Q. You state, “…we accept Yahshua as an Elohim.” Can you explain what you mean by this? As I look at the early church, I find myself having to change my whole thinking. I actually began my quest 7 to 10 years ago with the question of just who is the real Jesus. After growing up in church and marrying a pastor’s daughter and raising 4 children, 2 of which serve as missionaries in New York City, here I am in a spiritual quagmire.
A. You are not alone in your journey. We have spoken to countless people who have found themselves in the same situation. After following mainstream Christianity for most of their lives, they realize that what they have believed is not scripturally correct. We know this is not an easy transition and commend you for being willing to question your beliefs, as most are unwilling.
The word “elohim” is Hebrew and equivalent to the Greek theos. Below are definitions from the Strong’s Concordance for both words:
elohiym (el-o-heem’); plural of OT:433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
theos (theh’-os); of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with NT:3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
In addition to Strong’s, below is another definition for elohim from the Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
a) rulers, judges
b) divine ones
2) (plural intensive – singular meaning)
a) God, a god, a goddess
b) god-like one
c) works or special possessions of God
d) the one true God
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