TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY
on December 10th 2015
Jesus Christ is the
universal mediator of salvation, and that there is
no “other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be
saved” (Acts 4:12).
From the Christian confession
that there can be only one path to salvation, however, it
does not in any way follow that the Jews are excluded from God’s salvation
because they do not believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah of Israel and
the Son of God. Such a claim would find no support in the
soteriological understanding of Saint Paul, who in the Letter to the Romans
not only gives expression to his conviction that there can be no breach in
the history of salvation, but that salvation comes from the Jews (cf. also Jn 4:22). God entrusted Israel with a unique mission,
and He does not bring his mysterious plan of salvation for all peoples (cf.
1 Tim 2:4) to fulfilment without drawing into it his “first-born son” (Ex
4:22). From this it is self-evident that Paul in the Letter to the Romans
definitively negates the question he himself has posed, whether God has
repudiated his own people. Just as decisively he asserts: “For the gifts
and the call of God are irrevocable” (Rom 11:29). That the Jews are
participants in God’s salvation is theologically unquestionable, but how
that can be possible without confessing Christ explicitly, is and remains
an unfathomable divine mystery. It is therefore no accident that Paul’s
soteriological reflections in Romans 9-11 on the irrevocable redemption of
Israel against the background of the Christ-mystery culminate in a
magnificent doxology: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge
of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways”
(Rom 11:33). Bernard of Clairvaux (De cons. III/1,3) says that for the Jews “a determined point in time
has been fixed which cannot be anticipated”.
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Comments on Highlight from proclamation: The meaning of the name
Messiah (Christ in the Greek) is “Anointed One” and Jesus means “Savior”.
the following scriptures as you read on – no exception made here.
John 14:6 [KJV] - Jesus saith unto him, I
am the way, the truth, and the life: NO
unto the Father, but by me.
you do not believe in the Anointed One that is called Savior; how can a
person be saved based on the scripture John 14:6?
ministry was first to the Jews and his message was, “believe in me”; Why
would He say to Jews to believe in Him for salvation if this was not
were God’s chosen people because of the covenant made between Abram and God.
When Jews sinned they were instructed by God to sacrifice animals to atone
for their sins. If Jews do not need Jesus, must they still sacrifice
light of the Word, we at TTGM must comprehensively disagree with the Vatican
on their doctrine/proclamation.
The Greatest Love of all (John 3:16)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
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