The couple was pleading with the court to permit them a traditional Jewish wedding, approved by the Rabbinate. Also present was an investigator from the anti-Messianic organization Yad L’Achim. According to the official court transcripts obtained by Israel Today, the couple was asked a number of questions regarding their faith in Jesus. The ensuing debate could have been taken straight from the Book of Acts.
Court: “What powers or authority does Jesus have?”
Plaintiffs: “All the power and authority given to the Messiah, as found in the Hebrew Scriptures.”
Court: “Including divine power?”
Plaintiffs: “Yes, as it is written, the Messiah will be as God.”
Court: “Do you believe that Jesus is God?”
Plaintiffs: “The Messiah is God, yes.”
The couple went on to affirm that they...