Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
Salvation in the New Testament
It is evident, even from the New Testament, that the physical preservation of True Israel is an integral part of the meaning of the word, salvation. By redefining the word Gentile, the Jews have tricked us into thinking that the apostle Paul was seeking out non-Israelites.
by Eli James
Contrary to prevailing notions that all races can be “saved,” the New Testament uses this word only with reference to Israel. Other peoples and races get blessed or cursed, according to Genesis 12:1-3. But the word, salvation, is never applied to any other peoples or nations. Of course, it must be understood that the word "Gentile" has been falsely translated to mean “non-Jew,” thus creating a false dichotomy between Israelites and non-Israelites. This false definition has fooled all Judeo-Christians into believing that Paul was the “apostle to the non-Israelites.” The Latin word "gentilis" is the source word for “Gentile.” Gentilis means “of the same tribe, race or nation.” If that is the case, how did this word come to have the EXACT OPPOSITE connotation? Simple: that’s how the Jews choose to define it. Why do we accept Jewish definitions of Latin words? Because we’re gullible, that’s why! Also, Judeo-Christian theologians would lose their jobs and status if they didn’t kowtow to the rabbis. They’d get thrown out of the Divinity schools, too!
The fact is that all of the New Testament is addressed exclusively to the only two groups of Israelites then in existence: The Judahites and Benjamites of Judea (House of Judah, the “circumcision”) and the tribes of the Dispersion (House of Israel, the “uncircumcision”). The Epistle of James is addressed to the Twelve Tribes of the Dispersion at James 1:1. Open your Bible and read it for yourself.
Now you understand the TRUE DICHOTOMY of peoples in the New Testament: The House of Judah in Judea versus the House of Israel in the Dispersion. Since no other group had any expectation of a Messiah, only Israel is being addressed in any of the Gospels. In fact the Messiah goes out of his way to stress that there are those to whom the “good news” is NOT to be preached!!! (Matthew 13:34-43). The Bible keeps excluding people from the Covenants, yet the churches keep trying to give our inheritance away by bringing strangers in!
The Great Commission states: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 10:6). He does not instruct the Apostles to preach to all nations. Rather, he instructs the Apostles to go into all nations to seek out the Lost Sheep.
Speaking to the Canaanite woman, who asked for her daughter to be healed, he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 15:24). He gave her crumbs, but the inheritance is only for Israel!!!
Furthermore, he tells us, "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost" (Matthew 18:11).
The word lost in all three cases comes from the Greek word appolumi, which means“put away in punishment.” The best one word translation of appolumi into English is “exiled.” No other group of people on the planet had been put away in punishment (for refusing to obey YEHOVAH God’s laws), so only Israel was ever appolumi, “lost.” Only the Two Houses of Isaac fit this description. Therefore, these verses apply only to the Twelve Tribes, most of whom were in the exile of the Dispersion at this time. YEHOVAH has chastised us many times for disobedience; and He is doing so again today.
Few Christians understand that all twelve tribes had already been dispersed throughout the Greco-Roman world. This Dispersion began under Tiglath-Pileser, king of Assyria, in the year 745 BC, with the ten northern tribes. It was completed under Sennacherib, who took all of the fenced cities of Benjamin and Judah. Only the people of the City of Jerusalem remained un-captured.
The scribes and Pharisees understood that the Dispersion was already in existence in the days of the Messiah! Observe:
John 7:34-35: "Ye shall seek Me and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come. [The Messiah was telling these Jews that they will never enter into the Kingdom! Now, pay close attention to their response:] Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go unto THE DISPERSED AMONG THE NATIONS, and teach the nations?"
John 11:49-53: "And one them named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us [we Edomite Judeans (Jews), the scribes and Pharisees] that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation [meaning that the Messiah must die in order that the Herodian (Edomite) usurpation of Judah could continue!!!! Now, listen and understand:] And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one THE CHILDREN OF GOD THAT WERE SCATTERED ABROAD."
In other words, the Pharisees had to murder the Messiah before he could re-gather the Twelve Tribes unto himself!!! Their little Jewish hegemony would die on the vine, if the Messiah were allowed to live. These two verses from John prove conclusively that the Edomite Jews fully understood that Israel was scattered throughout the Greco-Roman world. What happened to them? Who are they? If you are a Caucasian, you are a descendant of these Greco-Roman-Judean Israelites.
Today’s Christians only know about the Jewish “Diaspora,” which was actually accomplished by YEHOVAH God, to prevent these Edomites from offering any more sacrifices in Israel’s Temple. The Messiah NEVER offered “salvation” to these Edomite Jews. He offered it only to the “lost” sheep of Judea and the Dispersion. To these impostor Edomites, he offered only damnation!!!! (Matthew 23:32-33).
The Greek word for“salvation” is soteria, meaning, “safety, soundness.” Again, there is little spiritual significance to this word. Any spiritual connotation must be derived from the context, and there are very few such verses. If anything, the spiritual preservation of Israel cannot be divorced from the physical preservation of Israel, as I will show later.
The following verses prove that the Israelites ofthe Messiah’s time understood that he was coming for them and to no other people:
’s descendants could inherit the promises, who else could possibly be included?], That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him [not in “grace” and false beliefs!!!], all the days of our life. [Here, Zacharias is speaking for himself, as long as he lives, and for Israel, as long as we exist as a people…which is forever, by the way.] And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the LORD to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins.”
Luke 1:69-77: "And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David [this is Israel exclusively!]; As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets [Israelites and Adamites, exclusively], which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us [We Israelites are to be saved from OUR enemies!!!! Those that hate us get destroyed, not saved!]; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers [Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!!!], and to remember his holy covenant [to WHOM were the Covenants made?]; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham [Since both Ishmael and Esau were cast out of the Covenant, so that only Isaac
Now, again, WHO ARE HIS PEOPLE?
Luke 2:30: "And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the LORD's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, LORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles [people of the same race, tribe or nation], and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;"
Luke 19:9: "And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was [Note: Past tense: WAS, not IS] lost. [They have to be found before they can be salvaged.] And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear."
John 4:22: "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews [Israelites]."
I threw this one in as a trick question. Loudaios = a citizen or resident of Judea. Judea had two distinct ethnic groups living within its boundaries: Judahites and Edomites. Are we talking about the House of Judah, or are we talking about the Edomites of Judea, who call themselves“Jews” today? Is salvation of Judah or of Edom? See also Revelation 2:9, 3:9 and 12:9. The Jews would have us believe that the strife in Judea was between factions of Judah. This is not true. The strife was between the Herodian Edomites and True Judah. But many of True Judah were fooled by the Herodian scribes and Pharisees, believing their lies about their Judahite ancestry! Today’s Christians are still fooled!
Acts 13:26: "Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you [obedient Israelites] is the word of this salvation sent;"
Romans 11:11: "I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles [10 tribes in the Dispersion], for to provoke them to jealousy."
Do you remember who the“Gentiles” really are?
It is evident, even from the New Testament, that the physical preservation of True Israel is an integral part of the meaning of the word, salvation. By redefining the word Gentile, the Jews have tricked us into thinking that Paul was seeking out non-Israelites. Deceptive language causes us to stumble and fall.
For a more detailed discussion of this topic, read our articles An Exclusive Israel and the Book of Galatians and Is Israel a Chosen Servant Race to "Save the World"? These articles are available by download from our websites or by postal mail.
-- Edited by John D. Keyser.
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