Understanding Salvation – Part 2

Ashraf Schneider


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AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the concept of salvation and how humans can achieve it through actions and faith. They stress the importance of showing faith in forgiveness and reform, and encourage viewers to use the comments section for more information. The speaker also references a book called "The Day That I Can Speak with You" by Stephen King.
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Peace, blessings and mercy be upon you all. Welcome back to our page. In this latest series of videos we're unpacking the notion of salvation. And in part one of the 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 from us? And what methods does God provide me for absolving myself of my sin in his eyes, and what are the for lack of a better phrase,

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terms and conditions of my salvation? Now, in contemporary Christianity, the vast majority of Christians reject any sorts of terms or conditions out of hand, in favor of a poleon notion of salvation, in which Christ's blood cleanses you of the sins you've inherited, and the sins you've since committed yourself, as we've discussed in part one, this poleon notion of salvation places the responsibility of sin outside the self, 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 ideologically necessary,

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because it presumes that God has given us no other recourse to seeking or ever earning his forgiveness, which as Judaism and Islam, both teach us 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 of 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, as in Hebrews chapter

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nine, verse 22, we need only look to the Torah or even the gospel to learn that this is fundamentally untrue. For no similar declaration of salvation being exclusive or solely dependent on bloodshed exists, on the contrary, is 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 in 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

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water. Come now there is settle 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 a CYA, 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 the 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 is no absolution from the

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individual responsibility, 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 to stop doing rotten, learn to do right God says, 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 offer similar sentiments, including to do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. I desire mercy and not sacrifice an

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acknowledgment of God rather than burnt 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 bring 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 take a look at what the

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man himself had to say about the Muslim. So what did Jesus have to say about salvation and

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And God's forgiveness of our sins. Well, in Luke chapter 18, verse 18, to 20, 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 the chi is agreed to give half of his wealth to the poor, and four times as much to those that he 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

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salvation of these or any men, women or children was dependent on bloodshed. As Paul suggests, Jesus describes his own mission of prophethood as his having been sent to call the sinners to repentance. He does not claimed to have been sent to die for the senators, or to absolve anyone of their sins. 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 sinner who repent and return to God, then over 99, others who are righteous and haven't strayed away, really, we need not look further than the Lord's Prayer, to ascertain Jesus's teaching on forgiveness. In teaching

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his disciples how to pray to God, he teaches them to seek repentance in prayer, but asking God to forgive us of our sins, as we forgive those who transgressed against us when people have wronged us and ask sincerely for 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 simple 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 of the mercy of God, Indeed, God forgives all sins?

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Indeed, it is. He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. However, as James in chapter two verse 24, and 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 nine sins, He will not do so by virtue of faith alone. God requires 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 certainly understand while Paul's doctrine might be attractive, after all, wouldn't the test of life be so much easier if all we had to do was believe, and thus be

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absolved of all wrongdoing? I cannot help but conclude that this notion of salvation through the spilling of the blood of Jesus Christ is misguided at best and deliberately blasphemous and contrary at worst, as a comparison of the Torah, gospel and Koran have shown? All these three revelations state categorically that man should seek forgiveness of his sins from God by repenting and reforming and that God will not unjustly withhold this 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

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Almighty, and God will not be cheated. He is the Aussie and the All Knowing, and though he in his infinite wisdom has seen fit to offer us His mercy, He has made it abundantly clear that there is 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've been given. Whether you're a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, agnostic, atheist or Buddhist, a safe, there is no downside to a world filled with people trying their best to

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do good. Who knows we might even succeed in making the world a better place. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our viewers, as always, for your kind words and comments, and your engagement with our content. If you have any questions about any of the content have shared with you today, I look forward to connecting with you in the comment sections. Alternatively, you're always welcome to DME via our page. All the best Blessings to you and your loved ones Zack law