One of the most influential rabbis in the world, Rabbi Schneider uses Jewish background to address pressing theological queries in latest book
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In his groundbreaking, new book, “Messianic Prophecy Revealed,” Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider helps readers peer in to the nature and mystery of the Godhead.
When it comes to understanding the unique attributes of Christianity, Rabbi Schneider offers a unique viewpoint as a Jewish man.
“In words that are familiar to many, Jesus tells us in John 3:16 that ‘God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ This foundational text may sound simple to many people, but as a Jewish person, I can tell you the idea that God has a Son is very difficult for us to comprehend,” Rabbi Schneider explained.
“For centuries, Jewish people have been raised hearing and reciting this declaration from the Torah: ‘Sh’ma Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad. Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!’ This proclamation, called the Shema, is what set Israel apart from all the other nations from the beginning. Found in Deuteronomy 6:4, this pronouncement is the very cornerstone of Jewish belief. Unlike their neighbors, who worshipped many rivaling deities, the people of Israel worshipped only one God. In Judaism, every time we recite the Shema, we re-emphasize this distinction — that there is only one God.
“The claim, then, that God has a Son seems scandalous to the Jewish mind because it can be interpreted as suggesting there are multiple gods. Using language that refers to God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit sounds to the conventional Jew like polytheism and raises some questions: Which One? Are you worshipping three gods? Is God divided? This has been a massive source of theological tension between the traditional Jewish community and the Christian community. When someone has been brought up in a traditional Jewish community that emphasizes the oneness of God, the Christian teaching on the Trinity — God as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit — seems to conflict with what they have been taught about God their whole lives.”
Rabbi Schneider continued, “Yet as we have seen with so many of the revelations of Yeshua in the Hebrew Scriptures, the truth of God’s multidimensional nature was embedded there from the start. We cannot conceive the fullness of God’s nature and how He has always existed by relying on logic alone. We cannot even come close to grasping by intellectual capacity alone the wonderful, supernatural reality of a loving God who simply is — who didn’t come from anywhere or anything but has just always existed.
“Our finite, human minds cannot apprehend the realm of a self-existent God who came from nowhere but has always been. We should not insist on being able to logically understand that God is one and yet within Himself exist a multiplicity of personalities He can display. When we say God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we are not saying there are three gods. Rather, we are saying God is multidimensional. There is one God, one essence, and He exists in three persons. He reveals and has manifested Himself as Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
Acclaimed author Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider has long been deciphering biblical text and identifying the Messianic prophecies found throughout Scripture. His latest book, “Messianic Prophecy Revealed,” takes readers through the Word of God, showing them how the New Testament writers took passages out of the Old Testament to prove that Jesus is indeed the Messiah.
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After a startling vision of Christ led to his salvation in 1978, Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider dedicated his life to a passionate pursuit of Messiah Jesus and being used by God for His purpose. His experience in both personal spiritual warfare and ministry has equipped him to bring to God’s Church deep insight into how to gain power over the realm of darkness and live-in victory.
Today Rabbi Schneider hosts the impactful television program, Discovering The Jewish Jesus, which is available in more than one hundred million homes in the United States and nearly two hundred nations worldwide. In 2020, he began broadcasting on radio and now airs across America. Rabbi Schneider imparts revelation of Jesus’ Jewish heritage and His fulfillment of Messianic prophecy. Questions of how the Old and New Testaments tie together, and how Yeshua completes the unfolding plan of The Almighty Yahweh, are answered with exceptional clarity.
Rabbi Schneider has authored several books, including “Called to Breakthrough,” “Do Not Be Afraid,” “Self-Deliverance,” “The Lion of Judah,” “Rivers of Revelation,” “The Mystery of Dreams,” and “Rivers of Divine Truth.” He has been featured in The Jerusalem Post and is a frequent guest on national TV programs, including The 700 Club, Daystar’s Marcus and Joni, and Mornings with Maria on Fox Business Network.
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