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One of the top areas of deception in religion that is related to atonement has to do with how one goes about getting right with God. Or, how a person is justified before God. The enemy seeks to make the formula Christ plus something else; Or, Christ minus something else. It matters not what the something else is. Why? Because whatever the something else is will nullify the Blood Covenant.

Additionally, if the enemy can add something to or subtract something away from the sufficiency of Christ, then he can gain a foothold in which to ensnare and ultimately control the subject. Isn’t it interesting that nowhere in the New Testament are sinners told that they must clean up their life before they can receive forgiveness for sins? The woman at the well who was living with a man wasn’t told this, Cornelius the Roman army officer wasn’t told this, and neither was the woman who was about to be stoned for adultery told this. Why this is the case will become clearer to you under the section on Sanctification.

The truth of the matter is that the rules of the Pope can’t make you right with God; the rules of the Southern Baptist Convention can’t make you right with God, the rules of the Watchtower can’t make you right with God, the do-gooder programs in your church can’t save you, even God’s own rules condemn you because you cannot keep them. Your own rules can’t save you either. Even many atheists, who claim there is no God, seek ethical rules like not lying, not committing adultery, and not stealing. Judgment Day will determine whether or not if atheists have lived by the rules that they have required of others.

Anything more than Christ or less than Christ can only condemn you. Why? God set the terms of the Blood Covenant. Jesus is the one that the believer exchanges his life with, and nothing else and nothing less. You must believe in Him only:

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. – Heb. 11:6

So, according to this scripture, you must first of all believe that he exists, and secondly that he is a man of his word when he guaranteed by his own blood that he would reward those that seek him. You must seek an agreement with Christ and no other to be right with God. “He is God manifest in the flesh.” Why would anyone want less than that? What else is there that is more than that?

Some bible versions omit and alter verses to allow for salvation through works instead of justification by faith. Many versions delete "by himself" in Hebrews 1:3 to permit faith in another mediator, such as Mary or the Pope, or the “Faithful and Discreet Slave” doctrine of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The omission of "on me" in John 6:47 leaves room for belief in any number or kinds of mediators.

* Yellow Highlights Indicate Versions With Missing Text, a Weaker or Unclear Meaning compared to the KJV or Even Historically Deviant Doctrinal Understandings.


Acts 8:37 If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God

omitted (marginal note) omitted (footnote) omitted (footnote)
Romans 11:6 but if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work

omitted omitted (footnote) omitted
I John 5:13 that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God omitted omitted YOU who put YOUR faith in the name of the Son of God

Romans 11:30-32

(unbelief is changed to
 disobedience. While I cannot always obey, I can believe that I need a Savior)
For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all

For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience, so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy.For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all. Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,  so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. For just as ​YOU​ were once disobedient to God but have now been shown mercy because of their disobedience, so also these now have been disobedient with mercy resulting to ​YOU, that they themselves also may now be shown mercy. For God has shut them all up together in disobedience, that he might show all of them mercy.
II Corinthians 2:15

(allows for works based salvation)
are saved are being saved are being saved are being saved

Hebrews 3:18 believed not disobedient disobedient (footnote) acted disobediently

Galatians 5:22

(allows for performance)
faith faithfulness faithfulness faith

John 3: 36

(your faith, not your works will save you)
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him He that exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life; he that disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him

John 6:47

(Jesus is the object of belief and the means to eternal life; not just Jehovah, not your church leaders, not Buddah, Allah etc.

He that believeth on me hath everlasting life he who believes has eternal life he who believes has everlasting life He that believes has everlasting life
Hebrews 1:3 he had by himself purged our sins He had made purification of sins he had provided purification for sins he had made a purification for our sins

Mark 10:24 for them that trust in riches

omitted omitted omitted
Matthew 6:22
(eye on Christ alone)
if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light If, then, your eye is simple, your whole body will be bright