Extract published 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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TTGM Comments on Highlight from proclamation: The meaning of the name Messiah (Christ in the Greek) is “Anointed One” and Jesus means “Savior”.


Consider 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 MAN cometh unto the Father, but by me.


If 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?


Jesus 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 necessary? 


Jews 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 animals? 


In 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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