'CHRISTIANS' ARE NOT SAVED, ACCORDING TO JESUS.
The Gospel Truth - God's Plan for Salvation
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. " Arthur Schopenhauer
"No man is more hated than he who tells the truth" Plato
God’s plan for saving non-Jews…
I grew up with a Christian church. I came to believe that the Old Testament was written for the Jews and it told them how to be saved by keep the commandments of God. I was told that the New Testament was for all non-Jews and it told them how to be saved, by grace through faith, because of Jesus.
But this isn't what the Scriptures tell us. What we do read is that there is one way to salvation for Jews and non-Jews, we are all saved by grace through having a certain type of relationship with God - called faith.
I don't know anyone who wouldn't agree that we are saved by God's grace received through faith, However, there is much argument about what 'faith' is. Most of the Protestant world would say 'faith' is what you know to be true. In the Catholic world faith has to do with receiving church sacraments.
But faith, according to the Scriptures, is a faithful obedience - not simply a mental exercise and not a religious activity. Faith in God is faithfully submitting to His authority. It wouldn't make much sense to say that you believe in God, or Jesus, but won't obey them. Jesus thought that was strange too, he said, 'Why call me Lord, Lord, and not do what I say?'.
It also wouldn't make sense to say 'I love God', or 'I love Jesus', but won't obey all they said. Though out the Scriptures, love of God and obedience to Him are inseparable. 1John 5:3, "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome."
You want to receive God's saving grace? He only gives His saving grace (i.e., mercy, love, kindness) to those whom He loves. God tells us the way to be loved by Him and receive His saving grace. Both the New and Old Testaments tell us that God loves those who love Him and keep His commandments. (Exodus 20:6 and John 14:15, 21, 23-24). And that is the Biblical definition of faith - 'to love God and keep His commandments'.
In the New Testament we read that we are saved by 'grace through faith'. Paul didn't invent that, he got it from the Old Testament where we read it written on stone with the finger of God... Exodus 20:6, "but showing mercy (or grace) to thousands of generations (forever), to those who love Me and keep My commandments (true faith)."
It's the 'grace' that saves us, not the commandment keeping, but yet God will only save those who keep His commandments. It’s not that we earn salvation by keeping the Commandments, which we fail to do perfectly, but rather our desire and effort in keeping God's commandments is evidence of a person’s faith in God, love for God and a respectful fear of God - those are the ones He wants in His kingdom. Those who won’t keep God’s commandments are in rebellion against God’s authority, lack faith in God, they lack love and respect for God - as God puts it, they 'despise His word' (Numbers 15:31), and 'hate' Him (Exodus 20:5). (To despise God's word means they don't honor it as God's word, they think little of it and neglect it.)
Many people who don't keep God's law don't feel rebellious towards God, but rather they have been deceived into thinking that they don’t need to keep God’s law, thus making themselves lawless presumptuous sinners. That 'lawlessness' is the same lie that Eve fell for. Lawlessness is the lie of the beast and is the mark of the beast - that's why Matthew 13:41-42 says they will be gathered and burned. While those who are not 'lawless', the righteous, will shine like stars in the heavens.
As far as the law goes, the Scriptures clearly tell us it’s for the Jews and the non-Jews alike. Multiple times in the Scriptures we read that "There is one law for Jews and the non-Jews alike”. (Exodus 12:49, Leviticus 24:22, Numbers 15:16, 29, Deuteronomy 31:12, Isaiah 56:3-5).
it's important for Christians to know that Jesus didn’t come to give us any secret backdoor way into heaven. Jesus told us in John 5:28-30 that he will judge the world, and the standard by which people will be judged is God’s will, or God’s law. As indeed, we see in Revelation 22:14, where is says, that those who do His commandments will enter into the New Jerusalem by the ‘gate’ and eat from the tree of life. The word ‘gate’ here is important. In ancient times, the judgment happened in the city gate. If one was found innocent they may enter into the city. But if one was found guilty, they were taken outside the city and stoned. But when God stones He uses ‘fire and brimstone’. (Revelation 21:8). "And again, “Yahoveh will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." (Hebrews 10:30b-31)
And I suspect some people are saying that Jesus’ died for my sins, he is my atoning sacrifice to cover all of my sins, so I don’t have to worry. "I'm saved because I trust in Jesus". Jesus may have died as an atoning sacrifice, but atonement is only granted to repentant sinners. That's why Jesus continually called on sinners to repent - not to trust in his blood. And that shouldn’t surprise us, for why would God accept an atoning sacrifice on behalf of a rebellious, unrepentant sinner who despised God’s word? Throughout the Old Testament there were many sacrifices which atoned for sins, but none were ever made for an unrepentant sinner.
Unrepentant sinners are also known as ‘presumptuous sinners’, or the ‘wicked’. Numbers 15:30-31, “ ‘But the person who does anything presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one brings reproach on Yahoveh, and he shall be cut off from among his people. Because he has despised the word of Yahoveh, and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt shall be upon him.’ ” There is no atonement for presumptuous sinners. A presumptuous sinner is one that knows God's law but doesn't keep it. Hebrews 10:26-27, "For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries." Most Christians are presumptuous sinners because the church convinced them that they can reject God's law and still be saved. So they sin presumptuously and never repent.
Contrary to popular belief, Jesus didn’t come to unfold a new plan of salvation, that’s why he told the non-Jewish Samaritan women at the well that "Salvation is of the Jews." In other words, follow the salvation plan for the Jews. He didn't come to tell sinners to believe in him, or trust in his blood, he came to tell sinners to repent -- that to stop breaking God's law and start keeping it. Repent of your sins, and keep the Old Testament ‘law and prophets’ as Jesus commanded us to (Matthew 5:17-20) and worship Yahoveh alone (Matthew 4:10, Mark 12:28-30).
THE FALSE GOSPEL
False Gospel, based on Paul's writings; It says believe in Jesus, who died for your sins and you will be saved. (Faith as a mental exercise only).
THE TRUE GOSPEL
True Gospel, based on Jesus' teachings; "Sinners, God has not forsaken you, repent of your sins, love God and submit to His supreme authority and you will be saved." Jesus pictured salvation in the story of the Prodigal Son. (Faith includes obedience).
I know many people will completely reject what I wrote on this web site because it is contrary to what they have been told since childhood and accepted it without question. So if someone wants to reject what I wrote, they won't have to look too far to find someone who will tell them that I'm a crazy heretic and should be ignored. And that may be true, except for I based what I wrote on Jesus' words.
Is a heretic someone who rejects the church teachings, or is a heretic someone who rejects Jesus' teachings?
And that's why I'll stand by what I wrote, because it is completely founded on Jesus' words But ultimately everyone must choose. Choose to follow Jesus and his way, or do nothing and continue on the broad way of the church to destruction.
I have no particular agenda in telling you all of I did, I'm not trying to get you to join my church (I won't even tell you what it is). I set the price of my books very low, I make almost nothing on them, because my goal is to get the truth out. If you read all on this web site, you really don't need to buy any books, you will have all the information you need to avoid the fatal deception. You may wish to purchase a book just to get more details and have a physical book, which I personally enjoy. But everything you need to know is on this web site.