Is Messiah God?

Christians say that Jesus was God because he was called Son of God, Son of Man, Messiah, and “savior”.

Ezekiel was addressed in the Bible as Son of Man (Ezekiel 2:1).

Jesus spoke of “the peace makers” as Sons of God (Mathew 5:9).

Any person who followed the Will and Plan of God was called SON OF GOD in the Jewish tradition and in their language.

“Messiah” which in Hebrew means “God’s anointed” and not “Christ”, and “Cyrus” the person is called “Messiah” or “the anointed”. As for “savior”, in II Kings 13:5, other individuals were given that title too without being gods. So where is the proof in these terms that Jesus was God when the word son is not exclusively used for him alone?

The word “Christ” is derived from the Hebrew word Messiah, Arabic Maseeh. Root word masaha, meaning “to rub”, “to massage”, “to anoint”. Priests and kings were anointed when being consecrated to their offices. But in its translated Grecian form, “Christ” seems unique: befitting Jesus only.

Messiah in Hebrew means “Anointed”. The Greek word for anointed is Christos. Just lop off the ‘os’ from Christos, and you are left with “Christ”; a unique name!

Christos means “Anointed”, and anointed means appointed in its religious connotation. Jesus was appointed (anointed) at his baptism by John the Baptist, as God’s Messenger. Every prophet of God is so anointed or appointed. The Bible is replete with the “anointed” ones. In the original Hebrew, he was made a Messiah. Let us keep to the English translation “anointed.”

In the Bible, Not only were prophets and priests and kings anointed (Christos-ed), but horns, and cherubs and lamp-posts also.

“I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar …” (Genesis 31:13)

“If the priest that is anointed do sin …” (Leviticus 4:3)

“And Moses… anointed the tabernacle and all things that was therein…” (Leviticus 8:100)

Allah knows Best.


Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

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