Christianity vs. the Bible

Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim


God stated through His prophet Malachi, “I am God, I do not change (Malachi 3:6).” God is perfect and knows the future. Thus, His Bible was designed knowing all considerations; nothing “new” could enter the equation already known by God that could warrant a change to His Bible. Change is necessary only one did not foresee the future and must then adjust to accommodate unforeseen changes. But this is patently inapplicable to God, explaining why He made a command not to alter His Bible (Deut. 13:1). As He does not want it changed by man, He too will not change it. Yet people feel God can change His Bible “if He wants;” but this feeling is a foolish projection of human indecisiveness, ignorance or flippancy onto God, and a certain violation of His words.

Therefore, adding the New Testament, new Christian laws and holidays, and at the worst, suggesting notions that God became man…are all violations. God told Moses, “…for man cannot know Me while alive (Exod. 33:21).”  Bearing in mind Deuteronomy 34:10 where God attested that Moses was the greatest man to ever live, if Moses cannot know God, no one else can. Thus, anyone who suggests he “knows” that God became man contradicts God’s declaration to Moses that man cannot know what God is, it violates His words to His prophet Malachi that God cannot change, and is a baseless fantasy.

King Solomon stated, “…behold the heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You… (I Kings 8:27).” The king was a prophet and the second wisest man ever, next to Moses. He declared here that God is unrelated to the physical world. What he means by “the heavens cannot contain God” is that God is not bound by space, since He does not occupy space. Suggesting God became Jesus violates yet another of God’s prophets.

The next nine Biblical quotes from Deuteronomy again describe God as unaffected by natural laws:

And God spoke to you from inside the fire, a voice of words did you hear, and no form did you see, only a voice (4:12).

And be exceedingly careful regarding your souls, for you did not see any form the day God spoke to you in Horeb from inside the fire (4:16).

Has any people heard the voice of God speaking from inside the fire, and survived, as you have (4:33)?

From the heavens He made heard His voice to train you, and on Earth He showed you His great fire, and His words you heard from inside the fire (4:36).

Face to face, God spoke with you on the mountain from inside the fire (5:4).

These matters God spoke to your entire assembly on the mountain from inside the fire... (5:19).

...and you said "And His voice we heard from inside the fire"... (5:21).

For who of all flesh has heard the voice of the living God speaking from inside the fire, and survived, as us (5:23)?

And God gave to me two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and upon them, as all the words that God spoke with you on the mountain from inside the fire on the day of the assembly (9:10).

In contrast to Revelation at Sinai described in these nine verses witnessed by millions, no such validation exist regarding claims surrounding Jesus. 

The Jewish nation accepts miracles, and the reason they did not accept claims about Jesus is because there was no evidence. When God desires to validate his true prophets, He performs miracles for them in front of mass witnesses. These include the Ten Plagues, the splitting of the Reed Sea, the Manna, the well, Revelation at Sinai, the splitting of the Jordan for Joshua, the halting of the sun and moon for Joshua, the sinking of Jericho’s walls, the fire from heaven for Elijah on Mount Carmel, and the list goes on. Each time God validates a prophet, He does so in no uncertain terms, but ensures masses witness the miracle surrounding a true prophet. 

Before accepting a religion, one must be honest and demand proof for any religious claim. He must be honest and identify a violation of God’s words.  One must not accept a notion simply because of its popularity, or the masses he opposes by rejecting it.