[Email Over Yeshua Controversy] Hello, my name is ______…. He [my husband] has been praying for insight from our heavenly Father about the coming deception, and about things not fully explained in scripture. He truly believes that he has been given messages from the Father. His current belief is the one described in your article. He believes that the name Jesus was not the name of The Son. He is insistent that Greek is a deceitful and pagan language, and that the new testament was written in Hebrew originally. I should state that there is no reasoning with him, and he is quite forceful that I must come to the same understanding or my salvation is at risk. He believes that past generations that call on the name of Jesus unknowingly are fine because the Father knows the heart and the intention. He says it is different now as we come to understand the ‘deception’. I am asking please for as much supporting evidence as possible that the New Testament was in Greek, as well as the most people praying that you can. I am living in a battle ground over this issue, and my kids believe he is correct. Thank you for helping,
[Bible Answer] Greetings in Jesus’ holy name. We are very sorry for this trouble, but you are not alone. The Yeshua people can be very divisive and disturbing. Their whole belief is based on ignorance, but they remain unmoveable! It is shocking to see this in anyone who is supposed to love truth. If your husband, or anyone, thinks he is having revelations from God, etc., but they are promoting false doctrine, then such a person is deceived. NEVER in the first, maybe 20 years of my Christian life, did I ever hear it challenged that the New Testament wasn’t written in Greek! In our APOSTATE day when everything is contradicted and challenged, even that has occurred.
The burden of proof is on your husband to prove the New Testament was written in some other language than Greek- if it is Hebrew or whatever. The available manuscripts for the New Testament are in GREEK. There are thousands of them. What throws off the Yeshua people regarding this is: though the writers of the NT were Jews (except Luke), the tendency would be to think they wrote in Hebrew. The truth is: the Roman empire was a Greek writing and Greek speaking area and they dominated the known world back then. They communicated in the koine Greek because that was the language of the common people, including the least educated. Apparently, the Holy Spirit wanted God’s truth written in the NT to be written in a way which all could benefit by reading or hearing it read for themselves. That is why it was NOT written in Hebrew, but instead in the koine Greek! May God give your houshold PEACE over this divisive issue. God bless you and don’t refrain from using the PRECIOUS name of JESUS. It has and is used in powerful prayer for healings, casting out demons and salvation. GOD BLESS YOU. Heb. 3:14.