[pw = pagan word translation]
Which statement is most true concerning salvation ?
We are justified (saved ) by:
A) Favour (pw Grace)
B) Moral conviction (pw Faith)
C) Dead Works
D) Good Works
E) Moral conviction (pw Faith) and Favour (pw Grace)
F) Moral conviction (pw Faith) Favour (pw Grace) and Good works
Lets look at some scripture (pw bible) verses to consider each of these six options.
A) Favour (pw Grace)
An option the scripture (pw bible) supports.
Ac:15:11: But we believe that through the favour (pw Grace) of the Master (pw Lord) Yah'uah (pw the LORD) Yah'ushua (pw Jesus) Messiah (pw Christ) we shall be saved, even as they.
Eph:2:5: Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Messiah (pw Christ), (by favour (pw Grace) ye are saved;)
B) Moral conviction (pw Faith)An option also supported by the scripture (pw bible) :
Ga:3:23: But before moral conviction (pw Faith) came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the moral conviction (pw Faith) which should afterwards be revealed.
Ga:3:24: Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Messiah (pw Christ), that we might be justified by moral conviction (pw Faith).
Ga:3:25: But after that moral conviction (pw Faith) is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Ro:3:28: Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by moral conviction (pw Faith) without the deeds of the law.
( This moral conviction (pw Faith) was needed to believe the good message (pw gospel/God spell) preached in the everlasting covenant (pw old testament) as well as the good message (pw gospel/God spell) preached in the renewed covenant (pw new testament) )
C) Dead worksThe scripture (pw bible) does not support this option.
Heb:6:1: Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Messiah (pw Christ), let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of moral conviction (pw Faith) toward Elohim (pw God),
Heb:9:14: How much more shall the blood of Messiah (pw Christ), who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to Elohim (pw God), purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living Elohim (pw God)?
D) Good Works
The scripture (pw bible) supports this option.
Jas:2:21-24: Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how moral conviction (pw Faith) wrought with his works, and by works was moral conviction (pw Faith) made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed Elohim (pw God), and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of Elohim (pw God). Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by moral conviction (pw Faith) only.
For we are his workmanship, created in Messiah (pw Christ) Yah'ushua
(pw Jesus) unto good works, which Elohim (pw God) hath before
ordained that we should walk in them.
Ph'p:2:12: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.2Tm:3:17: That the man of Elohim (pw God) may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:in
shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Ti:3:8: This is a morally trustworthy (pw Faith)ful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly,that they which have believed in Elohim (pw God) might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Ti:3:14: And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
Heb:10:24: And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Re:22:12: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
E) Moral conviction (pw Faith) and Favour (pw Grace)
scripture (pw bible) supports this option
Eph:2:8: For by Favour (pw Grace) are ye saved through moral conviction (pw Faith); and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of Elohim (pw God):
F) Moral conviction (pw Faith) Favour (pw Grace) and Good Works
the scripture (pw bible) supports this option as well since it
supported moral conviction (pw Faith), Favour (pw Grace) and Good
F is the only correct answer out of these options but these options
A-F are not the entire story of salvation!
The purpose of this exercise was to highlight the following error in congregation pagan “church” teaching. When I questioned so-callled believers on this I received what I expected. They opted for A) Favour (pw Grace) and even added the word alone. Many of you might have chosen the option “ moral conviction (pw Faith)” also succumbing to the idea of moral conviction (pw Faith) alone thus leaving no room for the real truth. Where did this slogan for example “by Faith Alone" come from. Is it something that you have heard and automatically accepted without checking the word of Elohim (pw God)? Who are the authors of such a doctrine that add the word ALONE and thereby exclude the rest of Elohim (pw God)’s doctrine?
Well I think we need to go back all the way to the fifteen hundreds. Lets go back to the beginning, the “root” of the Protestant congregation (pw church) -Martin Luther a Protestant Reformer was guilty of such a deed.
When the good message (pw gospel/God spell) is changed or oversimplified it is simply being rewritten. The standard among a true scriptural (pw bible)-believer (Yahuda worshiper of Yah(uah) is:
Now while the so-called Reformer of Protestantism Martin Luther claimed Sola Scriptura he did not practice what he preached as we shall see.
the translation of his German scripture (pw bible) he added the word
Elohim (pw God) said:
The word that Satan added was “NOT”
One word created the biggest lie.Now Martin Luther added the word “ALONE” to this verse:
So as to read
(Brown HOJ. Heresies: Heresy and Orthodoxy in the History of the congregation (pw church). Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody (MA), 1988, pp. 64-65).
Martin Luther’s attitude was not Sola Scriptura (the scripture alone)
In fact Luther stated:
(Stoddard J. Rebuilding a Lost Moral conviction (pw Faith). 1922, pp. 101-102; see also Luther M. Amic. Discussion, 1, 127).
Martin Luther obviously saw himself as a higher authority than the apostle James just as the catholic/Messiah (pw Christ)ian “congregation (pw church) fathers” who have added other words and ideas to the scriptures such as the trinity abomination (for more see Why Jesus is not God)Now I hope this has encouraged you to further study how we are saved since the multiple choice options I supplied were not exhaustive. The scripture (pw bible) has all the details on how we are saved. It is not summed up by merely two words such as Moral conviction (pw Faith) Alone, Favour (pw Grace) Alone not even Yah'ushua (pw Jesus) Alone. How can I say such a thing- this is simply because the Re-New-ed covenant and for that matter any covenant consists of at least two parties. The Renewed Covenant is an upgrade to the Everlasting Covenant made between Yah’uah (party 1) and Abraham (party 2) promised to a thousand generations (many other future parties to covenant with party 1).
So what about adding another option in our multiple choice, option G?
YOU AND Messiah (pw Christ)
this case. If it were Messiah (pw Christ) alone where would your part
be in this covenant agreement? You
see I can say it is by my vehicle alone that I get to work. That may
be true but it is also false. I have to fill that vehicle up with
fuel. Now lets say Elohim (pw God) has supplied the vehicle and the
fuel, so it is by his Favour (pw Grace) that I drive to work but if I
do not know how to fill the vehicle, what grade of fuel to use, do
not know how to drive or do not obey the rules of the road then I am
in serious trouble. I would sit on the side walk every day declaring
it is by Messiah (pw Christ) alone that I get to work but I never
actually get to work. I never come to a full understanding of what I
am supposed to do with the gift of Favour (pw Grace) ( the vehicle
and fuel in this case). You see those who say Yah'ushua (pw Jesus)
does it all are deceived. No Yah'ushua (pw Jesus) DID it all and in
so doing he provided the tools, knowledge and support (Favour (pw
Grace)) for us to walk in his ways. We must respond and do it with
his Favour (pw Grace) and kindness (pw mercy). In fact the first part
of favour is just that it is a gift to us without merit from the
Father and the second definiton of favour is the gratitude or
thanksgiving response by us with obedience in return to the Father.
Only then is the definition and purpose of favour complete.
Now I could have added this as an option in our multiple choice exercise:
We are (justified ) saved by
2Jo:1:9: Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Messiah (pw Christ), hath not Elohim (pw God). He that abideth in the doctrine of Messiah (pw Christ), he hath both the Father and the Son.
Ti:2:7: In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
aha- so it is defined as one of the GOOD works as opposed to the dead works which cannot save.
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness,
and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able
to save your souls.
Heb:10:16: This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Master (pw Lord) Yah'uah (pw the LORD), I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Now do you see how the covenant involves a number of things- It at least involves six things in this description: 1)You, 2)Messiah (pw Christ), 3)Yah’uah’s laws, 4)your mind and 5)your heart and yes 6) the engrafting of his laws. So we are not saved by any one thing alone. The word “ALONE” has no room in a covenant. It is a relationship it is not ALONE. You were alone, separated from Elohim (pw God) when you did not know Elohim (pw God) and His Son. It was sin the made us ALONE. Yah’ushua was forsaken by the Father and ALONE for a moment when he took our sin upon himself. Before you were saved you went around doing your own thing- yes ALONE.So we can safely say that we are saved by the reformed laws of Elohim (pw God), (without circumcision and atonement by animal blood offering) those that are engrafted in our hearts and minds once we make covenant with him rather than those which merely brought us to him as a schoolmaster. We are now qualified in the profession and we now love to serve. We are not students of the law but now we practice and teach Messiah (pw Christ)’s reformed law, the law free of the ceremonial/sacrificial law which Messiah (pw Christ) fulfilled as the true sacrifice once and for all.
Heb:10:12: But this man, after he had offered one offering (pw sacrifice ) for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of Elohim (pw God);
He now says
note which commandments we are to keep? Elohim (pw God) the Father’s
commandments. Do not think that the Son came to put to death the
commandments of his Father like some rebellious son rebelling in
shamayim (pw heaven) as the “church” propoganda of satan teaches. Note
the commandments did not purge us from sin just as Paul said in fact
we were cursed by them since they carried the barak (pw blessing) if
obeyed but the curses if they were not obeyed. But since
justification is only the beginning of our salvation with those
curses removed because of our past ignorant sin we now need to keep
(not discard) the engrafted commandments and thereby continue to
abide in him. Remember if you do not continue abiding in Messiah (pw
Christ) then you have fallen from Favour (pw Grace).
some of you will quote this verse
Ga:5:4: Messiah (pw Christ) is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from favour (pw Grace).
Please note that Paul has been used out of context to a large degree in Galatians. The law that is being discussed there is the law of circumcision in the Jewish religion as a requirement( or more importantly a sign) of salvation and requirement to enter synagogue regardless of whether Tor’ah is actually being kept as intended by our Father. It it not referring to the Tor’ah law placed in our hearts and minds in the covenant with Messiah (pw Christ). It refers to the old covenant with every ceremonial/offering (pw sacrifice) requirement and with the curse added. Many use this verse in error to justify why they do not obey Elohim (pw God)’s commandments-because they will be cursed if they try to obey it. By saying you are cursed under Elohim (pw God)’s law as a believer means you are denying that Messiah (pw Christ) put the curse to death. But by obeying the reformed, magnified and honourable law under the covenant you are free of the curse and it is not burdensome but light. It consists of the Moral law summarised according to Paul as follows:
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou
shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not
covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly
comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
Neither does Hebrews contradict Paul and if it did it would be Paul contradicting himself as he is believed to be the author:
Now before we continue- the word sin by definition in the scripture (pw bible) is transgression of the law and also not doing that which one knows is good. So if we wilfully don’t do good works and wilfully break Elohim (pw God)'s law Favour (pw Grace) runs out!! So by doing good works and obeying the commandments Favour (pw Grace) does not run out and we remain saved. So good works and obeying the commandments under Messiah (pw Christ)’s Favour (pw Grace) maintains our salvation. So good works and the reformed law assist our salvation but not without Messiah (pw Christ) working in us. They keep us saved but they did not initially and primarily save us - it was Messiah (pw Christ)’s death first which saved and paid for us from a debt we could never pay or otherwise recover from.
Dying without kindness (pw mercy) means –they had fallen from Favour (pw Grace)
We see that while Favour (pw Grace) is a great gift once it is accepted, if despised it comes with an even greater punishment than the old covenant law breaking.One only wonders as to what error Martin Luther’s false Favour (pw Grace) teaching contributed to Hilter’s later support. You see Martin Luther was not subject to the law –“thou shalt not kill” Elohim (pw God) forbid that would be a curse in his eyes. No he was under the oppressive law of so-called"Faith Alone "and with that he could rather curse the Jews. He could easily teach the people:
“...to burn down Jewish schools and synagogues, and to throw pitch and sulphur into the flames; to destroy their homes; to confiscate their ready money in gold and silver; to take from them their sacred books, even the whole scripture (pw bible); and if that did not help matters, to hunt them of the country like mad dogs”
it must and dare not be considered a trifling matter but a most
serious one to seek
counsel against this and to save our souls from the Jews, that is, from the devil and from eternal death. My advice, as I said earlier, is: First, that their synagogues be burned down, and that all who are able toss in sulphur and pitch”
The Messiah (pw Christ)ian in Society IV, (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971). pp 268293).
Messiah (pw Christ) can only be of no effect to a sinner and even to a believer if his sacrifice is despised or ignored and the ceremonial law is enforced. But not if Messiah (pw Christ)’s blood offfering (pw sacrifice) is accepted and his Father’s commandments are obeyed. Circumcision itself would not even be a sin while Messiah (pw Christ)'s blood has been received as purifcation (pw sanctification) else Paul would not have had a believer circumcised then would he? Do not let anyone deceive you!Martin Luther was deceived and I think blasphemous when he taught such doctrines that form the basis of the propaganda satanic congregation (pw church) system. The following forms the basis of many evangelicals' blasphemous teachings today.
a sinner, and sin boldly, but believe more boldly still. Sin shall
not drag us away from Him, even should we commit fornication or
murder thousands and thousands of times a day”
(Luther, M. Letter of August 1, 1521 as quoted in Stoddard, p.93).
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have
kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Messiah (pw Christ) fulfilled the ceremonial offering (pw sacrifice) purging our past sins with his blood and we therefore symbolically fulfill or live out the ceremonial law as it were in a new and living way as living offering (pw sacrifices) obeying Elohim (pw God)’s law written in our hearts and minds and not on stone.
Note, “set apart” (pw holy) is the same word used in the ceremonial law – (hagios) -to be ceremonially pure
Heb:10:23: Let us hold fast the profession of our moral conviction (pw Faith) without wavering; (for he is moral conviction (pw Faith)ful that promised;)
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments,
and shall teach
men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of shamayim (pw
heaven): but whosoever shall do
them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of shamayim (pw
is to me like a parable here as if Messiah (pw Christ) is very
clearly rebuking the false worldly doctrine of salvation itself, that
quick fix that appears to ease a world hunger but only for a season
since it compromises the truth. Messiah (pw Christ) rebukes Satan.
He opposes the word ALONE with the word EVERY. The obvious simple choice would have been for Yah'ushua (pw Jesus) to turn the stones to bread to relieve his hunger. Satan used the concept of bread ALONE as a simple easy way out –trying to distract Messiah (pw Christ) from the converse of ALL he had to do according to Elohim (pw God)’s word. The law and the prophets, and Elohim (pw God) the Father were all depending on Messiah (pw Christ)’s real mission-overcoming Satan and ALL his powers and principalities by his death on the persecution stake (pw cross).Likewise Messiah (pw Christ) says to us
in our multiple choice we could have added- we are saved if we
through Messiah (pw Christ) of course AND to the end. Salvation
is not sealed with a good start a church propaganda so-called
by Martin Luther’s idea of continuous wretched sin,
it is how you finish and
that is by keeping
to the end.
The question is what is the need and did the need only arise once when we said a so-called “sinner’s prayer”. The previous verse answers that
The help is against temptation to sin and it is ongoing help as there is ongoing temptation : “tempted like as we are” are is continuous tense.
Again is it Favour (pw Grace) alone? No, it is us having to respond to the favour by coming to the throne and it is us seeking the Favour (pw Grace) in time of need on a continuing basis.
If you do not have knowledge of what justifies you (renders you innocent) then you will not see the need for the Favour (pw Grace) (gift) of help or the need for repentance and will still be condemned.
Here is a last sobering option to add to our multiple choice one that is often forgotten.
-Our words can save us!
(This has nothing to do with the blasphemous “word of Faith movement” of so called positive thinking or positive talking to magically get the lusts of your desires)
We need Favour (pw Grace) to control our idle words or else we will be condemned. Idle words could include those who say “moral conviction (pw Faith) alone” and lead others astray.
Yah'ushua (pw Jesus) said what words will condemn a man:
M't:12:32: And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the set apart (pw holy) Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Do not despise Yah'ushua (pw Jesus) Messiah (pw Christ)’s sacrifice. Lets repent of our wrongful ways and pray for Favour (pw Grace) in time of need.
He may tempt you to justify yourself in
sinning freely and repeatedly.
He may whisper lies in your ear
“you shall live by Favour (pw Grace)
What will you reply? –
word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of Elohim (pw God).
I therefore conclude that if salvation could be summed up in two words
Favour (pw Grace) ALONE
Moral conviction (pw Faith) ALONE
Or Love ALONE
Yah'ushua (pw Jesus) ALONE
Then that would be the word of Elohim (pw God)
Just two words!
Start reading your scripture (pw bible) from beginning to end
And “work out your own salvation”
as long as you live
according to Elohim (pw God)’s WORD
not by the word of man.