The Bible teaches that the suffering and death of Jesus atones for our sins once we have put our faith in his finished work on the cross. But what about the followers of God in the Old Testament who relied on the sacrificial system to cleanse them from their sins? The Bible says Jesus covers them too.
Hebrews 9:15 NLT
That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.
“That first covenant” refers to the Old Testament way, which was incomplete and only a shadow of the reality that would come in Jesus. The author of Hebrews teaches that Christ’s atonement works retroactively for followers of God in the Old Testament.
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