In our first part, “Defining Anti-Messiah – Part 1,” it was proven that if anyone denies that the preexistent Yahushua the messiah was the deity and angel who appeared to Abraham and subsequently came in the flesh by becoming a human, Yahweh considers that person an anti-messiah.
We shall now provide evidence demonstrating that mankind is devoid of any possible salvation without a preexistent Yahushua.
The following doctrinal issues are automatically affected:
1. The doctrine of salvation and eternal life. The denial of one’s salvation by means of Yahushua the messiah.
— Yahushua said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
Unless the preexistent Yahushua made a Covenant/Will with Abraham, there can be no salvation available to mankind. (See issue #7 below.)
2. The doctrine of Yahu Yahweh (Yahushua). The name Yahushua specifically identifies the preexistent savior of mankind. Yahushua, the earthly name of the messiah, means Yahu saves.
— “She will bear a son, AND YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME YAHUSHUA, FOR HE WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.” (Matt. 1:21)
Yahushua is also the mediator between mankind and father Yahweh.
— For the deity (father Yahweh) is one (united), and the mediator of the deity and men one (united), the man, messiah Yahushua. (1Tim. 2:5)
Yahu is the praenomen given by father Yahweh to his beloved son before his earthly existence, his full name being Yahu Yahweh. Yahu Yahweh (Yahushua) allows mankind to become joint-heirs with him in the Eternal Inheritance, which contains salvation and eternal life. See this article for more information: Why Yahushua Instead of Yahshua?
3. The doctrine of Yahushua’s sinlessness. Making Yahushua a liar and sinner when he said that he preexisted.
— “YOUR FATHER ABRAHAM REJOICED TO SEE MY DAY: AND HE SAW IT, AND WAS GLAD.” Then said the Jews unto him, “Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?” YAHUSHUA SAID UNTO THEM, “VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS, I AM (I EXISTED).” Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Yahushua hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. (John 8:56-59)
— “Now glorify me father with yourself, with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.” (John 17:5)
4. The doctrine of Yahushua being a deity. The denial of Scriptures affirming this doctrine.
— “In the beginning was the logos, and the logos was with the deity (the father), AND THE LOGOS WAS A DEITY. He was in beginning with the deity (the father) . . . And the logos became flesh, and tabernacled among us.” (John 1:1-2, 14)
— “Paul, bondman of Yahweh and the apostle of Yahushua the messiah according to the trust of the elect of Yahweh and the knowledge of the truth which is according to piety; in the hope of eternal life, which the deity (the father) who cannot lie promised before the ages of time, but manifested in its own seasons HIS LOGOS (word, innermost expression = the messiah) in the proclamation which I was entrusted with according to the commandment OF OUR SAVIOUR THE DEITY (YAHUSHUA).” (Titus 1:1-4)
5. The doctrine of Yahu Yahweh (Yahushua the messiah) being the creator of all things. The rejection of the fact that Yahushua created all things under instructions from father Yahweh.
— “Let US make man in our image.” (Gen. 1:26)
— “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in the deity (father Yahweh), WHO CREATED ALL THINGS THROUGH YAHUSHUA MESSIAH.” (Eph. 3:9)
— “But in these last days he (father Yahweh) has spoken to us by a son (Yahushua), whom he appointed the heir of all things, THROUGH WHO ALSO HE CREATED THE WORLDS.” (Heb. 1:2).
6. The doctrine of the “Angel of the Covenant.” A denial that Yahushua was the “Angel of the Covenant,” the deity or angel Yahu Yahweh who made the Covenants of Promise containing the inheritance of eternal life with Abraham.
— “Behold, I WILL SEND MY מלאכ (malak; ANGEL), and he shall prepare the way before me: and the sovereign, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to this temple, even the ANGEL OF THE COVENANT, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith Yahweh of hosts (father Yahweh).” (Mal. 3:1).
7. The doctrine of the Eternal Inheritance. A rejection of the mechanism utilized by Yahushua the messiah for mankind to achieve salvation and eternal life.
— “For if THE INHERITANCE be of the law, it is no more of promise: but THE DEITY (PREEXISTENT YAHUSHUA) GAVE IT TO ABRAHAM BY PROMISE.” (Gal. 3:18)
Yahushua (Yahu Yahweh) died in order to pass on the promise of the Eternal Inheritance that he left in a Covenant/Will made with Abraham.
Importantly, as the book of Hebrews points out, for this inheritance to be of any value, the one making the Will must first die:
— “And for this reason he (Yahushua) is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, death having taken place for redemption of the transgressions of the first covenant (i.e., the Old Covenant or Torah of Moses), the PROMISE OF THE ETERNAL INHERITANCE they who have been called might receive. For where there is a διαθήκη (diatheke; COVENANT-WILL) IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR TO COME ABOUT.” (Heb. 9:15-17)
Therefore, it is manifest that the angel Yahweh (preexistent Yahushua) who left Abraham the “Covenant/Will” had to die. Otherwise the promised inheritance is of no value.
Also, the angel Yahweh could not sin, or else he would be eliminated from receiving the inheritance promised to Abraham’s singular seed.
— “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is messiah.” (Gal. 3:16).
By Yahu Yahweh becoming the human Yahushua, the singular seed of Abraham, he became mortal. By dying without sinning, he could receive and then share this Eternal Inheritance with those of mankind who qualify.
The very fact that Yahushua died in order to pass on an inheritance left by Yahweh eloahi in the Covenants of Promise to Abraham proves that Yahushua preexisted as one of the eloahi named Yahweh (more specifically, Yahu Yahweh).
If Yahushua was not “the angel of the covenant,” as he is called in Malachi 3:1, i.e., one of the eloahi named Yahweh who promised the inheritance to Abraham, then his death was meaningless.
For if the Yahweh who gave the Abrahamic Covenant did not die, then no one can ever receive any of the Eternal Inheritance, which includes eternal life. The plan only works if Yahushua preexisted as Yahu Yahweh, the testator of the Covenant/Will.
In summary, when one thoroughly examines the scriptural evidence concerning the preexistence of Yahushua the messiah, there is only one irrefutable conclusion that one can reach.
Yahushua messiah did indeed preexist as the deity and angel Yahu Yahweh who appeared to Abraham. Also, Yahu Yahweh, as the testator of a Covenant/Will, left the promise of the Eternal Inheritance to Abraham and his singular seed (Yahushua himself).
Ultimately, Yahu became the human Yahushua (Yahu saves), the single seed of Abraham who had to die as the testator of the Covenant/Will in order to pass on the contents, as stated in Hebrews 9:15-17.
Finally, salvation and eternal life for mankind would be impossible if Yahushua the messiah did not preexist.
Concerning those who persist in rejecting Yahushua’s preexistence, they surely do not understand this parable from Scriptures:
— “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Yahushua messiah is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an anti-messiah.” (2John 1:7)