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He also made it clear that the image of the Aten only represented the god, but that the god transcended creation and so could not be fully understood or represented. This aspect of his faith bears a notable resemblance to the religion of Moses
. . . I wonder what God thinks about this. Whether its completely silly to debate it. Or would worshiping Yeshua be considered worshiping a false idol?
The Essenes were more than an invention of Josephus!
Jesus did not identify his Father as being the same person who is identified as Yahweh by the Old Testament writers.
If you're a believer, then just follow the perfect example. Christ worshipped the Father, and taught us to do so as well, pretty explicitly. I'll call that a safe bet either way.
Really? She clearly proved you wrong, man up to it. It's okay to be wrong every once in a while.
"Most" Christians do not believe that Jesus was the Father. It might seem like it if you gauged it by the representation on internet forums because most normal Christians stay off the religion forums while the cults apparently encourage their members to push their propaganda any way that they can.
What I find weird is that most Christians believe that Jesus was the Father yet also believe in the Trinity. The Trinity states that the Father and Son are not the same entity. Contradiction much?
The Gospels called Joseph Jesus' father, and Mary and Joseph his parents.
. . . it was impossible to have a virgin birth. Today we have many of them, we call them artificial insemination are even test tube babies. Would you deny that people can have babies even if they have not had sex? For thousand of years people made a big deal about the virgin birth, turns out it was not that complicated after all.
A phrase is not the essence, but only describes it. I think too many people get caught up in 'secret meanings' and things that are just weird and to me an attempt at magic.
I AM is the essence of God... which is within Jesus...
The angel began talking in the first person as if he was talking for God. He did not 'become' God. Moses did the exact same thing but never became God.
The entity that spoke in the burning bush was an "angel" not God... though it was turned into God a few verses later... Moses' mistake...
Or the OT writers just got it wrong.
Personally I believe that angel wasn't from the true God... likely a fallen one, if such things exist
The Gospels have Jesus claiming that Moses "spoke of him", making Jesus the fulfilment of Moses' prophecy.
Moses had a few revelations... there is prophecy about Jesus within the OT... I won't deny that...
I worked that out a few days ago on another thread.
In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. What was that word? Does the pronunciation matter or the meaning of the word?
. . . this is all they teach "look at Jesus" "pray to Jesus".