Matt 24:13 (KJV) But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. [Italics mine] (Bearing in mind that verse 13 of Matthew 24 does not exist in Aramaic Peshitta version of The Holy Scriptures – it ain’t there, folks, so is it yet another corruption?)
Ephesians 2:5 (KJV) Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Ephesians 2:8 (KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Hebrews 12:2 (KJV) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of The Throne of God. (Square brackets mine) Please note, the word ‘our’ is a corruption by addition ephesians 2 8 9 kjv.
Now do we have a contradiction here? No, but it would appear that there is a contradiction. Now why am I asking this question? Well, obviously, because we need to clarify what looks like a contradiction in the KJV of The Holy Bible. I’m also asking, because there is a website out there, which will remain nameless, that teaches we are not saved when we are Born of God (Born Again), but, rather, that we are in a process of being saved. Now is this true, or is it a blasphemy and a blasphemy of the first order and thereby a ‘salvation by works’ trap.
These people also say we will not be saved until the first resurrection when Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) returns to this earth and lifts us up to meet Him in the air. Furthermore, they say, or rather this particular man used to say (for he is now deceased): “to be saved is the hardest thing a man or woman can ever undertake”. Now is this true? If it is, then the above two verses from Ephesians are most definitely a contradiction to what this man was saying and, more importantly, it is a contradiction of what Yashua Messiah (Our Lord Jesus Christ) said, through Paul, in Ephesians 2:8.
Now here’s another thing: If, when we are Saved or Born of God (Born Again) at Baptism with the gift of The Holy Spirit, we enter The Lord’s Sabbath Rest (which we do), how can a rest be hard. It’s a weird sort of rest if it’s hard, is it not and if it’s hard it cannot be a rest – surely?
Heb 3:18-19 (KJV) And to whom sware He that they should not enter into His Rest, but to them that believed not? (Korah’s rebellion in the wilderness) 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Here we can see, without any ambiguity, that it is either the God given ability of ongoing belief or a mindset of unbelief that determines whether or not we are saved, not striving until the return of Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) to this earth and our resurrection. Our resurrection to be with Yashua Messiah takes place because we are saved, not to bring salvation into being or to bring it about. I hope you can now see how rebellious, blasphemous and evil this man’s teaching was!
Many of you, who read my articles, regularly, will know that I state quite clearly that there are no contradictions in The Word of God only our poor understanding of what is written or our lack of diligence in seeking out the Truth as did the Judahites in Berea:
Acts 17:10-11 (KJV) And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These (Judahites) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received The Word with all readiness of mind, and searched The Scriptures daily, whether those things were. (Brackets mine)
This should always be our attitude and response to what people may teach us from The Holy Scriptures, including your response to what I teach. In addition we must never forget that parts of The Bible have been contaminated by corruptions or tampered with by the creatures of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion. Even from the mid-first century and ever since, up to, and including, the modern translations of The Holy Scriptures today – it has always been the same.
OK, back to the thread. We have here four verses and one of them is written incorrectly, one of them has been mistranslated by someone who does not want you to understand what Yashua Messiah was actually saying. Let’s refer to the Greek MSS transliteral original for Matthew 24:13 and see if it throws any more light on this verse: