This is what God gave me today in His word:
I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.” (Genesis 26:4-5)
You will be allowed to come into Heaven and you and yours shall be blessed, because Jesus obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
Explanation of the transquote:
I know I’ve said this before, and I hate repeating myself, but I believe this is something worth repeating: we can’t work our way into Heaven. — And while I’m at it:
The Pope isn’t another Christ, Buddha was wrong; we don’t reincarnate, the Bible hasn’t been translated so many times that it’s lost its original meaning as the Muslims think, Jesus did die on the cross, and no, baptism isn’t required for salvation but is instead something that springs out of a love for God; it’s a public display of our love for God. — How does any of this explain the transquote? Like this:
The Pope isn’t another Christ: only Jesus obeyed God’s commands, laws, etc perfectly. Yes, Abraham did obey them, but not at all perfectly. — Confirmation that the pope can’t be another Christ, as He claims to be:
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:5)
Buddha was wrong: we don’t reincarnate. And we will face judgment. Praise God! – Because Christ obeyed completely, we are now forgiven completely at that judgment.
the Bible hasn’t been translated so many times that it’s lost its original meaning as the Muslims think:
See this website for more details: http://www.executableoutlines.com/bible/bible_01.htm — The Bible can be trusted, and the Bible says that through Christ’s obedience for us we are forgiven, not by any act of our own.
Jesus did die on the cross (despite the misconception that He simply fainted):
His heart was pierced and He was laid in a tomb, covered in twenty pounds of sticky stuff… Wouldn’t you be dead? — Jesus did indeed die for us, He was obedient to God unto death, so that we wouldn’t have to die.
Baptism isn’t required for salvation but is instead something that springs out of a love for God; it’s a public display of our love for God:
17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. (1 Corinthians 1:17-18)
The only baptism that is ever required for salvation is the baptism into Jesus’ blood every believer goes through. That is the only way we are saved. And the only way that it can be the only way that we are saved, is through the fact that Christ was obedient in every way to God.
So, over all, the transquote is this: through Christ’s obedience, we are saved. Plain and simple.
New Testament confirmation:
10Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.” (Acts 15:10-11)
So Isaac settled in Gerar. (Genesis 26:6)
So Isaac did as His father, and obeyed God. And now as brother’s of Christ and children of God, we are to do the same. Of course we can’t, and it’s not expected of us to, obey the law perfectly. But, out of our salvation; out of the Old Nature dying, should come fruit of the Holy Spirit. — This supports the transquote by strengthening the relation between Abraham and God, and it does that by strengthening the connection between us, the sons and daughters of God, and Isaac, who was the son of Abraham.
You are Loved!
P.S. Sorry for the run-on sentences, I tend to do that when I’m having fun.