A Refutation to Christianity by the Hebrew Bible
1) Christian Claim: That Jesus is god. That he incarnated from the Trinity (Father, son, and Holy Spirit) to the flesh to dwell amongst man.
Refutation: Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent.” God is incorporeal, meaning that He assumes no physical form. God is Eternal, above time. He is Infinite, beyond space. He cannot be born, and cannot die. Saying that God assumes human form makes God small, diminishing both His unity and His divinity. Isaiah 44:6, “Thus saith the LORD, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer the LORD of hosts: I am the first, and I am the last, and beside Me there is no God.”
2) Christian Claim: That God is made up of a trinity (Father, son, and Holy Spirit).
Refutation: Deuteronomy 6:4, “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is ONE.” In In Jewish law, worship of a three-part god is considered idolatry -- one of the three cardinal sins that a Jew should rather give up his life than transgress. This explains why during the Inquisitions and throughout history, Jews gave up their lives rather than convert.
3) Christian Claim: That Jesus Christ is the savior of mankind.
Refutation: Isaiah 43:11, “I, even I, am the LORD; and beside Me there is no saviour.”
4) Christian Claim: That when praying to God, it should be done in Jesus name.
Catholic Claim: That confession should be made to a priest instead of God directly.
Refutation: Deuteronomy 5:6, “I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods (also translated as intermediaries or mediators) before Me.” And Psalms 145:18, "God is near to all who call unto Him."
5) Catholic/Eastern Orthodox Claim: That the use of icons (idols) of Jesus and Mary in worship is permissible.
Refutation: Deuteronomy 5:7-8, “Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, even any manner of likeness, of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them;”
6) Catholic Claim: That it is OK to literally drink the blood and eat the flesh of Jesus in communion.
Refutation: Leviticus 7:26-27, “And ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. Whosoever it be that eateth any blood, that soul shall be cut off from his people.”
7) Christian Claim: That blood sacrifice is required for the remittance of sins.
Refutation: Hosea 6:6, "For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than burnt sacrifice".
8) Christian Claim: That God has rejected the Jewish People and replaced the Old Covenant with the New Covenant, the Church. That salvation is no longer through obeying the Law of Moses but rather by accepting the blood of the Lamb of God (Jesus), that he died for our sins.
Zechariah 8:7-9, 13, "Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my
people from the east country, and from the west country; And I will bring them,
and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people,
and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness." “And it
shall come to pass that, as ye were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah
and house of Israel, so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing; fear not,
but let your hands be strong.”
Zec 8:22-23, "Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days [it shall come to pass], that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard [that] God [is] with you. "
9) Christian Claim: That the Messiah would be born of a virgin.
proper translation for the Hebrew word Alma in Isaiah 7:14 is a young woman,
not a virgin.
10) Christian Claim: That the (original) sin of Adam is passed on for all generations thus making our nature to be evil without the acceptance of the salvation of Jesus Christ.
Refutation: Ezekiel 18:20, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die; the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father with him, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son with him; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”
11) Christian Claim: That Isaiah 9:5 Prophesizes that God would be born as a child, “For a child is born unto us, a son is given unto us; and the government is upon his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Refutation: The word translated "wonderful" is actually a noun, meaning a "wonder". Another translation of that phrase would be "A wonder, a counselor is the mighty God, the everlasting father, prince of peace." Like the name "Immanuel" this name would describe God, not the person who carries the name. The word "is", is usually not stated in Hebrew. Rather,"is" is understood. For example, the words "hakelev" (the dog) and "gadol" (big), when joined into a sentence "hakelev gadol" means "the dog is big," even though no Hebrew word in that sentence represents the word "is." On the other hand, the Hebrew word "hu" (meaning he) is often used similarly to the word "is", so to say "A wonder, a counselor, is the mighty God..." one would probably say "Pele yo`ets hu el gibor...", inserting the word "hu".
12) Christian Claim: The Bible Prophesizes that the Messiah will be Crucified.
Refutation: The verse in Psalms 22:17 reads: "Like a lion, they are at my hands and feet." The Hebrew word ki-ari (like a lion) is grammatically similar to the word "gouged." Thus Christianity reads the verse as a reference to crucifixion: "They pierced my hands and feet."
13) Christian claim: The Bible Prophesizes that the Messiah will die for the sins of mankind.
Refutation: Christianity claims that Isaiah chapter 53 refers to Jesus, as the “suffering servant.” In actuality, Isaiah 53 directly follows the theme of chapter 52, describing the exile and redemption of the Jewish people. The prophecies are written in the singular form because the Jews ("Israel") are regarded as one unit. The Torah is filled with examples of the Jewish nation referred to with a singular pronoun. Ironically, Isaiah's prophecies of persecution refer in part to the 11th century when Jews were tortured and killed by Crusaders who acted in the name of Jesus.
From where did these mistranslations stem? St. Gregory, 4th century Bishop of Nanianzus, wrote: "A little jargon is all that is necessary to impose on the people. The less they comprehend, the more they admire." Up until the 4th century, the believers in Jesus were primarily just Jews who believed in Jesus as a human Messiah, it was a sect of Judaism called the Nazarenes (Nasara in Arabic). Then in the 4th century, when the Roman Emperor Constantine got a hold of it, they changed it from being a Jewish sect to being a Gentile Pagan Religion. Read about the Nicene creed when the doctrine of the Trinity and the Incarnation was established.