The Declarations of Jesus To His Disciples And Their Validity

Salvation was reserved for the select few
 Jesus claimed that he revealed the meaning of his esoteric declarations (the parables) only to his disciples (Matthew 13:10-11; Mark 4:10-12, 34; Luke 8:9-10).  Yet even that was untrue. Jesus knew very well that the disciples did not understand everything he told them (Mark 9:32; Luke 9:45, 18:34) and Jesus said and did things secretively so that the multitudes should not understand him.  Why the secrecy?  Why not a public proclamation instead? 

To Whom The “Arm of The Lord” Has Been Revealed


 53:1:  “Who would have believed our report [literally, “what we have heard”]?”

As we enter chapter 53, a change of speakers occurs.  In Isaiah 52:13-15 God is the speaker, now in verses 1-8 it is as if it were the representative spokesman for the gentile nations who is speaking.  The spokesman declares:  “Who would have believed our report?” 

The Problem Around The Suffering Servant Continually Attributed To Jesus

The phrase, “My servant,” presents a problem for the trinitarian doctrine:  servant and master are two separate entities.  A servant by definition is always in an inferior position to his master.  John’s Jesus acknowledges:  “A slave is not greater than his master, neither one who is sent greater than the one who sent him

Jesus Codes – Uses and Abuses – Part 3

By: Rabbi Daniel Mechanic1 (In consultation with Doron Witztum2 and Harold Gans3) DANIEL MECHANIC is a senior international Codes lecturer and researcher for the Aish Hatorah/Discovery Seminar. He would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Satinover – a world-renowned author on Codes- for his helpful comments. This article has been split into 4 parts – read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 4 as well.