An Examination of the Role of Sin and Repentance in Delaying and Hastening the Appearance of the Jewish Savior
Jamal Falah Yakhdani
One of the reasons that has historically led people to morass of destruction is sin. The Jewish Bible acknowledges this divine tradition which was the reason to the deprivation of people of all sorts of blessings, especially salvation, due to the sin. There, it acknowledges the fact that as long as the Israelites and the Jews worshiped God, He was by their side as their only Savior; however, when they rebelled and did not repent, God left them and afflicted them with all sorts of calamities.
This study, with a descriptive-analytic method and with the aim of explaining the status of one of the barriers of the appearance of Mashih (Messiah) which is the sin, proves this fact that sin has caused the hardship and suffering for the Israelites and the Jews, and repentance can also alleviate these hardships and prepare the preliminaries for salvation and speed up the appearance of Mashih (Messiah).
Keywords: repentance, sin, savior, salvation, Mashih (Messiah), delay, hastening.