The way of salvation prepared by God for mankind is often misunderstood. In particular, if the “work justice” is placed in the foreground. In doing so, the propagandists of this erroneous teaching ignore the attributes of Jesus and ignore that there can be no other way than through Jesus Christ and righteousness through faith.
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The consequence of sin is death (unchangeable consequence, quasi “natural law”, just as water can always flow downwards and not upwards). God does not change and does not change His laws. Our Creator and His Justice are thus an absolutely reliable “constant”. Adam and Eve, created in the image of God, fell through sin (disobedience) into a fallen, sinful being. Both of them passed on this lack of justice to the following generations, because what is no longer there cannot be inherited. However, it is not a question of the Catholic “original sin”, because every human being is responsible for his own sins.
Because of the consequence of death after sin, there is no salvation for the sinner because of the immutability of God’s laws. Death (the final death, or the 2nd death) is inevitable. It is also not possible for man to pay for his sins through another creature of God. Parents don’t pay for children’s sins and children don’t pay for parents’ sins. Thus, people do not pay for Adam’s sin either (the doctrine of “original sin” is erroneous).
God will set His statutes (laws) for those through the Word (Joh. 1,1-5) not change the created perfect world. Just as little as the “law of nature” of the water always flowing downwards. A change in the laws of nature would no longer allow the (perfectly designed) world to exist as it is now. Therefore, the world created by God in perfect harmony must not be disturbed by any transgression of His established laws. Man has a choice, but transgression leads to death.
Satan has broken the law. He rebelled in heaven (sin was found in him). The (temporary) result: He was cast out of heaven and down to earth. When Satan gets people to sin too, he creates a reason for his accusation. If man has sinned, he must also die and possibly also the entire earthly creation. So why special treatment, why pay the price for sin when man could just get away with it? Where is the justice here? Here one must not forget, Satan hates the people abysmal. He is a murderer from the beginning, so Jesus Christ about the adversary. But Satan is also clever and devious. He will use any ruse to bring people to ruin.
All people are (inherited) descendants of Abraham, Noah, down to Adam (1st generation of sinners). Where is Adam from? Like everything else, it was created by Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Word and the Son of God. All of humanity has its origin in Jesus Christ. He, the Son of God, becomes man himself (1 .John 5:6-13)1). He becomes man through Mary, begotten through the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ took human form, so Philippians 2:5-8: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”. Jesus Christ was thus fully human with all attributes and potential weaknesses.
The Son of man is indeed God-man, but with the qualities of a man. Jesus Christ lived an absolutely sinless life and was baptized by John. He even wondered why Jesus wanted to be baptized by him. John countered that he needed to be baptized by Jesus. Jesus replied: “And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.!” (Matthew 3:15)
Jesus lived without sin, He had perfect faith, He had perfect justification and therefore also perfect baptism. There were no spots or wrinkles on Him. And not to forget, He was still human in flesh and blood.
Jesus was crucified and died. He died without a single previous violation of the law. For this, Jesus took all our sins upon himself and died the sin-death (2nd death) together with the humanity indwelling in him. But death could not hold Jesus, for He Himself remained without sin. Jesus is immortal, He has life in Him. However, Jesus Christ did not (only) rise as a spiritual being, but as a human being and thus in flesh and blood (body). Yet Jesus, along with the humanity within Him, suffered the full penalty for sin, death. That is justification by Him. Conversely, His resurrection from the dead is also proof of His sinlessness. Otherwise His resurrection in flesh and blood would not have been possible. Thus determines the immutable law of God. Sin results in separation from God and thus death.
With this way of salvation, Jesus Christ, creator and owner, bought mankind (at a high price). “https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1-Corinthians-Chapter-6/#20” (1. Cor. 6:20) sowie “Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.” (1. Cor. 7:23)
In this way, Jesus Christ automatically stands between the Father and men as justifier, advocate, representative and intercessor. Therefore, there can be no other way for man to God except through Jesus Christ. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (Joh. 14:6).
This also explains the futility of the (presumptuous) learned works justice. This way is completely useless. Good works do not change the fact that sin leads to death. Whole mountains of good deeds don’t help either. Man is in no position to pay the price for his sins by “good works” himself. It remains with death through sin and therefore only the way through Jesus Christ and His grace or His righteousness! The (sinful) human cannot therefore be “made righteous” either, but declared righteous and awarded the righteousness of Jesus. This is only possible in the quasi “indwelling” in Jesus Christ (His righteousness).
Because of His sacrifice (“Lamb of God”), only Jesus Christ is logically able and also “entitled” to wrap His righteousness around sinful people (“Clothes of Righteousness”). He is our Advocate. What must man do for his own salvation? Believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and salvation through Him, and consequently keep His commandments. For example: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” (Joh. 6:47) and “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Rev. 22:14)
This does not mean, however, that good works are superfluous and can be omitted. However, these works are not to be understood as a way to justification (meaningless), but as a consequence of walking in Jesus Christ. Walking in His spirit, in His character, automatically leads to good works (deeds).
A further teaching of the Catholic Church appears in the form of work justice. Church, which is basically a teaching of Satan. The “immortal soul” is a lie of Satan already immediately before the first fall. “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:”, so the serpent’s words to Eve (Genesis 3:4). The second lie followed immediately. The divinity of humans. “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5). The knowledge of good and evil resulted, among other things, in the teachings on “human reason” within the framework of “humanism”. In the meantime, this culminated in the French Revolution with the establishment of the “goddess of reason”. So the taught works righteousness is a consequence of Satan’s accusation that no one can vicariously pay for the sins of another. The sinner has to do this himself. This taught works righteousness states that man must or can pay for his sins himself and can thereby achieve justification. The result was that Jesus Christ died completely “pointless” and certainly not to wash away all our sins.
The purgatory belongs to an “exclusive creations” of the cath. Church. This is the place where the “residual price” after comparison with the “good works” still has to be paid. In this way, according to the Roman Church, justification is attained. In such a case, the sins are already “forgiven” by self-authorization via the Catholic Church. Priest. God has to submit to the decisions of the priest (according to the Catholic catechism: “He confirms the decisions of the priest”). What a wrong doctrine. This idea “quite incidentally” opened up a lucrative business based on the sale of indulgences. Living relatives could buy a letter of indulgence for their deceased loved ones to shorten their time in purgatory at face value. A real big deal. These letters of indulgence are “fed” by the “treasure of good works” (the works of Jesus, Mary and many “saints”). This treasure chest is exclusively available to the Pope.
In Revelation 13 the ambitions, motives and motivations of the Catholic teachings clearly stated. “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” (Rev. 13,4).
The adversary knows a lot, is extremely powerful, but not omniscient and certainly not omnipotent. It may be that he never reckoned with the fact that God would send his son Jesus Christ, through whom he created everything and thus also carries humanity within himself, to earth as a human being and cause him real death as a result of the sins he had accepted (the of people) can suffer. On the other hand, God’s way of salvation was established from the beginning. After the first fall, God announced to the serpent: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:15).
“He” meant none other than the future Jesus Christ as a human being at this point in time. In the times of the prophet Isaiah there was more plain text. The entire chapter 53 of Isaiah announces the ministry of Jesus. It is “the righteous” (Isa 53:11) and “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isa 53:5). “Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.” (Isa. 53:10). Today we know it was a success. Now it’s time to heed the final warning.
The Father’s testimony to Jesus Christ is found in 1 John 5:6-13. But this passage has long since been totally defaced, especially verses 7 and 8. The motives for this text change (actually fake) should be obvious. Following is the testimony of God according to the original text:
6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”