Was John the Baptist Elijah?

Jews reject Jesus as Messiah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev0R-m7F_g4 Was John the Baptist Elijah? I'd like to answer this question in two ways. The first way is for people with a limited amount of time. The answer is no. The second way. Let's dig into the scriptures and see what they have to say. There's a lot of misunderstanding concerning this topic and the misunderstandings come from not looking closely at the grammar, not taking the language of prophecy seriously, and not looking at enough of the relevant passages. MalachI 4:5-6 “Look, I am going to send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise, I will come and strike the land…
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The Virgin will Conceive? Really? Isaiah 7:14 – Part 2

Jews reject Jesus as Messiah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqkMrEcpjEU Matthew tells his readers that the virgin birth is a fulfillment of prophecy. Orthodox Jews say he hoodwinked his readers by mistranslating the Hebrew to “virgin” when in fact it simply means “young woman”. In part one, we explained the meaning of this prophecy and the time of Isaiah. Now we want to see if Matthew was correct in translating Isaiah 7:14 as “virgin”. If not, it calls into question the entire New Testament. It is true that “alma” means “young woman”. So why did Matthew translate it to “virgin”?  The word for “virgin” in modern Hebrew is “betula”. So why didn't Isaiah use that? Because in Biblical Hebrew “betula” can simply mean “young woman” as well. In fact, over half of the 50 plus times that this word…
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The Virgin will Conceive? Really? Isaiah 7:14 – Part 1

Jews reject Jesus as Messiah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRSzRvmT_o0 One of the most powerful aspects of Yeshua's life was that his mother Miriam was a virgin. He was the seed of man and yet the seat of God. Matthew claims that this was a fulfillment of the prophecy that Isaiah gave 700 years before. However, many Jewish rabbis and scholars claim that this prophecy was not about a virgin at all. Virtually every Messianic Jew has come face-to-face with self-described anti missionaries. These are Orthodox Jews trained to deprogram us because we've been brainwashed. One of their go-to verses is Isaiah 7:14, even as it is a go-to verse for those of us who claim that Yeshua is the Messiah. The prophecy was given at a difficult time in Judah’s history, when it was possible that the Jewish…
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Is Jesus really NOT a descendant of the line of David as the Rabbis claim?

Jews reject Jesus as Messiah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhaBcN_Vmb4 According to the prophecies in the Old Testament, the Messiah must be a descendant of David. In the New Testament, the apostle Paul starts his letter to the congregation in Rome: “Jesus the Messiah, our Lord, who was descended from David according to the flesh.” (Rom 1:3) In the past, nobody dared to question that Jesus was a descendant of David, neither historians nor the sages. This was because the genealogical scrolls of the people of Israel were accessible in the temple. If somebody disagreed, he would have speedily pointed out the mistake referring to these scrolls. But everyone knew that Jesus is indeed a descendant of David’s ancestry. If Jesus was not from the Davidic line, both the priests and the Rabbis during Jesus’ time, just like the…
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Who Did Jesus Think He Was?

Jews reject Jesus as Messiah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSQDov6NNp0 Ever since the Christian movement began, followers of Jesus Christ have said he was God in human form. But what about Jesus himself? Who did he think he was? With the rise of textual criticism and the modern study of history, historians have developed tools to unlock this question. Today, Jesus of Nazareth is no longer just a figure in a stained-glass window but a real person of history whose life can be investigated historically. So let's examine the New Testament not as inspired Scripture, but as an ordinary collection of ancient documents. Let's apply to them the standard tests we would use with regard to any other ancient sources. When historians investigate the Jesus of history, what do they find?  First, Jesus claimed to be the Messiah. The…
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Does the Old Testament Teach “Two Comings” of Messiah?

Jews reject Jesus as Messiah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jToOtIeVg7A One of the objections often raced against Yeshua being the Messiah of Israel is that he didn’t fulfill some important prophecies concerning the Messiah. The Tanakh, i.e. the Old Testament, teaches that the Messiah will gather all of Israel back into the land, bring about an era of world peace and spread universal knowledge of God to all the nations. It is argued that Yeshua did not fulfill these messianic prophecies. Therefore he cannot be the Messiah of Israel. As followers of Yeshua, how do we respond to this objection? The standard Christian and Messianic response is that Yeshua will bring these prophecies to their complete fulfillment at his second coming. The Brit Hadashah, i.e. is the New Testament, clearly teaches this and while that’s true, some consider this…
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Two missions of the Messiah

Jews reject Jesus as Messiah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgKxKlcgikw What’s the role of the Messiah? What’s he going to do according to Moses Maimonides, the rambam writing in the 12th century, he laid out some of the key things that the Messiah Son of David would do. He would turn the hearts of the Jewish people towards the Torah, he would regather the exiles, he would rebuild the temple, he would fight the wars of the Lord, he would ultimately establish God’s kingdom on the earth. Now I agree that the Messiah will do those things. The question is: Is that all that the Messiah will do? What I’m going to present to you tonight is that Maimonides saw the second half of the mission but missed the first half of the mission. The only way a President…
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What is Judaism and what do Jews believe?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpS_aylkZ48 What is Judaism and what do Jews believe? What is Judaism and who or what is a Jew? Is Judaism simply a religion? Is it a cultural identity or just an ethnic group? Are Jews a clan of people or are they a nation? What do Jews believe and do they all believe the same things? Dictionary definitions of a Jew include: a member of the tribe of Judah, an Israelite, a member of a nation existing in the Land of Israel from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD, a person belonging to a continuation through descent or conversion of the ancient Jewish people and one whose religion is Judaism. According to rabbinical Judaism, a Jew is one who has a Jewish mother or one who…
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Don’t bet your life on a false prophet

Testimonies
https://youtu.be/49fXyNg-2QU Are we going to bet our own eternal future on a false prophet? The silence spoke volumes to me. I knew I was into something really deep. I grew up in Morocco. I come from a religious family. My grandfather was a rabbi and so was his father and grandfather. It was less and less comfortable for Jews to live in Muslim countries. Going to school and coming out, there were some young Muslims waiting for us with sticks, and we had to fight our way home. I remember my father used to say if you forget you're a Jew, they will remind you.  I was 13 yrs old when we moved to Montreal, and it was when I was in college that my friends had a special interest…
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Do we really need an “Oral Law” to understand the Bible?

Law-Scriptures
https://youtu.be/fydP2WK5pic In this video, we will reveal what’s wrong in the Rabbis’ claim that, allegedly, the written law of Moses cannot be understood without the rabbinical tradition clarifying it in the Oral Law. SO DO WE REALLY DEPEND ON THE RABBINICAL TRADITION, “THE ORAL LAW”, IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE WRITTEN LAW? This is what the rabbis want us to believe. In that way, we stay dependent on them. This dependency brings them power which also enables them to extort people and make a lot of money. But in the Bible God tells the people of Israel the exact opposite.From the beginning, God made it clear to Israel that his commandments are not complicated, so that in order to understand them we would not depend on a rabbi to explain them to us.…
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