Monday, August 3, 2015

Did the Creator Have Help?



"Our rabbis taught:  Adam was created on the eve of the Sabbath.  And why?  So that the heretics could not say:  The Holy One, blessed be He, had a partner in his work [of creation]," T. Sanh. 8:7
When most people think of G-d, they think "all powerful" or "all knowing" or "all encompassing."  But there's another aspect of G-d that is unique:  He's the only Creator and Sustainer.  In other words, He didn't have any help creating the universe.  He did it all by Himself, alone:
"Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself," Isaiah 44:24

Yet, even though the Tanak says that Adonai alone made the universe, the Apostolic Writings affirm that Yeshua is this same Creator of the universe:
"But for us there is one God, the Father by whom all things were created and for whom we live.  And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live," 1 Corinthians 8:6
"All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made," John 1:3
Now why should this matter?  Must we believe that Yeshua is the Creator?

To call upon the name of a mere man is not the same thing as to call upon the Name of the L-rd:
"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance..." Joel 2:32
"(9)That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved....(13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved," Romans 10:9,13 
 To believe in Yeshua as a mere man is to have constructed a theological sand castle; the entire structure of such a belief system will eventually collapse and be replaced with a competing belief system.  The only way to have a sure faith and sure salvation is to acknowledge Yeshua as the One L-rd of Israel, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the object of ALL our praise and worship.

Anyone who denies the unique Divinity of Yeshua is not fit to be called Messianic.  We cannot fellowship with such people.  They not only have forfeited all credibility but they represent a threat to our Messianic Family.  Beware of any religion or cult that denies the Divinity of Yeshua!

Shalom,

Peter

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