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Salvation History

that is testimony to the truth

Motto: "... righteousness with unrighteousness ... what communion hath ...?" (2Kor 6:14)

Satan (devil) "... murderer ... from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him ... is a liar, and the father of it ..." (John 8:44)

After God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so that they should not to die (Gen 2:17), Satan tells them that they will not die, but they will be as gods knowing good and evil (Gen 3:4-5). On the one hand, he claims about God that He does not say the truth, that is God is a liar, on the other hand, makes the man believe that (s)he can be equal with God and prosper independently, alone. He speaks of his own, when he speaks a lie (John 8:44), thus he says what he himself believes: he sees himself as equal as God and
since he is a liar, he calls the truthful a liar.

The Lord let the man to bruise Satan's head for this crime of his (Gen 3:15).

When Cain feels envy of Abel the just who offered a more excellent sacrifice to God by faith, like he himself (Heb 11:4) - without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb 11:6) - The Lord warns him not to do evil, to rule over sin - who commits sin is of the devil (1John 3:8); resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7) - Cain does not resist, abandon his heart - keep your heart, with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23) -, he becomes a murderer, but the murdered Abel is replaced by another true seed: Seth (Gen 4).

The descendant of this true seed is Noah, who walked with God, was a just and perfect man (Gen 6:9) and who by faith was warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house (Heb 11:7).

After the flood, the presence of evil appears again: due to Ham's, a son of Noah's sin committed against his father (Gen 9:22, 25), his son Canaan bears the curse of slavery and his grandson, Nimrod is not the divine seed either. In opposition to this places God Shem the just (Gen 9:26), another son of Noah whose descendant is Abram, Abraham.

God appears and says to Abram that He is the Almighty God, He makes a covenant with him and among others makes promises to him to make him the father of many nations (Gen 15; 17). He gives a seed, Isaac to him (Gen 21:3) whose son is Jacob who receives the name of Israel as a blessing from God (Gen 32:28; 35:10) and to whom God confirms his promises made to Abraham (Gen 35:11-12).

The about 400-year slavery waiting for his people and the return to the Promised Land (Canaan) is also manifested to Abraham by God in advance, which takes place following Joseph's - Jacob's son's - Egyptian servitude and his rise there: i.e. his family moves to Egypt from the land of Canaan to due to famine there where the honor experienced still in Joseph's life, due to their proliferation as well as the fear of them turns their sorrow (Gen 37; 39-46; Exod 1). The Pharaoh forces them into slavery from which Moses instructed by God leads them out (Exod). The Lord reveals Himself to Moses: I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Exod 3:6) and after the exodus from Egypt gives over the Ten Commandments (Exod 20:1-17). Following the years in the wilderness, Joshua leads the people to the land of Canaan, the conquest takes place, the land is divided among the tribes of Israel (Josh). However, the Jews were exposed to constant temptations from the Canaanites: due to the influence of the pagan Cults, the respect of the true God was inevitably pushed into the background.

After the conquest, Judges judged over Israel about 180 years (Judges). At this time lived Boaz, who begat Obed from Ruth - the Moabite, but clinging to the people of God - who begat Jesse, who begat David (Ruth 4:21-22). David who went through many trials before becoming a king (2 Samuel) was succeeded by Solomon, his son who was faithful initially - he had the first temple in Jerusalem constructed - but he moved away from God gradually, fell into idolatry (1Kings 1-11; 2Chron 1-9). Because of this the country is divided after his death: Israel and Judah. Israel falls into idolatry very soon, which follows its history of about 200 years throughout and which results in becoming a tax payer to Assyria first then being deported by Assyria which makes other nations settle in instead. Then about 140 years later, even Judah - which due to the pagan cults bears the burden of the Assyrian oppression first - is carried into captivity to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in the end, since the people turn away from God /idolatry; social injustices/ (1Kings 12-22; 2Kings; 2Chron 10-36). At the time of the 70-year Babylonian captivity lived Daniel the prophet who points to the emergence of the Messiah [the Christ] (Dan 9:25-26), just the same way as Isaiah (7; 9; 11) and Micah (5).

And Jesus Christ appears in the end times about whom the Word says: Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows (Heb 1:9; Psalms 45:8).

And Jesus says this: To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice (John 18:37).

"... no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son (1John 2:21-22), whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders ..." (2 Thess 2:9)

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. ... Serve the LORD with fear... Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish ... (Psalm 2:2-6, 11-12).

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