Redemption involves the
surrender of the need for the cognitive dominance
of agency defined as the need to cause
Redemption allows the
ability to directly experience the joy of
This freeing of the Eternal
Soul from social conditioning and social
revives the human spirit stripping away spiritual corruption.
Veil of Cognitive
Blindness no longer obscures consciousness and the mirage of
hyperreality dissolves into
Recognition of True
Reality is starring into the
Face of the Creator.
The Burning Bush
melts frozen hearts allowing
empathy to flow!
"Real repentance requires
fire in the heart!
Lightning and clouds are its indispensable condition.
You need fire and
water for the fruit to ripen:
How can that occur without lightning and
Before the heart has shattered into lightning
And before rains
of tears have fallen from your eyes."
of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etcetera
the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etcetera
a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk,
In Christian theology
deliverance from the power and penalty of sin;
Salvation can be understood
metaphorically as redemption. As humans are unable to care for themselves
at birth they require "saviors" to care for them until they are able to care
for themselves. Taken literally salvation becomes a problem as the object of
salvation takes on human parent characteristics which takes the object of
salvation out of the plane of perfection and onto a earthly plane with the
object of salvation having the same characteristics as a parent.
A belief system that
places the responsibility for the fulfillment of humanity outside itself,
usually in the hands of a deity.
A religious doctrine claiming the
salvation of the soul.
a member of an evangelical sect emphasizing the doctrine of salvation
stressing the doctrine of salvation
3. a member of the Salvation Army
adjective; of or relating to the Salvation Army
4. a salvation evangelist
who makes a 'Call' for
individuals to make open and public conversions
5. a follower of
John Calvin who followed Irenaeus:
both of whom insisted on a 'literal' reading of
Perhaps it would be better
to abandon the term 'salvation' and replace it with the word 'redemption'.
The term redemption speaks more to the concept of
eternal salvation Eternal salvation is mentioned only once in the
"During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers
and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from
death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was,
he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became
the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him." - Hebrews
The doctrine of eternal security teaches that once a person
experiences salvation, nothing can cause him to lose that status. Millard J.
Erickson states: "The Calvinist position is both clear and forthright on this
matter: 'They, whom God hath accepted in His Beloved, effectually called, and
sanctified by His Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from
the state of grace, but
shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved' "
(Westminster Confession of Faith 17.1)
Augustine popularized the
doctrine of perseverance of the saints in the fifth century A.D. The Roman
Catholic Church eventually adopted his teaching on this subject as official
doctrine. It was the commonly accepted position at the time of the Protestant
Reformation. Leaders of the Reformation, such as
John Calvin, also accepted and
promoted it along with a number of other pre-Reformational Roman Catholic
doctrines and practices. In this way, eternal security has come down into the
doctrinal systems of many modern Protestant denominations today.
Arminian/Wesleyan/Holiness tradition, and the Assemblies of God that grew out
of it, have both historically rejected the belief in eternal salvation.
"The Assemblies of God has taken a stand against the teaching that
God's sovereign will completely overrides man's
free will to accept and serve Him. In
view of this we believe it is possible for a person once saved to turn from God
and be lost again."
Gnostic Eternal SalvationGnostic
alchemists understand that salvation lies in the ability to transform lead into
gold. Gnostic alchemists recognize that this transformation occur within the
Heart changing dull dead hearts into shiny hearts of gold !
hearts of gold share the Joy of Creation beaming their golden rays onto all
soteriology is the study of
Christianity the different
soteriologies can be grouped into distinct schools: the Catholics and Orthodox
on Justification, the Church, the Sacraments, and the freedom of the will; Arminianism's synergism;
Calvinism's predestination; and a large range of Lutheran doctrine, including
conversion, justification by grace alone through faith alone, the means of
grace, and the Church
Islam soteriology focuses on how
humans can repent of and atone for their sins so
as not to occupy a state of loss. Salvation in the
afterlife comes from God's
recognition and acceptance of the individual, with regards to their
obedience and/or good
deeds performed in their earthly life. The Qur'an states, and the Sunnah
confirms, that good deeds redeem wrong deeds and charity removes wrong deeds
just as water quenches fire.
Judaism soteriology emphasizes
morality in this life over concern with the
afterlife. The concern is not so
much for one's own benefit after this life, but so that ultimately all humanity
can better its lot as everyone practices more virtuous and ethical behavior.
soteriology salvation comes in this life.
Stoicism is concerned with the cultivation of
virtues such as fortitude and detachment to improve
Buddhist soteriology focuses on
attaining liberation from suffering by earning through
proper thought patterns the
eternal salvation of
Hinduism has one unifying factor: to
free oneself from the
cycle of rebirth Hindus embark on a quest for enlightenment through concept of Ahimsa, which
Jainism emphasizes penance and
asceticism, which lead to
liberation and ascendance of the Eternal Soul.
Sikhism advocates the pursuit of
salvation through disciplined, personal
meditation on the message of God. This meditation is meant to bring a person
into union with God.
Confucianist teachings, people cannot
save themselves. While their good deeds create good karma and merit (called
boon), people cannot use it for themselves. This merit can be used to help
their ancestors, though, who are waiting in the spirit world and need help from the younger
generation. In this way the children assist in the salvation of the parents.
Shinto and Tenrikyo similarly emphasize working for a good life by
cultivating virtue or virtuous behavior.
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