Section 2: Practical Wisdom, Article 2

What is Salvation?

“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright:
for the end of that man is peace. . . .
The salvation of the righteous is of Yehuveh.”
Psalms 37:37-39.

oisy chatter and laughter, the jubilant exchange of what each had done throughout the summer, suddenly stopped as the classroom door opened. A distinguished, immaculately groomed gentleman entered and walked across to large desk at the center front of the room. Laying his books on the desk
without glancing at the class, he continued to the windows and stood staring out. He was comfortable, mildly casual, as he stood with hands in his pockets, a pleasantly thoughtful look on his face. The students waited. 
        A moment passed. No one spoke. Two minutes, three, five. The students were becoming restless and uncertain. This man must be their new teacher; he looked to be Middle Eastern, probably Egyptian. He appeared pleasant and intelligent, dignified and refined. So what was he doing just staring out the window? 
        A full ten minutes passed and the tension was intense. Still the gentleman did not move or speak. Glancing at one another, the same question on every face, the students waited. No one even dared to whisper.
        Finally, without a word, the gentleman turned, glanced at the students, and walked back to his desk and around it. Stopping in front of it, he smiled at the students. By now the silence was painful.
        “Good morning. I am Mr. Ankh and I will be teaching you Algebra this year.” The students seemed to sign in unison. They thought they knew the rest of the lecture. Not so.
“You do not need to be concerned about your grades this year,” Mr. Ankh continued. “I have given every one of you 100 percent. You need not fear whether you will pass; you have all already passed.”
        If silence had been puzzling, what were they to do with this introduction? The students glanced at one another in puzzled bewilderment, but still they remained silent.
        “I will give you 100 percent of myself this year.” Mr. Ankh’s words were certain, confident. “All I ask is that you give me 100 percent of yourselves as well. And now,” he paused briefly to meet eyes with each student, “since you have 100 percent for today, we have nothing more to do. You are dismissed. All I request is that you be here for class tomorrow.” With that, he picked up the books he had laid on the desk and walked out of the room.
The assurance of their grades was never modified. Mr. Ankh was good for his word. Every student passed with flying colors! But they earned the grades! They never worked harder for any teacher! Nor did they ever learn more! It was the most awesome class any of them ever took!

We are Marked as Perfect People
In Yehuveh’s classroom, we, too, have perfect scores before we begin! Our “names were . . . written in the book of life from the foundation of the world.” Not a single Scripture discusses how to get our names into this book, only statements of how to remove them: “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life.” “If any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohim shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” “Let them [“mine enemies”] be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.” Revelation 17:8; 3:5; 22:19; Psalms 69:28 [18]. Also see Exodus 32:32; Daniel 12:1; Revelation 13:8; 20:12, 15; 21:27.
        We are all
IN from our beginnings! Unless we refuse and rebel, we are all already saved. This is a classic picture of Scriptural salvation! It is the only picture of salvation in Scriptures!

Gael Bataman         
Originally Written:              27 September 2009
Latest Update:                    30 January 2010

Complete Study Guide to Article 2   

Christian Teachings about Salvation        Challenging the Christian View of Salvation       
Four Spiritual Laws: First and Second        Four Spiritual Laws: Third and Fourth       
From What Does Yehuveh Save Us?        We'll Call Our Walls Salvation!       

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