The Sinai Covenant did Judge....'all received death'....none had a 'method of Salvation' when the Law was in effect.Trumpet posted
I thought that I had corrected my poor choice of words in another post since that first one. It was post #4.
Without the New Covenant, there is NO justification. I see that's the way you see it too. What I was trying to say was that without the New, the Law will judge you. The Old Covenant was a method of salvation in that it looked forward to the blood of Jesus. It no longer works. No Jew can now be saved through that Old Covenant; it no longer has any effectual working power. All power of salvation now rests in the work of Jesus and His blood,
Trumpet Hi all,
As I was studying today, I came across a few scriptures that put more bearing on this issue. I'd like to state what most probably already know, that the Old Covenant is not exactly the same thing as the Law. The OC was a system that has passed away and has been replaced by the New Covenant. But the law is still in effect, and always will be. I saw in Psalm 19:7, it says, "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.... In Romans 3:31 it says, "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid:, yea, we establish the law." Then in Matt. 5:19, Jesus Himself says, "Whoever shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
So the law still definitely applies to us, it's just that we can't keep it in our own power. And that's where I stated this:
You may not realize it, but you are taking these verses out of the context that they were written in.
Psa 19:7 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple.Psa 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
Psa 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Psa 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence [is] fulness of joy; at thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore.Act 2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Act 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
Act 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Act 2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
Act 2:29 Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
Act 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
Act 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
King David knew the 'The Old Covenant Law' would roll his sins forward year after year....But it was not possable to have any type of Salvation, Resurrection, 'HOPE'...under 'the Law'....It was only with Jesus Christ 'Dying to The Law (30AD) and Judging 'the Law' (70 AD) that released King David from Sheol, under The New Covenant.
Rom 3:29 [Is he] the God of the Jews only? [is he] not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
Rom 3:30 Seeing [it is] one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
Rom 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
The Apostle Paul is preaching to the 'Roman' Church. We know that this Church is a 'mixed' Church. There are Gentiles (uncircumcised) and Jews (circumcision) Paul is teaching After 'The Cross', (the sacrifices have been made 'obsolete') But he is still teaching during the waining days of The Mosaic Age. The Jerusalem Church 'Sect' and the New Covenant Age began at Pentecost. (The 'Church', Assembly, rement, people of God, were always there from the first covenant to Abram.) The Temple Worship Cultus is fading and waxing old. But.....Jews, Being Born of The Law (Mosaic), must keep every Jot and tittle of that law (or absolutly none of it), until Heaven (the temple) and Earth (the people of The Land ie. Jerusalem and Judeah) fade away...The Gentiles were never 'under' The Law and Paul fought tooth and nail 'the Judeizer' (Christian Jews), from making Gentiles follow The Law of Moses "that our Fathers could not even bare"....Because Paul knew that that 'milestone' was 'about to vanish away'.
Mat 5:17 ¶ Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Mat 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus was 'born under The Law'....and He would die, 'under' and because of The Law....But we can see from these verses that He is talking to 'Jewish Believers'. These Jewish Believer would become the foundation and pillars of the Jerusalem Church. James said to Paul in the book of Acts, "we follow The Law'....Plus....Jesus Christ as the Messiah. But they all knew that "Heaven and Earth" would 'pass' at The End of The Age'....The Mosaic Age...when 'all things concerning Him were fulfilled'. The 'HOPE of Israel was,Judgement, Reconcileation, Resurrection 'From' The Dead....
If 'The Judgment' has not happened, then all are still in Sheol and None (not Enoch or Elisha) have gone to Heaven.