By Menashe Dovid
This new section of the blog highlights how the Jewish Scriptures are twisted by Christianity and Messianic Judaism (the same thing as Christianity) who take their lead from no other than the New Testament itself. Here is an example in point:
26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; 27 For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.” Rom 11 NKJV
Now compare where it comes from in the same Christian bible translation:
20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” Says the Lord. Isaiah 59:20 NKJV
See how they are completely opposite? In the twisted version, Paul makes his case for a divine messiah who does it all for you on the basis that a person is incapable of doing anything (cf John 6:44). The correct version as per Isaiah 59:20 has individual persons turning from their transgressions! In contradistinction to Paul’s twisting of scripture we have a clear indication in the following which says we can turn fom our own transgressions ourselves!
6 And the LORD said unto Cain: ‘Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door; and unto thee is its desire, but thou mayest rule over it.‘ Gen 4
Mastery over sin is possible, indeed as keeping the law is possible too (see Deut 30:11-14).
A Modern day Deception
See the subtle agenda in the screen shot for a messianic proselytizing agenda below? The subtle agenda would like us Jews to think that messiah = savior = sacrifice.
In the English of the website it says Messiah comes, if your not careful you would think that the Hebrew version of the site says the same thing. The difference is by just one letter (at the end) but that one letter makes all the difference! Notice it says משיע but really it should be משיח (messiah). The first as it is shown on the Hebrew web page says savior (משיע) and the second in the English says messiah! A subtle difference because both משיח (messiah) and savior (משיע) are very similarly pronounced but are in fact very different words!
Moreover, the idea of savior in the NT conveys the idea that one is saved from ones sins and so the fusion of messiah (משיח) with savior (משיע)(Jesus / Yeshua) is very deceptive indeed. However, 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! The point about sin is that G-d has given us mastery over it and where one needs forgiveness G-d has provided repentance which effects his forgiveness. What you do does count, especially when it comes to repentance but do not take my word for it:
12 “Therefore you, O son of man, say to the children of your people: ‘The righteousness of the righteous man shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression; as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall because of it in the day that he turns from his wickedness; nor shall the righteous be able to live because of his righteousness in the day that he sins.’ 13 When I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die. 14 Again, when I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ if he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right, 15 if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 16 None of his sins which he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right; he shall surely live. Ezek 33
To embrace Christianity means, not only to embrace Jesus as the promised King who will rule at in the messianic age (as the Jewish Scriptures describe the messiah), but rather to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, the second and equal member of the Trinity, who lived on earth and needed to die on the cross for your sins. You are also embracing the belief that without Jesus your repentance has no value in front of G-d as (according to the Greek Scriptures) human repentance has no efficacy in front of G-d (contrary to open teachings of the Jewish Scriptures i.e Ezekiel 33:10-16.)
This is not a matter of selecting your preferred candidate for president, it’s about redefining whom you worship as G-d and what G-d requires from you. I’m pleading with you with all my heart and soul, please take the time to make sure you understand what you are being asked to reject and embrace before making any life altering decision.
May the G-d of Abraham Isaac and Jacob lead you to His Truth as you continue to seek Him in truth.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. (Psalm 145:18) Rabbi Eli Cohen