Salvation Before And After Christ Death Essay
Yet, there is confusion in the world about how or upon what conditions sins are forgiven today and that has developed, in large measure, by not “rightly dividing the word of truth.” (II Timothy 2: 15)
Nonetheless, God does not change (Malachi 3: 6) and “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13: 8); however, He does change the way he deals with humanity. For example, He doesn’t create women today in the same way He made Eve. (Genesis 2: 18-23) God once destroyed the world with water, but he promised Noah that he would never again do so. (Genesis 9: 13-17) In the Law of Moses, God required Circumcision (Leviticus 12: 3); however, that is no longer a part of God’s law. (Galatians 5: 1-6)
When the Old Law was fulfilled; nailed to the cross, God’s system changed; the New Covenant became effective. Paul wrote with reference to Christ, “He takes away the first that he may establish the second.” (Hebrews 10: 9) This phrase expresses purpose. And the significance of the purpose is: It demonstrates that the second testament could not become functional or operative until the first testament was cancelled. The two testaments simply cannot be binding at the same time..