SALVATIONAccording to the Hebrew Scriptures
THE INCOMPARABLE SAVIOUR
"I, even I, am YHVH, and beside ME there is NO saviour!" Isaiah 43:11
"Our Redeemer, YHVH of HOSTS is His Name, the Holy One of Israel." Isaiah 47:4.
MAN VERSUS SIN
"Sin lieth at the door, and it desireth thee, but thou shalt control it. "Genesis 4:7.
COMING TO YHVH
"Take with you words and return to YHVH. Say to Him: 'forgive ALL iniquity and accept GOODNESS!' Thus shall we offer INSTEAD of bullocks (blood) the offering of our lips." Hosea 14:3.
"By practicing mercy and truth is sin atoned for." Proverbs 16:6
"The sacrifices of the Almighty are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart. Oh Almighty thou wilt not despise." Psalm 51:18-19.
THE EFFICACY OF REPENTANCE
"Again, when I say to the wicked: 'thou shalt surely die' if he TURN from his sin and Do that which Is lawful and right, he will surely LIVE. He will NOT die. NONE of the sins which he has committed will be remembered against him."' Ezekiel 33:14-19
"Whosoever concealeth his transgressions shall NOT succeed. BUT whoso CONFESSETH and LEAVETH them shall be shown mercy!" Proverbs 28:13.
THE SOLE FORGIVER OF SINS
"I, even, I, am he who blotteth out your transgressions for MY OWN SAKE, and your sins I shall NOT remember." 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! Sing, oh ye heavens for YHVH has done It! "Isaiah 44:22-23.
JEWS AND GENTILES
"THUS SAITH YHVH: keep ye Justice and DO RIGHTEOUSNESS; for MY SALVATION is near to come, and my favour to be revealed. Happy is the man that doeth THIS, and the son of man that holdeth fast by it: that keepeth the Sabbath (7th day) from profaning it and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Neither let the STRANGER that hath Joined himself TO YHVH say: 'YHVH will surely separate me from His people'... also the STRANGERS that Join themselves to YHVH to minister unto HIM, and to love the NAME of YHVH, to be HIS servants, everyone that keepeth the Sabbath from profaning it, and holdeth fast by my Covenant: even them will I bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices SHALL BE acceptable upon Mine altar; (see Ezekiel from chap.40 to end.) for My house shall be called a house of prayer for ALL THE PEOPLES, saith YHVH Almighty who gathereth the dispersed of Israel: yet will I gather others to him, beside those of him that are gathered." Isaiah 56:1-8.
"and a stranger shalt thou NOT oppress; for ye know the HEART of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." Exodus 23:9.
"Love ye therefore the stranger; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." Deuteronomy 10:19.
"And it SHALL come to pass in the end of days, that the mountain of YHVH's HOUSE shall be established as the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many peoples shall go and say: 'come ye and let us go up to the mountain of YHVH, to the house of the Almighty One of Jacob; and He will teach us HIS ways, and we will walk in HIS paths' for out of ZION shall issue INSTRUCTION and the WORD of YHVH from Jerusalem. And He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." Isaiah 2:1-4.
"LOOK UNTO ME (YHVH) AND BE YE SAVED, ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH! FOR I AM ALMIGHTY AND THERE IS NONE ELSE!" ISAIAH 45:22
"HE WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH FOR EVER; AND YHVH ALMIGHTY WILL WIPE THE TEARS FROM ALL FACES AND THE REPROACH OF HIS PEOPLE WILL HE REMOVE FROM ALL THE EARTH, FOR THE MOUTH OF YHVH HATH SPOKEN!" ISAIAH 26:19
Submitted by: M. Alfandari