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s Yeshua the promised Messiah of Scripture? What proof can be found to support this belief? Some claim that the narratives about Yeshua are based on pagan stories from other religious systems. What is the truth on this matter? Furthermore, what proof is there that Yeshua was an actual living person, and not a mythic hero for Christians? These matters will be dealt with in this section. Other matters also to be dealt with include many of the ethical issues surrounding Yeshua and His teachings, whether the claim to His divinity holds up to be true, and other key beliefs that are held about Yeshua and His Messiahship. If you have been troubled by an argument laid down by a biblical critic or "anti-missionary" you've come to the right place!
      
Table of Contents
- Messianic Issues
- Pagan Origins?
- Rabbinic Connection
- Scriptural Errors and Contradictions
- Torah and Ethical Issues
- Historical Department
- Messianic Divinity?
- Skeptical Parody
     
Messianic Issues
- The Kingdom Offer 
- Messianic Expectations in 1st Century Judaism 
- Barukh Haba b'Shem Adonai! 
- Proof that Yeshua is Messiah 
- Is Yeshua the Messiah?
- Jesus Didn't Fulfill All the Prophecies!
- Yeshua: King Messiah
- Yeshua: King Messiah II
   
Offsite Links
- Was Jesus a Failure as a Messiah
- Who is this Child?
  
Resurrection Debate
- The resurrection appearances, a case of group Hallucination? off-site
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How many people saw the risen Jesus? 150 or 500? off-site

Pagan Origins?
Mystery Religions
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Yeshua, a Copycat Savior? 
- NT influenced by Pagan legends?
- NT Inluenced by Pagan Philosophy?
- NT Influenced by Pagan Religions?
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Myth, Hallucination or History?
   
Mithraism

- Mithras and Yeshua?
- About Mithraism
- Yeshua and Mythology
- Yeshua and Mythology II
- The Power of Myth

   

Buddhism

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Buddha and What He Taught
    
Humor
- Mithraism: Origin of Christianity
- Zoroastrianism, the Real Origin

Off-Site Links
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Jesus cried to a pagan god on the Cross?

Rabbinic Connection
- Yeshua in the Talmud 
- Christianity in the Talmud 
- Rabbinic Theology and Literature 
- Tanakh Passages Recognized as Messianic by Judaism
- The Gospel of the Rabbis

 (some quotes MAY be out of context at this time)
Scriptural Errors and Contradictions
Scriptural Errors?
- Was Jesus Mistaken about Zechariah?
- Abiathar or Ahimelech?
    
Contradictions
- Mistaken about 2nd Coming?
- Did Jesus tell them to take a staff or not?
off-site
- Different Details in Parallel Passages
off-site
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How many people saw the risen Jesus? 150 or 500? off-site
    
Torah, Ethical Issues and Interesting Questions
Torah
- Yeshua's Sacrifice, a Torah violation against Human Sacrifice?

- If Jesus didn't stay dead, how could His death have been a REAL sacrifice?
off-site
    

Ethical
- Jesus versus Family Values?
off-site
- Yeshua, the Hate Monger?

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Jesus was fraudulent, dishonest, sacrilegious . . . off-site
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The Sermon on the Mount, a "plagarism" of Moses on the Mountain? off-site
    

Interesting Questions

- 101 Questions About Yeshua of Nazareth
- 101 MORE Questions About Yeshua of Nazareth

- Did Jesus speak the 'Son of Man' sayings?
off-site
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What does 'firstborn' mean when used of Jesus? off-site
- What about people who never heard the Gospel?
off-site
- Did Christ die for Satan?
off-site
- What was the use of Christ's death? off-site
   
Historical Department
- Shattering the Christ-Myth
- Extrabiblical Witnesses to Jesus before 200 a.d.
off-site
- Extrabiblical, Non-Christian Witnesses to Jesus 2
off-site
- Was Jesus Really Married?
off site 
- Josephus' references to Jesus
off site 
- The Torn Veil

   
Humor

-
The Historically Correct Jesus off-site
  
Geneological Issues
- Toledot Yeshua
- Problems in the Genealogies of Jesus
off-site
    
Messianic Divinity
Incarnation
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The Incarnation off-site
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Responses to the Incarnation off-site

Deity of Messiah
- How could Jesus be fully divine and live on earth? off-site
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Jesus' Self Understanding in the Synoptics off-site
- Jesus' Self Understanding in John off-site
- NT Witness: Responses to Jesus off-site
- The NT Witness: Literary Responses to Jesus off-site
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The NT Witness: Literary Responses to Jesus 2 off-site
- Other data relative to the deity of Jesus
off-site
- The Deity of Jesus - Summary off-site
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John 1.1 - "a God"? off-site
- Pushbacks: Problems in the NT Witness to Jesus off-site

Trinity
- Trinity Introduction

- Tanakh Data On the Tri-Unity
off-site
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Tanakh Passages Relevant to the Tri-Unity off-site
- Trinity in the Zohar
- Trinity: Ancient Church Formulas off-site
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Trinity: NT Witness off-site
   

Angel of the Lord
"THE" Angel of the Lord?
off-site
   

Mirror Images, Studies in Typology
- Typology: A Valid Approach?
    
- Yeshua and Adam
- Yeshua and Abel/Seth
- Yeshua and Noach
- Yeshua and Malk-Tzaddik
- Yeshua and Issac
- Yeshua and Ya'akov
- Yeshua and Israel
- Yeshua and Yosef
- Yeshua and Moshe 
- Yeshua and Y'hoshua 
- Yeshua and Dahvid 
- Yeshua and Y'hoshua ben Y'hotzadak 
- Yeshua and Hezekiah 
- Yeshua and Jeremiah
     

Off Site Links

- Gospels are rip-off stories from the OT?
Skeptical Parody
The Malleable Jesus
- The Historically Correct Jesus
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Christ Warp
    
Origins of Christianity

- Mithraism: Origin of Christianity
- Zoroastrianism, the Real Origin

  
Theological Objections

       

General & Historical Objections
    

James Trimm responds to Rabbi Tovia Singer

 

     

 Yeshua said, "No one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him."
    From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
    "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Yeshua asked the Twelve. 
    Shimon Kefa answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."

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