A Messiah and A Saviour

ImageThe two words an anointed (משיח) and a savior (משיע) are totally different even though they sound the same. Rather like kitchen and chicken sound the same to a non English speaker. The idea of savior in the NT conveys the idea that one is saved from ones sins by just one unique ‘messiah’ and so the fusion of messiah (משיח) with a unique and only savior (משיע)(Jesus / Yeshua) is very deceptive indeed. First, a look up of the word משיע (savior) in the Jewish scriptures shows up over 250 times and consistently carries the idea of being saved from ones enemies and NOT to be saved from sin! Secondly there are many saviors:

21 And saviors (מוֹשִׁעִים) shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

And many messiahs too. Priests are messiahs[Lev 4:3], Kings are messiahs[1Sa 24:6], G-d’s people are messiahs[ Psalm 105:11-15] and a non-Israelite King Cyrus is a messiah too[Isa 45:1]!

Just because a chicken is cooked in a kitchen does not mean that the kitchen is the same thing as the chicken!

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3 thoughts on “A Messiah and A Saviour

  1. Why is anyone offended by Hebrew scriptures in Torah and Tanakh?

    My people? Who are GOD’s people? Seek GOD’s face with Moses and Torah or follow a Rabbi and the Talmud?

    (2 Chronicles 7:14)

    14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

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  2. The ‘anyone’ you refer to as being offended are Christians and/ or Messianics who have been sold the false idea projected from the ‘new’ to the ‘old’ testament that one is saved from ones sins by just one unique ‘messiah’ with a unique and only savior (משיע)(Jesus / Yeshua) and that messiah and messiah and savior are the same thing.

    A similar frustration also exists for Christians and/ or Messianics who have been told that they are the people of G-d by believing in a human substitutionary / divine messiah something which both Moses and Torah do not teach. Ironically the whole idea of a messiah and where it is presented very explicitly comes from the same Rabbis and the Talmud you wish to denigrate.

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