Is faith really necessary?

Hello Erwin Nüßler!

(Hebrews 11:6) (NW)……. But without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever draws near to God must believe that he is, and that he will become a rewarder to those who earnestly seek him.

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Translation basis of the Bible texts: New World Translation

the ransom provision

According to the transgression of the commandment given by God that they may not eat from a particular tree, what God has announced occurred:

Genesis 2/17 (NW)) ……… But as for the tree of knowledge of good and b.o. you shall not eat of it, for on the day that you eat of it, you will surely die.

God has a different concept of time than man; for example, it says:

2.Petr.3/8 (NW)………….

However, may this e i n e fact not escape your knowledge, beloved, that e i n day at Jeh.ova is like a thousand years and a thousand years like the day.

Within the following millennium Adam died (and of course Eve); he was 930 years old (Genesis 5/5).No one else crossed the thousand-year mark, not even Methusalem (987 years).

Roman sans.5/12 (NW)……….. Therefore, just as by e i n n man sin came into the world, and through sin death, and thus death spread to all men, because they had all sinned.

According to the laws of inheritance, all men of Adam have noticed a defective gene, namely imperfection and thus the inclination to sin; hence the concept of original sin.

Jehov.a is the source of life (Ps.36/9).After the first human couple had broken the connection to the living person, the dying process began. If you pull the plug to the connection cord of a fan out of the socket, the fan will continue to run for a while, but eventually it will stop. So also in this case: Adam lived for almost 1000 years, but then he died.

Was Jeho.vava’s intention to make the earth a paradise with the descendants of Adam and to fill it with perfect men (Genesis 1/28)?Je.hova would not be the Almighty God if this were the case.

Je.hova is a God of love (1 John 4/8) and righteousness (Genesis 32/4)!And its principles are immutable:

Mal.3/6 (NW)………. “Because I am ; I have not changed.And you are the sons of Jacob; you have not come to your end.

Divine justice is: same for the like (Genesis 24/20,21); What was lost?The human perfection of the first human couple; so what was required after divine justice?The sacrifice of a perfect human life.But no descendant of Adam possessed such a

Ps.49/7.8 (NW)…… Not one of them can somehow redeem a brother himself

Still give God a ransom for him 8 (and the redemption of their soul is so precious,

that he has ceased to be intheduring),

Nevertheless, it had to be a descendant of Adam, otherwise the sameness would not exist; on the other hand, all rational creatures have a free will; the person concerned would therefore have to agree to take on this sacrifice.How did J.ehova solve this problem?

With his supremewisdom: without circumventing his principle of justice, and without violating freedom of will, he has found in his love a solution to restore the unintentionally sinful descendants of Adam to perfection. Attributed:

The ransom.

The first creation that Jeh.ova produced without the participation of another was a spirit creature (angel) named “Michael” in heaven (meaning: who is like God?).He knows J.ehova the longest among all angels and is therefore

God’s attributes are best trusted, and therefore most trustworthy for

If he were willing to become a human being in order to make the necessary sacrifice, the perfect solution would be given; and he was ready to doso, for he loved not only his father (J.ehova) above all else, but also the people whose creation he helped to create.In the Book of Proverbs he is presented as the “personified wisdom” (8/12):

Spr.8/22-31 (NW)……. Jeh.ova himself brought me forth as the beginning of his journey, as the earliest of his works of old.23 From the very beginning I was deployed, from the beginning, from the pre-dawn days of the earth.24 When there were no water depths, I was brought out like contractions, when there were no springs, water-heavy.25 Before the mountains themselves had been lowered, before the hills I was brought forth as with contractions, 26 when he had not yet made the earth and the open spaces and the first part of the dust masses of the productive land.27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there; when he set a circle over the surface of the depth of the water, 28 when he consolidated the clouds above, when he made the springs of the depth of the water become strong, 29 when he established to the sea his decree that the waters themselves should not exceed his command when he decreed the foundations of the earth, 30 then I became a master of work beside him, and I became the one whom he loved most day after day, while I was always happy before him, 31 rejoice over the able-bodied land of his earth; and the things that were dear to me were with the sons of men.

But he also had to be a descendant of Adam without inheriting his imperfection.How did Jeh.ova solve this problem? For this son to be like the perfect Adam, he had to become a man. That is why God transferred the (perfect) life of His Son from heaven to the womb of the Jewish Virgin Mary. He became the child of Jesus.

Luk.1/34-35 (NW)…… And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no marital intercourse with a man?” 35 The angel answered her and said, “Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.Therefore also the born will be called holy, the Son of God.

In this way Jesus became a perfect man and yet a descendant of Adam.

Jesus is called the “only begotten” Son of God (John 3/18), because he was created by God without the participation of another; and he himself testifies that he is the beginning of God’s creation (Revelation 3/14).He is therefore a creature – and as good Bible connoisseurs know – identical to the Archangel Michael.

To show what it meant for Jeh.ova to sacrifice the dearest he had, Jehov.a did something that was strange at first and certainly not fully understood before the time of Christ: he asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac (Genesis 22/1,2).

Abraham had sufficient evidence that the true God was with him; he had received Isaac by a miracle, because Sarah was far beyond the time of fertility.One day, angels visited Abraham, and one of them represented Jeh.ova. The following occurred during this event:

Genesis 18/9-12 (NW)…….

They said to him, “Where is Sara, your wife?” Then he said, “Here in the tent!” 10 He continued, “I will certainly return to you next year at this time, and behold, Sara your wife, will have a son.” Sara then listened to the tent entrance behind the man. 11 And Abraham and Sara were old, years advanced.With Sara, menstruation had stopped. 12 As a result, Sara began to laugh inside and say, “After I’m exhausted, should I really have pleasure, while my Lord is old?

Knowing that Abraham had miraculously received Isaac, and had been assured by J.ehova that he would have many offspring (Genesis 17/1-6), he went to Mount Moria, certainly with ambivalent feelings, to offer Isaac as a sacrifice, but he had the conviction that he would receive it again through a resurrection (Hebrews 11/17-19), for how else would the promise be fulfilled that he would have a great deal of seed through Isaac.

For Abraham, this was merely a test of faith, but has thus illustrated the feelings that would move him if he sacrificed his dearest son.

Through the supernatural pregnancy of Mary, Jesus became a perfect man and thus equal to Adam; therefore he is referred to in the Bible as the last Adam (1 Cor.15/45).

Adam passed on human life, but forfeited eternal life for his descendants; Through His sacrifice, Jesus Christ laid the foundation for the acquisition of eternal life, so he is prophetically called the “Eternal Father”:

Jes.9/6.7 (NW)……. For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us; and the princely dominion shall be on his shoulder.And his name will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Strong God, EternalFather, Prince of Peace.7 For the fullness of princely dominion and peace there will be no end on the throne of David and on his kingdom, to establish it firmly, and to sustain it by law and by righteousness from now on, and unforesighted.Yes the zeal of Je.hova of the armies will do this.

The doctrine of ransom is one of the basic teachings of the Bible

Mat.20/28 (NW)…… just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give his soul as a ransom in exchange for many.

Eph.1/7 (NW)……. Through him we have the deliverance by ransom by means of the blood of this one, even the forgiveness [of our transgressions, according to the riches of his undeserved goodness.

1.Tim.2/5.6 (NW)……… For there is God and the mediator between God and man, a man, Christ Jesus, who considers himself a corresponding has given a ransom for all—[this shall be attested in his own special times).

In our literature this is presented in the following way:

In order to draw the attention of the people of Israel to the possibility of true forgiveness of sins through the sacrifice of Jesus, the law of Moses prescribed various animal sacrifices; especially the Day of Atonement (Genesis 23/26-32) was important here.At this time the high priest went to the Blessed Sacrament the only time in the year to blow up the blood of a bull and a ram to the ark of the covenant. (Genesis 16/2-19)

In the Epistle to the Hebrews, Paul explains the counter-image meaning of this ceremony:

Heb.9/23 -10/4 (NW)……. Therefore it was necessary that the symbolic representations of things in the heavens be purified by these means, but the heavenly things themselves by better sacrifices than these.24 For Christ did not go to a holy place made with hands, which is an image of reality, but to heaven itself, to appear for us before the person of God.25 Nor should he often offer himself how the high priest actually enters the holy place year after year with blood that is not his own.26 Otherwise, he would often have suffered from the bottom of the world.But now, at the end of the systems of things, he has made himself manifest once and for all for the elimination of sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And how it is kept people to die once and for all, but after that a judgment, 28 so also the Christ was offered once and for all as a sacrifice to bear the sins of many; and the second time when he appears, it will be separate from sin, and for those who earnestly await him for [their salvation].

Verse 10 For since the LAW has a shadow of the good things to come, but not the essence of things themselves, [people can never perfect those who come by with the same sacrifices that they continue to offer year after year).2 Wouldn’t the offering of the [sacrifices] have ceased, because those who performed holy service and would have been cleansed once and for all would no longer have had any awareness of sins?3 On the contrary, these sacrifices remind us year after year of sins, 4 for it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goatsto take away sins.

Through these sacrifices, however, prophetically reference was made to the perfect sacrifice of Jesus.In this sense, it also says:

(Galatians 3:24) (NW)……. Consequently, the LAW has become our educator, who leads to Christ, so that according to faith we can be justified.

We can obtain forgiveness of sins (including original sin) exclusively through the sacrifice of Jesus, not through our own works; but works of faith are necessary to demonstrate our faith (in the sacrifice of Jesus) (Jn.2/18-26).

Only by the fact that persons “make themselves white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7/14), i.e. belief in the dissolving measure,are they within this protection provision; the others stand outside and are given to the righteousness of God, before which no imperfect man can stand. For both groups, the following words are written in the Bible:

Jak.2/13 (NW)………… For for him who does not exercise mercy, judgment will be without mercy.Mercy rejoices triumphantly over judgment.

When will the ransom be used?

For persons who have known the truth through a study of the Bible, are willing to meet the divine requirements and have symbolized their unconditional devotion to the true God through baptism, the following applies:

1.Petr.3/21 (NW)……. What corresponds to it now also saves you, namely [baptism (not the laying down of the uncleanness of the flesh, but the request to God for a good conscience) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Thus, forgiveness of sins is already possible; the attenuation of human perfection begins according to the judgment of God within a period of a thousand years, in which, after the repeal of Sat an (the present ruler of this world: John 14/30), only God’s kingdom will rule over the earth. Offb.20/1-4).

According to biblical prophecy, the beginning of a thousand years is already very close!!This can be said because God has announced, according to Rev.11/18, to corrupt those who perish the earth. What is the situation already in place?

Memorial meal

The only celebration that Christ commanded to celebrate is the celebration of his death

Luk.22/19,20 (NW)……….He also took a loaf of bread, thanked him, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This means my body, which is given in your favor.Do this again and again in memory of me.” Then the cup after the sacrament, saying, “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which will be shed in your favor.

1.Cor.11/23-26 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to …….

For I have received from the Lord what I have also conveyed to you, that the Lord Jesus took a bread in the night in which he was to be delivered, 24 and after he had said thanksgiving, he broke it, saying, “This means my body which is for you.Do this again and again in memory of me.” 25 He also did the same with regard to the cup after the sacrament, saying, “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood.Do this again and again, as often as you drink it, in memory of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you repeatedly proclaim the death of the Lord until it has come.

On the basis of the ransom:

(Romans 6:7) For he who died is acquitted of [his sin].


Sincerely LG HP (variable)

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