Sunday, December 16, 2012

Question Answered - Could people in the Old Testament lose their Salvation?

Could people in the Old Testament lose their  Salvation? Aren't they 'the sheep who will NEVER  perish'?

Could  people lose their salvation in the Old Testament? No, not if they were saved.
We have two Testaments-the Old and New.
We have two types of people –saved and unsaved.
We have one type of saved people whether born in Old Testament times or New Testament times – redeemed by the blood of Jesus.

                     Ephesians 2:15 New King James Version (NKJV)
15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,

We look back to the cross for salvation.  The Old Testament people looked forward to the promise of salvation.

Jesus said in John 10:28(in the NT) He has sheep that will never perish –saved Jews and Gentiles.
John 10:28 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.

In Job (The OT), Job looks to Heaven for redemption.  Did he understand the cross and penal substitution?  Probably not. Job did understand God had a plan for his redemption.

Job 19:25 New King James Version (NKJV)
25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;

The law and sacrificial system served to turn the Jews to God for salvation.
The law tells our need for Christ.  The sacrificial system witnesses to the work of Christ on the cross in the future.

We sin.  We need to know we need a Savior.  Christ died for our sins.  We repent and are declared righteous before God plus we have peace with God, pardon for sins and eternity with Him in Heaven.
As Ephesians 2:15 says God’s people are now “one new man”.     
Are you apart of this body?

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