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The modern fixation of most Christian teachers is on “forgiveness.” In fact, “fixation” doesn't really
convey the degree to which modern gospel preachers are focused on forgiveness. Obsession would be
a better word. They are so obsessed, in fact, that forgiveness is now the central focal point of salvation.
“Saved by grace” they preach, which is an half truth and not the whole gospel at all.

Believe it or not, the Catholics, those who pretty much pioneered the trinity and deity of Christ
doctrines have it mostly right, in that they understand that it says saved by grace “through faith” and
further, that “faith without works is dead.”

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephesians 2: 8

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2: 9

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can
faith save him?
James 2: 14
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
James 2: 15
And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye
give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
James 2: 16
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
James 2: 17
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works,
and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
James 2: 18
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
James 2: 19
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
James 2: 20
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the
James 2: 21
Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
James 2: 22
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto
him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
James 2: 23
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
James 2: 24
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the
messengers, and had sent them out another way?
James 2: 25
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James 2: 26
Yes, the Catholics actually teach that faith without works is dead, yet even they don't grasp what James
meant by “works.” Notice his example of works is mostly charity. Acts of sacrifice for God and for
others. Not works as in “following law.” This is where Catholics fail as well and operate in hypocrisy
right along with Protestants and Evangelicals. For they all preach we are “no longer under law” but
“grace” but then establish all manner of “manmade” laws and traditions that one must “follow” in order
to be a Christian. Thus, taking away the keeping of the Father's laws (as acts of faith) and replacing
with keeping the religious rules and sacraments. They all do this.

When James speaks of “works” born of faith he's not talking about keeping laws, rules, or sacraments.
He's talking about works of righteousness born out of a true love that comes only from faith in God.
This transcends all human works and acts of kindness and is born purely of the Holy Spirit.

Paul addressed this in 1 Corinthians 13:

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am
become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13: 1
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and
though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (love), I am
1 Corinthians 13: 2
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,
and have not charity (love), it profiteth me nothing.
1 Corinthians 13: 3

To hear many tell it, just the act of personal sacrifice alone is “love.” That is what is mostly taught
these days and they couldn't be more in error for Paul makes plain the idea that one can literally “give
oneself to be burned” for another and yet have no love in one's heart. This is the difference between
doing things out of the pure motivation of the Holy Spirit, through the heart, and doing things out of a
sense of religious duty.

Even a child can see the difference, if given half the chance and if not influenced by the teachings of
men .

So, their obsession with “grace” and “forgiveness” has a very subtle agenda. To make one dependent
upon the religious system for salvation. This is the one thing that all Christian religious sects appear to
have in common (and what makes them most dangerous to the righteous walk in faith).

“Faith” in some circles has now become “just believing” (as long as you are believing what they teach,
of course). Yet faith, true belief in Y'shua Messiah brings forth the “new creature” through the
renewing of the heart and of the mind. You begin to think differently. You begin to act and to speak
differently. Even the religions acknowledge this, but I assure you, judging from their official doctrines
and what is being taught from behind their pulpits, it's all just “lip service.”

In reality, they rely on forgiveness exclusively. They preach a convoluted form of atonement
(remission) which is forgiveness only. They preach that before Christ, there was no real forgiveness.
That there was no “substance” to atonement prior to the atoning blood of Jesus. Atonement wasn't real
and neither was forgiveness according to them. Only through the “blood of Jesus” do we have
“forgiveness” of sins, they preach!

It's the biggest and most damaging lie of all and goes to the very heart of their error.

For, they would have us to believe that Israel prior to the death of Christ all died without forgiveness.
They all “died in their sins.”

In this video installment we are going to examine their claims in the clear light of unadulterated truth
and expose this lie for what it is.

We've been discussing the animal sacrifices of scripture and the overall teaching that they were all just
“types and figures” of the true sacrifice which was to come, which, according to them, was actually
God Himself, entering into a fleshly body and then giving himself as a sacrifice for atonement. We've
already discovered that scripture does not teach that Christ (whom they claim is God Himself in a
fleshly costume) was an “atoning sacrifice” but rather that he “made” an atoning sacrifice as our High

Granted, he had to die to make that atonement, but he died as a “Passover Lamb” not as an atoning
Goat. This is a very important distinction which they have, deliberately so I believe, distorted and
twisted to their own ends. They want to make the death of Christ all about “forgiveness” alone. They
can find no scripture that even hints that his death was about “forgiveness.” However, they can find
scriptures that say that through his death he “made atonement” so what they do is attempt to
circumvent the truth and to make atonement and forgiveness the same exact thing.

Let us begin with the landmark verse they use to twist this whole thing around.

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no
remission. Hebrews 9: 22

In modern translations they have replaced the word “remission” there with “forgiveness.” To have it
make the incredibly easy to disprove claim that there must be “shedding of innocent blood” in a
sacrifice in order to have forgiveness.

Remission can be forgiveness, because one must have forgiveness first before one has remission. To
make Hebrews 9: 22 about “forgiveness” they have to (as usual) completely ignore context. Was the
author of Hebrews talking about forgiveness at all in chapter 9?

The answer to that question is a resounding no and a simple trip to the first verse in the chapter will
suss out the context:

Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
Hebrews 9: 1

The context of this chapter is “divine service.” We see constant verification of this context all

Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle,
accomplishing the service of God.
Hebrews 9: 6

Again, the subject is clearly “service” and not forgiveness at all.

Where they begin to turn this around and attempt to make atonement to be all about “forgiveness” is in
the following verse:

But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he
offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
Hebrews 9: 7

We will see in a moment that this offering was not for “forgiveness” but rather was a “washing ritual”
to take away the “stain” of the sins so that they could boldly “serve” God with a “clean conscience.”
Yet, they turn the phrase “offering” and “for the errors (or sins)” as a clear and concise statement that
he's obtaining FORGIVENESS for those errors. Something the text simply does not say, nor does it
even imply.

Plainly, they insert that the offering is “for forgiveness” of those errors and insert the notion that before
the priest enters in and makes this atonement neither he nor the people had forgiveness for their errors.
Which, of course is ludicrous, for how can a sinner make atonement for himself or for others? How
can one who has unrepentant and unforgiven offenses against God be heard by God regarding such a
deep matter as what the High Priest is doing at this time?

God does not hear sinners.

Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and
doeth his will, him he heareth.
John 9: 31

This truth is well established in scripture.

The question that is ultimately always asked at this point in the teaching is: “if they already had
forgiveness, why did they need atonement?”

This is a very good question, but it is based upon the idea that one must have atonement in order to be
forgiven, which is not found in the law.

David, when he murdered Uriah, was forgiven, without atonement sacrifice for that sin. He still
suffered from consequences of that sin but he had forgiveness. Likewise, the city of Ninevah was
forgiven and there was no blood sacrifice performed on their behalf in order for them to obtain
The first thing any well and knowledgeable Jew will say when he hears a Christian say “in the law
there is no forgiveness without blood” is “that is not true.” It's simply not true. When people ask why
they would need atonement if they already have forgiveness they reveal that they have a fundamental
lack of understanding of the purposes of atonement under the law.

For while I may have “forgiveness” of my sins the law requires a “cleansing” ritual.

Just as when someone is exposed to blood, even after they wash the blood off, there is a cleansing ritual
under the law in order to restore one to “service” to God. They had these cleansing procedures after
men came in contact with menstruation blood, or dead bodies, and even after a woman gave birth.

Atonement is a cleansing ritual that “restores one to service to God.”

Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices,
that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Hebrews 9: 9

Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed
on them until the time of reformation.
Hebrews 9: 10

As we can see from reading the text of Hebrews 9, he's not talking about how “forgiveness” is obtained
by the people under the old law, but rather how one was “restored” to service or “reconciled” unto God
for good service in the Kingdom. He then makes that case that, if blood of rams and goats could
restore one to good standing with God (for the purposes of cleansing for service) then how much more
can the sacrifice Christ made of himself and the subsequent sprinkling of his own blood in the true
Holy Place in heaven cause the people to “serve” the living God.

The entire chapter is about “reconciliation” to service, NOT “forgiveness.”

For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean,
sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Hebrews 9: 13

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself
without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9: 14

“ serve the living God.” That was the purposes of the cleansing of atonement. It wasn't about
“forgiveness” at all, for as we have shown one had to have forgiveness already before one could be
“cleansed” in an atonement ritual (for God does not even hear sinners). One must have repented of the
sins and that is all that is required for forgiveness.

But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,

Ezekiel 18: 5

Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall
surely live, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 18: 9
Repentance and a return to obedience was all that was required under the law to receive forgiveness.

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall
the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him,
and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Ezekiel 18: 20

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes,
and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Ezekiel 18: 21

All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his
righteousness that he hath done he shall live.
Ezekiel 18: 22
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he
should return from his ways, and live?
Ezekiel 18: 23

Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and
doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
Ezekiel 18: 27
Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath
committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Ezekiel 18: 28
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord
GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your
Ezekiel 18: 30
Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a
new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Ezekiel 18: 31
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn
yourselves, and live ye.
Ezekiel 18: 32

The overwhelming body of the Old Testament is replete with such teaching and example. God forgives
the one who repents and turns from his wicked ways. There is no requirement for “blood” under the
law to obtain this grace! NONE!

So, when they teach that Christ died to bring them “grace and forgiveness” they are teaching a
complete lie that is unsupported in scripture.

It does not say “Christ died for forgiveness of sins” anywhere in scripture.

It does say “Christ died for our sins” but it was not to bring forgiveness, otherwise, he could not have
said to anyone “your sins are forgiven” until after he died.
And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing
their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Matthew 9: 2

That one verse alone dispels the entire lie that forgiveness was not available until Christ died. It's
utterly ludicrous. There are hundreds of examples of God's forgiveness and grace prior to Christ's

The entirety of the “salvation by grace alone” gospel is a fabricated lie not found in scripture.

The entirety of the teaching that “Christ died for forgiveness of sins” is equally a fabricated lie not
found in scriptures.

Christ died “for sins” because he died to eradicate and “take away” sin. He died to nail sin on the cross
once and for all, and to bring the paracletos anointing, with which we would be emboldened to walk in
such a way as to “serve the living God” in all obedience.

“To obey is better than sacrifice.”

Atonement was about “reconciliation” to God so that we could take part in “acceptable service.”

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12: 1

That is “remission” under the law. A cleansing ritual that restores you to right standing with God in
order to “serve” him in the future. It's not a blanket covering of forgiveness for all your future sins you
intend to commit (because you think you can do nothing else).

Remission goes WAY beyond forgiveness into service and obedience unto God.

One can be “forgiven” and still fail to serve God afterward.

Thus, while one cannot have atonement without forgiveness, one can still have forgiveness without
atonement. Atonement was done only once a year. What did they do in the interim when they sinned?
They repented and received forgiveness. That's what they did, and this was accomplished “without

It's just not true that forgiveness requires blood.

They are slandering God in this.

If atonement were forgiveness (and salvation), then the whole world would now be forgiven of sin and
everyone is saved. For Christ, through his blood, made atonement for “the whole world.”

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole
1 John 2: 2

For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is
the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
1 Timothy 4: 10

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Romans 5: 10

Christ died for all sinners and when he rose he stepped into the true holiest place and made
“atonement” for all sinners, once and for all, reconciling all men unto God so that all men could “come
boldly” before the throne and pledge their service to him.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find
grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4: 16

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Titus 2: 11

Yet grace and forgiveness are just the beginning, they are not the “end” or “finishing” of your salvation.
We are “saved” not by reconciliation (atonement and grace) but by “his life.” For it is through our life
of service in Christ that our salvation is defined. It brings us unto perfection, holiness, and secures our
resurrection and eternal life.

Without the life of “service to God” we shall in no wise take our place in eternity.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Matthew 7: 20
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he
that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 7: 21
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy
name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Matthew 7: 22
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Matthew 7: 23
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a
wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Matthew 7: 24
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Matthew 7: 25
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto
a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Matthew 7: 26
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matthew 7: 27