This Falling Away Of 2 Thessalonians 2 study focuses on a post from Paul Sides, who writes as Rav Sha’ul, and teaches on SabbathCovenant.com; about Messiah coming in the flesh.
Paul Sides wrote this post on Facebook on 05/22/16. I left his misspellings as they say something about him. I will add comments in red.
No one has ever “seen” Yahuah.. .at ANY time. Just after identifying The Spirit of the False Messiah as anyone who denies that Yahusha was 100% human who came into being “in the flesh” … to be 100% certain we did not claim Yahuah IS Yahusha and then read that verse and replace Yahusha with Yahuah so it read “Yahuah came into being in the flesh”… John specifically said…
1 John 4:12 “No one has ever seen Yahuah”
Here is the problem with Paul Sides explanation. Scripture clearly declares that Messiah existed before his human birth, thus He is deity.
Having said that, Scripture also declares that Messiah is separate from Yahuah, and subservient to Yahuah. Read The Holy Trinity Deception
So while Paul Sides is right that Yahusha is not Yahuah, Scripture declares that He is the express representation of Yahuah. “WHO BEING THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE ESTEEM AND THE EXACT REPRESENTATION OF HIS SUBSTANCE, and sustaining all by the word of His power, having made a cleansing of our sins through Himself, sat down at the right hand of the Greatness on high,” Hebrews 1:3
To ENSURE he made his point, that the Spirit of the False Messiah is specifically anyone who believes Yahuah came to Earth as a man.
This is confirmed over and over all over the scriptures…
1 Timothy 6:16
Yahuah alone is immortal and dwells in unapproachable light. No one has ever seen Yahuah, nor can anyone see Yahuah. To Yahuah be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
I’m not sure what Bible version he is using, apparently the Paul Sides version, because the ISR 98 never uses the name Yahuah. Paul does this to steal reverence away from the Son. “who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or is able to see, to whom be respect and everlasting might. Amĕn.”
The previous verses gave Messiah much reverence, “that you guard the command spotlessly, blamelessly, until the appearing of our Master יהושע which in His own seasons He shall reveal – the blessed and only Ruler, the Sovereign of sovereigns and Master of masters” 1 Timothy 6:14-15
No one has ever seen Yahuah, the one and only Son, who is himself Elohim (post resurrection) and is in closest relationship with the Father (as His firborn of the DEAD Son), has made him known.
But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!”
1 Timothy 1:17
17 Now to the King eternal Yahuah, immortal, and invisible, the ONLY (immortal, invisible) Elohim, be honor and glory forever and ever.
The Son is the image (all sons are images of their father) of the invisible Yahuah, the firstborn over all (eternal) creation (being the firstfruites of the grave given eternal life)
Paul Sides changed the verse to imply that Yahusha is the firstborn over creation, not the firstborn OF creation, which proves that He existed beforehand. The ISR 98 reads, “who is the likeness of the invisible Elohim, the first-born OF all creation.”
Yahuah made (CREATED) Yahusha a little lower than the angels (a man NOT a “god” and not Yahuah in the flesh); Yahuah crowned Yahusha with glory and honor (after his resurrection)
The text should read that Yahusha is a little lower than Yahuah, not lower than angels. This passage is quoted from Psalm 8:5 which reads Elohim, which makes more sense. “Yet You have made him a little less than Elohim, And have crowned him with esteem and splendour.”
to Yahuah (this is the subject) the ONLY God our Savior be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, (this is a qualifying modifyer) in covenant with Yahusha the Messiah our Master, (the subject is still Yahuah) who is before all time, and now, and for all eternity. Amen.
Just read the previous verses to see that the text is pointing to Yahusha, not Yahuah, “to the only wise Elohim, our Saviour, be esteem and greatness and might and authority, both now and forever. Amĕn“
I could go on forever with this… it is the central theme of the entire Plan of Salvation…
…2 For Yahuah granted Yahusha authority over all humanity, so that Yahuah may give eternal life to all those Yahuah has given Yahusha in covenant. 3 Now this is eternal life, that they may know Yahuah, the ONLY true God, and enter into covenant with Yahusha the Messiah, whom Yahuah has sent (in fulfillment of The Heavenly Scroll). 4 Yahusha has glorified Yahuah on earth by accomplishing the work Yahuah gave Yahusha to do.…
This verse is clearly pointing to Yahusha giving everlasting life, not Yahuah. Paul Sides is manipulating the text, to make it say what he wants, which steals reverence from the Son.
“Yahusha said these words, and lifted up His eyes to the heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come. Esteem Your Son, so that Your Son also might esteem You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give everlasting life to all whom You have given Him. “And this is everlasting life, that they should know You, the only true Elohim, and יהושע Messiah whom You have sent. “I have esteemed You on the earth, having accomplished the work You have given Me that I should do.” ISR 98
It is so obviouse Yahuah is NOT Yahusha. They are Eternal Father and begotten eternal son…. simple. Even a child could understand it.
Agreed, Yahusha is not Yahuah. Thus nobody has seen the Father, but they have seen the Son, who is the exact representation of Yahuah. This is why Yahusha proclaimed that if you’ve seen the Son, you’ve seen the Father.
This study proves that his teachings about Messiah are false: Paul Sides Is A False Teacher Who Says Messiah Was 100% Human