Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
The Virgin Birth -- or
Does the Inspired word of YEHOVAH God truly teach "The Virgin Birth" and "Immaculate Conception" -- or a completely different doctrine? Open up your Bible and see what it REALLY says!
by D. J. Love
Edited By John D. Keyser.
A "Seeker of Truth" can still spiritually discern most of the truth from the highly biased translations of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) of the so called New Testament, which is at least a third level translation of the original Apostolic Writings and Epistles that have mysteriously vanished. These Gospels and Epistles were originally translated from the Aramaic or Hebrew by uninspired hellenized (pagan by choice) Jews, followed by pagan Greeks and canonized by the ancient Roman Universal (Catholic) Church and government of the Roman god and Emperor Constantine "the Great."
In fact the Ebionites, of the second to fourth centuries after the Messiah, used the Gospel of Matthew written in Aramaic but WITHOUT the virgin birth narrative -- unlike our version of this gospel that, like Luke, includes the virgin birth story.
Writes Barrie Wilson --
...they [the Ebionites] did not accept the virgin birth story at all since this MYTHOLOGY does not find its roots in Jewish thinking. So, unlike later Christians [of the Roman Catholic variety], they did not see Jesus as a divine being. Nor did they think that Jesus "preexisted" his human form in any fashion...He was, like you and me, HUMAN IN ALL RESPECTS, feeling our pain, joy, sorrow, and gladness. He became God's CHOSEN Messiah because God judged him more righteous than any other person (How Jesus Became Christian, St. Martin's Press, N.Y. 2008, p. 100).
There is much evidence to suggest that the original Hebrew or Aramaic forms of both Matthew and Luke were -- like the present Gospel of Mark -- WITHOUT the first two chapters -- starting their accounts of the Messiah's ministry with John the Baptist's calling.
So, rather than just
have those who seek truth from taking my word for it, I have decided to show
that there are loopholes in the highly biased (so called) New
Testament translations we have today.
Remember this: ONLY a person with YEHOVAH's holy spirit (active force, righteousness seeking mentality) of Truth can properly understand and translate "the inspired Words of YHVH." Certainly not pagan by choice (hellenized), Jewish born translators OR a Roman Government sponsored Universal Roman (Catholic) Church headed by a SELF proclaimed Roman god and emperor; who didn't actually make any effort to convert to his own perverted form of Christianity until he (Constantine) was on his death bed.
Notice 1 Corinthians 2:14:
But the natural [uninspired or pagan or hellenized] man does not receive the things [fruits of the spirit: wisdom, understanding, patience, love, etc.] of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED [NOT pagan or Greek discerned].
Also John 16:13:
Howbeit, when the Spirit of truth, is come, IT will guide you into all truth: for IT shall not speak of itself; but whatsoever IT shall hear, that shall IT speak: and IT will shew you things to come.
Notice that the personal pronoun "He" was added to the King James and subsequent English versions of the Bible whenever the holy spirit was the topic. But the Greek language reveals that THE HOLY SPIRIT is YEHOVAH's "righteousness seeking mindset," and NOT a third person of the pagan trinity.
Just for the record, YEHOVAH God is not a male (He), female (She) or an IT. In order for YEHOVAH to be these things, YEHOVAH would have to be flesh, and YEHOVAH God is not flesh any more than the Messiah was (is) God.
"The Virgin Birth"
According to the Roman Christopagan Version of Matthew
(See if you can spot the subtle translation errors.)
1 The book of the generation of Messiah Yeshua, the son of David, the son of Abraham. [Note: The Hebrew considered all male descendants to be sons (sons, grandsons, great-grandsons, great-great-grandsons, etc.)].
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
The term "virgin"
simply establishes the fact that the Messiah would be
the First Born Son or Eldest Son and thus the lawful contender to the
throne of David, because it is only possible for a first born child to be
conceived from a virgin. In other words, Mary became
pregnant with the Messiah and lost her virginity at the exact same time
(her FIRST TIME),
thus confirming the Messiah's physical birth
(a physical to spiritual parallel)
as a FIRST BORN SON (physical for Mary and Joseph, but
spiritual for YEHOVAH God).
Regardless of all of this, and even IF Joseph's and King David's seed was supernaturally placed into the virgin womb of Mary, Mary's virginity would still not prove that the Messiah pre-existed or was God. It (IF true) would still only prove that the Messiah was without a doubt the First Born or Eldest Son of Mary, and (IF supernaturally conceived) thus not a true physical seed of Abraham. (Spiritual? Yes! Physical? No!).
16 Jacob became the father of Joseph, [who was] the husband of Mary, from whom [Joseph & Mary] was BORN [Strong's #G1080, Gennao, procreated or begotten as a property of the father or sire, Joseph, as stated] Yeshua, who is called Messiah.
17 So all the [male] generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the exile to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations [of males].
18 Now the birth of Messiah Yeshua was like this; because when his mother, Mary had been espoused [G3423, "mnesteno", promised wife] to Joseph, before they came together [Strong's #4905, sunerchomai, live together on a daily basis or cohabitate], she was found pregnant by the [mental or spiritual influence of the] HOLY SPIRIT [that resided within her mind].
Notice what 1 Corinthians 7:9, 36 says:
9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
Traditional Christianity would have us
to believe that all premarital sex is a sin, but YEHOVAH's inspired word
clearly reveals that a man and his virgin have not sinned.
Did Mary and Joseph have full intercourse prior to their marriage? Absolutely, as it was not an uncommon practice in those days for ENGAGED COUPLES because in those days the only difference between a promised marriage and actual marriage was permanent "cohabitation." Joseph and Mary were not only married in their own opinion, but also, in YEHOVAH's opinion. They loved each other with a holy spirit of love, and they eventually cohabitated as a married couple. Therefore, they did not sin, and their relationship remained righteous.
Additionally, Joseph had to be the true PHYSICAL FATHER (sire) of Yeshua the Messiah in order for the verses of Matthew 1:1-15 to have any TRUE purpose in being mentioned at all. We already know from research that Christianity has lied about the identity of the holy spirit (a mental attitude of seeking righteousness), so it only makes sense that they lied about this too, since the holy spirit is involved in MARY'S DECISION to get pregnant. The Universal Roman Church actually wants mankind to believe in the pagan Trinity. Only pagans believe that humans and gods or demigods have children from sex or a magical implantation of the seed of Abraham. This pagan concept is pure rubbish based on superstition and ignorance. Why would YEHOVAH God pervert his own promise to Abraham with a scam or misrepresentation when He didn't need to. Joseph was right there, and Mary was already his by promise. Would righteous YEHOVAH perform such an unrighteous act against both Mary and Joseph? Absolutely Not !
Many people take the above verses to buttress their viewpoint that Mary was somehow "impregnated" by YEHOVAH God to produce the child Yeshua. Let's consider this for a moment. If Mary was married when YEHOVAH "impregnated" her, He would have committed adultery, which is a violation of the eighth commandment. Similarly, if she was only engaged/betrothed when YEHOVAH "impregnated" her, then He would have also committed adultery. Needless to say, YEHOVAH God will NEVER commit adultery -- or break any other of His own Commandments!
YEHOVAH never does anything to his disciples, prophets, teachers, servants, etc. without first asking them if they would do it; how much more so in the case of "impregnating" someone? YEHOVAH simply does not force Himself upon people! The New Testament clearly states that Yeshua was "born under the law," (Galatians 4:4) which is an unshakable indication that Yeshua was NOT conceived through either fornication or adultery.
Paul states, in Romans 1:3:
Concerning His [spiritually begotten] Son, Messiah Yeshua, our Master [Teacher], which was made [created] of the [physical] seed [genetic DNA] of David ACCORDING TO THE FLESH [purely physical].
Note that all of YEHOVAH's children are spiritually begotten! Not by some magic seed implanting mythological holy ghost, but by the renewing of the mind by the holy [righteousness seeking] spirit [mindset] of YEHOVAH God that has the power to change men's attitudes and raise them up in the First Resurrection.
This concept is further advanced in Romans 12:2:
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of YHVH.
Should We Follow Pagan Examples?
Some less knowledgeable Christians,
Nazarenes, and Messianics might say, "Why should we limit the power of God?"
To this I say, because YEHOVAH limits His own power to that of pure
righteousness. YEHOVAH God NEVER deals in unrighteousness, even if He has the power
to do so! Furthermore, YEHOVAH is not an unrighteous hypocrite! Why would YEHOVAH
tell us not to follow the way of the heathen (pagans), and then turn
around and do so Himself? The Virgin Birth began with the Babylonians,
Assyrians, Mesopotamians, etc. -- long before the normal physical birth of
YEHOVAH God makes this plain in Deuteronomy 12:28-31:
28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee forever, when thou doest that which is good and right [righteous] in the sight of the YEHOVAH thy LORD.
29 When YEHOVAH thy LORD shall cut off the [pagan] nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them [pagan nations], and thou succeedest them [pagan nations], and dwellest in their land;
30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them [pagan nations], after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their [pagan] gods, saying, How did these [pagan] nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
31 Thou shalt not do so unto the YEHOVAH thy LORD: for every abomination to the LORD, which He HATES, have they done unto their [pagan] gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
The title of "Holy Virgin" was the title of the harlot-priestesses of Ishtar (and) Asherah. It is this TITLE (not a pure form virgin reality) that was borrowed by the Greco-Roman church. The pagan title of "Holy Virgins" did not mean physical virginity at all; it meant simply "unmarried" (no husband). The function of these so called "Holy Virgins" was to dispense the Mother's (Ishtar's/Asterah's) grace through sexual worship; to heal; to prophesy; to perform sacred dances; to wail for the dead; and to become "Brides of god." The Hebrews called the children of these unmarried harlot priestesses "Bathur," which meant literally "Virgin Born." The rest of the Hellenic pagan world had no language equivalent to the bizarre rituals of Ishtar, and mistranslated and misunderstood the literal Hebrew's terminology of "Bathur" as "Parthenioi", also "virgin born" but in the sense of the physical (not spiritual) virginity.
Continuing With Matthew
19 Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man [and not understanding the situation at this time], and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly [secret divorce].
Joseph was considering putting Mary away, because most everybody
thought she was crazy. After all, she was extremely excited about
being chosen to be the mother of the prophesied Messiah. Why should
anyone believe she was sane? That is why an angel (aggelos or messenger)
told Joseph to not be afraid. Why would Joseph be afraid to marry or
cohabitate with a sane woman with whom he was already engaged (considered pre-married)?
After all, Joseph knew she was a virgin when he fathered the
Don't forget, uninspired Greco-Roman (Hellenized) Jewish translators cannot properly translate allegorical Scripture. They don't have "ears to hear" or "eyes to see." Besides The Roman Catholic Church was more interested in appeasing the pagan people that they had conquered. Power was their game -- not truth.
20 But while he [Joseph] thought about these things [Mary's behavior], behold, an angel [Messenger] of the LORD [YEHOVAH the "Controller"] appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, Son [physical seed] of David", don't be afraid to take to yourself [cohabitate with your wife] Mary, YOUR WIFE, [see, they were married] for that which is conceived in her is [because of the influence] of the holy spirit [righteousness seeking attitude of love in her mind].
21 She shall bring forth a son [your seed as per verse 16]. You shall call his name Yeshua, for it is he who shall SOZO [Strong's #4982, Sozo, DELIVER] his people [or his followers] from their sins." [Not "save them" but "SHOW THEM THE WAY" -- just like Moses delivered ancient Israel].
22 Now all this has happened, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the LORD [YEHOVAH, the "Controller"] through the prophet, saying,
23 "Behold, the MAIDEN [Strong's #G3933, Parthenos, a maiden or unmarried daughter or by implication only, a virgin] shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son. They shall call his name Immanuel;" which is, being interpreted, "YEHOVAH with us" [implying no longer separated from YEHOVAH God, because of Israel's sins].
24 Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel [messenger] of the LORD [YEHOVAH] commanded him [in a dream], and [G#3880] took [as an intimate relationship] HIS WIFE unto [G#846] himself [they began permanent COHABITATION];
25 and [G#1097] understood it not [didn't really understand what was happening], until [some time after] she had brought forth [G#5088] THEIR firstborn son. He named him Yeshua.
Considering the Spiritual Evidence
Now you can draw your own conclusions,
the following scriptural evidences must be considered:
1) Verse 16 positively identifies JOSEPH as the father or sire, as does Romans 1:3.
2) Righteousness was not compromised by premarital hanky panky as they truly loved one another and got married. This PROVES that YEHOVAH God judges the "intent of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). YEHOVAH has always judged the "intent of the heart," as YEHOVAH God is stable and unchanging.
According to the Catholic Version of Luke
27 to a virgin [Strong's #G3933, Parthenos, a maiden or unmarried daughter or by implication only, a virgin] pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
28 Having come unto her, the angel [Messenger] said, "Rejoice, you highly favored [under grace] one [a true worshipper of YEHOVAH God]! The LORD [YEHOVAH] is with you. Blessed are you among women!"
29 But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled [even Mary was disturbed at first] at the saying, and considered what kind of salutation this might be.
30 The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor [grace] with YEHOVAH [the Self-existent Creator].
31 Behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and will call his name Yeshua.
32 He will be great, and WILL BE called [NOT is already called the son of YEHOVAH] the Son of the Most High. The LORD [YEHOVAH] will give to him the throne of his father, David. [NOT the throne or position of YEHOVAH God, but the throne of Israel in the soon-coming Kingdom of YEHOVAH God].
33 and he will reign over the House of Jacob [Israel] forever. There will be no end of his kingdom."
34 Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, seeing I am a virgin [unmarried maiden, not cohabitating with my husband, and not pregnant]?"
35 The angel answered her, "the holy spirit [active force, "mindset" of YEHOVAH's righteous love] will come on you [enter into your mind], and the power of the Most High [YEHOVAH's Power] will overshadow [Strong's #1982, episkiazo, means to have righteous influence over] you. Therefore, also, the holy one which is to be born from you will [some day] be called the Son of YEHOVAH.
36 Behold, Elizabeth [mother of John the Baptist], your relative, also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
37 For no word from YEHOVAH will be void of power."
38 Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid [servant] of the LORD; be it to me according to your word" [Mary could hardly contain her excitement and willingness to comply]. The angel departed from her. [At this point Mary has no objection to becoming pregnant BY JOSEPH, and indeed is thinking about it all of the time].
39 Mary arose in those days [already somewhat overshadowed with YEHOVAH's righteous influence], and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah,
40 and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth [John, the Baptist's mother].
41 It happened, when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and [also] Elizabeth was filled with the [joy of the] Holy Spirit [of YEHOVAH's love]. [Excitement was "in the air" and the adrenaline was flowing]. [Additionally, it was Elizabeth's pregnancy AND YEHOVAH's righteous influence that truly fulfilled the "overshadowing" of Mary].
42 She called out with a loud voice [strong emotion], and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! [You see, Elizabeth was also excited and aware of the situation at hand].
43 Why am I [Elizabeth] so favored, that the mother of [improperly applied preposition, which should imply for the purpose of, by the authority of OR to be a servant of] my [future] LORD [Strong's #2962, kurios, a generic term, as one with authority, as a controller only] should come to me? [Could Elizabeth have been speaking with a sense of future purpose? If not then this verse is contradictory to all of the rest of the verses, and shows improper translation].
44 For behold, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy! [adrenaline surge or emotional transfer by chemical means].
45 Blessed is she who believed [Mary, a true worshipper], for there will be [a future purpose] a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from the [present] LORD [controller]!"
46 Mary said, "My soul [life] magnifies [brings praise to YEHOVAH God by my service to] the [present] LORD [Kurios, the controller, not necessarily YEHOVAH, but at this time YEHOVAH was the "Controller"].
47 My spirit [attitude and character] has rejoiced in YEHOVAH my Savior,
48 For He has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.
49 For He who is mighty has done to [for] me great things; Holy is His name.
50 His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear Him.
51 He has shown strength with His arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.
52 He has put down princes from their thrones. Has exalted the lowly.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things. He has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has given help to Israel, His servant, that he might remember mercy
55 [as he spoke to our fathers] toward Abraham and his seed forever."
56 Mary stayed with her about three months, and returned to her house [completely and righteously influenced or overshadowed by the spirit to perform YEHOVAH's Will for her. Mary had a YEHOVAH-inspired "mind set," and nothing was going to stop her from serving YEHOVAH God].
1 Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled [for Roman Tax purposes].
2 This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
3 All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city.
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;
5 to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged [wife without permanent cohabitation] to be married to him as wife [permanent cohabitation], being great [nearly full term] with child.
6 It happened, while they were there, that the day had come that she should give birth.
7 She brought forth her firstborn son, and she wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Note: They stayed in a three sided "Sukkah", which is a temporary dwelling used during Sukkat (aka Succoth or The Feast of Booths). This event occurs every year during the Seventh Sacred Month of Tishri -- between mid September and early October on the Roman Gregorian Calendar.
8 There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field [NOT winter time], and keeping watch by night [mild nights] over their flock.
9 Behold, an angel [aggelos or Messenger] of the LORD stood by them [the shepherds], and the glory of the LORD shone around them, and they [the shepherds] were terrified.
10 The angel said to them [the shepherds], "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people.
11 For there is born to you [Israelites], this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Messiah the lord [kurios].
12 This is the sign to you: you [the shepherds] will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough."
13 Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising YEHOVAH, and saying,
14 "Glory to YEHOVAH in the highest [YEHOVAH is the Highest], On Earth peace, good will toward men."
15 It happened, when the angels went away from them into the sky, that the shepherds said one to another, "Let's go to Bethlehem, now, and see this thing that has happened, which the LORD [YEHOVAH] has made known to us."
16 They came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the feeding trough.
17 When they saw it, they [the shepherds] publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child.
18 All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising YEHOVAH for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken to them.
21 When eight days were fulfilled [a Purification Law and Ordinance] for the circumcision of the child, his name was called Yeshua, which was given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 When the days of their purification [issue of blood Ordinance] according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem [at the Temple], to present him to the Supreme Kurios [Kurios -- The Present Controller OR YEHOVAH God].
It should be noted
that the term Kurios, "Controller,"
was a term that was being used for a position of authority that was, also,
in a transitional state. As originally "The Controller" was YEHOVAH
but YEHOVAH was preparing Yeshua to become "The Controller" or His
"Proxy." Mary, Elizabeth, and Joseph in general knew and understood
this; therefore the ambiguity between their usage of the present and the
Presently Yeshua the Messiah has been given ALL authority as "The Controller" by YEHOVAH God, as His "Proxy" -- and yet Yeshua is still not YEHOVAH God, but "like YEHOVAH" in his spiritual mind set as are all of YEHOVAH's future children.
So did the "Immaculate
take place? Answer: No!
Was Mary a physical virgin at the time of Yeshua's birth? Answer: No!
Was Mary a physical virgin at the time of Yeshua's conception? Answer: Yes!
Was Joseph the actual
He had to be -- OR the Epistle of Matthew is a complete fabrication,
and not based on even vague truth! Of course, being "based on truth"
does not necessarily make it completely true.
Was Yeshua the Messiah of the seed of King David? Answer: Absolutely! But David was not in heaven nor was he alive on Earth. Therefore, King David was the "lineage of the seed," as was Abraham.
29 "Brothers, I may tell you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that YEHOVAH had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, [YEHOVAH God is not flesh, and the holy spirit is a mental attribute] he would raise up the Messiah to sit on his [David's throne -- NOT YEHOVAH's] throne,
34 For David did not ascend into the heavens,...
Yeshua the Messiah was a PHYSICALLY ORDINARY MAN, but "set apart"
by YEHOVAH God for the purpose of YEHOVAH's Plan of Salvation. The Immaculate
Conception is nothing more than the Immaculate Deception,
the Virgin Birth is a non-issue, and Yeshua the Messiah completed
his Earthly ministry, and has been given the authority of "Controller"
for the Coming Kingdom of YEHOVAH God on Earth, after the first resurrection
of the dead in the Messiah.
As I said before: Regardless of all of this -- and even if Joseph's and King David's seed was supernaturally placed into the virgin womb of Mary -- Mary's virginity still would not prove that the Messiah pre-existed or was God. It would still only prove that the Messiah was without a doubt the First Born or Eldest Son of Mary.
Even so, let it be known right now, that Yeshua the Messiah did not actually have to be the physical heir to the throne of David. The genealogy of the throne of David is not (I repeat NOT) necessarily a physical genealogy of first born sons nearly as much as it is the "Spiritually Righteous Lineage" to the "Righteous Throne of Righteous David" as the "Righteous Seed" (one seed: Galatians 3:16) of "Righteous Abraham". Why would YEHOVAH God ever allow even the smallest possibility that an unrighteous physical heir to the throne of David be allowed to sit on the "Righteous Spiritual Throne" (right hand of YEHOVAH) in the "Coming Righteous Spiritual Kingdom" of the "Righteous Spiritual Father of Creation" during the "Spiritually Righteous Sabbath Millennium" just because he just happened to be the physical heir to the throne? Never! Never! Never! YEHOVAH God is not stupid or unrighteous! YEHOVAH never intended for His "Coming Spiritual Kingdom of Righteousness on Earth" to be ruled on the basis of physical inheritance; Even so, Yeshua the Messiah satisfied both requirements by being sired by a HUMAN FATHER (Joseph), and by his righteous OBEDIENCE to YEHOVAH God.
Just WHO Is the True Savior of Mankind?
THE TRUE SAVIOR OF MANKIND IS YEHOVAH GOD THE CREATOR!
I, even I, am the LORD [YEHOVAH is in Capital Letters]; and beside me there is no savior.
The Book of Isaiah has eight "savior" scriptures. In each of them we will find that the term "savior" means "one who saves" -- which is EXACTLY what the One God YEHOVAH did throughout the Old Testament. This was a PHYSICAL saving, not a spiritual saving. Notice the following scriptures --
Isaiah 43, 45, 49, 60 and 63:
Isaiah 43:3 For I am YEHOVAH your God, the Holy One of Israel, your SAVIOR.
Isaiah 43:11 For I, even I, am YEHOVAH; and beside me there is no SAVIOR.
Isaiah 45:15 Verily, you are a God that hides yourself, O God of Israel, the SAVIOR.
Isaiah 45:21 ...a just God and a SAVIOR; there is none beside me.
Isaiah 49:26 ...and all flesh shall know that I YEHOVAH am your SAVIOR and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Isaiah 60:16 ...and you shall know that I YEHOVAH am your SAVIOR and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Isaiah 63:7-8 ...lovingkindnesses of YEHOVAH...toward the House of Israel...they are my people...so He was their SAVIOR.
None of these scriptures proves that Yeshua the Messiah was the God of the Old Testament. Instead, "savior" is simply a description of ANOTHER FUNCTION of YEHOVAH God.
Now let us compare the Old Testament "savior scriptures" -- which say that YEHOVAH God of the Old Testament is called Savior -- with New Testament scriptures which say EXACTLY the same thing about the God of the New Testament!
Are there any New Testament scriptures that say YEHOVAH God is Savior -- just as there are in the Old Testament? Believe it or not, YES!
Luke 1:47 And my spirit has rejoiced in GOD my SAVIOR.
I Timothy 1:1 GOD our SAVIOR.
I Timothy 2:3-4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of GOD our SAVIOR, who will have all men to be saved.
I Timothy 4:10 Trust in the living GOD, who is the SAVIOR of all men.
Titus 1:3; 2:10; 3:4 GOD our SAVIOR.
Jude 25 To the ONLY wise GOD our SAVIOR.
So we see here that the One True God (John 17:3) is called "God the Savior" eight times (three times in Titus) in the New Testament. It is crystal clear that YEHOVAH God is called "the Savior" -- the Father (Creator God) is a Savior God! Notice how consistent the Bible is regarding this point:
1) In the Old Testament the One God is
2) In the New Testament the One God is called SAVIOR.
The God of scripture is our Savior no matter where you read in the Bible. Our Creator created us to be in His Kingdom after we have been saved and resurrected. The God of Israel -- the ONE God -- is going to save us.
But what about the Messiah? Is he called the savior? Yes, the Messiah is called savior in at least 16 scriptures: Luke 2:11; John 4:42; Acts 5:31; 12:23; Ephesians 5:23; Phil. 3:20; 2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 1:4; 2:13; 3:6; 2 Peter 1:1; 1:11; 2:20; 3:2; 3:18 and 1 John 4:14.
It is likewise clear that Yeshua the Messiah is our savior. Also, there is NO QUESTION that YEHOVAH God the Father is our Savior. How can this be?
The answer is relatively simple. The One God our Father (YEHOVAH) is our Savior who will save us from the penalty of sin (often referred to as "salvation"). But HOW will YEHOVAH God implement this saving program? By Himself making the greatest sacrifice He COULD -- notice!
For God so loved the world that HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believes in him [his sacrifice for our sins] should not perish [die eternally due to sin, i.e. not saved], but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
The One God (our Savior) has APPOINTED His Son, the first-born Son of our Savior God, to REPRESENT Him as our Savior -- to be the PHYSICAL SACRIFICE made once and for all to pay for our sins.
So HOW will YEHOVAH God save us? By the DEATH of that descendant of David -- that FULLY HUMAN BEING known as the Son of Man, the one born to be our Savior.
In the first chapter of the first book of the New Testament we find that the first mention of Yeshua is as Savior. Mary was found to be "with child" (verse 18 -- see above) and would bear a son:
Matthew 1:21 ...and you shall call his name YESHUA [Yeshua = Yah saves] for he shall SAVE his people FROM THEIR SINS.
Yeshua will be the savior who must die for the sins of all mankind.
In Luke we read an interesting account about our Savior (YEHOVAH) God. First we read of Mary and "that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God" (Luke 1:35). When Mary went to visit Elizabeth, the babe in Elizabeth's womb "leaped for joy" at the knowledge of the Son of God in Mary's womb. And Mary praised the Savior (YEHOVAH) God:
Luke 1:46-47 My soul does magnify the Lord [YEHOVAH], and my spirit has rejoiced in GOD MY SAVIOR.
Later -- in Luke -- we read:
Luke 2:11 Unto you is born...a SAVIOR, which is Messiah the Lord.
Yeshua the Messiah is the Savior as the REPRESENTATIVE of the Savior (YEHOVAH) God.
The Book of Titus now becomes clear with respect to its use of the term "Savior." Similar to the salutations of Paul's epistles, we find the term "savior" is used three times in pairs -- pairs made up of (1) the Savior (YEHOVAH) God, and (2) the Savior Yeshua the Messiah.
Conclusion: It is the One God YEHOVAH who is our SAVIOR. He saves us THROUGH Yeshua our Savior -- the Savior who could die since he was FULLY HUMAN (born of the union between Joseph and Mary) and NOT an ever living God-Being.
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