Understanding Salvation – Part 1

Ashraf Schneider


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Peace, blessings and mercy be upon you all. Welcome back to our page. In this latest series of videos, we'll be unpacking the notion of salvation, or the forgiveness of sin. But in order for us to attend to understand its forgiveness, we first need to familiarize ourselves with and explore the concept of sin, agreed. In part one of the series. Today, we're going to be exploring the concept of both original sin and the inheritance of sin in the three major Abrahamic faiths, namely Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We'll furthermore be touching briefly on the contrast between Paul's notion of salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ, peace and blessings be upon him, and the notion of

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individual responsibility and accountability for one sentence, as upheld in the Torah and the Koran. Ready to get into it. Let's dive in. If we're going to analyze the notion of original sin and the inheritance there are chronologically, we should really be starting with Judaism and its basis in the Torah, right? Instead, let's start talking about the elephant in the room. The Abrahamic faith that conceives of original sin and their inheritance they have in a way the contrast dramatically with the concept of original sin and its inheritance in the other Abrahamic faiths. I'm speaking, of course, about the popular Christian concept of the inheritance of sin from Adam and Eve, the

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Christian doctrine teachers that sin is an inheritance for all the descendants of Adam and Eve, who perpetrated the original sin against God. In Romans chapter five, verse 12. For example, Paul writes that it is through Adam and Eve that sin and death entered the world, and they are responsible for passing this burden on to all mankind as a result, in Paul's conception of the inheritance of sin, then, mankind exists in a state of perpetual condemnation by God for the sin they inherited at birth. The Polian view is thus that God is perpetually displeased with mankind, simply by virtue of the inheritance of original sin, Paul is able to construct the need for an external savior, to bring

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salvation to the people who would otherwise be incapable of earning forgiveness for the sin into which they were born. It is Paul who places the responsibility for the salvation of all mankind squarely on the shoulders of Jesus Christ, and more specifically, Christ's that verse despite the fact that the Torah, the teachings of Jesus Christ Himself, and the revelation that followed him, the Koran explicitly contradicts Paul's notion for the inheritance of sin, and his proposal that the death of one is necessary for facilitating the forgiveness of many.

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According to the biblical Old Testament, and the Torah. For example, one discovers that it has been made abundantly clear that the child will not share in the sin of the parent, nor would the parent share the sin of the child, the righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them. If man is born, as this verse suggests, without bearing the burden of sin of his father, how then can all mankind be born bearing the burden of the sin of Adam and Eve, and let's not discount the fact that God Himself had already forgiven Adam and Eve, but I digress. It is only in the Polian doctrine then that sin has become an

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inheritance from Adam and Eve, which condemns us all to hell at birth unless we are baptized, in contrast with our mood and the biblical Old Testament clearly state that sin. All the responsibility therefore is not inherited, or transgenerational. A similar message is found in the Gospel, or the biblical New Testament. In Matthew chapter 19, verse 14, Jesus is recorded as having said, that the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belong to such as these. This could not have been the case if the children inherited the sins of their fathers, and their fathers, fathers and their fathers, fathers fathers all the way back to Adam, and were

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therefore already condemned to eternal damnation, right? By saying that the kingdom of heaven belong to the little children. Jesus confirms that the hearts of children are pure, and that they are not guilty of transgression in the eyes of God, and bear no responsibility for the sins of their ancestors. Jesus is saying that the kingdom of heaven belong to the children, for they have goodness in the hearts. It is Paul who later suggests that one would be damned for how we're not for the salvation he invented through the blood of Jesus Christ. According to Jesus himself, then the children will never in need of any ultimate sacrifice or blood sacrifice to secure their salvation,

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because they will already pure Kingdom Hearts it despite poor suggestion to the contrary, in the Quran to one reads that no burial burden will bear the burden of another and even if the heavily laden sole cause another to carry some of its load

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nothing of it will be carried. This flies directly in the face of Paul's assertion that Jesus could have died for the sins of mankind, as God makes it abundantly clear that no one man can carry the sins of another. No man can be sacrificed as a penance for another sins. No man salvation can be bought by the death of another. In the same way, that one man's burden of sin cannot become the burden of another. In Islam, then, every individual is responsible for their own sins, but also for their own good deeds and actions, which are rewarded by God based on individual merit and intent. The concept of inheritance of sin is thus entirely foreign to Islam, as it teaches that each person

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is born in a state of spiritual purity, but upbringing and the allure of worldly pleasures may corrupt us Islamically speaking, all of us will be judged according to our deeds, for man can have nothing but what he strives for, who receives guidance receives it for his own benefit, and who goes astray does so for his own life. No bearer of burden can bear the burden of another. In Islam, then, as Jesus Christ Himself, peace and blessings be upon him taught, no child is born into God's disfavor, or born marked for eternal damnation until he performs a ritual like baptism. It would appear then that Paul defied the very decree of God when He created entire concept of salvation

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around the death of Christ for the sins of mankind. We have already established that according to both the Old Testament and the Koran, no man can be punished or put to death for the sins of another. According to Deuteronomy, chapter 24, verse 16, every man shall be put to death for his own sins. And according to Exodus, chapter 23, verse seven, God will not justify the wicked by way of the slaying of the innocent and righteous, quite literally, God states that there is no justification for the wicked in slaying of the innocent, or rather, no forgiveness for the sins of the sinner through the death of the innocent, in this case, specifically, the death of Jesus Christ.

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If you are wondering then how a man can and should go about seeking forgiveness for his sins from God, or when children inevitably become responsible for the sins they fall victim to, as a result of the allure of this world. Do be sure to check out part two of this video series. In part two, we're going to speak about forgiveness and salvation without the shedding of blood, all the best of Blessings to you and your family. Zakah