The Good News

Direct Relationship

You can enter into a deep, joyful and fulfilling relationship with the One Creator of heaven and earth without having anyone else involved in that relationship aside from the two of you: G-d and yourself.

Don’t let anyone tell you that your Creator is “unapproachable”. You don’t need anyone to stand between you and Him.

He is close to all who call upon Him in truth (Psalm 145:18).
Forgiveness

You are NOT damned to hell forever and ever. The One who created you knows your weaknesses; He doesn’t expect you to be more than human.

When you do wrong, you don’t need a blood offering to get your Creator to forgive you.

G-d gave us His word that He will freely forgive all who turn to Him in sincere repentance (Isaiah 55:7).
No Purchase Necessary

You don’t need to “purchase” G-d’s favor. You don’t need to “pay” for His favor with your righteousness or your sacrifice. You don’t need to present Him with anyone else’s righteousness or with their sacrifice.

“Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your G-d” (Micah 6:8). These are not “bargaining chips”; these activities, in and of themselves ARE intimacy with G-d (Jeremiah 9:23; 22:16).

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3 Responses to The Good News

  1. Shomer says:

    G-d gave us His word that He will freely forgive all who turn to Him in sincere repentance (Isaiah 55:7). – No Purchase Necessary

    I’ld like to add Eze 33:14-16; Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; 15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. 16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.

    First and foremost, eternal condemnation is unknown in the Tanakh, so, why then is redemption from hell necessary? Just keep the Torah (statutes of life) – and that’s it! Eze 33:14-16 I call “ultimate gospel” while the Christian gospel is the other gospel that Christians like to “well bear with him”:

    2Co 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

  2. David says:

    Aren’t you forgetting Moses? I think he had a part to play.

    Or is it that you don’t want to mention Moses since he played the role of the mediator between God and man on numerous occasions. Actually Jews as we know them (originating from the 12 sons/tribes of Jacob/Israel wouldn’t be here without Moses interceding on their behalf when God was going to kill them all (men women and infants) in the desert and start over with just Moses. But Moses interceded and God changed his mind. So you’ve been bought and paid for. You’ve been redeemed. Were you redeemed because of your righteousness? No, I’m afraid not; go back and read the account. God allowed those 20 years of age and under to survive their parents in the desert on account of Moses and thus Judaism exists today.

    So you approach God under the Law because of the righteousness of Moses. He was the mediator who gave you the Law from God. And you continue today only because Moses was the prophet that he was. You continue in the Law rather than something else as your means to approach God because you say that another prophet hasn’t arisen like Moses. Thus you place your obedience to God in the hands of a mediating man. These things, mediation through man, and redemption, which you hold to, are the very things which you criticize Christians for which is hypocritical in light of the facts of history.

  3. David
    Moses was one of us – a memeber of the collective unit speaking on behalf of the group is not “mediation” – and Moses didn’t “pay” with anything – he appealed to God’s mercy and to His covenant with our fathers
    in any case – I was speaking about man’s ability to approach God – Scripture is crystal clear that we don’t need a mediator to approach our Father
    Furthermore – while we got the law through Moses – the commandment to worship God alone was given to us by God Himself
    And we know that a prophet hasn’t arisen like Moses on the basis of the criteria set forth by God’s word

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