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”  Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means,Teacher).  17 Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene came,  announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

26 After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been  shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands and reach here your hand and put it into My side and do not be unbelieving, but believing. 28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him,  “Because you have seen Me, have you believed?   Blessed are they who did not see, and yet  believed.”

30 Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is  the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

See also: The Good News in the Bible

See also: The Most High God of the Bible.


  1.   Italics is text from the Bible.
  2.   (parenthesis) is my clarification.
  3.   Bible Text is NASB 95.

When Orthodox Jews became the First Christians




You may know that Christians had their beginnings at a Jewish feast of Pentecost in Jerusalem about 33 AD.  But did you know that from 33 AD until about 50 AD, this new group of Messiah followers was primarily Jewish Orthodox? These Jews had come to believe that Yeshua, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, was the Jewish Messiah of Israel. This agreed with hundreds of prophetic statements found in their Torah and Tanakh (Old Testament). But this belief did not change their identity as Jewish Orthodox. They considered the arrival of Messiah to be the natural completion and fulfillment of their Jewish Orthodox faith. In this blog we will explore this phenomenal beginning when Orthodox Jews became the first Christians.


In the beginning of the 3 year ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, He named 12 Apostles who were to be His team. One of them, Judas, was lost because of betrayal, but was replaced by Matthias. These men were all Orthodox Jews, as was Jesus Himself. These men were close companions of Jesus Christ for 3 years, and eye-witnesses of His teaching and miracles.

The Apostles were there when He was arrested by some of the Jewish religious leaders and turned over to the Roman Governor to be crucified. When the first reports came in that He was alive, they were present. They soon saw Him in person, along with 500 other individuals. For 40 days after his resurrection they lived with, ate with, and enjoyed the presence of their resurrected Savior. At the end of the 40 days, they thought that He might re-establish the long awaited kingdom to Israel. Instead, He instructed them to stay in Jerusalem until the Feast of Pentecost. He said that they would receive special Power and be made His witnesses throughout the earth.


Sure enough, when Pentecost arrived, the 12 apostles and other observant Jews totaling 120, were praying in an upper room in Jerusalem. Without warning they were suddenly engulfed by the visible and rushing wind of G_D1 the Spirit descending on each of them. They began speaking in other languages. This was the promised energizing and empowering Spirit of G-D.1
It changed them from sometimes cowardly followers, into fierce advocates of the Savior who they knew had conquered death. These Orthodox Jews didn’t realize it then, but they had become the first members of a special group later called “the Body of Christ.” This group would consist of all who would confess that “Jesus Christ is Messiah and Lord.”

The Apostles’ new confidence brought them to the streets of Jerusalem where thousands of visitors from distant nations had gathered for the Feast Day. They were mostly Orthodox Jews, but also a few Gentile proselytes. When the Apostle Peter and others began to proclaim to the crowds about the resurrected Christ, a miraculous phenomenon occurred. Peter and the other Apostles were speaking in their native Judean language. However, the crowds of people were hearing them speak in the listeners’ native languages. And there were dozens of different languages represented! It must have been bedlam!


Some listeners concluded the speakers were drunk! Peter assured them this was not the case. He went on to proclaim that Jesus Christ was the promised Jewish Messiah. That G_D had vindicated Christ by raising Him from the Dead. He explained that everyone, in every nation, needed to confess Jesus Christ as Lord, be baptized, and be cleansed of their sin. And that very day 3000 more individuals made that choice. They joined the Apostles as members of the special group that would be called by the Greek word, ekklesia, or, “called out ones.”


In the days and weeks following Pentecost, the Good News of Christ was carried “back home” by those who had heard it at Jerusalem. And in some cases “home” was a thousand miles away, in every direction. The Apostles themselves took to the highways and began spreading the “Good News” that Jesus Christ was Lord and Coming King. There are unofficial reports that certain Apostles made it as far as India, and China. Wherever and whenever a person heard and accepted the news that Christ had Risen and was Lord, that person experienced the same indwelling of G-D’s Spirit.


Immediately after the events of Pentecost, a new association of people appeared in Jerusalem. By outsiders, this new group of believers was considered an offshoot of the Pharisees. The Pharisees were Orthodox Jews who believed in a resurrection. And these new believers not only believed in Yeshua’s’ resurrection, they were expecting Him to return and establish His Kingdom any day now. They had a noticeable love and care for each other which made them seem like one large family. Some even sold properties and brought the proceeds to the Apostles for their work. The Apostles and disciples continued to proclaim the Good News in Judea and Samaria and a number of miraculous signs and healings accompanied their efforts.

The new believers and the Apostles continued to frequent the Temple, but they spent much time meeting together in public places or in their homes.2 When they met together, their main activities were studying what the Apostles had taught them about Yeshua, praying, and the Breaking of Bread.2 The latter was something Yeshua had shared with the Apostles on the night he was betrayed.

The term “Christian” would not be created or applied to this group of believers until approximately 15 years later.  As we look back, we can say that Pentecost began a 15 year period when Orthodox Jews were the first members and leaders of a group that would later be named “Christian.”

This new group of Christian believers was never called by the name “church.” There was no word “church” in the Greek or Hebrew language. The Greek word used to describe the Christian believers was “ekklesia,” a secular term used to describe any group of individuals selected or “called out” to a specific cause or task. Applied to the Christians, it meant they had been “called out” to the cause of  Christ.


The Apostles themselves were convinced that Pentecost was a Jewish event. They were dumbfounded when reports came in that a few Gentiles were also responding to the Good News.  Interpreting Pentecost as a Jewish event made sense because it was the Orthodox Jews who owned, and revered, the Torah and Tanakh. The latter described the events of the Messiah’s Coming, His Death, and Resurrection. In addition, Christ had come from the Jewish lineage of King David, and represented the G_D of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

This Jewish composition and leadership of the “ekklesia” would continue for at least 15 years. The recognized leaders of the group continued to be the 12 Apostles in Jerusalem. The New Testament would not be written until about 55 AD. Until then, it was the word of the Apostles that was the authoritative truth for the new believers.  In the meantime, the Good News spread farther and farther from Jerusalem. And the numbers of Gentiles who responded continued to grow.


It was about 50 AD when the Jewish believers in Antioch decided that some decisions would have to be made regarding the many Gentiles who had responded to the Good News. The issue came to head largely as a result of the conversion of Saul, the ultimate Orthodox Jew. After Pentecost, he was assigned by the Jewish religious hierarchy to find and hunt down these new believers in Yeshua and to commit them to prison. Miraculously, on one of his ”witch hunts” he was accosted by the Risen Christ in such a way that he too, “bowed his knee” to the Savior.

Paul then became one of the strongest advocates in proclaiming the Good News. From his conversion soon after Pentecost, until about 50 AD, Saul, now Paul, spent most of his time preaching around his hometown of Tarsus. For about 15 years Paul was far removed from the Apostles in Jerusalem. His primary mission, given to him by Christ, was to go to the Gentiles. In addition, he was given special revelation about the nature of this new message of the Good News.


One place where Paul did meet with believers was at the town of Antioch in Syria. Antioch was about halfway between his hometown of Tarsus and Jerusalem. It was here in Antioch, about 50 AD, that questions were raised: “What should we advise all these Gentiles who have now embraced Christ?” “If they are now Jews, should they be circumcised?” It was Paul’s strong conviction that the answer was NO, based on what had been revealed to him. This resulted in strong disagreements at Antioch between supporters of Paul, and those Jewish believers (called Judaizers) who said Yes.


To resolve this issue the Antioch believers decided to ask for the opinion of the Orthodox Jewish Apostles in Jerusalem. They were considered the total authority on all matters concerning Jesus of Nazareth. Paul and Barnabas were among those who went from Antioch about 50 AD to meet with the Apostles in Jerusalem. In the meeting, the Apostle Peter recounted the first occurrence of Gentiles turning to Christ. Paul then described how that many Gentiles were responding to the Good News and were receiving the evidence of the indwelling Spirit of G_D. The Apostle James referred to the Tanakh’s mention of Gentile conversion.

Then the Apostle James issued his conclusion that: NO, the Gentile believers should not be required to have circumcision or to keep all the Law. Instead, the Apostles recommended that Gentile believers should simply avoid idols, fornication, strangulated meat and blood. This decision by the Jerusalem Apostles about 50 AD began the separation of the Christ followers from Orthodox Judaism.


It would still be many years before the separation was complete in the regions far from Jerusalem. Paul and Barnabas had begun their extensive missionary journeys in Turkey just before the Jerusalem Council.  Their practice when entering any town was to first visit the synagogue and ask for a hearing. Many Jews and Gentiles accepted what they had to say. However, Paul was often driven from town by a larger group of Orthodox Jews who did not accept the Message of Christ. Over time the separation became complete. And it was at Antioch that the Jewish and Gentile believers in Christ were first called “Christ’s Ones,” “Christians.” And in the Apostle Paul’s letters about 60 AD, he clarified for all time that a new entity was now in existence. It was called the “Body of Christ,” or, “Christian believers”, consisting of both Jews and Gentiles.


For many years after Pentecost 33 AD, the apostolic leadership and the majority of the Christ followers were Orthodox Jews. As noted, these Apostles had no idea of what the Lord was planning when He had asked them to remain at Jerusalem until Pentecost. They had no plan of their own for the future. No organizational model. They were simply ordinary men who were energized and directed in their decisions by the indwelling Spirit of the living G-D. Because they had no preplanned agenda, G-D was able to create this new and eternal group of Christ followers.

G-D has added to this new group of Christians in every century since Pentecost. The total number of the those who have confessed Christ as Messiah and Lord, from every nation on earth, must number in the Billions. And every one of them is known personally by Yeshua. As He once said. “I know my sheep, and I am known by them.”3


And every one of these believers, from Pentecost until now, has been, or is waiting for the promised conclusion, when the resurrected Messiah and Lord will return to establish His Kingdom. “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.”And when that Kingdom appears, there will be 12 Messianic Orthodox Jews in a place of high honor. There names will be inscribed on the 12 foundations of the City of God. They are known as the 12 Apostles of the Lamb. 5

1. I have used G_D in this article in deference to any orthodox Jews who do not write out the name of the Creator.
2. Acts 2
3. John 10:14
4. Matthew 6:10
5. Rev 21:14

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When Orthodox Jews became the First Christians

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The Most High God and the Jewish View

The Most High God and the Jewish View

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         The Most High God and the Jewish View:

There are passages in the Torah where G-D communicates with certain individuals while He appears on earth as man, or as an Angel of the Lord. In these instances we know that it is G-D communicating because One: the text says it is, or Two: the communication displays the attributes of G-D such as Omnipotence or Omnipresence.

This is problematic for modern Jewish theology which defines G-D as Incorporeal(without a body), and without any physical form.

        The Modern Rabbinical View:

The modern rabbinical view of G-D has been expressed in the following manner:

“The very idea that G-d would take on human form is repulsive to Jews because it contradicts our concept of G-d as being above and beyond the limitations of the human body and situation.”              Rabbi ______

In order to support this view, Jewish rabbis treat biblical passages of G-D appearing in human form as “figures of speech,” or state that “G-D has no body”.

The following is taken from the online, Jewish Virtual Library:

G-d is Incorporeal
Although many places in scripture and Talmud speak of various parts of G-d’s body (the Hand of G-d, G-d’s wings, etc.) or speak of G-d in anthropomorphic terms (G-d walking in the garden of Eden, G-d laying tefillin, etc.), Judaism firmly maintains that G-d has no body. Any reference to G-d’s body is simply a figure of speech, a means of making G-d’s actions more comprehensible to beings living in a material world. Much of Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed is devoted to explaining each of these anthropomorphic references and proving that they should be understood figuratively.
We are forbidden to represent G-d in a physical form. That is considered idolatry. The sin of the Golden Calf incident was not that the people chose another deity, but that they tried to represent G-d in a physical form.” 

                 A Response:

Granted, human representation of G-D in any form is idolatry. However, if G-D CHOOSES to represent Himself in another form it is not idolatry.  In fact, in the beginning,
G-D made Man “in His own Image!” Also in Torah, G-D CHOSE to meet and eat with Abraham and Sarah. He CHOSE to represent Himself as a Pillar of Fire and a Cloud when leading Israel from Egypt. He CHOSE to appear as a Burning Bush in order to get Moses’ attention. Were these appearances idolatrous?

Dismissing G-D’s ability to appear in human form, or any form, contradicts two other Jewish definitions of G-D, His Omnipotence and Omnipresence. (See Jewish Virtual Library online) If God is All-Powerful, He can appear in any form He chooses. And if He is Everywhere, He can appear in any form, anywhere, even on earth.

Did Moses consider those passages describing G-D in human form to be “forbidden,” when he originally set down the words? Wouldn’t Moses have eliminated those passages from Torah if he considered those passages idolatrous? For example, the following passage speaks of G-D on Earth and G-D in Heaven.

“Gen 18:22 Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD. 23 And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?’
Genisis 19:24 Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the LORD out of the heavens.”

Moses must have recognized that he was writing about an Omnipresent
G-D who could
be “in heaven” and “conversing on earth” simultaneously.

             The Early Jewish Seekers:

During last few centuries BCE. and the first few centuries CE, there were some Jewish scholars with a unique view of G-D.  They recognized that the written Torah described a G-D who occasionally choose to appear and/or act in our time-space world. They recognized the problem of a G-D defined exclusively as unseen and incorporeal, while in Torah this G-D appears occasionally on earth in human or material form, and communicates with humans.

The thinking of  these Jewish sages can be found in some of the Targums. These were Jewish translations of the Torah with added commentary.  The Targums were written down in the first centuries of the C.E.  Some of the Targum commentary described G-D as a Duality; both an unseen, incorporeal G-D beyond time and space, AND, an extension of G-D who occasionally functioned on earth. They went so far as to propose names for the part of G-D who operated on earth. Names such as Memra, or, the Wisdom, or the Word of the Lord.  1

To the credit of those early Targum translators/commentators, they saw that the written Torah described a G-D who was both unseen and without form. But this G-D  was also able to take on the appearance of a person or a physical object in order to communicate with mankind.

              The Living Word of G-D

Everything changed after Yeshua Christos (Jesus Christ} presented Himself to the world about 30 CE. He claimed to be the embodiment of the Most High God on earth. And one of His Jewish apostles, John, reflected the Targum’s Duality view of G-D when he wrote this concerning Christ:

In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God………and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” John 1:1,14

The rejection of Yeshua by the Jewish religious authorities is well documented in the Gospels. It resulted in his crucifixion by Jewish and Gentile authorities. When Yeshua was announced as having risen from the grave, a new confrontation emerged between Jewish believers in Yeshua, and the Jewish and Gentile authorities who did not.

               The New Rabbinical Judasim

After the destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 AD by the Romans, Jewish religious practices were radically changed. The former sacrificial temple practices were replaced by a new rabbinical Judaism. The new rabbinical Judaism rejected the messianic Judasim of the early, Orthodox Jewish Christian community, which was flourishing in the first century CE. The divide between rabbinical Judaism and the Christian community became more pronounced in subsequent years. The Duality concept of G-D from the Jewish Targums, sounded too much like the Trinity concept of the Christians, and eventually was  not acceptable in rabbinical Judaism.


If G- is truly G-D, All Powerful, All Knowing, Everywhere Present, He can choose to appear in any form He desires. He is not limited by our finite mental capacity. To G-D, “1 equals 2” is not a problem, nor “1 equals 10.”

The concept of G-D revealing Himself in human or material form on earth, was acceptable in the ancient Jewish communities in Palestine at the same time that Yeshua Christos lived and died.

The challenge for the Torah observant Jewish person is to read Torah as it was written by Moses and let Torah speak for itself. Seek the G-D who is described in Torah, not the G-D described by finite man.

1.  Boyarin, Daniel. 2001. “The Gospel of the Memra: Jewish Binitarianism and       the Prologue to John.” The Harvard Theological Review

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