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The Place Where I Belong – Leap of Faith [audio] 🎧

Have you ever experienced a moment of absolute clarity, where you know without a doubt that you are in the right place, doing what you are supposed to be doing?
On today’s Leap of Faith, Penina talks with Yosef Juarez, born in Honduras to an evangelical family that emigrated to the US. There, their pastor started researching and discovered that the New Testament had a shocking problem. He decided that Jesus wasn’t G-d and decided to convert to Judaism! Yosef was one of the 20 members who joined him in converting, and shares with us his spiritual journey to arrive at the point when he was able to say, “this is the place where I belong.”
It’s an incredible story you won’t want to miss!

1 Comment on The Place Where I Belong – Leap of Faith [audio] 🎧

  1. My Goodness, Yosef! This is such an uneducated, ridiculous (and tired and overused) argument! The name Zeus is found one place in the NT, Acts 14:12, where the “pagans” named Barnabus “Zeus” and Paul “Hermes”, because they performed a miracle, so the pagans thought they must be gods! Iesous (sorry I don’t know how to type Greek characters or I would) is simply the name for Jesus and not a diminutive form of Zeus; not related whatsoever. Your pastor is either ignorant of Greek or he’s lying to you. (Yosef, you didn’t even know the proper term to use for a noun which indicates a “smaller” version of the same noun). Iesous is a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew “Yehoshua” (as in Moshe’s successor), which is the long form found in TaNaK. (Check a LXX and you will find it to be so) Moshe’s successor is also referred to in the NT in Acts 7:45, BY THE NAME IESOUS. This linguistic tradition, is simply carried into the NT, since “Yehoshua” is exactly the Hebrew name of Iesous. (Although in a Hebrew NT, the shortened “Yeshua” is used, which also can be found in TaNaK in about 27 places, referring to among others, Yehoshua the High Priest found in some of the prophets’ writings, i.e. Zecharyah) And there is one other name for HaShem in the NT numerous times. It is the word/name “Thehos”. (Not “Deous” or however Yosef incorrectly pronounced it. The letter is a “theta” not a “delta” – more poor scholarship) This is simply the Greek equivalent to the Hebrew “Elohim”. Although in the NT, it is used hundreds of times, almost exclusively to refer to HaShem. (And in a handful of places, for a false god or idol; just as Elohim is used in TaNaK, where it can be used as a generic term for a god other than HaShem, or a human of stature, might or position.) So it would behoove Ms. Taylor and her guest, to actually learn a little Greek, before they try to make an argument against Yeshua Ha Mashiach and the inspired Brit HaChadesha. (I won’t even touch the “Jesus is borrowed from all the other pagan god myths” argument, as this has also been refuted ad nauseum for anyone who cares to actually find the truth) If you want to know more and learn about the ONLY person who could ever qualify to be the Jewish Messiah, contact me on Facebook at Bruce Kriskovich.

    -Penina Taylor answers: Hi Bruce, I (Mrs. Taylor) do not know Greek, although my husband studied Greek when he was a Pastor. And I never made any argument regarding the name Zeus. I will be happy to forward your comment to Yosef.

    However, the one mistake you made in your comment, is that Jesus did not qualify to be the Jewish Messiah, and there are plenty of other reasons why the NT is clearly NOT the inspired, inerrant Word of G-d. There are so many resources out there that show this, that I’m not going to post a book-length comment here.

    Thank you so much for listening to Leap of Faith and Israel News Talk Radio. Not everyone will agree with all of my guests. My purpose is not to influence anyone to believe anything, but simply to highlight different people’s journeys and have conversations that some people might find inspirational. I wish you all the best on your own spiritual journey.

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