An Anointed and a Savior

chickenThe 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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