Presentation on theme: "THE MESSIANIC IMPORTANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH Like Father, Like Son."— Presentation transcript:
THE MESSIANIC IMPORTANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH Like Father, Like Son
Keep in Mind Context: (Framework) & Thinking: Greek vs Hebrew
Like Father, Like Son Need to think Hebraically Ontology – branch of Metaphysics – nature of being Plato/Neo-Platonists – schools of philosophy Attempted to give meaning to physical aspects of life Most Christian teachers – Greek based schools Bible read/understood from Greek perspective
Like Father, Like Son Yeshua and His Father – debate Questions asked – about essence and being Essence and Being – foreign to Hebrew mind
Like Father, Like Son Contrasts G-d of Israel – Tanach G-d of Christian church – Church Creeds Tanach - G-d Defined by works Relationship to creation
Like Father, Like Son Relationship with creation – encompasses all Relationship with Israel – specific covenant Tanach – G-d – “made heavens and the earth” Psalms – 69:34, 115:15, 121:2, 124:8, 134:3, 146:6 G-d – “I am Adonai your G-d Who brought you out from the land of Egypt.” Ex20:2, 29:46, 32:11, Lev 19:36, 22:33, 25:38 Num, Deut, Josh, Judges, Jeremiah, Daniel
Like Father, Like Son Tanach G-d is one, Unique, the Only God Only one worthy of worship – Israel and the Nations
Like Father, Like Son Church Creeds include activities of God Also – statements of essence and being Nicene Creed (325 CE) “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of Heaven and earth, and of all things, visible and invisible And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God Begotten of the Father before all worlds; Light of Light, True God of true God, Begotten, not made, One essence with the Father By whom all things were made.
Like Father, Like Son Scriptures – no essence or being Hebrews Know God by His deeds Know Yeshua by describing His works 2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?" 4 And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
Like Father, Like Son Challenge: To see who Yeshua was/is The way scripture says Not forcing ontological statements Identity and definition – His works Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens declare the glory of God”
Like Father, Like Son What does this have to do with the Virgin Birth of our Messiah and Master?
Like Father, Like Son Nothing!! Well……maybe something!
Like Father, Like Son Messiah’s dual nature Human and Divine Virgin birth – forms view/opinion
Like Father, Like Son Apostolic writings Matthew 1:18 -25 “before they had come together” Betrothal – shiduchin = settlement, arrangements Legal requirement of marriage – woman was virgin Fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy (Is. 7:14) Luke 1:26-38 Visit from angel - Mary protests
Like Father, Like Son Hebrew – ‘almah – young girl Tanach – Rebecca – is an ‘almah Hebrew society – “marriageable woman” Isaiah’s reference – sign of something “out of the ordinary” Gospel writers – Greek – parthenos =marriageble woman
Like Father, Like Son Ramifications of Virgin Birth answers prophecy of Isaiah Marks Yeshua as fulfillment of that prophecy Isaiah 7:14; 9:6 Child – human and divine Immanuel El Gibor – (Mighty God) Owner of eternity – (Father of Eternity)
Like Father, Like Son Reveals His human nature Galatians 4:4 – “born of a woman” Tempted Sinless Hebrews 4:15 Hebrews 7:26 1 Peter 2:22-24
Like Father, Like Son Mystery Fully human, fully divine Tempted yet remained sinless Felt full force of temptation but did not yield to its power Yeshua – born by divine decree – similar to Adam
Like Father, Like Son Qualifications of Yeshua haMashiach Perfect unity of human/divine natures Pure, holy in every way Fit to be Lamb of God as sacrifice for sins High priest of His people