How Could Jesus be Both Human and Divine? Rabbi Tovia Singer Explores A Popular Christian Solution

By the second century, many Christians believed but wondered, “How could Jesus be both human and divine?”. This assertion, however, sparked bitter arguments and a theological conundrum in the early church. Christian leaders struggled with a fundamental problem: How would they reject the pagan notion that there are many gods, yet retain the firm monotheism expressed in the Jewish Scriptures? Rabbi Tovia Singer explains that one popular solution was to say that Jesus was actually God the Father himself, who became a human. This idea, often labeled modalism since it argues that the one God has different modes of existence, was attacked because it spawned staggering problems for Christian thinkers.

About The Author
- Rabbi Tovia Singer is well known as the Founder and Director of Outreach Judaism, an international organization dedicated to countering the efforts of fundamentalist Christian groups and cults who specifically target Jews for conversion. As a world renowned public speaker, Rabbi Singer addresses more than 100 audiences a year. Through his stimulating and provocative appearances, Rabbi Singer has been an inspiration to thousands. Lecturing on college campuses and synagogues throughout the country has become an integral part of his work. He is the author of the book Let’s Get Biblical: Why Doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah?”, and is a frequent guest on Television and radio shows.

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