D.I.Y. Salvation = “Do-it-Yourself-Salvation.” For millions and, yes, even billions of people on planet earth, it’s quite an attractive option because with this salvation program, “you can have your cake and eat it too,” as the old 1700’s American colonial saying goes. In other words, it is a commonly accepted idea that if there is an all-powerful deity that requires a soul to be blameless and perfect in order to “go to heaven” when we die then surely, we can appease that deity by living a “good life” and doing things in a way that makes us happy, which many believe will then make the deity happy. Well, if I must say it, there really is no such option available, at least, according to the written words in the Bible.
In biblical scripture, the essential element of salvation can best be summed up as, “it’s his way or the highway,” based on a 1970’s American idiom, “it’s my way or the highway.” In the Bible, true biblical salvation is impossible to earn; it cannot be done. The only option available that can make “The All-Powerful, Eternal Deity” happy in the Bible is to acquire salvation His way, period. Acquiring salvation our way is not in His plan, which is why D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) salvation is not on Heaven’s “approved” list of options in order to get saved.
With this podcast of Real Israel Talk Radio – Program 3, Episode 21-56, “What is Biblical Salvation?” we will have a close look into the ancient Jewish and biblical idea of salvation based on the teaching of Isaiah 53 and the Suffering Servant prophecy. We’ll also have a look at the idea of the “New Covenant” in Matthew 26:26-29 as it relates in the two deaths of Hebrew scripture in Genesis 2:17. All of this should be understood if we want to really appreciate the idea of Divine Eternal salvation through Yeshua. It is also an important lesson to learn because of what is written about concerning a great End Times “falling away” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Therefore, we must stay the course and never, ever ditch this very expensive gift that we have been given because of our faith.