Originally Posted by happilyMRSinYAHUSHA View Post
My husband and I believe that the messiah was a true man annointed with the holy spirit. We believe we are one with him in the same way that he is one with the father. We see the doctrines of the trinity or of "jesus" being the most high as utterly evil. We believe in the set apart creator yahuah, that he is an immortal invisible spirit. Does anyone else believe this?
I had to look up the uncommon usage of Yahua and Yahushua...seeing that what you wrote seems to align with a messianic/ Hebrew Roots movement seeking to sever any Greek association (thus pagan influenced) to what was perceived as early church practice...and trying to ground this movement into saying that Christians are wrong, we are pronouncing important names wrong (as if it mattered), and that the common adherence to a calendar other than the Jewish calendar and all of it's festivals is wrong, wrong, wrong.
While I do agree that there has been a certain degree of syncretism within certain observances and practices in various ways of some Christian establishments, my main issue with the Hebrew Roots movement is that the New Testament WAS written in Koine Greek as Israel was very much Hellenized in that time period, that even many Jews had to rely on the Septuagint [Greek translation of Torah/OT. In fact, there are some obvious borrowings from the Septuagint when referenced in Scripture (I believe it is in Jude)]. While Jesus was probably referred to differently in Hebrew or Aramaic tongue...such as many say Y'shua...really it's what we know as Joshua and since the NT was written in Greek, the use of Jesus or Iesous is not some eternal infraction...it's how the Greeks say the name. So yes, although Jesus does not reflect the lingual hebrew root of what Y'shua connotes...that too, is not an infraction. The Creator knows our hearts...and isn't too petty to frown upon folks who believe in Him and love Him with all of their hearts, "But dang it! Why can't they same my name right!? That's it! Be gone!"
By the way Christos has the same meaning as Messiah (meshiach)...it means annointed one.
And as for God...named as the tetragrammaton...yodh he waw he...there seems to be a insistence that it ought to be pronounced Yahuah...when really no one knows the true pronunciation as The Name was so highly revered and still is by modern Judaism...that even the popular Yahweh is in question (as they assume the niphal root vowel arrangement). Insisting that it must be Yahuah has about just as much weight as insisting that it MUST be pronounced as Jehovah (as they just overlapped vowels from Adonai onto YHWH).
If shedding all vestiges of culture other than what is assumed is that of the early church, then basically it undermines the early churches decision not to force Gentile to live as Jews, since we are free by the laws of grace. Peter was confronted by this when he had the dream of the net carrying all of the unclean animals. Paul Confronted Peter on this when Peter started to disassociate with Gentiles. We do not live under the law, so as much as you are trying to shed the accumulation of pagan influence...you are unnecessarily burdening yourself with more law.
It is important to know where things come from, where they started, and what they mean? Yes. Does it mean that we should take a look at accepted practices under the microscope. Absolutely. But it doesn't mean that we have to take drastic measures to make sure we are pronouncing things appropriately and have to take up ancient Jewish rituals and practices that themselves were only a torchbearer for the completion made by the Messiah. As Paul would say, this doesn't free us to live in abject immorality or we should live as we have a get out of jail free card, but we also live in grace through faith...and we aren't subject to observatory laws. My two cents.