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The Salvation of Jews
Under What Conditions Could It Take Place?
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The purpose of this document is to
explore the conditions under which a Jew may be Saved, considering the
(a) there is indeed Salvation outside
Catholic Church, as the Vatican had to admit (1); and
(b) there is
no Salvation without the acknowledgment of the Messianic mission and
function of Jesus.
No, we are not attempting to start a new religion. There is really no
need. As we have said, (2)
Catholicism is the Faith which contains the greatest number of revealed
truths in its Spiritual Treasury, once all the dross it has accumulated
over the centuries is dispensed of, although it is not the only Christ
centered faith (1)
that may be lived to safely enter the Kingdom of God.
Although it is implied in the prior paragraph, we wish to clearly state
that we are not proposing any alterations in or to the Sacraments (3)
which now enrich the
Spiritual Treasury of the Catholic Faith.
Recently we received a letter which we
published, with our response, for the benefit of a small group of our
readers. The letter and response follow:
discussing False Messianism with a close friend of mine who is Jewish.
He said, "God does not like those who call
themselves messiahs," and
then he added (without any prompting or a hint from me) that the only
true messiah is Jesus Christ.
I wanted to share that with you and have your
feedback on it.
consider what Jesus said:
 So let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in
heaven.  Do not think
that I am come to destroy the law, or the
prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.  For
amen I say
unto you, till heaven and
earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not
pass of the law, till all be fulfilled. [Matthew 5]
 Every one therefore that shall
confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is
in heaven.  But he that shall deny me before men, I will
him before my Father who is in heaven. [Matthew 10]
does not take a
Vatican Council to ascertain what, right now, looks like the
destination of your Jewish friend. He may not have had the benefits of
the Sacraments while journeying through Time, which may be translated
into a lengthier period in Purgatory, but the
destination seems to be quite clear.
The KEY to salvation is to acknowledge Jesus as
the Messiah. Why? The
Messiah is the Saviour; the One Who opened the doors of Paradise for
wayward man. Whomever denies
Him as the Messiah, it logically follows,
cannot be saved for he is
denying the only mean to return to Paradise.
Of course the "acknowledgment" must be by
one's heart, not the mouth,
which will show in the way one tries to live one's life: In harmony
with law and the prophets, which is what Jesus came to give fulfillment.
It is amazingly simple. God willing, we will be
expanding on the above
in the near future.
God Willed that we expand our
response to the letter from Mr. IW.
With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will attempt to do so through
As it is always the case - we must resort to the Holy Scriptures where,
with the Illumination of the Holy Spirit of God, we can find the
Truth. Before we submerge ourselves in the Holy Texts there are two
key realities that must be kept in mind throughout the reading of this
First of all, Jesus, His Mother and all His relatives were Jews and the
greatest majority of His initial
followers were also Jews. Secondly, the name/adjective of Christian was
first used in Antioch [Acts 11:26] to describe/indicate
the Jews, and the ever increasing
number of non Jews, who began following His teachings as they
acknowledged Him as the Messiah.
In our response to IW's letter we do not mention a baptism with
water which has popularly
with being a Christian regardless
if one follows or not the teachings of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we need
to show and explain why it was not part of the simplified response.
Taking that lead, let us see what we find in the Holy Texts:
 For John indeed baptized with
water, but you shall
be baptized with the Holy Ghost,
not many days hence.
 And Jesus said
to them: You know not what you ask. Can you drink of the chalice that I
drink of: or be baptized with the baptism wherewith I am baptized? 
But they said to him: We can. And Jesus saith to them: You shall indeed
drink of the chalice that I drink of: and with the baptism wherewith I
am baptized, you shall be baptized.
Comments: It could
be inferred that Jesus was talking about a baptism by blood - the
martyrdom that awaited them. Let us remember that
they received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost
and their martyrdom was not be until much later.
And Ananias went his
way, and entered into the house. And laying his hands
he said: Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus hath sent me, he that appeared to
thee in the way as thou camest; that thou mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with
the Holy Ghost.
Comments: This is a
baptism by the Holy Spirit. We cannot find any
reference to the effect where Paul had been baptized with water.
Acts 10, 44-48
and Acts 11, 16:
Peter was yet speaking these words, the Holy Ghost fell
on all them that heard the word.
 And the faithful of the circumcision, who came with Peter, were
astonished, for that the grace of the Holy Ghost was poured out upon
also.  For they heard them speaking with tongues, and magnifying
God.  Then
Peter answered: Can any man forbid water, that these should not be
baptized, who have received the Holy Ghost, as well as we?  And he commanded them
to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then they
desired him to tarry with them some days.
Baptism by Holy Spirit took place without the
intervention of the water. The water was only an outward and symbolic
what already had taken place.
And I remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said: John indeed
baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy
Comments: It is obvious
that the Baptism of the Holy
Spirit of God is what really matters, with the baptism with water being
outward manifestation. We must remember that of the twelve Apostles
chose, we only know, with certainty, of two who were baptized with
by John since they were disciples of John
first [John 1: 35-40]
And it came to pass, while Apollo was at Corinth, that Paul having
passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples.
 And he said to them: Have you received the Holy Ghost since ye
believed? But they said to him: We have not so much
as heard whether there be a Holy Ghost.  And he said: In what then were you
baptized? Who said: In John' s baptism.
 Then Paul said: John baptized the people with the baptism of
penance, saying: That they should believe in him who was to come after
him, that is to say, in Jesus.  Having heard these
things, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.  And when Paul had
imposed his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came upon them, and they
spoke with tongues and prophesied.
Comments: Once again we see
that the true/full
is by the coming of the Holy Spirit of God upon the individual being
appears that, up to this
point, for those who believed in Jesus, in words and deeds, there
the baptism of the Holy Spirit without the need of the baptism with water. Jesus is the
Living Word [Act 10,
36] and the Living Water
[Jn 4, 10], and His
are Spirit and Life [Jn 6, 61-63], then the
faith in Jesus is also
faith in His doctrine, a form of Baptism with the
We find additional confirmation of this in the following texts:
John 7, 37-39: (On the day of the Feast
And on the last, and great day of the festivity, Jesus stood and cried,
saying: If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.  He
that believeth in me, as the scripture saith, Out of his belly shall
flow rivers of living water.  Now this he said of the Spirit which
they should receive, who believed in him: for as yet the Spirit was not
given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
we can engage in an alliance with Jesus, the Christ, by believing in
which is the truth (sanctification process):
John 17, 17:
Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth.
John 14, 6:
Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man
cometh to the Father, but by me.
to receive and believe revelation - His Word - is to be
sanctified by Truth (to
believe in Jesus whom is The Word and The Truth). And God reveals
Himself and His truth to whomever He wants. This (receiving
truth/revelations) is the requirement for receiving the Holy
Then, salvation is a matter of Grace, nothing to do with the works of
our hands. It is a gift from the Father for those
who believe in their hearts (as demonstrated in word and
deed) The Truth.
who, having received the gift of the Father, return to their
past behavior, their last spiritual situation is worse than the
by their rejection of the Holy Spirit of God (blasphemy against
the Holy Spirit).
 For if, flying from the
pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their
latter state is become unto them worse than the former.  For it had
been better for them not to have known the way of justice, than after
they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was
delivered to them.
Mt 12, 43-45:
And when an unclean spirit is gone out of a man he walketh through dry
places seeking rest, and findeth none.  Then he saith: I will
return into my house from whence I came out. And coming he findeth it
empty, swept, and garnished.  Then he goeth, and taketh with him
seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and
dwell there: and the last state of that man is made worse than the
first. So shall it be also to this wicked generation.
Such Words of warning apply to everyone, not only
From the above, we do not see any reason why a Jew, who believes that
Jesus is indeed the Messiah and lives His teachings, teachings which,
by His own words, are the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets,
cannot be saved if all symbolic steps are skipped for one reason
(sudden death) or another (psychological/cultural traumas).
We wish to acknowledge our appreciation to Mrs. R.M. of PR for the
exhaustive research she made on the Holy Texts needed for the
confirmation of what God had indicated to miguel de Portugal.
outside the Roman Catholic Church
Published on August 15th, 2013 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
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