Salvation and the Law of Moses

Some dismiss the Old Testament today omitting the fact that every time Paul referred to scripture, he was referring to the Old Testament.  The New Testament had not as yet been written and it would not be canonized for at least 300 years.

Are salvation and the Law of Moses at odds?  That it is the impression I’ve had most of my life.  Now, as I study the Bible in-depth, a different picture emerges.  Yes, salvation is by faith, not works; but we are saved to do good works..

Christ–the Lamb of God–died for our sins.  He is the perfect sacrifice.  We no longer need to sacrifice sheep and goats, but we do need to study the Torah to walk out our salvation.  Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.  But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.  Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.  Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.  Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.  Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.  Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.  Now all these things happened unto them for [examples]: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (1 Corinthians 1: 1-11 KJV).

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