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Salvation is a way[1] It comes by grace through faith. But what grace have you if you only love those who love you? How do you know you are truly saved and not merely under a strong delusion?
Works are the fruit and confirmation of faith in the love of Christ, who came to serve not be served!
If we come in His name we will have the works of his sacrifice but if we do not have the works of faith we know our faith is not true faith and without true faith their is no salvation?
Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Modern Christian doctrine says:

In Christianity, salvation (also called deliverance or redemption) is the "saving [of] human beings from sin and its consequences, which include death and separation from God" by Christ's death and resurrection, and the justification following this salvation.

Saving us from "sin and its consequences" would include sins like covetous practices listed in the Ten Commandments, by Christ and the apostles. And the consequence include making you merchandise, returning you to the bondage of Egypt and of course, curse children as a surety for debt.

According to the Strong's Concordance, the Greek word sótéria (σωτηρία)[2] has a short definition of "deliverance, salvation".

But the longer definition defines it as "welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety." The word is often translated as "protection" in reference to physical and spiritual health in other Greek works like Timaeus.

According to Thayer's soteria σωτηρία, as a noun is first defined as "deliverance, preservation, safety," and then as "salvation". He further defines it as "deliverance from the molestation of enemies", Acts 7:25; and in the context of Luke 1:71 as "preservation (of physical life)" and as "safety, in an ethical sense, that which conduces to the soul's safety..." and translated "health" in Acts 27:34 [3] And in Hebrews 11:7 the author describes the saving of Noah and of his family by the word of God as given to Noah in preparation for the disaster coming upon the world.

Paul talks about many being blinded in Romans 11:7 [4] so that they cannot see. Then goes on to talk about what had been written in the Old Testament about this blindness[5]

And in 2 Corinthians 4:4 we see him say that the "gods of the world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not". Has the "gods of the world" today also blinded the people so that they cannot see that their covetous practices have made them merchandise, curse children and as surety for debt entangled them back under the yoke and the bondage of Egypt?

Then he specifically quotes David in Romans 11:9 [6] speaking of tables being a snare and a trap. The quote is from Psalms 69:22 [7] where David talks about what should have been for our welfare being a trap.

Webster's definitions from 1828:
SALVA'TION, noun [Latin salvo, to save.]
1. The act of saving; preservation from destruction, danger or great calamity.
2. Appropriately in theology, the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting happiness. This is the great salvation
Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation 2 Corinthians 7:10.
3. Deliverance from enemies; victory. Exodus 14:13.
4. Remission of sins, or saving graces. Luke 19:9.
5. The author of man's salvation Psalms 27:1.
6. A term of praise or benediction. Revelation 19:1.

The first time we see the word salvation in the Bible it is translated from the Hebrew word yᵉshuw‘ah[8]meaning salvation and deliverance but is also translated help, health, save, saving, and even welfare.

Today in the world what we call welfare is generally provided by Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other. Those Benefactors of the people get power or authority over the people because they provide the "deliverance, preservation, safety," including "deliverance from the molestation of enemies". What they offer is the wages of unrighteousness provided by the unrighteous mammon.

Over and over in the Bible, we are warned about eating at the tables of rulers especially if you are a man given to appetite.[9] Not to have the One purse system of Socialism because by its very nature it makes us Merchandise of us and will curse children.

Part 10: Slaves and Salvation ~6 min

Another word translated salvation 17 times is teshuwah [10] which includes the root word shava‘ ShemVaAyin meaning "to cry out" followed by a Hey emphasizing that cry but proceeded by the Tav meaning a sincere cry of faith desiring deliverance like the people who were in the bondage of Egypt or the prodigal son who desired to return to his fathers house even as a servant.

Today it is the socialist governments of the world which provide health and welfare for people who say they believe in Christ but do not live by the righteousness of God. If the people are dependent upon the sword of the state to provide for their welfare needs they are living by the sword.[11] Those people are not doing the will of God but just saying Lord, Lord[12] in their Modern Churches.

We are told to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. [13]

The kingdom was and is at hand but it manifests itself from within the individual[14] through charity and love.

True followers of Christ who love Him by their nature would not desire to take from their neighbor but would rather give than receive.[15]

The kingdom of God is a living network of people who care about the righteousness of God and their neighbor as much as they care about themselves and are willing to strive to live by faith rather than force.

Through that network of charity operating according to the Perfect law of liberty Christians provided all the Social welfare of their society by free will offerings rather than by forcing their neighbors to contribute to their welfare or salvation.

Most Modern Christians are blind to this simple truth and fail to attend to the Weightier matters of Christ nor the Corban of Christ. This is why we should not and cannot forsake the gathering together and expect to be free souls under God.[16]

The Corban of the world system snares us into a position where the State becomes our Fathers. They identify us with a number that marks our own lack of faith in the way of Christ and seals us in debt. Through our covetous practices we have become Merchandise and cursed our children with unending debt. Only if we repent and return to the Weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith which include caring for the needs of our neighbors and the widows and orphans of our society through Pure Religion in matters of health, education, and welfare. We are NOT to provide for the needy of society through the Covetous Practices and the men who call themselves benefactorsbut who exercise authority one over the other like the socialists do.

The Way of Christ was like neither the way of the world of Rome nor the governments of the gentiles who depend on those fathers of the earth through force, fear and fealty who deliver the people back in bondage again like they were in Egypt. Christ's ministers and true Christians do not depend upon systems of social welfare that force the contributions of the people like the corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Many people have been deceived to go the way of Balaam and the Nicolaitan and out of The Way of Christ and have become workers of iniquity.

The Christian conflict with Rome in the first century Church appointed by Christ was because they would not apply to the fathers of the earth for their free bread but instead relied upon a voluntary network providing a daily ministration to the needy of society through Faith, Hope, and Charity by way of freewill offerings of the people, for the people, and by the people through the perfect law of liberty in Free Assemblies according to the ancient pattern of Tuns or Tens as He commanded.

The modern Christians are in need of repentance.

"Follow me!" —Jesus the Christ.

The day is approaching and is not far off where the Corban of the world and the Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other will fail. Those who Repent and seek the salvation of Christ through His ways of charity and faith shall have hope that they "might be saved.

Some will say all you have to do is believe but what is belief?

We know that faith without works is dead [18] and that the kingdom is for the living and not for the dead.[19]

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== Footnotes ==
  1. Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
  2. 4991 ~σωτηρία~ soteria \@so-tay-ree’-ah\@ feminine of a derivative of 4990 as (properly, abstract) noun; TDNT-7:965,1132; {See TDNT 779} n f AV-salvation 40, the (one) be saved 1, deliver + 1325 1, health 1, saving 1, that (one) be saved + 1519 1; 45
    1) deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation
    1a) deliverance from the molestation of enemies
    1b) in an ethical sense, that which concludes to the souls safety or salvation
    1b1) of Messianic salvation
    2) salvation as the present possession of all true Christians
    3) future salvation, the sum of benefits and blessings which the Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy after the visible return of Christ from heaven in the consummated and eternal kingdom of God.
    • Fourfold salvation: saved from the penalty, power, presence and most importantly the pleasure of sin. (A.W. Pink)
  3. Wherefore I pray you to take [some] meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you." Acts 27:34
  4. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
  5. Romans 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
  6. "And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:" Romans 11:9
  7. "Let their table become a snare before them: and [that which should have been] for [their] welfare, [let it become] a trap."
  8. 03444 ^העושׁי^ yᵉshuw‘ah \@yesh-oo’- aw\@ passive participle of 03467; n f; AV-salvation 65, help 4, deliverance 3, health 3, save 1, saving 1, welfare 1; 78
    1) salvation, deliverance
    1a) welfare, prosperity
    1b) deliverance
    1c) salvation (by God)
    1d) victory
  9. Proverbs 23:1 "When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat."
  10. 08668 ^העושׁת^ tᵉshuw‘ah \@tesh-oo-aw’\@ or ^העשׁת^ tᵉshu‘ah \@tesh-oo-aw’\@ from 07768 "to cry out"in the sense of 03467 "to be liberated, be saved, be delivered"; n f; {See TWOT on 929 @@ "929e"} AV-salvation 17, deliverance 5, help 5, safety 4, victory 3; 34
    1) salvation, deliverance
    1a) deliverance (usually by God through human agency)
    1b) salvation (spiritual in sense)
  11. Matthew 26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
    Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
  12. Matthew 7:21 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. 22 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 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
    Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
    Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up,
  13. Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
  14. Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
  15. Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
    Luke 22:27 For whether [is] greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? [is] not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
  16. Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
  17. Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
    Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
  18. James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
  19. Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
    Mark 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living therefore do greatly err.
    Luke 20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.