Does HaShem have a body and is He an actual Person?
posted on Facebook, on 1/15/2013
Efroim Seth Snyder says: HaSh-m! L'havdil is not a person.
Are you reading the Torah and Tanach or Maimonides? For Maimonides says, "This is to accept that this Oneness (or HaShem) that we have mentioned above (Principle II) is not a body (or has no body) and has no strength in the body, and has no shape or image or relationship to a body or parts thereof" and "...He has no body, nor power of the body."
However, this is what the Tanach actually says, which sets apart Mefachadim with the Rabbinical establishment, for we go by the prophets who talked with HaShem, not Rabbis who did not hear HaShem....
“Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel;
and they saw the God of Israel; and there was under His feet the like of a paved work of sapphire stone, and the like of the very heaven for clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel He laid not His hand; and they beheld God, and did eat and drink,” Exodus 24:9-11.
“And he (Moshe) said: 'Show me, I pray Thee, Thy glory.' And He said: 'I will make all My goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.' And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And He said: 'Thou canst not see My face, for man shall not see Me and live.' And the LORD said: 'Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock. And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand until I have passed by. And I will take away My hand, and thou shalt see My back; but My face shall not be seen,’” Exodus 33:18-23.
Here we see that Moses believed He was a Male Person and had a heavenly body that could be seen!
“And he (Micaiah) said: 'Therefore hear thou the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right hand and on his left. And the LORD said: Who shall entice Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead. And one said: On this manner; and another said: On that manner. And there came forth the spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said: I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him: Wherewith? And he said: I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And He said: Thou shalt entice him, and shalt prevail also; go forth, and do so,” 1 Kings 22.
It looks like Micaiah thought HaShem was a Person, a Male Person that he actually saw.
It is time to repent for believing what the so-called rabbis and sages have been teaching you and it is time to believe the plain text and not the foolish apologetics of men.
Don't be offended, you must question what people teach you so that you will know it is genuine truth.
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