It is a valid question: What is biblical salvation, at least, according to how the early first-century believers in Yeshua might have likely understood it? In Genesis 1:11-12, we read this:
“Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth’; and it was so.”
Here, the teaching principle is, like kind produces like kind. This teaching from the Bible, like kind produces like kind, points us towards man’s greatest dilemma; our inherited genetic link to and DNA imprint of the tree of the knowledge of good but evil which is exactly who we are when we are born into this world. With our natural birth into this world, we are joined to the law of Sin and Death physically and spiritually.
Now, the question is, How do we break free from it? How do we get disconnected? The New Covenant biblical answer is given: only through the completed work of Yeshua the Messiah, period. There is no other way of salvation known unto man, at least, according to Hebrew scripture. To NOT choose the path of life in Yeshua means that we have made our choice for what scripture calls the “Second Death” and the “Second Resurrection” (Revelation 20:5-6; 20:12-15).
And how did we get so tangled up in this mess? It started with Adam when his woman said in response to Yehovah, asking her the question, “What Happened?” in Genesis 3:13. She said,“The Serpent married me and I ate.” In other words, the seed of the Serpent (Genesis 3:1) came to be ONE with Eve leading us back to the Genesis 1:11-12 principle, “like kind produces like kind.” Therefore, we have choices and decisions to make about our eternal condition. Do I continue in my genetic condition from the tree of the knowledge of good but evil OR do I choose eternal life from the Tree of Life, which is the Tree of The Good (Deuteronomy 30:15-19).
On this podcast of Real Israel Talk Radio, Program 2021, Episode 55, we will discover a lot incredible truth from Hebrew scripture; beautiful to some, and quite likely inconvenient to others. Still, biblical truth is truth and each of us must come to a choice, a decision as to whether we want to break-free from our genetic link to Sin and Death; and if so, then it means to accept the Divine Plan by faith, which can and will set us free from the curse of Sin and Death in Genesis 2:17.