GETTING THINGS STRAIGHT
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Question: Who died for our sins?
Answer: No one! No person can ever die FOR another's sins. "And Moses returned unto YHVH and said: 'Oh this people have sinned a great sin and have made them a god of gold. Yet now, if Thou wilt, forgive their sin, and if not, BLOT ME, I pray Thee, out of Thy book which Thou hast written!' And YHVH said unto Moses: 'Whosoever hath sinned against me, HIM will I blot out of my book'" Exodus 32:31-33,
Question: Didn't the Servant described in Isaiah 53 die for our sins?
Answer: No! He died BECAUSE others sinned against him, and not to "atone" for others' sins. When we burn a person at the stake, drown him while forcibly baptizing him, butcher him during a pogrom (and all this because we claimed him smitten of God!) this person dies as the RESULT of our sins, but NOT FOR our sins.
Question: How can we have remission of sins without the shedding of blood?
Answer: Leviticus 5:11-13 states that a person who couldn't afford a meat offering could even offer flour, and obtain atonement. It is the GIVING that merits atonement and NOT the gift. Proverbs 16:6 states "by practicing mercy and truth is sin ATONED FOR!" The true Scripture says that repentance is ENOUGH to save us from death: "Let the wicked forsake his way and the sinner his thoughts, and let him return unto YHVH and He will have compassion upon him," Isaiah 55:7 "again; when I say to the wicked: 'thou shall surely die! 'If he turn from his sin and DO THAT which is LAWFUL and RIGHT .. .. he shall SURELY LIVE! He shall NOT DIE! NONE of his sins that he committed shall be remembered against him!" Ezekiel 33:14-19.
Question: But didn't the Creator say, He forgives sin only "for Jesus' sake".
Answer: The Creator says: "I, even I am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for MINE OWN SAKE! And thy sins I will NOT REMEBER!" Isaiah 43:25 "I HAVE BLOTTED OUT, as a thick cloud thy transgressions and as a cloud thy sins; return unto ME, for I have redeemed thee!" Isaiah 44-22. There is no mention and NO NEED of Jesus, because YHVH our Heavenly Father had already blotted out our sins, centuries before Jesus, so there is no need to believe in a bloody human sacrifice in order to gain forgiveness for sins!
Question: If the new Testament is not true and the original covenant is still in force, what of the Gentiles? What share have they in the Holy One of Israel?
Answer: It was Jesus in the New Testament who classed the Gentiles as dogs, (Matthew 15:24-26, Mark 7:27-28) but the so-called "Old" Testament states: "also the foreigners that join themselves to YHVH, to serve Him and to love the name of YHVH (not Jesus), to be His Servants, everyone that keepeth the Sabbath (7th day) from profaning it, and holdeth fast to my Covenant, even THEM will I bring to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my House of Prayer." Isaiah 56:6-7. "Unto them will I give in my House and within my Walls a memorial, and a name BETTER than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall NOT BE CUT OFF!" Isaiah 56:5. No, it is NOT Enough for the gentile to confess "I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of god"(Acts 8:37) and be baptized. YHVH does NOT require that at all! He does require us all, Jew and Gentile, to do that which is lawful and right, love His (YHVH's, NOT JESUS') NAME, keep His Sabbath and hold fast to His Covenant! "the same Law is binding for the native born and the foreigner dwelling among you." Exodus 12:49.
Question: Is it true then, that gentiles can come to the Holy One of Israel without mentioning Jesus' name?
Answer: "Moreover, concerning the stranger, which is NOT of thy people Israel but is come from a far country for THY GREAT NAME'S SAKE and Thy Mighty Hand, and Thy stretched out Arm, if they come and pray in this house; then hear Thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place and do according to ALL that the stranger calleth to Thee for; that ALL the peoples of the earth may know THY NAME (YHVH NOT JESUS) and reverence THEE, as doth Thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by THY NAME! 2Chronicles 6:32-33.
Under the so-called "Old" Testament (neither "old" nor a "testament"!) the non-Israelites were NEVER EXCLUDED from. ANY BELSSING! They just had to reverence YHVH and call upon and acknowledge His Great Name!
No, dear reader, there is NO NEED to believe in a bloody human sacrifice or be baptized in order to share in YHVH's eternal blessing and salvation! All you must do is obey Him and call upon His Great and Holy Name!
Submitted by: Mordecai Alfandari