THE HEBREW YAHOSHUA VS THE GREEK JESUS
The following is a brief descriptive distinction between two very different historic personalities that most people mistakenly think are one and the same person. See if you can guess who these two very different personalities are.
Person 1) Was born on Yom Teruah (The Feast of Trumpets) 9-11-03 BC.
Person 2) Traditionally, His birth is celebrated on December 25th 5 BC.
Person 1) Died on Passover Wed April 5th at 3pm AD 30.
Person 2) Tradition teaches He died on Good Friday at 3pm AD 28, 29, 31, 32, 33 or 34 depending on which religion system you subscribe to.
Person 1) Rose from the dead at the end of the 7th day Sabbath, the third day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Person 2) Tradition teaches He rose from the dead day early on Sunday morning.
(Only Mark 16:9 seems to indicate a first day of the week resurrection. When you move the comma to the correct placement then you will soon see it does not. Even so, you cannot develop any doctrine based on one verse.
“Now when Jesus was risen, early the first day of the week he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”
This rendering agrees 100% with the gospels of MattithYahu / Matthew, Luke and Yahonan / John.)
Person 1) Kept the Torah perfectly.
(MattithYahu / Matthew 5:17-18, Ibrim / Hebrews 4:15, 1Kepha / Peter 2:22, 1Yahonan / John3:4)
Person 2) Many traditions teach He did not keep the Torah perfectly. Many allege that He did not keep the Sabbath.
(Mark 2:23-24, Mark 3:2)
Person 1) Commanded His followers to keep all His commandments.
(Yahonan / John 14:15, 1Yahonan / John 2:3-4 & 5:2-3, Ibrim / Hebrews 10:16)
Person 2) Tradition teaches he came to do away with the some of the commandments and most of the Torah.
(i.e. Came to set us free from the law.)
Person 1) Commanded His followers to keep His Set-apart Feasts.
(Leviticus 23, 1Corinthians 5:8 & 11:17-34, Colossians 2:16-17)
Person 2) Tradition teaches He came to do away with the Feast of the Yahudim (Jews).
Person 1) Commanded His followers not to celebrate the pagan holy days, nor to honor them in any way.
(Deuteronomy 18:9, Jeremiah 10:1-4, MattithYahu / Matthew 15:3-6)
Person 2) Tradition teaches, because he came, pagan holidays are now sanctified for his people to be able to celebrate and honor them in his name.
(i.e. Christ-mass, Easter, New Years, etc, etc.)
Person 1) Commanded His followers not to speak the names of pagan elohim (gods) in the assembly of His people.
(Exodus 23:13, MattithYahu / Matthew 5:17-19)
Person 2) Tradition teaches he came to set us free from the law, so we can speak the names of pagan elohim (gods) freely in the church worship servive, if we want to.
(i.e. Easter, Glory, Grace, Charity, Holy, God, Lord, etc, etc.)
Person 1) Came to restore the correct understanding of the Torah and the Prophets and commanded all men everywhere to hear and obey the Torah and the Prophets.
(MattithYahu / Matthew 5:17-19, Mark 12:29-31, Debarim / Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Way yiqra / Leviticus 19:34)
Person 2) Tradition teaches he came to do away with the Torah and the Prophets and create a new religion, Christianity!
Person 1) Told us to keep the Sabbath forever as a sign of His covenant between Himself and His people, Yisrael, His bride forever.
(Shemoth / Exodus 31:12-17, YeshaYahu / Isaiah 56:3-7, MattithYahu / Matthew 5:19, Mark 2:27, Revelation 12:17, 14:12 & 22:14, Hoshea 2:19-23)
Person 2) Tradition teaches he came to do away with Yahweh’s Sabbath, so we can honor Him on Sunday or any day of our own choosing.
Person 1) Revealed the name of Yahweh to His taught ones.
(Psalm 22:22, Luke 13:35, Yahonan / John 12:13 & 17:6)
Person 2) Traditional Christianity has concealed the name of Yahweh Elohim from his followers and substituted them with the names of pagan elohim as well as pagan titles.
(i.e. LORD, God, Jesus, etc, etc.)
Person 1) Told us to eat only what was set apart as food according to His Word.
(MattithYahu 5:19, In 1Timothy 4:4-5, the Pharisee (Paul was a doctorate in the Torah) is referencing
Genesis 7:2 & 9:3 and Leviticus 11)
Person 2) Tradition teaches he came to do away with the dietary provisions so we can eat whatever we want, even if it isn’t food.
(i.e. it does not convert as energy, health and life to our bodies without side effects, e.g. pork, shellfish, etc, etc.)
Person 1) Descended from the royal line of David through His mother Maryahm.
(Shem Tov’s Hebrew MattithYahu / Matthew & the Aramaic MattithYahu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka-JKIVMbic )
Person 2) Cannot prove he descended from the royal line of David. *
( * In every extant English and Greek manuscript)
Person 1) Commanded His followers to follow Mosheh (Moses).
(Shem Tov’s Hebrew MattithYahu / Matthew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka-JKIVMbic )
Person 2) Commanded His followers to obey the Pharisees. *
(Matthew 23:3 * in every extant English and Greek manuscript)
Person 1) Commanded us not to swear falsely.
(Shem Tov’s Hebrew MattithYahu / Matthew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka-JKIVMbic )
Person 2) Commanded us not to swear at all, and thus commanded us to break the Torah and the Prophets. * i.e. to sin by transgressing the Torah! 1John 3:4 "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law (the Torah)."
(Matthew 5:33-37 * in every extant English and Greek Manuscript vs. Debarim / Deuteronomy 10:20, YirmeYahu / Jeremiah 12:16)
Person 1) Is without contradiction.
(Shem Tov’s Hebrew Matthew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka-JKIVMbic )
Person 2) Contradicts Himself repeatedly in every extant English and Greek manuscript.
(Matthew 5:33-37 vs. 23:16-23, Matthew 23:3 vs. 23-35, 15:3-9)
Now, can anyone intellectually and honestly say these two individuals are actually one and the same person?
I have only scratched the surface. This is the proverbial tip of the iceberg! Heretofore, most of you did not even know the iceberg existed. I literally could go on and on and on contrasting the difference between
personality 1) and personality 2)!
Most people in the “Christian” religion and unfortunately most people of the Messianic belief or “the Hebrew Roots” will zealously try to persuade you that
Person 1) Yahoshua ha MaShiach & Person 2) Jesus Christ
are actually one and the same person. For whatever reason, most Messianic believers cannot figure out there never was a man named Jesus Christ who lived 2,000 years ago, who died for our sins, so that He may redeem us to himself.
Yahweh Elohim saved us because He can! Because of His favor He saved us even though we used the wrong name and were taught another Messiah. (Galatians 1:6-9 2Corinthians 11:3-4 & 13-15) He answered our prayers even though we used the wrong name and were taught another Messiah. He draws us into the Messianic belief or the Hebrew Roots of our faith even though we used the wrong name and were taught another Messiah. This is demonstrable proof of His endless mercy and UNMERITED favor. In no way does it prove that Jesus Christ and Yahoshua ha MaShiach are the same person or that there is power in the name of Jesus. It only proves that He is Love!
Jesus Christ is a fairly tale made up out of religious syncretism over a period of almost 2,000 years. Yahweh is ever faithful even when we are not! Yahoshua ha MaShiach always has and always will be the Savior and Master of the Universe. It doesn’t matter if you agree or not. Our opinions will not stand in eternity; however, His Word will go on and on and on! (MattithYahu / Matthew 24:35, Revelation 22:18-19) Personal experience will never trump the testimony of Yahoshua! i.e. the Word of Elohim!
It is amazing to me what great lengths men will go to convince us (deceive us) the name Jesus Christ is the proper name of Yahoshua ha MaShiach. Prayerfully consider the following. In the English translations of the first century writings of “The Scriptures” (the New Testament) we observe Yoseph is always transliterated to read “Joseph”, Maryahm is always transliterated to read, “Mary”, Yahrushalayim is consistently transliterated to read “Jerusalem”, Beyt Lechem is always transliterated to read “Bethlehem”, Beyt El is always transliterated to read “Beth El” and MattithYahu is consistently translated Matthew.
Are you beginning to notice a pattern here? Do you see how beautifully these Hebrew words are preserved in the English translations of “The Scriptures”? However, when it comes to Yahoshua ha MaShiach they leave every linguistic rule of grammar and, all the translation committees have unanimously agreed to, literally, change His name! If they were 100% consistent the English transliteration would always read “Joshua the Messiah”.
Followers of Yahoshua in the first century would have been known as followers of “the way” (Acts 24:14), Nazoreans (Acts 24:5) and / or Messianic or Messianites. They would have never, ever have called themselves “Christians”. Christ is a Greek term that applied to every Greek elohim (god) in the Roman-Grecko religious systems. Every pagan worshipper was a “Christian” in the first century. Whereas, ha MaShiach (the Messiah) is a Hebrew term that can only apply to Yahoshua of Nazareth, the Yahweh Elohim of Yisrael made manifest in the flesh.
When we first encounter Truth it can be a very painful experience. It was a very painful experience for our father Ya ‘acob when he wrestled with Yahoshua (the Word / the Truth). (Bereshith / Genesis 32:24-32) He left that encounter with a painful and permanent limp from his hip being displaced out of its socket.
It was not all that long ago when the people of S. Africa had the unfortunate and painful experience of discovering their Rand 200 had to be canceled and taken out of circulation because it had been severely counterfeited. Everyone who had any of the counterfeit R200 (approximately $30 US) was left with a worthless lie(s) of which there was no profit or exchange!
Our father Ya ‘acob continued to wrestle with the Word, even through his personal pain, and hold onto Yahoshua. He would not let go of Him until he received his blessing! He was able to exchange the lie of what he previously believed to be true about the nature and character of Yahweh for the inestimable eternal Truth of Yahweh Himself!
Are you willing to do the same? Will you wrestle with the Word / the Truth, no matter how painful it is, until you receive your blessing from Yahweh? Will you exchange the worthless vanity of Jesus Christ (i.e. the man of sin (2Thes 2) and another Messiah of whom Shaul warned us (Gal 1:6-9)) for the inestimable riches of Yahoshua ha MaShiach the Savior and King, who died for your sins?
YirmeYahu / Jeremiah 16:19 “O יהוה, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them.”
In Sincerity and Truth,
Robert McDuffie ~ Yeshayahu 1:19-20