Report, which isn’t formal change to doctrine, says Jews don’t need to convert for salvation, in an ‘unfathomable mystery.’
Jews can secure eternal salvation without converting to Christianity, senior Catholic theologians say in a report published Thursday, in the latest refinement of their stance on a vexed theological issue.
Addressing a question that has long blighted relations between the two faiths, the report also unequivocally states that the Church should not actively seek to convert Jews to Christianity, echoing the stance outlined by former Pope Benedict XVI in a 2011 book.
The report, drawn up by the Church’s “Commission for religious relations with the Jews,” goes further than Benedict however in effectively affirming that Jews can be saved independently of Christ. “Although Jews cannot believe in Jesus Christ as the universal redeemer, they have a part in salvation, because the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable,” the report concludes, according to a summary released to the media.
The belief that the only way to salvation is through belief in Christ is a fundamental tenet of every strand of Christianity. But it has also been blamed for creating an evangelical tendency responsible for some of the darkest periods in the history of religion, that are tainted with violent anti-Semitic violence and persecution such as the crusades of the Middle Ages, the Spanish Inquisition, pogroms and more.
The latest report reiterates claims that it is only thanks to Christ’s death and resurrection that all people have the chance of salvation, but accepts that Jews can benefit from this without believing in him. The authors appear to acknowledge that they are effectively squaring a theological circle.
How Jews being saved while not believing in Christ “can be possible remains an unfathomable mystery in the salvific plan of God,” they say.
Source: Israel National News.
The Pope and his religious movement seems to live in utter spiritual darkness. And even Orthodox Jews knows that the Pope do not represent evangelical Christianity. Today, its obvious that the Pope do not even know what salvation is. Still claiming to be the “vicar of Christ”.
The Pope has missed out on the core doctrine of the Messianic faith. The written Word of God explains that only Jesus the Messiah can save a man from his sins. Let him be Jew or gentile.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.’
That the Pope is december 2015 still do not understand the essence of the gospel, is obviously a spiritual tragedy. Both for the pope personally, and a billion souls or so that believe in his messages.
Act 2: 36-40
‘Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.’
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’
Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off – for all whom the Lord our God will call.’
With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’
We continue to get solid confirmations, that the Jesuit Pope is an antichrist. But unfortunately, many religious people close their eyes and ears, and stay put in their presentation of the Pope as a Christian leader.
If the Pope by any chance was right, than Messianic Jews are the biggest fools in the modern world. And the apostles Paul and Peter misunderstood their Master too. Since they called the Jews to embrace their Messiah, and in this way save them selves from the present corrupt generation. 3.000 Jews was saved in the day of Pentecost. Now the Pope try to nullify it all.
Behold: If you want to escape the fire of Hell, detach your self from any spiritual fellowship with the Roman Catholic church. Rather expose all its falsehood.
Written by Ivar