REPENTANCE IS THE KEY TO FORGIVENESS; BLOOD OF JESUS IS NO ATONEMENT
By Sanusi Olawale Ibn AbdulWasiu
What benefits a man, who gains the entire world but loss eternity? This is a popular statement. But what does it take to lose eternity?
Christianity is built on the sacrifice Jesus allegedly made on the cross. But looking into the Bible, we find something very different.
From Adam to Noah, down to Abraham the father of faith, it is very shocking and surprising that no one actually believes Jesus, God himself will come to die for the sins He is capable of forgiving without leaving His throne. As shocking as it is, it is also very ridiculous.
And down to the time of Moses, it is also very strange that Moses never for once promised his followers eternity if only they can believe that a lamb is coming to die for the sins of the world.
Taking memory lane down to the time of Jesus Christ, he also didn’t mention anywhere that he was sent to die for the world. And to forgive sins, what did he preach?
Jesus preached REPENTANCE, nothing more, nothing less. If your sins mist be forgiven, and eternity must be yours, repent.
When God wanted to forgive the people of Nineveh in old testament (Jonah3:5-10), He did not ask them to believe in the future crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Neither were they commanded to shed the blood of any animal, let lone killing an innocent Prophet of God. God only asked them to show sincere repentance and they received divine forgiveness from their sins.
Therefore, if God of love, peace and mercy have been forgiving the past generations of human being before the birth of Jesus of PBUH, then why must Jesus die on the cross as an accursed before the same God can forgive the present generations?
We read in several passage of the Bible, where Jesus Christ Alayhi Salam was preaching the message of repentance and not sacrifice – no blood of Jesus.
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
In the Old testament, we also find the following verses, which the Christians need to sit down and ponder about. As in think about, I mean deep reasoning!
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
Thank God the above verses are not extracts from the Qur’an, but the Bible. But if one still believes in the Bible, yet claims Jesus deaths clear his sins, it is either the person lacks understanding or being dishonest.
If on the day of Judgment everyone will be judged according to his work, then the death of Jesus is a waste, his blood was wasted for no reason and the Christians have no choice than to consider the Islamic Concept of Salvation.
Paul was the one that established the Concept of Original Sins, which the Christians believed in today, and that is why he was found to have said,
2 Timothy 2:8
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel.
Here is the Conclusion of the whole matter, The Bible in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 says:
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.