John 6:4

And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

John 6:4 (KJV)

Passover – Last week I suggested that if John 6:4 is removed, everything begins to align much better in the timeline of Yeshua’s ministry. We looked at all the surrounding text that exposed the reason that Passover could not have been happening at that time. Yeshua wasn’t traveling to Jerusalem as the law instructs all males should, Yeshua was teaching in a synagogue which was full of Jews who should have also been traveling to Jerusalem. The last revelation is that many people had no food which wouldn’t make sense if people were making this trek to Jerusalem because they would have had supplies during their travels. So now let’s dig into historic arguments concerning this verse.

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Timeline of Yeshua’s Ministry

And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

John 6:4 (KJV)

If you’re at all familiar with the chronology of the ministry of Christ, this verse should cause some hesitation. It doesn’t align with the rest of the gospels, ie. Matthew, Mark, and Luke. And yet this one verse is the basis for the belief that Yeshua’s ministry was 3.5 years long. It all hangs on this one verse. So obviously, we should dig into this a bit more.

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Not of This World

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

John 18:36 (KJV)

Not of this world – When we think of the kingdom of God or the kingdom of Heaven (I’d argue they are the same) we often turn our thoughts to something heavenly. We imagine a spiritual place with gold streets, mansions, and beauty beyond compare. Some of us might even envision the host of God; His angels, His Son, and God Himself – and we look forward to being a part of it… some day.

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My Lord, My God

And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

John 20:28 (KJV

My Lord, my God – This is one of the most quoted verses used to justify the Trinitarian doctine. And without further examination, I’d say it’s pretty good proof. I mean if this is accurately what Thomas said, then how can I argue? But what if it’s not exactly what Thomas meant?

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Who is Yeshua’s God?

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

John 20:17 (KJV)

My God – What an odd question for me to ask isn’t it? But it appears that Yeshua has a God, according to His own words.

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A Mental Shift in the Cosmos

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16 (KJV)

World – When I explain to people that the Hebrew word for a “human soul” is the same word for an “animal soul,” they smile and comment that Jesus didn’t come and die to save animal souls. He came only for the souls of humans. And in light of this verse from the Gospel of John, I can see how they make that determination. Continue reading “A Mental Shift in the Cosmos”

I Am

As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

John 18:6 (KJV)

I am – I know what we’ve been taught. Yeshua is evoking the term “I am” as a representation of His divinity, and as the Trinitarians preach, establishing Himself as God in the flesh. I get it. And in the English translations, it can be justified. But this wasn’t written in English. It was written in Greek, so it has to line up in the Greek as well. Have you ever bothered to investigate it? Let’s do that now. Continue reading “I Am”

New Year’s Resolutions

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

John 14:12 (KJV)

Greater works – The New Year is here, not God’s designated New Year, but nevertheless January 1st is here. According to last year’s ComRes poll, the top 10 resolutions of 2017 were: Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions”

Gender Issues

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

John 16:7 (KJV)

Him – When translations go awry, so do our doctrinal paradigms. For example, the grammatical gender of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) is female, not male. This tells us that all pronouns referring to the Spirit should be feminine, not masculine. Continue reading “Gender Issues”

Living Water

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

John 4:10 (KJV)

Living water – Any New Testament reader would recognize this phrase immediately. It’s a term also mentioned in chapter 7 when John makes a comparison between it and the Spirit. But the question begs itself, IF she had asked for the living water, would Yeshua have given her the Spirit right then and there? Continue reading “Living Water”