Salvation – Part 2

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The concept of salvation is not exclusive to Christian apologatic practices, but rather a means of salvation through the blood of Christ. It is essential for forgiveness, graduation, and reform in apologatic practices. It is crucial for men to demonstrate faith in God and not to be held accountable for actions. It is important for individuals to show proper behavior and history in response to evil deeds, and history and evidence of reality in order to demonstrate the power of God.

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As salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Peace, blessings and mercy be upon you all. Welcome back to my page. In this latest series of videos, we are unpacking the notion of salvation. And in part one of this series we work towards familiarizing ourselves with and exploring the concept of sin. In today's video, we're going to focus on going beyond the fundamentals of original sin, and personal responsibility and accountability, and focus on the nitty gritty of salvation. Essentially, we'll be asking the question, what opportunities does God provide for me to be saved for my sins? What methods does God provide me for absolving myself of the sin in his eyes? And what are the for lack

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of a better phrase, terms and conditions of my salvation? Now, in contemporary Christianity, the vast majority of Christians reject any sort of terms and conditions out of hand in favor of a poleon notion of salvation, in which Christ blood cleanses you of both the sins you've inherited, and the sins you've since committed yourself, as we discussed in part one, this Polian notion of salvation places the responsibility of sin outside the salt, remember the concept of original sin and inherited sin. And it is precisely because poor conceived of the entire human race as Dan by default, that his creation of a means of salvation through the blood of Christ becomes paradoxically

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ideologically necessary because it presumes that God has given us no other recourse to seek or ever earned his forgiveness, which as Judaism and Islam, both teachers simply can't be the case ready to explore how Jews and Muslims seek forgiveness from their sins. In contrast to how Paul suggests Christians go about it. Essentially, Paul was the first to suggest that the death of Jesus Christ was a blood sacrifice offered by God for man's salvation, thereby comparing the death of Christ to the slaughtering of a sacrificial lamb. Paul uses this comparison to attempt to justify his misguided notion that without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins. One need only

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look to the Torah, or even the gospel to learn that this is fundamentally untrue. For no similar declaration of salvation being exclusive to or solely dependent on bloodshed exists. On the contrary, as saya chapter one, verse 11, to 20 reads as follows the multitude of your sacrifices, what are they to me, says the Lord, I have no pleasure and the blood of bulls and lambs and goats, when you come to appear here before me, who has asked us have you this trampling of my codes? Take your evil deeds out of my sight. Stop doing wrong, learn to do right, seek justice, defend the oppressed, take up the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. Come now, let us settle

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this matter, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they are red as crimson, they shall be like, well, in this first chapter of Messiah, God is speaking to and about the people of Judah and Jerusalem who have become a sinful nation. He goes on to criticize them for the hypocrisy and spurns their offerings of blood sacrifice and the performance of Rituals by way of which they mean to appease him because God says, despite these empty symbolic gestures, they continue to persist in rebellion in rejecting their blood sacrifices and their rituals. God affirms that there will be no absolution from the individual responsibility,

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sin and wickedness in the shedding of blood. Rather, he urges the people loaded with guilt, to take the evil deeds out of his sight, and stop doing wrong, learn to do right says God, and thereby promises His people his forgiveness of their sins, not through bloodshed, but through earnest repentance, submission, and perhaps most importantly, demonstrable reform. This is not the only reference the Torah makes to salvation without bloodshed. Over the course of its revelation, several prophets offered similar sentiments, including to do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord and sacrifice, I desire mercy, not sacrifice and acknowledgments of God rather than burned

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offerings, and so on and so on. In Jeremiah chapter seven, verse 21, to 22, God decreed outright that he desired not sacrifices, he commanded not our fathers when he stretched forth his hand to bring them out of Egypt to offer burnt offerings to him, but only to obey his voice. It appears then to be far more accurate to say that there is no salvation without submission to God, sincere repentance and demonstrable acts of reform, then to suggest, as Paul does, that there is no salvation without bloodshed, more specifically, that there is no salvation without the blood of Jesus Christ. As always, I find it useful to look at what the man himself had to say about the

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matter. So what did Jesus have to say about salvation and God's forgiveness of our sins while in Luke chapter 18, verse 18 to 20

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into a prominent ruler asks Jesus, Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus replied, Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments. And when Zakaria agreed to give half his wealth to the poor, and four times as much to those who stole from Jesus replied, This day is salvation come to this house. These recorded statements stand testament to the notion of salvation being dependent on submission to God, repentance, and the performance of righteous acts as opposed to ongoing rebellion. No way that Jesus suggests that the salvation of these or any men, women or children was dependent on bloodshed. As

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Paul suggests, Jesus describes his own mission of prophethood as having been sent to call the sinners to repentance, he does not claim to have been sent to die for the sinners, or to absolve anyone of this sentence. No, he claims only to have been sent to call those who have transgressed against themselves by sending to repentance and promises that there's more joy in heaven over the one loss center who repent and returns to God than over the 99 others who are righteous and haven't strayed away. Really, we need look no further than the Lord's Prayer to ascertain Jesus's teaching on forgiveness. In teaching his disciples how to pray to God, he teaches them to seek repentance in

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prayer by asking God to forgive us of our sins, as we forgive those who transgress against us. When people have wronged us and ask sincerely for our forgiveness, and we can observe their remorse and they demonstrate active reform. We don't withhold our forgiveness from them until they have made a blood sacrifice, completed a ritual, or otherwise bought our forgiveness, right. So why would God the simplest answer usually being the right one is God doesn't. The Quran teaches that those who have transgressed against themselves by sending need not despair for the mercy of God, Indeed, God forgives all sins. Indeed, it is he who is the Forgiving, the Merciful. However, as James in chapter

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two verse 24, and chapter two verse 26, expresses, a man is justified by works and not by faith only, For as the body without the spirit is dead. So faith without works is that also, therefore, while God will forgive Manson's he will not do so by virtue of faith alone. God requires of us to demonstrate remorse and reform, to be justified by works and not by faith only. We must according to God, repent and believe and do good deeds, if we hope to enter heaven. So, while I can certainly understand while Paul's doctrine might be attractive, after all, wouldn't the test of life be much easier if all we had to do was believe and thus be absolved of all our wrongdoing? I cannot help but

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conclude that his notion of salvation through the spelling of the blood of Jesus Christ is misguided at best and deliberately blasphemous and contrary at worst, as our comparison of the Torah, gospel, and Koran have shown, all three revelations state categorically that man should seek forgiveness of his sins from God by repenting and reforming and then God will not unjustly withhold His forgiveness from those who sincerely seek forgiveness, change their ways, and call upon Him to show them mercy. Ultimately, this life is not supposed to be easy, for it is a test that we are all undertaking to demonstrate our devotion and submission to the Almighty, and God will not be cheated. He is the old

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seeing, and the All Knowing, and though he, in his infinite wisdom, has seen for to offer us His mercy. He has also made it abundantly clear that there are no Get Out of Jail Free cards, we are all going to be held responsible for our actions, good and bad, righteous and sinful on the day of judgment, and by then it will be too late to seek forgiveness. For the opportunity to demonstrate sincerity through a form will have passed. I encourage you to make the most of the time you have been given. Whether you're Jewish, Christian, Muslim, agnostic, atheists are Buddhists the sick, there is no downside to a world filled with people trying their best to do good. Who knows we may

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even succeed in making the world a better place. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my viewers, as always, for your kind words and comments, and your engagement with my content. If you have any questions about any of the content I've shared with you today, I look forward to connecting with you in the comment sections. Alternatively, you're always welcome to send me a DNP on my page. If you'd like to see more of my videos and stay up to date with my latest releases. Please do subscribe to my page and to my YouTube channel and turn on the post notifications so that you can be alerted as soon as I publish new videos. Until next time to Zakah