Answer for yourself: Yeshua said: "He who believes in the son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." (John 3:36); are you not under the wrath of God for not being a follower of Christ - a Christian, by belief? In other words, as shown previously, is there salvation outside of "Yeshua only?"
It is an interesting question.
Answer for yourself: Do the vast majority of Christians truthfully believe Yeshua for what he said he was, and, truly understand his commands let alone obey them and the commandments? The answer to that questions is so scary that I won't even begin to address it for the shock waves it will create upon learning we have not obeyed him, but rather, obeyed men who have come in his name which have replaced the commandments of God with their personal dreams, visions, and desires. In other words, the traditions of men have been substituted for the commandments of men.
We must begin to answer this question by referring to what "believing in Yeshua" meant to him as previously related in the prior articles.
We at Bet Emet believe that most of the followers who claim to be Christians do not even understand the implications of calling Yeshua "Lord" or "Christ". (The readers will understand what I mean by the last sentence, once they go through the rest of the text).
Having dealt again with what "believing in Yeshua" truly means, now we can answer the rest of the question. The above verse has two parts: "Belief" and "Obedience".
On the subject of Belief in Christ, Yeshua asked his disciples; "But who do you say that I am? And Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God." (Luke 9:20). Peter did not say God or a god. I truly believe Yeshua was "The Christ of God". The expression "The Christ of God" literally means; "The one that was anointed by God himself". Please go back in time and think. God performed the ceremony of anointing (physically or spiritually) and for that reason, Yeshua became "The Christ of God". This is called "adoptionism" and sadly is rejected by mainline Christian orthodoxy today because the early Greek Church Fathers rejected it because it was "too Jewish." Now may I please ask you a simple question.
Answer for yourself: Who is greater and exalted; the one who anointed, or, the one who got anointed?
Since God anointed Yeshua, God is the greater and exalted between the two, which we who study Scripture do truly believe. But surprisingly, the followers who say Yeshua is "Christ" have confused Yeshua with God because of the false teaching to which they have submitted..
"...Thy holy Servant Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint,..." (Acts 4:27 - New American Standard Bible).
This leaves no room for doubt that Yeshua was a "Servant of God". Besides, there are other verses which declare Yeshua to be "God's Servant."
Now let us go to the second part of the quoted verse; "obeying the, Christ". Please read the following verse and ask yourself a question; have I obeyed?
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word, and believes Him (YHVH) who sent me (Yeshua), has eternal life, and does not come into judgement, but has passed out of death into life." John 5:24
Answer for yourself: Have you believed and placed your trust basically, fundamentally and predominately in Him (YHWH) or in the teachings in the New Testament concerning Yeshua (many of which can be shown to be opposed to what Yeshua taught elsewhere in the New Testament)?
Yeshua said; "But I do not seek my glory; there is One who seeks and judges" (YHVH) John 8:51.
Answer for yourself: Who is this "One", who is not Yeshua?
Answer for yourself: Have you basically, essentially and fundamentally glorified the "One" or Yeshua?
Please remember, the "One" will be the Judge on the Day of Judgement and not Yeshua. If you disbelieve or disobey the above word of Yeshua please read the verse quoted by you and then think about the "wrath of God".
Answer for yourself: How can we believe YHVH? What has YHVH said and when did He say it? Where should I go to see YHVH speaking?
We must begin at Sinai, for at Sinai God spoke to the whole of mankind his Torah and Law, which when obeyed, brings blessing and not curses. Beginning with Moses, then the prophets, we find the oracles of God handed down without corruption to God's people. Lastly, Yeshua brings the full and final message for mankind. There is no new teaching or doctrines after Sinai and no one has the right to change them, even Yeshua (of course he never did). So, today if a religious figure teaches you something which you can be shown to be contradicted by the Torah, the Writings, and the Prophets, run from this false teacher. To follow his doctrines and not God's will assures you of disobeying what Yeshua truly believed and taught. For Yeshua always did what pleased the Father, only saying what the Father said. Thus to accepted or participate in a belief system that is contrary to what Yeshua both taught and modeled is sin and the wrath of God resides on those who do.
The really only problem for you is how you answer this next question.
Answer for yourself: How can you know that what is being taught to you is truth or error?
Well my friend, you cannot unless you begin to study for yourself, for if the Holy Spirit was guiding into all truth and we were allowing ourselves to follow Him, then I dare say we would not have 80% of all Christians in the Catholic Church today practicing extreme idolatry.
Answer for yourself: Where is the leading of the Holy Spirit in that case let alone in the Protestant churches which have long ago replaced the revelation of Sinai and the Old Testament with the New?
As stated above, we provide a "study plan" for the student and give detailed instructions as how to study these websites "in proper order" to facilitate one's study. Please inquire for the CD for such thorough study will take you some time if you ever hope of cracking the "Jesus Puzzle" and coming to the answer of the question: "Who do men say I am?" Hidden in this study is the manner by which you, a Christian, can come to the point in your life where the true power and demonstration of God in your life can be found and experienced, where you can "say" to the mountains in your life "be gone" and they really flee. Just ask my wife who raised the Christ to life in her life, in a few short months, in time to reverse a disease process going on in her body and is alive today when medical science said otherwise. A mistaken literal and historical understanding of the sacred Scriptures "killeth," but a "mystical" and "metaphysical" understanding of the true indwelling Christ in you, as the real St. Paul teaches, raises you from the dead in this Earthly life and gives you the demonstration of the Power of God in your life. No tricks here, but just truth, truth kept from us by a less than truthful group of men that changed the original understanding of the Ancient Wisdom to keep humanity ignorant and in fear, thus selfishly controlling them when they no longer had enough swords to do so. Don't let this ignorance of the truth continue in your life. It is time to experience the resurrection of Christ from the dead in you NOW!