Why do you believe in what is written in the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament)? This is a question that we may bump into when we speak to people that have not accepted Y’Shua as their Messiah. When asked to defend what you believe in, do you have the information at hand? Being prepared is half the battle. In this article we will help you get these facts ready. We will look at written proof of Jewish and Roman authors. We will also see what archeologists have found to show that Y’Shua did really exist as man on earth as recorded in the Gospels.
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Y’shua is the Light of the world; the Word made flesh; He is the Good Shepherd, the Bread of Life. We learned in a previous article ” Y’shua in Prophecy – Part 3 -The Servant,” that He is also the Suffering Servant, Who redeemed us with His life by being a guilt offering. It is fascinating to see how many times YHVH has revealed Y’shua to us through the prophets. It makes us marvel at Him, knowing that he had a plan of redemption from the very beginning.
In this article, we will learn that Y’shua is the Branch also. We need to know and understand all this in order to have a strong foundation, especially when we are confronted by those who have fallen away from the faith in Messiah Y’shua or those to whom Y’shua has not yet been revealed as the Messiah.
When you, as a believer in Y’shua, read the passages written in Isaiah about the servant, it is easy to see that most of these are prophecies about the Messiah Y’shua. It is about Who He is and what He came to earth to do. However, when you have to defend your point of view to a Jewish brother or an anti-missionary, it may be a different story. Do you know your Scripture well enough to do that?
One of the biggest challenges we as believers in Y’Shua the Messiah have is to get to a good understanding of the concept of the salvation we have through Messiah and the need for us to keep the commandments. Most people are pretty clear about this fact once they have done their initial Torah cycle and have been re-acquainted with the content of the first five books. When we then start studying the books of the apostle Paul again, lots of people have questions about exactly what Paul is saying. Is Paul really saying that we are under a curse if we keep the commandments? If faith in Y’Shua is our salvation, why do we need to keep commandments? You certainly hear your Christian friends asking, “Have you read the book of Galatians?” Do we understand what Paul is trying to say in this letter.