Why Is the Clear Verse “God is Not A Man” Not Clear to the Christians?
July 13, 2015 9:19 am
God is not a man. It is that straight and clear in the Tanakh. But why if it’s so straight and so clear, why is it not straight and clear in the perspective of the Christians and Messianic? A Tenak Talk caller asked this interesting question.
Category: Small Bites
The thing is – I never was able to understand this concept that Jesus is God. And not just any but Creator himself. As Rabbi pointed out the Gospels themselves clearly point at it and by Jesus own quotes. But if we talk about the place where Hashem says he is not a man, I rather think that what He has meant is that He is not a man in a sense that He is not a lyer and does not need to repent etc. This is the context of the sentence in my view. Anyway. God really is not a man. Especially as in the case of Jesus. And you have my permission to use this thought in your lectures without charge… 🙂 For how can one be fully man and fully God Creator? It is as to say one is fully Creator and fully creation. How is it possible? For is the creation fully creation if it has created itself? Can Jesus in this sense be equal to us, mortal men and be Creator Himself? It just is impossible as is to be fully black and fully white at the same time. Like one would ask his friend – what color is your car? And he answers – its fully black and fully white… It is insane. The same is by announcing – Jesus is fully Creator and fully creation. Cristians argue that for the God Creator anything is possible. Of course, God is able to make part of him to come down to earth in the flesh. Still, it in no way would be fully man or creation. For fully man means to be full with mistakes and even sins. So this creed of the Church shoots itself in the leg.
One more thing to elaborate what was said before. Eventually Jesus is self-created person and he is sinless. It is impossible for a fully man, for a 100% man to accomplish any of two of these things. The story about him being the God must have emerged from the book of Isaiah. For Isaiah sometimes says that the kongdom of David will be established forever, and sometimes that God’s kingdom will be established and exist forever. Isaiah and some other prophets say that David will be king forever, and the God Himself will be king forever. So these passages in some overzelous minds have turned into revelation that the future king David and God is one and the same person. I believe that this is the beginning of making the God Creator out Jesus.