This website serves to expose Paul Sides as a false teacher.
On 03/26/17, on Facebook Paul Sides, who writes on Sabbathcovenant.com as Rav Sha’ul, wrote: (My comments are in red)
My King is WORTHY not because he was God… but because HE WASN’T…
Was Messiah the Father in the flesh? No! Was He 100% human? No! Paul Sides makes you think that those are the only two options, but that is a false dichotomy.
He is the Son of Elohim, who was created before this world was put in place, thus He is deity. He came as the image of the Father, a perfect representative, to be our High Priest, as no sinful human ever could. Read Paul Sides Is A False Teacher
—– Hebrews 5 —–
7 During the days of Yahusha’s earthly life (as a human being, fully human in every way Heb. 2:17), He offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One True God (John 17:3) who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission (to Yahuah. Not because he was a god).
He was taken out of men, as his type was, Hebrews 5:1. He was made flesh, and dwelt among us in the human nature, John 1:14. He had his days numbered, and his time set for his being and ministry beneath, doing and suffering the will of God here in a state of humiliation, frailty, and mortality; which infirmities attending his flesh, are now put off for ever, Hebrews 2:14.
8 Although he was a Son, He learned obedience from what He suffered (discipline for disobedience unto perfection)!
He fulfilled his type in the end; for though he were God the Son incarnate, in a nearer and more excellent relation to the Father than any angel, or any high priest among men his types, being all servants to his Father and him; God’s Son by eternal generation as to his Deity, by conception from the Holy Ghost by the virgin as to his humanity, who for his worth might have been exempted from such burdens; yet did God teach him (not as if he wanted it at any time) by what he imposed and commanded him, and he learnt by what he did agree and covenant to perform, active obedience to God’s will, fulfilling all righteousness, being for his person, and doing for his work to a tittle what God required from him; but especially passive obedience, by his experience knowing what it meant, freely subjecting himself to his state of humiliation, Philippians 2:6-8, enduring all the indignities and sufferings for sinners from his birth to his death, even the most vile and cursed. This the Father enjoined and commanded him, and he did obey it: read Isaiah 53.
He who offered prayers for himself, as a high priest offered himself a sacrifice for us, as ours. By this did he finish his Father’s will entirely, experimentally, feelingly, knowing how difficult patience under the cross is, and how to pity us under all our sufferings.
9 and, once made perfect (through discipline and suffering), he became (wasn’t born that way) the source (the example of The Way) of eternal salvation for all who obey him (Mikveh, Circumcision, Offering)
And being made perfect: as to the powerful execution of his office, this God-man exceeds his types; for having consummated all the work to which he was designed, by his doing, suffering, dying, rising, and ascending into heaven in the human nature, he perfected the work of redemption, and consecrated himself to his office.
He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him: by this was he constituted, made, and declared by his Father to be, not an instrument, as all his types were, but the cause efficient, meritorious, and exemplar of salvation; by his sacrifice satisfying God’s justice, meriting and effecting reconciliation and justification for sinners; and on his ascension sends forth the Holy Ghost, to qualify them for the reception of his benefits, by working in them what he requires; and on their application to him, he, as their High Priest, pleads the merit of his blood, and intercedes for their justification and salvation, which is the freeing them from all evil, criminal and penal, sin, and whatever it subjecteth them to in this world, or that which is to come; and insisting them into all the heavenly privileges promised in the covenant of grace, righteousness, holiness, heirship to, and life and glory with, God, and to be safe in the possession of them all, not for time only, but for eternity. This efficient cause produceth this only to the duty qualified subject: mankind is rendered salvable by the obedience and sacrifice of this High Priest; but it is only to penitent believing sinners that he doth communicate this, and for whom he effects it; those who will entirely submit themselves to Christ as a Lord and King, and be loyal to him and obey him, as well as to a Priest or a Saviour, continuing his faithful subjects to the end, John 3:16,18,36; compare Matthew 10:22
10 and was THEN designated by Yahuah to be (the Eternal) high priest in the order of Melchi Tzedek (to serve the rest of Yahuah’s children).
His constitution by God the Father in his office, maketh it so effectual; he was solemnly proclaimed and declared to be what God had constituted him. God nameth or calleth things as they are, and as he hath made them; and this was done openly, and with the most illustrious solemnity, at his ascension into heaven, when God set him down on his right hand in the presence of all the surrounding angels, who did all submit to him as their Head and King, and acknowledge him as the great royal High Priest of God, as was foretold, Psalm 110:1-2; which words of the psalmist the Spirit further explaineth in Hebrews 7, where he proves this gospel High Priest to be of a more excellent order than Aaron’s, even like that of Melchisedec, which it exceedeth, and which must last for ever.
There is no THEN in the text. That is added by Rav Sha’ul, to make it seem like a cause and effect.
What Scripture is declaring is that Messiah become the Causer of everlasting deliverance, by His sacrificial atonement as the Passover Lamb, as our High Priest; and His resurrection.
Like I said…
Worthy is the Lamb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, worthy is the sinless Lamb, whose blood ratified the everlasting covenant!
Notes from Matthew Poole’s Commentary On The Holy Bible