(13) And coming into the parts of Caesarea of Philip, Jesus questioned His disciples, saying, (13) Whom do men say Me the Son of Man to be? (14) And they said, Some say John the Baptist, and others Elijah, and others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. (15) He said to them, But you, whom do you say Me to be? (16) And answering, Simon Peter said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. (17) And answering, Jesus said to him, Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father in Heaven.Matthew 16:13-17 LITV
Just as the opinions were misguided at the time when Jesus asked the question, they are still out of sync today because they have not revealed by Jesus, this time around (Luke 10:22).
In His time, Jesus was seen as a reincarnation of one of the pillar biblical characters mentioned in the verses. Jesus was more interested in the opinions of those He has chosen. So, He pressed the disciples, who got to touch Him, for their own personal opinions on who He is. We read that Peter managed to get the right answer only because, as Jesus explained, God the Father revealed the answer to Peter.
Nevertheless, today, the major Christian denominations or sects have been teaching a different doctrine which teaches that Jesus was a former Angel like Archangel Michael. This doctrine is contrary to the confession that was made known to Peter. The author of Hebrews make a distinction between an Angel and the Son.
Hebrews 1:6-8 KJV
6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Deuteronomy 6:4 LITV
Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.
Mark 12:29 LITV
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is: "Hear, Israel. The Lord our God is one Lord,
John 6:38 KJV
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
Isaiah 8:20 KJ3
To the Law and to the Testimony! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because there is no dawn to them!
No Angel is referred to as 'The LORD, Lord' in the whole Bible. It is impossible to find an Angel referred as 'The LORd, Lord' because the title refers to the new proper name YHWH revealed to Moses.
We will discuss the annunciation of the conception, the birth, the death, and the resurrection of Jesus in the website.
Why revisit the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus?
We speak of the birth, the death, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ not to ascertain our faith in those events, since whatever we believe will not change whether or not those events took place. Rather, since many are keeping mandatory man-decreed religious observances claimed to be grounded around the Passion events, as Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, in addition to the other religious days mandated in the Torah, we speak of those events concerning Jesus’s Passion only in an attempt to show that they are not even accurately corroborated by the narrative in the New Testament, let alone mandated by Jesus or His Apostles. God had always been very accurate in marking the exact date when the various religious ordinances were to be performed (Leviticus 23).
Believers who celebrate Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter, as if those festivities are apostolic or mandatory and part of the belief system of the Torah (the Old Testament), they often dismiss the accuracy of the chronology upon which those religious holidays purport to be based. Those who celebrate the events of the Passion of Jesus opine that what really matters is the fact that Jesus was born, had died, and was risen, not the rigor of accuracy of the timing of the events. However God cares for what we claim to do in His name, as He declared in Mark 7:7. God always want His say to be the only word that matters not anyone else’s takeaway.
Observing the wrong religious event not mandated by God will certainly cost us our salvation, as Mark 7:7 teaches, because, as in the garden of Eden, we choose to obey the man who decreed the religious observance instead of obeying and following the authorized guidance of YHWH God, Moses, Jesus, or the Apostles.
Only the Adversary can claim to have authority to append to the Torah that went out of Zion.
Micah 4:2 KJ3
(2) And many nations shall come and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, and to the house of the God of Jacob. And He will teach us from His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For the Law shall go forth out of Zion, and the Word of Jehovah from Jerusalem.
Would you live according to the Torah that went forth out of Zion and the Word of Jehovah from Jerusalem? Or, would you live according to the teachings of men which have no foundation or are contrary to the Torah (Law) and the Word of God from Jerusalem?
Note that the verse indicates that the Word of God comes from Jerusalem and no other place, and the Torah from Zion and no other place.
What is the origins of your faith? Purely from Zion, Jerusalem or from an other place or from a mixture of Zion, Jerusalem and another place? Whatever your choice is, remember the warnings of Mark 7:7.
Mark 7:7-8 EMTV
7 And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
8 "For having left the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men--the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other similar things you do.