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REDEMPTION

A “DECLARATION FOR ALL”

NOT

A “CHOICE FOR A FEW”


A

Complete

Gospel
Handb
ook



και ειπεν αυτοις ο αγγελος μη φοβεισθε ιδου γαρ ευαγγελιζομαι υμιν χαραν



μεγαλην ητις εσται παντι τω λαω (Luke 2:10)














Copyright © 2008 by R. Patrick Hines


The contents of this book are protected by United States
and

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copyright laws. No part of this book may

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written consent of Bible America Ministries LLC.



Printed in the United States of Am
erica




ISBN 978
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1
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4507
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6213
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Published by


BIBLE AMERICA MINISTRIES, LLC

State of Georgia



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Contents


Foreword





I


Preface







II



Testimony




III


Introduction





IV


Chapter 1

Dynamics of

Redemption and Salvation (Being Saved)





1





God
Judged All Sin at the Cross


What God Thinks about

Us
Trumps

Our

Belief

about
Him




Redemptive, Transformative

and Temporary Salvation


Redemptive Salvation
(Greek
-

esothen)

Spirit
-
Union



Transforming

Salvation
(Greek
-

sozomai)

Soul
-
Rest


Temporary Salvation
(Greek
-

sothesomai)
Social
-
Protection




The Gospel Never Redeemed Anyone



Chapter 2


Redemptive Salv
ation


Heavenly and Spiritual







11




No Assembly, Belief or Obedience Required


Jesus Did
Not Only Die for Us
-

We All Died Together In Him


Redemption is

All about an Exchange


The Creator of All Things Has Redeemed All Things



Our Righteousness is Known By the Righteousness of Christ



Re
demption

Announced From Another Place at Another Time


Jesus Came to Set
Us Free From

Rules Based Religion


All that Christ Died For are Spiritually Redeemed


Acknowledging God’s Power of Redemption


Radical Sin and Redempti
ve Salvation


Chapter
3


Transformative
Salvation”

Earthly and Physical







28




Grace and Peace
Along Side the Redeemed Human Race


The Experience of an Objective Personal
Revelation


Salvation is
Mankind’s
Inspired
Perspective on God


Jesus t
he Perfect Savior and Perfect Friend


Salvation is
Being Saved from What?


From
Sin

and Death t
o L
ife in Christ Jesus


Believe Because of Redemption Not To Receive Redemption


God’s Gives Man the Knowledge of His
Redemption


Believing the Gospel Message is a Wonderful Event



Transformative Salvation

is a Work

in Progress


Rescue of the Israel

Out o
f Egypt
-

Redemption of Mankind





Can Bel
ief Trigger Redemption
?





Chapter 4
Jesus' Lordship Defined



43





Identification Marks

of the Redeemer


What’s in a Name?


What’s
In My
Name?


What’s
In
His
Name?


What’s
In The Name
?


Lordship Revealed


All R
ighteousness is Fulfilled in the Sight of God


God Knew that Man Could Not Keep His Laws



Chapter 5


The Law, Psalms and the Prophets Became a Human Being


53



Real Time Providential Covenants


The Abrahamic Covenant
Genesis 12:1
-
3


The Mosaic Covenant
Deuteronomy 11


The New Covenant
Jeremiah 31:31
-
34


The Beauty of the Caterpillar and the Fullness of the Butterfly


Old Flesh Covenant

-

New Spiritual Covenant




The New Covenant
-

All Ma
nkind Made Alive in Christ



Chapter 6
Adam Succeeded

Perfectly
…Did Christ
?







64




Was
Man’s Performance
or

God’s Righteousness
a

Success?


The Church
Still
Experimenting With Old Covenant Mindsets



Religious Correctness is t
he Handmaiden of
Spiritual

Bondage


The Power of the Gospel
is

Measured By Who
is
Included


Jesus Didn’t Die to Create a Sele
ct Group of
Redeemed

People


Grace Based to Performance Based Bumper Sticker Theology


The Church

Has Become Old Covenant Israel
All Over
Again


The Affectionate Intent of
the Gospel Message



Persuasion by Power
Became a Power of Persuasion


From Amazing Grace to
an

Amazing Race


Grace
Has Always Been
on Trial


Chapter 7
Our

Performance Could Not Override the Works of Christ





83




Legalism 101 Micro
-
Managing the Soul



Legalism 102

Micro
-
Managing the Soul




Church Traditions are Extremely Difficult to Change



Knowing Mankind’s True Value

in Christ Jesus




The New Covenant
Moved Man From
Servant to Son


Chapter 8
God in Christ Did Not Fail
-

Mission Accomplished


93




The Apostle John Used Fulfilled Scripture in

His Gospel


Christ Has Rested From His Work to Redeem All Mankind


All
Human Beings
Can Believe


Because All A
re
Redeemed




What Did Christ Accomplish that the Law Could Not?



God’s Initiation of the New Covenant


Only One Verdict
-

No Condemnation


Chapter 9


The Redemption of All Mankind in the Heavenly Sanctuary


10
4



The New Covenant Has a New Sanctuary


The Cross and the Coming of Christ are
Forever

Linked


From Must to Trust


Chapter 10

How Do You Spell Belief? Absolute Truth





112






Is Being
Born
Again

an Inside Track?



All Mankind Was

Born Again From Above




Jesus Christ Established Our Identity in Himself



The New Birth Was

the

New Starting Point of
Man’s
Creation



All Mankind Was

Quickened in Christ


Chapter 11

Al
l Mankind is Redeemed
-

Christ Freed Us to Believe



120



Personal F
aith



Abraham was a Prototype of Christ as Moses and
King David


Yo
u Have Been Saved Through Faith


Can

My Faith
Reveal

Self
-
Righteousness?


Righteousness Imputed Must Be Righteousness Recognized


Chapter 12

What about John 3:16

and Romans 10
:10
?



129







John 3:16
-

Jesus’ Last Mandate Under the Old Covenant



The Gospel was Prophesied in the Old Testament Scriptures




The Ten Commandments

Summarized

with

Two





Jesus’ Last Decree
-

Only Believe To Enter the Kingdom



Jesus Explains the Impossibility of Believing Satisfactorily


Chapter 13

John 3:16
-

An
Inclusive
Eschatological

Theme




14
1




Chapter 14

The Means of Perfection Never Changed



147







All Man’s Sin is Forgiven Including Unbelief





The Wonder of It All




The Father’s Will Was

for Christ to Lose None


Chapter 15



For God Hath Concluded Them All In Unbelief



154





God’s Judgment
s

and Mercy Took Place i
n the Redeemer


The Church Sold Out Its Soul for a Happy Meal


Christ’s Body


The Ultimate Group




Chapter 16

All t
he Will of God Accomplished in Christ Jesus



161





Redemption Is
Not By Man’s Will But My God’s Ownership


God Claimed Eminent Domain Over the Entire Human Race


God in Christ Won Out Completely!


All Mankind
Was Predestined to be In Ch
rist


Could Man Really Have Trumped God
’s

Redemptive Will?


T
he Strong One
-

The Master
-

The Redeemer


Chapter 17
The Second Coming of Christ
-

Man’s

Great High Priest



17
1





Christ Was Faithful to God’s Promise


God Elevated the C
ross of Jesus above the Wisdom of Man


The Measure
of God’s Freedom in Christ Jesus


Chapter 18

In Christ All Died
-

In Christ All
Redeemed




180




Jesus Did Not Just Survive He Is Victorious


The Agony of Defeat Then the Thrill of Victory


In the Beginning


Ishm
ael and Isaac
An Allegory of the Old and New Covenants


Knowing Our Value with God


The Gospel
-

Exclusive or Inclusive?


Has the Church Been Feeding Off the Wrong Tree?



In the Twinkling of an Eye


Jesus
’ Victory

and

Judgment
s

of the World
Were

Simultaneous


Chapter 19

“God is Love”




190





God
’s Redemptive Love is Not in

Reaction to Us


Is God’s Grace and Peace Limited?


All Were Eliminated
When

Christ Redeemed All


What is All the Talk about Hell an
d the Devil?


Know the Love of God
-

Look At Jesus Alone


Chapter 20

All
Mankind

is
Redeemed by the Faith of Christ






204




Abraham Was a Model (Prototype) of the Faith of
Christ



Death to All Then

Life to All


Adam Succeeded
-

Did Not Jesus?


Can We Go Too Far with Grace?


Man Regained

I
dentity with God through Christ



Romans 5:18 in Summary


The Scriptures
(The Tanakh)
Revealed Start and Finish


The Beginning and the Ending of God’s Plan for Mankind


Revealed Righteous
ness
Vs.

Required Righteousnes
s?



Do You Know Who You Really Are?




Chapter 21

The Book of Revelation Prophesied and Completed




220



The Last Days of the Old Covenant


In with the
New & Out with
the Old Described in the

Parables


Mistakes People Make About Prophecy Regarding End Times


The Last Days According to the Disciples



Chapter 22
Let's Review





239




Jesus is
Redeemer

of All or He is Not
Redeemer

at All


What about Witnessing?


Have We Propagated the Message of Reconciliation Wisely?



Being a Witness of Christ


Pride Can Get In the Way


Chapter 23
Summary





2
50








Appendix





252









To the World Redeemed






268





103 Re
asons for
the Redemptive Salvation of All






269




Key Reference Pages




272





Bibliography





281



























Forewor
d

I

“If every man on earth were a scribe, and every blade of grass a
quill,
and the oceans filled with ink, you could never end up with the total
unconditional love of God. The sk
ies could

not even contain that


During the course of human history

each
generation
continues to hold on tightly

the
precious reality of God
's lov
e
. In spite of this
,

most in
Christendom

have failed

to
take
a
comprehensive look

as to

why
the

"gospel"

means good news!
The Apostle
Paul wrote,
“God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses
against them.”

When and where did this happen?
I
t happened
“before the foundation of
the world”

and

found its expression in ti
me 2000 years ago at the cross.
It
isn't

something
yet to happen

but is historical in nature
….
something that has
already

occurred
. The
reconciliation
isn't

some sort of

futuristic

reality…..it’s a done deal or

to put it another
way,
“It is finished.”

Mankind’s problem
isn't

that we
are
not

all
reconciled to
God in
Christ
;

i
t’s that
many are
not

aware of it
. That’s why Paul said that God has
“committed to
us the word (message) of reconciliation.”




It is finished!”

It
isn't

being finished when
a person

believe
s
, however y
ou can believe it
be
cause it is already finished!
All have been reconciled….

"
Believe

it!"
Like telling a guy,
“You are a man. Now, be a man!"

The gospel
isn't

some sort of existential news that
becomes t
rue because somebody believes. However, w
e
can
believe it because it is already
true.
A blind man may
not

see what’s around him but it’s there whether he sees it or
not
.
His subjective experience of blindness
doesn't

negate the objective reality around him.

The
gospel defi
ned is t
he announcement of God’s

spiri
tual redemptive salvation

of all mankind.


Today,
a

rising tide
recognizing God’s

all inclusive
redemptive love is overcoming the self
-
righteous murky religious systems that have existed for
nearly

2000 years.
Many

are
becoming aware of

the devastating
effects

that

religion
has
on the
human race
.
The
gospel

does

not

incorporate
an
y

attempt to do for God

what God
in Christ
has alr
eady done for
man
kind
.

The
Good News

had its intended e
ffect
in
that
all

are righteous before God
because the
finished
work of
the Redeemer
. An
individual’s acceptance

or
belief

of the
Good News is
not

what
has
shaped
anyone’s

righteous standing before God.


The object
ive

of this book is to
make known

the
birthrights
of
our

Redeemer
(LORD/Jehovah)

and His

immense undertaking

as

the Savior of the World
.


Human
freedom from guilt, condemnation, and the judgment of God
was
secured
through His
sacrifice
.
He came
not

to promote a theory

or a chance

but to execute mankind’s
redemptive salvation

and to proclaim the gospel of

grace and peace
.


The
Redeemer
(
Strong’s 1350
gaal

LORD/Jehovah)

reconcile
d

the
entire

world

to Himself
,
not

a race,
not

a generation,
not

a class, but all mankind past, present and future.
The
outcome of
this

world wide

redemptiv
e
rescue
mission was
conceived

by
Him,
the
Strong
One (
Strong’s 3067
Yhvh

God/Elohim)
,
and

was
never

contingent on
any decision making
capabilities’ of
humankind
. Jesus did
not

offer us an
opportunity to be redeemed but
“that
the world be saved (Redeemed) through Him.”

To H
is sheep (His creation) He gave

(
not

offered
)
new

life

when
He received
“authority over all flesh
.


As the Son of Man,

He
came to seek and to save (
not

seek to save) that which was lost.


As
Redeemer


(LORD/Jehovah)

He said
“I am the light of the world”

not

I am willing to be, but
I am.

He
said,
“I came that they may have life”
not

if they choose, but unequivocally may have it.
All of these announcements were made under one umbrella,
“All power (authority) has
been given t
o Me in heaven and on the earth


(
Matthew 28:18).


Jesus took all
of
mankind’s

vain
attempts to the cross with Him

including the old
covenantal sin of unbelief
.
Now, we determine our righteousness by learning how righteous
Jesus is.
We were made righteous long before we believed

and started to attend
church

it’s called
Redemptive Salvation.

Our job is to

reveal to people who their LORD
(
Redeemer
)

is. W
ith the Good News of redemption

an individual’s acceptance or belief
can
change
their

soul
(the

mind, heart, and emotions)


it’s

called
T
ransformative
S
alvation
.

A
s you rea
d

the nuggets of gospel truth presented in this book

please remember there is
no

bad

news in the good news.

This book

describes

“God’s
-
eye
-
view”

of
(
m
ankind’s
r
edemption
)

and
“m
an’s
-
eye
-
view”

of s
alvation

(being saved).

It

will

answer
many

of

question
s

pertaining to God’s
unconditional love
.

For example
:
(1) A
t
the Cross
,

what

had become of the human race
and
how far

did
God

intervene?

(2)
What d
id

God

actually

seek to accomplish
in Christ
?
(3)
Did Man
kind

participate in what Jesus fulfilled?
(4)
What
i
s
meant by
r
edemption through
H
is blood?
(5)
How did the
extraordinary event of the cross

corporately redeem all
mankind?
(6)
W
hat does that precedent have to do with individual personal belief?

(7)
What does

L
ife
in

Christ

and
His

teachings

really mean
?


In

Paul's Epistle to Titus,
Chapter 3
:4
-
6
,

he

tells us,
"For we ourselves also were sometimes
foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy,
hateful, and hating one another.
But after that the kindness and lo
ve of God our Savior
toward man appeared
,
not

by works of righteousness
(including belief)

which we have
done, but
according to his mercy he saved us
, by the washing of regeneration, and
renewing of the Holy Ghost
, which he shed on us abundantly

through Jesus Christ our
Saviour."

The work of
God in Christ on the cross

was an
instantaneous

event

that
obtained

full
redemption
of all m
ankind in the Body of Christ
. Through the death, burial and
neo
-
creative
resurrection of Jesus, God cleansed, forgave

and restored everyon
e on the face of
the

earth to H
imself

(Heb. 9:24
-
28,

10:7
-
14).

Now
,

we can

acknowledge

not

establish

God’s

redemption

in
our

mind
and experience

the benefits

(2 Co
r
. 5:14
-
21)
.

Along with
our new freedom

God gives
us
the

"the word and
ministry of reconciliation"

to tell those who have
not

heard the
"Good News"

that they along with all others were in
Christ

when He reconciled the world to Himself
.
God is fully satisfie
d…

He

is
not

angry
at
m
ankind
….

the war is over
.

He
is

no

longer
reckoning

any

older covenant laws

against
us
.
He removed every excuse
that humanity could

ever make for
not

allowing harmony and
fellowship
to exist between
Himself

and Man
.
This is the good word God has given us to
understand and share with those who do
not

recognize they
already
have
a
redemptive
relationship

with God through the Cross.

“For if
when we were enemies we were reconciled
(brought back)

to God

through the
death
(on the cross)

of His Son
"

(Rom 5:10a)
.

“…
much more,

having been reconciled, we


s
hall be saved

(the process of understanding man’s freedom in Christ)

by His life

(Rom
5:10b)
.

Truth necessitates one to speak and one to hear
….however:

Key
:
Just as the promise is there for all who will grasp it


there remains yet
no

less the
promise to those who either in ignorance or arrogance do
not

or will
not

grasp it.

On the cross
,

Christ responded in faith ….engaging all mankind equally and
instantaneously in His
resurrection
.

This r
edemption
salvation
took place in Jerusalem a
t
the Place of the Sku
ll two millennia ago for

all humanity.
Christ

work of redemption did
not

take place and then wait for man to engage in it.
It is
not

the point at which we
have
some kind of human experience

i
t
was

impossible for mankind to participate

in the

all
sufficient

priestly
work of Christ
.

This is the only way by which the
full purpose

of Jesus Christ
was

completely fulfilled

in
God's time and in His order. Anything less than the
full reconciliation of
all things

would
be tantamount to a defeat and failure of what Jesus Christ has accomplishe
d through His
sacrifice on the c
ross.

To compromise on man’s
spiritual position
perfection

in Christ

is to
selfishly take the reins of power out of God’s hands
on the Cross
an
d place it into our own.

There is
nothing

a human being

can do, say, think or believe that would cause God to love
us

more or less than He does right this minute! God
has always loved

Mankind

unconditionally
.

The Bible begins with the
human creation of Man

and ends

with the
spiritual
creation of Man.
I

leave it to
you

the reader

wi
th Bible in hand to

investigate
. I am

confident that
the gospel

will penetrate
the hearts
of
many
soul
s
.
M
a
y you find great
comfort
in
learning about

God’s
panorama

of
love for
the entire human race
.


Learn by heart
… the gospel is
n
ot

a
mystery

to be solved but

a
declaration

to be explored
.
























Preface

II


The
affectionate

result

of the gospel of grace and peace is not
to try
and

get
Jesus into people

but to bring forth
Jesus out of people



The heaven’s parted and God look down raining gifts of forgiveness on
to us; healing us on every spiritual level; we realized that our true
nature is not body, that we are eternal beings; that God’s love is
unconditional and there’s nothing we can ever do to change that; it is
only our illusion that we are separate from God or that we are alone, in
fact the reality is we a
re one with God and H
e loves us


"In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not
counting people’s trespasses against them, and He has given u
s the
message of reconciliation
"

(2 Co
r.

5:19)

In

the
full

range of religious
thought

and in
quiry,

the matter of
r
edemption

and
salvation

is
of the

highest interest
to the

human race
.
God's
unconditional love, grace

and peace
toward
m
ankind
was all funneled into
and out of
His Son
.

He
accompl
ished what was needed

that
the entire world, past,
present,
and future is redeemed….

all are united with
God through
the cross of Christ.
Commonly t
here are

individuals
who
are aware of mankind’s

new life
in
Christ…..in spite of everything
many are
not

cognizant of their position in the
Redeemer.


It is impossible
for human beings to trigger

or negate
the redemption that

God in Christ
alone carried out
for the entire human race
.

Mankind’s redemption in Christ Jesus was
never

presented to us as an
option,
opportunity
or chance
. Sadly,
over the many centuries
institutional religion

has
grown into
an offense to the cross

as t
hey
continually present

a
n
invalid

formula
of
the good
and bad
news,
manipulating
both
Old and New Covenant
teaching
s

to

mix

the Mosaic
Law

(
That
Needed

Man’s will)

and
Grace
(
The will of Go
d in
Christ

alone
).

In spite of this, the

inclusiveness

of the
"New Covenant"

not

being
well
understood
is

as true tod
ay as
is has

ever been.
This publication addresses t
he

challenge
s

that
many

pastors and teachers

face….namely

the reckoning of
an

exclusive

salvation

of

man’s

heart, mind, and will

(the soul)
on earth

while
at the same time
managing

the
ideal

inclusive
spiritual
redemption

of all

m
ankind
in heavenly places.



Ironically, over the centuries
the more
people declare God’s all inclusive
love for all His
creation, the more puzzled the organized church has become.

T
he clarion cry of
organized
religion

is that a limited amount of people posses Christ, when in reality the entire human
race was captured by Him spiritually
and presented
righteo
us
to
the

Father
in heaven
2000
years ago.
As a result, there
isn't

any
so called
after life

as the church propagates since our
new life
in Christ will never end
.
Upon physical death t
he spirit is liberated from the body
and
becomes

closer to her source th
an ever before
. "The dust will return to the ground as it
was, and
the spirit will return to God who gave it"

(Ecclesiastes 12:17).

While
only some
fully identify with this truth
a
ll are redeemed:

past, present, and future
in the Body of
Christ
.

When we try to believe in
corruptible morality

and
incorruptible p
erfection

at the


same time….
we become hopelessly buried in

a mystery. God solved this enigma by
sending forth His Son to free our spirit and soul.


The
Gospel

is
not

bad news followed by good news, or even worse, bad news followed by
the possibility of good news if only you can get your
thoughts together.
God’s plan was
passionately fulfilled f
or all Mankind in Jesus Christ and

is good n
ews from start to finish.


Key
:

The Gospel did
not

begin with
how bad we were
;
it began with
how good God is
.
It began

with the eternal purpose
s

of God and what He has made of the whole human

race in Jesus Christ.


"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)
.
God did
not

say “return unto me in
order to be redeemed.”


Th
e gospel is
not

about how to become righteous, it i
s a revelation of righteousness
.

Nobody has ever been made righteous

before God

because they believe in Jesus; but we
ought to believe in Jesus because He first loved us and made us righteous in
His

sight.
There is
nothing

about
redemption in Christ Jesus

that has anything to do with performance
or what one does or does not do. The gospel is
primarily

about who and what all human
beings are…. righteous, perfect, and redeemed

in the
view and opinion

of God
.



The degree to which we acknowledge Christ as hav
ing completed the work and will of the
Father is called
being saved.

Believing is a wonderful experience and discovering the
treasures revealed in Christ are prime reasons for a jubilant renewing of the mind, heart,
and emotions. It alters the way we look
at issues, how we view others, and the way we
identify ourselves. However, human belief
never

did trigger a righteous standing before
God. Human belief
never

did initiate
the
gospel
of
truth, but declaring
the
gospel
of
truth
can promote human belief.


The G
ospel defined


is
that all human kind is redeemed
, the entire human race.

The
Gospel

rested
not

on the old coven
ants between God and Man,
as

the
Adamic and Mosaic
c
ovenant
s
, but a New C
ovenant between God and His Son. Their plan,
never

included
Man’s
response to make it
redemption
applicable, but was based on Jesus, our High Priest,
performing His finished
work
. Man could
never

make Jesus Lord, God made Jesus Lord of
all.
"
For none of us
liveth

to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

For whether we live,
we live unto the master (Lord/Adonai): and whether we die, we die unto the master
(Lord/Adonai
): whether we live therefore, or die, we are the master’s

(Lord’s/Adonai’s)”

(
Rom. 14:8
)
.


When Christ died, the entire human race died; whe
n He

arose

the entire human race arose.
All Mankind
was in His resurrected Body

and

spiritually
born again

from above
. A
ll
were
made a new creation in Him, and all were presented to the Father righteous and redeemed.

Only then was God satisfied as in the
t
winkling of an eye

all were re
-
created righteous in
His sight.


We can only begin to identify with the wonderful theme of redemption by a finite
comprehension: comparing shame and glory, life and death, justice and mercy as they all


converged in the Body o
f Christ on the cross. The cross is the song of the redeemed
through all eternity.


The gospel adds
no

if’s, and’s, but’s or maybe's. It is
not

an opportunity to become
righteous but is a declaration of Man’s righteous standing,
not

essentially before men, but
in the viewpoint of God and has always existed in the risen Christ Jesus. In totality,
t
he
Gospel of Grace means
unmerited favor from God

and the
Gospel of Peace means

the
cessation of hostility from God
.


All human beings are
righteous in the sight of God

by the death, burial,
creative
resurrection, a
nd life of Jesus Christ. This was

foreshadowed and predicted in the ancient
Hebrew writings and eventually
analyzed in
what is known as the New Testament by the
recorded words of Jesus, Paul the apostle, and many others. It was
never

left up to us to
make this happen.
After 4000 years of failure, t
he human race was
to
o

treasured by

God

to
leave redemption up to us.

S
o
,

He
took it upon Himself and did it in us, with us and for us,
by the completed work of His Son
-

the

Redeemer

(
the
LORD
)
.
Clearly,
God wanted it to
happen and He made it happen. To believe that God could or would permit a single human
being He created, to be
destroyed, or even eternally separated from Him is a contradiction
in terms.


“Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the
Redeemer

(
LORD/Jehovah
)
hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of
me, and
I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the
earth for thy possession


(
Psalms 2:6
-
8).



“The Father loveth the Son, and hath
given a
ll things into his hand


(
John 3:35
).



In 1860, Mark Twain once
correctly stated
,
"The shabbiest of all lies is silent
-
assertion."

It’s easy for us to take for granted

and conform to

certain doctrines we’ve believed
in or
were raised up on
all of our lives. At times we become numb to error because we hear the
same thing
taught

over and over again.
However
, the

gospel is
not

the dry and dusty
teaching from some watered down jargon handed down to us by our descended
imaginations. The refreshin
g and soul stirring vision of the true

Gospel flows from the
genuine good n
ews
about our
world
Redeemer

(
the
LORD)
.


God in Christ

has
embraced all of humanity in such a way that He will
never

let any of us
go. While the
intrinsic relationship amid men is
fragile
,

the state of the union
between God
and the human race

is
absolutely perfect.

Blessed are men or women who truly know
the
inclusive
power

of the Redeemer
.


The above b
eing said t
his book

does

not

advocate
any of
the following:


Religion

-

a belief
taking a…
“God is on our side”

pep talk to an absurd
degree….
reinforced by professional institutions that tea
ch an overriding confidence in
human

resolve.




Old Covenants belief systems

-

a belief
about

Man’s condition of

sin
, repentan
ce and
making Jehovah Lord. Up t
o

the

"end
-
of
-
the
-
ages
"

absolute

beli
ef

and obedience was
needed to gain
individual
redemptive favor with God


this

never happened.


Christian Universalism

-

a belief that all people
will eventually

experience redemptive
salvation,
will

eventually

be reconciled to God
in Christ and

enter His Kingdom.


Unitarian Universalism

-

a belief identified as Atheist, Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian,
Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan and other religions
sear
ching for spiritual truth
and the significance of life
will find it.



Ultimate Reconciliation

-

a belief that there
will come a time

when
all mankind,

the
wicked
that have died, along with the devil and his evil angels, will be released from the torment o
f
hell and be
"reconciled"

back to God.


Preterist

-

a belief that end time writings were primarily fulfilled during the sacking of
Jerusalem; an earthly governmental event circa 70 AD.


Anti
-
Semitism

-

a belief that the fabric of Jewish life, biblical ev
ents and traditions are of
no

exclusive consequence before God.


Gnosticism

-

a belief that some have an
undisclosed spiritual knowledge

about God
so as

that
humanity

could attain
“godhood
.



New
-
Age

-

a belief
in

spiritual and consciousness
-
raising movements appealing to people
who are trying to discover or rediscover a spiritual dimension in their life.


Social Justice

-

a belief based on the concepts of human rights and equality.


Syncretism

-

a belief that ming
les Judaic, Roman, Greek and Pagan
religious
principles.


There is a growing need for objective inquiry amidst today’s philosophical, religious, and
cultural trends.
In its place
,

this publication

promote
s

a

much needed paradigm shift to
comprehend and appr
eciate the reality of the true g
os
pel


being

no

longer
about

“w
hat
must I do?
But
, what Jesus has done.”

It identifies
the impact of the Cross, how that
extraordinary event c
orporately redeemed all mankind

and what
that

precedent has to do
with
individual personal
belief.
No

matter how immense we think
Calvary
was….
it was
more powerful than

what
anyone

can
totally
realize or imagine.


Key
:

Redemption

is
not

a
confirmation

of what
can happen

if
an individual
believe
s

the gospel
.

Man’s r
edemptive freedom is
no

longer something to be sought but a
certainty

that is revealed to us.

Th
e only sal
vation needed
now

is a
transformative
salvation

of the
heart, the mind, and the will

from the bondage of thinking that our
personal

actions
including belief had anything to do with
human kind’s

redemption through the cross of
Christ.





“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world,

(trying to gain acceptance from God by
human works)

but the spirit which is of God;
that we might know the things that are freely
given to us of God


(1 Corinthians 2:12)
.



“He is the atoning sacrifice for our
sins

and not only for ours but also
for the sins of the
whole world


(
1 John 2:2
).


The g
ospel is the good news of God's righteousness for all humanity and was based on
Jesus Christ
not

a
ny

religious

system.
Our universe in its entire splendor, our world and all
its wonders, our human bodies and all their complicated parts, all this vast and i
ntricate
creation sprang from one source….

the mind and hand of God. He understood the condition
of the human unrighteousness and from the beginning of time had already worked out the
solution.

That is the gospel of God in Christ declaring

both the sovereignty of God in
redemption and the responsibility of man in being saved.


“For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah
should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth wi
th thee, nor
rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed;
but my kindness
shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed,

saith the
LORD that hath mercy on thee”

(Isaiah 54:9
-
10).


“And the
peace of
God
, which
passed

all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds

through Christ Jesus


(Philippians 4:7).







Testimony

III


A
s the wisdom of God was piercing through the darkness of my

mind, heart and will

it has
taken many years to purge my mind

of
damaging doctrines th
at centered on the wisdom of
religion.
For
a long time

I didn't
actually

see the finished work of Christ as the gospel. I
saw

the work of the cross more as

potential
goo
d news
.


My understanding was that i
f anyone was to
ask God to forgive their sin…

He would. If a
person would pray to get right with God


He would answer that prayer. If somebody
would come to G
od in faith

the great gulf of s
in that separated
them

from God would be
bridged.

It all depended on
their

understanding…
their

faith

and…
their

decision
.


I
don’t

see the
redemptive gospel message

of Jesus Christ that way anymore. The gospel
isn't a sales pitch in which we tell

people that if they'll do this

then God will do that.
It all
sounds so right on the surface
and so

difficult

to see the flawed logic of such an approach
apart from the Holy Spirit
breaching

heart, mind and will.


In basic terms the

gospel is


a

declaration

of good news. W
hen Jesus said,
"It is finished
"

He really meant it. We have been
redeemed

and reconciled to God

by the finished work of
Christ…

not by a decision that we may or may not make.


The gospel is the

good

news
that God in Christ

has dealt with the matter of S
i
n com
pletely
and redeemed the entire human race
.

W
e can
experience transformation

in this life
because
He first loved us.


Looking back…in my early years

I was rais
ed in the Christian faith. F
rom the age of
sixteen I was taught the very basics of Christian

doctrine by my parents and the local
church
. I learned about Adam and Eve and the stories of
Jesus in
the Bibl
e
.


I learned about Heaven and Hell.
In church I sang songs about
Jesus

and

about how He
became the Savior of the World. I knew it was an awesome thing that the world had a
S
avior

and
even then
I knew somewhat of the awesome price
He
paid.


But d
ee
p inside
there came some common sense questions about God that even at
a

young
age
seemed to nag
at
me.
These were

deeper feeling
s

than I was able to express and
therefore I never really addressed them

at the time
. After all, God was too big and I was too
small to understand what it
all
meant.


I loved Jesus or what I knew about Him

the

way a young person does. But, I couldn't help
but sense that

for all His love and sacrifice the

adults around me seemed to
put limitations
on

Him and His great provisions for

m
ankind.

I couldn't understand why
other

people
appeared to undo
much of
His har
d work.


I didn't understand what the point was of God sending Jesus, His Son to save us, only to
come up with a plan to ultimately keep Him out of reach of
so
many. It seemed that if Jesus
had purchased

the whole world with His Blood….

He wouldn't need our permission to
spiritually redeem us.




It was like Jesus was saying
"You are helpless to save yourself, so I am going to die to save
you, but I need you to do things even in your helpless
spiritually

dead
state to trigger
all
this

befo
re it will have any
effect
."


I knew the members of the church I attended

to be a
kind,

wonderful

and

well meani
ng
people
but s
omething fishy was going on
. Something seemed phony about it all.
E
ven
in

my late twenty’s
m
y questions
went

unanswered
.

I found out later

it

was not
like I was
questioning Jesus…but what people were
telling

me about Him.


I knew Jesus loved me and I knew if I could stand before Him in person that He would
know how sorry I was for being so disobedient at times. My thoughts
were that it shouldn’t
matter anyway because it seemed to me that He had not created that much
room in

Heaven
….

as my church preached

that
not that
many
appeared to

be going there

anyway.
Even so


God comforted me as
I

continued to long for answers
.


In my

early thirty’s I began to read
more of the

Bible, which
was

only a book of
possibilities
up un
til then.
I investigated
passages

on my own. I read
verses

which seem to
finally address many of my questions I had in my youth


essentially

t
hat the entire huma
n
race
was spiritually dead when

Christ died and when He was raised to
life;

all were raised
to new
spiritual
Life in His Body.



I discovered that t
he Day of
Judgment

and the Day of Mercy took place on
the

very
same
day
… the day of the cross…
that

all
of
God’s anger and wrath was put on Jesus
.
God

delivered His verdict on m
ankind:

F
orgiven, righteous and free.

Because of the Cross

we
are all One in Christ; God
look at the entire human race

in His Son


all creation stands
spiritually
redeemed in His heavenl
y sanctuary
.



Never the less,
as

a result of my church
teaching
s

and

in my self
-
righteous religious
mindset I was

still

somewhat

deterred
. How could
I

be so naive as to believe that everyone
is

redeemed
?
I mocked in my heart...
these are just liberal
thoughts


that’s not what the
church is teaching me

.
a
ll you have to do is open the Bible and it clearly says that such a
thing is
just
not possible.



In my mind,
I scoffed at
such a

foolish idea
, who would be so silly as to believe such
nonsense that Jesus had the power to redeem the whole world without our permission?
This
is not the will of God…
so I thought!



Later on…I became

the
curator

of a world class

collection of
English
, Greek and Hebre
w

antiquarian Bibles
and Moody Bible Institute graduate in Biblical
Studies.

I
continued

to
search out early

Greek, Hebrew and Latin
translation
inaccuracies and oversights
.


I began to see how
many
church

doctrine
s

from the 3
rd

century
onward
totally
violated

scriptural/historical/cultural events presen
ted in the Old Testament Tanakh concerning the
Messiah.

I began to see

Old/New Covenants, Law /
Grace, an
d
remarkably that
mankind’s
spiritual
redemption

and
individual salvation

of the soul

as separate e
ntities.




All human kind has

been justified and reconciled to God by the finished work of Christ, not
by a
ny

decision that we may or may not make. As the One who came to take away the
Sin

of the world
.


Salvation
is the subjective experience of an objective reality. God
in Christ
has done what
He has done, whether we believe it or no
t.
He

has accepted us…. that's real….w
e
catch
sight of

the beauty of His acceptance and are transformed.


It took me 35 years to
gras
p
the
enormity

of God in Christ


His

perfect,
complete
and
inclusive
redemption
manifested

on Calvary.
The more I listened to the testimony of God
in Christ

the more convinced I became of how weak my view of the Cross was


thinking

“Surely, God’s plan
couldn
’t be this big and this awesome….
could it?”

Le
t me assure you
dear reader

He

is bigger and more glorious than any of us could ever imagine.


It is so iniquitous to think that God the Creator was capable of making changes without the
assistance of His

creation?

Nothing
was

as powerful, glorious, and life changing as the
Cross of Jesu
s Christ.
The Cross is no longer a mystery as
God has
revealed

the way He

re
concile
d

all
mankind to Himself.


However
, t
he

traditions of men do not fall easily.
Many

are comfortable with what they
believe
and have been taught

that puny man can somehow derail God’s love and
determination shown on Calvary.

God is the sovereign, supreme and

almighty Creator of
all things…

what He want
ed
He

delivered
. If we ourselves coul
d determine our eternal
destiny

God would not be sovereign.



I realized
that the

gospel is not an instructional message about how to become
righteous
and redeemed
.
God in Christ
is

not

the

Redeemer

of
a

privileged few

but the
Redeemer

of
all
.
He
was sent
to redeem all

and He made it happen!


Finally


I began to see the
true power and
character of Jesus Christ. I began to see who
He really is.
Yeshua (Jesus) is
our Redeemer, our Strong One, and our Master.

My heart
was flooded with His Love, thinking:
“Ho
w could I have missed
it? T
he entire human race
has

been redeemed

2000 years ago…
we are
all freed

so
we can

believe

to the saving of the
soul
.”



At one time in my life I was so distraught by the guilt and judgment of a religiously
tormented mind…. with the
good news

of God’s peace and g
race

with all mankind

I don’t
have to be and neither do you!

The

heart, mind and emotions in
God’s

new creation we
re
not designed for
any
redemptive guilt or judgment before God.


H
is v
ictory could not be halted by the long arm of
any
religion
, the Law of Moses
or

life
circumstances.

In my
soul

I knew that I could no longer feed at the banquet of failure based
religio
us institutions.
I was set free from

all
the
false gospel horror shows

and the self
-
righteousness of my own belief

to attain redemption
.



I used
to look at myself in the mirror

and sometimes what I saw was not so appealing
….
but
the
love of Jesus is more
real to me now than ever before

and

have been

persuaded by
God’s t
estimony
alone

to share the Good News of grace and peace
.



It is His testimony that gives freedom

to the soul…a m
an’s

heart, mind and emotions. No
one is

any
more or
any

less righteous
in th
e sight of God because we are all One in
Christ


the way God planned it.

His Love
was never

intended to fail as the Prophet

Isaiah
tells us from long ago:



Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am
God, and there

is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient
times, what is still to come. I say:
My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.

From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far
-
off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
Wh
at I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do”
(
Isaiah
46:9
-
11).


Redemptive salvation

is what God believes about His new creation.


Transformative salvation

is what we believe about

His new creation
.



The human race is
redeemed not because we did something or thought som
ething or
figured something out

but because
God in Christ

says so. It is impossible for redemptive
salvation to be used as a token of choice
, option,

or opportunity
any longer
by the
impulses
of Man
kind
.



Years from now many Christian preachers and teachers will say,
"What were we thinking?"

The answer will be
“we were still eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
instead of drinking from the River of Life.”

Redemption is
His story

from beginnin
g to
end…now it is
my story
…now it is
your story
…now it is
our story

Rejoice!


R. Patrick Hines

























Introduction

IV



The Gospel of Jesus Christ reaches deeper
than the earth, higher than
the sky, an
d farther than the universe.

2000 years ago
God emptied
Himself of all wrath, all judgment, all animosity, all offense,
and all the
problems He had

with m
ankind. He emptied Himself of all that; and He
bought us all, p
urchased us all by the blood of His own Son, redeemed
us, and qualified us for he
aven no matter what
anyone said



The
gospel of God is His

testimony to the entire human race.
Greatest story ever t
old

is

His

story of love, of sacrifice, and of everlasting mercy. It is a story that has been told for over
two thousand years wi
th great passion and tears….
one that has
transformed

the lives of
countless millions all over the world.


2000 years ago
grace and peace

was

established between God and Man
.

When Jesus was
born in Bethlehem a multitude of the armies of heaven appeared with an angel announcing,

"
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will
toward

men!"

(
Not

necessarily
among man
-

Luke 2:14
)
.

The Gospel of
grace and
peace
was never

an

opportunistic
approach but was a
sweeping declaration

made possible by Chr
ist our world
Redeemer
.


There is
no

longer any anger, wrath or hostility between God and His
redemptive
relationship with the human race
.
If one man remains outside the redemptive love of God,
it means that that one man

has defeated the love of God…
and that is impossible.

God
rejoices

over

the redemptive salvation of
His creation

becau
se He knows His Son was
totally

victorious.

At the c
ross, God determined how righteous we are by knowing how
righteous Jesus i
s
.


Most religions agree that God wants man to live in harmony and peace with other men. The
differences come in the manner in which people want to enjoy their relationships with God
.
Some bow to Mecca five times a day; some light candles; some set objects afloat on a river;
some eat bread and drink wine to symbolize the body and blood of their leader; some dance
around stones in the middle of a fie
ld; some walk through a forest
.


Key
:

In reality, the manner in which
people approach God

only tells us about
the
people
;
not

the
view and opinion of God
.


The g
ospel of Jesus Christ
is

good n
ews as to what
is right between God and Man.

In fact

t
he gospel is
not

a revelation of what is wrong with us. Many think the gospel
message is to
be
initiated by a process that centers
on

their faults
and eliminating them one by one

making a better person eligible for redemption.

Yet
, the Apostle Paul addressed this type of
faulty
doctrine

when he told the
Galatians

"Are you so foolish? Although you began with
the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort?"

(Gal 3:3)
Like

today
people
are
trying to make the flesh holy before God
,

when God has
already made all men
perfect in
His sight by the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus.

Because of

the gospel of grace and peace
is
complete
anything we do or say
cannot

dismantle the New Covenant that
the Father

made
with His
Son

involving
all men.




Key
:

Regrettably
, the
tenor

of
institutional religion

has
not

st
opped trying for some
165
0 years to insult the
life
blood of
the New Covenant
.



"
Blessed be the
strong one

(Strong’s 3067 Yhvh God/Elohim)

and Father of
our master

(Lord/Adonai) Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with all
spiritual blessings in heavenly
places in Christ
"

(Eph 1:3)
.



We will
never

know who we are as a
redeemed
people until we know that we are all
spiritually identified in Christ in

heavenly
places
.

There is a great difference between being
spiritual and try
ing to act spiritual.


The gospel

never

contained a

plan B.


It is Good News from start to finish. It is
not

bad
news followed by good news

or bad news followed by the possibility or a chance of good
news.
The gospel of Christ is non
-
negotiable.

The redemption of all mankind is complete in
the view and opinion of God.


Key
:

The self
-
righteousness of thinking our own belief triggered our red
emption is as
self
-
righteous

as the Jews thinkin
g that keeping the Law
made them right with God.
(Strong’s
3551 Nomos the Mosaic Law
-

with emphasis on the first five books of
Scripture)
….

they c
ould obtain a perfect standing before God.

This is tantamount to
church members perceiving to have a privileged status with God by virtue of their beliefs
or punching i
n time at their local church.


God’s faithfulness to Himself, His Word and His ultimate Will regarding the redemption of
the entire human race, is
not

affected by man’s faith or lack of it.
The Cross of Christ had
much more of a spiritual impact with God t
han it did on mankind.

We

have
nothing

to
boast of

except the
most wonderful thing imaginable….

the works of
God in
Christ.


Today, we must

break free from the traditions of men

and

establish the significance of the
true gospel. The purity of the gospel is of extreme consequence. The wi
nds of God's Spirit
are blowing

clearing aw
ay the mist and fog that cloud m
an's mind, heart and understanding
.
F
or centuries

God is unfolding in great
er measure the
"Mystery that has been hidden from
ages past
."

The world
doesn’t

need to get redeemed…but continues to need a renewal of
the mind that we are all One in Christ.

It is with prayer and appeal that God's t
estimony of
love expressed in the follo
wing

pages

will enlarge our vision and ignite a pass
ion to
proclaim the good news.


This publication

proclaim
s

the victory and power

of the Cross of
Christ

that redeemed all
mankind and expose
s

the false doctrines about redemption
and salvation as

t
aught in most
circles of modern
Christianity. Of course,
please keep in mind
there is always a risk in
challenging traditional thinking
and

standing alone if necessary in order to be a light in the
midst of religious darkness.


Before you read any further,

please recognize

that

you will read
nothing

that undermines
the
powerful work of the cross, the deity of Christ, His substitutional death

and

the
shedding of His precious blood.

You will read
nothing

that challenges the facts of
Jesus'
virgin birth, that
He died on the

cross for the sin of the world or

that He was buried and
rose again and is presently seated at the right hand of God as High Priest.




Reader, it is
not

easy

to make a transition
from

life
-
long paradigm
s
. What has dominated
our thinking is ingrained in us and the grooves run deep.
At

times w
e are
not

even aware
how
the power of

religion

governs our whole thinking. This commentary will either
confirm or challenge your own beliefs. It remains your God
-
given right and responsibi
lity
to honestly weigh and examine all the evidence before you and decide what you will
believe as the truth.


The idea that
"everybody is redeemed"

sounds absurd to most of the Christian community,
but it is through honest assessment many are convinced i
t is the only viable way to bring
others to a saving knowledge of Christ. We need to recognize the gospel as truth;
no

matter
what we believe and

if that truth is
not

true for every human being, it is
not

the truth and
becomes an uncertainty.

One

should be prepared to sacrifice their pet dogmas on the altar
of honest inquiry.


The following is a list of references used in the preparation of this publication:


Unless otherwise noted
,

all Bible quotations are from
The King James Version of the Bibl
e

1881/1885 from public domain

and
are

used as the central B
iblical text.
The New
Testament
(Textus Receptus)

is used as

a commentary or

observation regarding the
final
execution
of the
Tanakh

the Hebrew Bible

(Masore
tic Text)
.

You
cannot properly

understand the New Testament writings without understanding something about the Old
Testament Scriptures.

The

mindset being
the
New Testament is a Jewish
commentary

embodying authentic interpretation
or debate relating
to

the Tanakh. In addition, a
ll effo
rt
s

have

been made
by the author
to share the same interpretive principles as developed
from

Second Temple Rabbinic thought

before Hellenism transformed the Near East.



There are
helps such as
key labels

and

Parable Application
s

-

In with the New &

Out with
Old

(Thomas Whittemore.
The Parables of Jesus.

1833
)
.


Nearly all Jewish literature from the 4
th

century B.C. to the 9
th

century A.D. was written in
Aramaic.
In a few specific cases for clarity
the Aramaic t
ranslations are

used
alongside

the
King James Version

by permission of
Victor

Alexander

translator of
The

Ancient
Syriac

Aramaic Bible

2010
.
Jesus the Messiah
/Redeemer

spoke
in the Galilean dialect of the
a
ncient Aramaic language. This is the lan
guage in which the Disciples (the Talmid
im =
followers of the Law)

preached the g
ospel
as scribes recorded Biblical manuscripts.



The Greek word
pleroma
,
“fulfillment”

or
“fullness”

is consistently used in the New
Testament to refer to the Redeemer (LORD/Jehovah) Himself. In Him,
“all the
fullness of
Deity dwells in bodily form”

(Colossians 1:19).

To shed light on the meaning of
this dialog
,
the
etymology

of words
such as the

Strong One
(God/Elohim)
, the M
aster
(Lord/Adonai
)

the

Redeemer
(LORD/Jehovah)

or the R
edeemer
(GOD/Jehovah)


are used

in this
publication

by permission
of
Clay Lawrence

author of

The Names of God Edition of the
King James
Bible.

2003
.



In special
exegetical

cases
Greek
/English

Septuagint

is used
(
The Septuagint LXX: Greek
and English

by Sir Lancelot C.L.
Brenton

published

by Samuel Bagster & Sons, Ltd.
1851
.




I have been sparing in analyzing and discussing the many hypotheses and theories which
have been put forth in historical points concerning Christian origins.
I have taken
ac
count
only those which prov
ide an opportunity
for

defining or justifying particular elements of
the gospel of grace and peace.



John 6:63 says, “. . . the words I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.” Because
of this, we will always be able to get new revelation out o
f
the Bible

that we thought we
had already gotten the revelation there was to get. Enter into this study with open heart and
mind, not with the
‘I’ve heard this before’

attitude. It may be this time that you hear the
Word that you breakthrough to a new level of understanding that will remove that burden
and destroy that yoke.


When you

read further

you will
gain

a new understanding of

redemptive love and the
enormous ade
quacy of God in Christ

… which was there all along.
Maybe a prayer
of your
own or one
resembling the following is in order:

"Master
, we thank you so much that You
have given us Life,
the

life
that
is in You. On the cross
You reinstated the entire human
race
in one incredible redemptive act.

Thank you for giving us the privilege to understand the
gospel and what it means to be a follower of Christ. Man
kind

continues to experience
tribulation
with

other men, but grace and peace between You and all mankind
was made
absolute and inclusive on the Cross, Amen."


All religion….Christianity, Islam, Kabbalah, Buddhism, Hinduism and all others is an
attempt to gain what the cross has already provided. Only the gospel of grace and peace can
definitively reveal this
truth.

The time has come to dispose of our poisonous mythologies
once and for all and embrace what
God in Christ

declares to be true about all of us!


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Chapter
1




Dynamics of Redemption and
Salvation (Being Saved
)














James Tissot 1836


1902 (The Brooklyn Museum)



The entire

world has been
R
edeemed, but many are yet to experience
the Saving
of their soul. The prison doors of spiritual bondage have
been
unlocked

by the R
edemptive
salvation
of God in Christ
,

but all the
captives

have not yet stepped outside

to enjoy the sunshine of
Transformative salvation



Redempti
ve salvation

literally means to be bought back

to spiritual
worthiness

(Strong’s
629
apolýtrōsis

re
-
purchasing
or
winning back).

God
in Christ
separated the perimeters of
eternal and temporal chance 2,000 years ago
.
It points toward

the

all sufficient

work of
GRACE

(Strong’s 5485
charis

God freely extending Himself to
mankind
)

when
He
purchased manki
nd

from the

condition of sin and

made
a new creation
. This resulted in
PEACE

(Strong’s 2525
eiréné

tie together into a whole, essential parts are joined together

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manifesting and cessation of hostility
).

God has
finished

both
in the Body of Christ
for all

human kind
.


As a

consequence,

Transformative s
alvation

is

recognizing

the completed work of God in
Christ
that moves the human heart, mind and will

(Strong’s
3345
metasxēmatízō

after
-
effec
t, to adapt
, to
change the outward appearance
)
.

Many people

do
not

truly see the
finished work of Christ
as the gospel. They
see redemptive from

the cross more
or less
as a
potential
gift
.
For example, i
f

people would ask God to forgive their sin, He
will
.
However,
t
he gospel
isn't

a sales pitch
of eternal consequences
in which we tell people that if
they
will do this….
then God will do that. The gospel is a declaration of good news. When Jesus
said,
"It is finished"

He really meant it.


Key
:

The Apostle Paul
declared

that
no

faith

or obedience
on

our part
could bring
mankind

in
to

union with God.
Jesus
’ faith and obedience was the only O
ne that
succeeded
.

Belief

is
not

so

we can be
accepted by
God

it’s

to

recognize

that we are
accepted by God.

We

re
no

more or less

accepted by God before or after we believe.

We
have been justified and reconciled to God by the finished work of Christ,
not

by a decision
that we may or may
not

make.


Key
:

The organized church has

it backwards


for two millennia. W
e are not
redeemed

by

obedience or belief
first

in order to be redeemed
second
.
Paul was the first
to teach this

message of reconciliation, as he tried to convince his listener’s that the Gospel
was inclusive of all humankind and
not

confined to a so
-
called
"faithful few."

The

good
news of the gospel
isn't

that God
would
not

count our trespasses against us if
we come to
Him.

The gospel is the
good
news that
He
has come to us

not

count
ing

S
in against us
!
Christ

came to tak
e away the S
in

of the world
.

He
and
has dealt with the
matter once for
all.


Key
:

We must
not

confuse
redempti
ve

salvation
with
transformative
salvation
.

The
Bible is descriptive
not

prescriptive regarding this subject.

Redemption is
the

once and
for all sovereign act of God

demonstrated by the death and resurrection of
Jesus Christ. The
day when the L
ast Adam
(Jesus)
come into contact with the cross

the w
hole of humanity
experienced death and life in Him
.
If it were the later it would
no

longer be the g
ospel.

You
cannot

beli
eve in order to be redeemed.
Man’s belief

can’t

change anything
of
what God

in
Christ

has done through His redemptive work.

We are His workmanship, God’s property,
being born from above!



This begs the question:
What part

did
we
have in willing your own p
hysical conception?
None
! Your parents conceived you by their own wills. As it is with physical birth, so it is
with spiritual birth. You
didn't

ask to be born or re
-
born
. The Father birthed y
ou from
above
. Without anyone’s permission

God re
-
created mankin
d

so that they can believe

and
experience transformative salvation.

God’s total sovereignty

was

in control when it came to
the redemption the human race.


Key
:

Regrettably
most
people

are
unaware as to what

happen
ed

to them when
Christ

died

and
was
resurrected
.

Jesus did
not

only die for us in our place. We
all
died
and arose
together with Him. Christ is
not

only
an example for us; He is an example of us. The fact