Nature of Christ

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A debate continues between the Monophysites, the Nestorians, and the Eastern Orthodox as to the true "Nature of Christ[1]. And while this argument may seem insignificant, one shouldn't loose sight of the fact that millions of people have lost their lives, and many more have been exiled from their homes as the result of it.

To be clear, Nazarani have never been participants in this debate because our view of the faith is based on a spiritual rather than philosophical understanding of God, which has been passed down to us in the Aramaic language. This scriptural view is very clear, and doesn't require any hurdles of logic to comprehend.

There are a three Aramaic idioms which must understood before we can proceed. After all, the deaths of more than a million persons occurred because the Greek redactors of the New Testament failed to translate these words adequately into their language...

The first word is MILTHA:

In the beginning was the MILTHA, and the MILTHA was with God and God was that MILTHA.[2]

Miltha (Aramaic: מלתא) is an Aramaic idiom meaning simultaneously, "word", "manifestation", "instance" and "substance"[3].

The second word is MarYAH:

John then tells us that God had existed in the world before Christ’s birth, but that the world did not know Him. [John 1:10] This of course can be no God other than YAH, since it was YAH (YHVH in Hebrew) who is also the creator of the world. YHWH is written as יהוה in Hebrew and sometimes in a short form Yah יה (yud-heh) appearing in places like Psalm 68:5 or as part of a compound Hebrew name like ירמיה (Yërëmyäh).

The Aramaic “MarYAH” is the emphatic form of the Aramaic theonym combining the words “Mar”, which means “Lord” and the word “YAH”, which is the abbreviated Aramaic form of the Hebrew Name of God, “YHWH”. The name YAH comes from the ancient Sumerian “EA” means "Life", and is derived from the Semitic root HYY "life", which can also mean "spring" or "running water", as in to say the “Fountain of Life”.

His Name is basically the singular, third person, masculine form of the verb HAYA, "to be". At the burning bush, He told Moses that His Name was "I AM", then He said His Name was "YHWH" (Exodus 3:14-15). These are not separate Names, they are the same - He says "I AM", we say "HE IS"!

The third word is ICHIDAYAÈ:

And we saw His glory, as the glory of the Ichidaya Who is of the Father Who is full of grace and truth.” [John 1:14] And no one can say YHWH is Y’shua (MarYah huwa Ieshu - [wvy wh ayrm) but by the Ruha aQdosh. (Here in Corinthians, it refers NOT to the Holy spirit, but to Prophecy. Thus, we who acknowledge the mission of Christ are ALL prophets.) - 1st Corinthians 12:3
Jesus said to him, The first of all commandments is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one MarYAH” (Mark 12:29) “He said to them, How is it then that David through the spirit calls him Lord God MarYAH?” (Matthew 22:43)
For God sent the word to the children of Israel, preaching peace and tranquility by Jesus Christ; he is the MarYAH of all.” (Acts 10:36)
“For this day has been born in the city of Deyd a saviour who is our [anointed / Messiah], Mar YAH.”” (Luke 2:11)
... no man can say that Yeshue is the Mar YAH but by the [spirit / wind / breath] of holiness. (1st Corinthians 12:3” (1st Corinthians 12:3)

That Jesus is literally an incarnation of Life is not in question. “So you may know that I AM THE LIVING GOD”, as a stand alone statement occurs five times in John's Gospel at 8:24,28; 13:19, 18:6-8

Hundreds of soldiers who had come to arrest him were knocked down backwards when Yeshua answered with this two word phrase! This is testament to the fact that it meant more than, “It is I”; much more!

Combining the 30 occurrences of his statements- “I AM THE LIVING GOD”, with the 32 places where Yeshua (Jesus) is named “THE LORD YHVH” , yields a total of 62 testimonies to The absolute Deity of The Messiah Yeshua in The Peshitta New Testament which are not found anywhere in the Greek version New Testament or those versions which have been translated from them.

By removing the name “MarYAH” and replacing it with their pagan "Chrestos" the Greeks effectively stripped Jesus of His divinity, and removed any hope of understanding what is maybe the most basic point of the christological controversy, that

"... all of the House of Israel should know that this Yeshue, whom you crucified, is the anointed unique LORD." - (Acts 2:36)

And so while Nazarani understand that Yeshue is, was, and will always be YHVH incarnate in the flesh. There are no natures, no need to invent qneuma, or persons, or other wills, actions or other philosophical innovations for understanding who He Is, or why He came.


References

  1. Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel, A Short Treatise on the Nature of Christ, Nazarani Church, 2013
  2. (John 1:1) The Bible Translated by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel
  3. Andrew Gabriel Roth, The Mystery of Miltha.