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Requirements For Salvation

What do you believe God's requirements for Salvation were for people prior to the Mosaic law?

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 ---AG on 11/16/07
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This blog provides the best answers I have seen on any blog. Sister Cynthia, I have read almost all of your answers everywhere, you are doing a great job, and I know it's all for the Lord, you are a blessings to all of us. I would hope that many get on this blog to read what all of you have stated and piece everything together.
---Mark_V. on 11/30/07

I think I'm with you. Not sure.

The way I see it, to be saved the OT saints had to have faith that God:
1 - Is who He said He Is
2 - Would do what He said He would do.

And since Christ is:
1 - One with the Father
2 - A fulfillment of "What God said He would do"
...then the OT Saints were actually putting their faith in Christ when they believed God & His promises.
---AG on 11/20/07

Blessings AG, read the entire chapter of Hebrews 11 which is called the faith chapter. Faith in God is how people prior to the Mosiac law were saved. Throughout the entire old Testament, many verses point to the coming Messiah. The old Testament Saints had faith as well as looking for the coming Messiah, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God Bless friend!
---Cynthia on 11/19/07

AG, I would agree completely. Faith in God to do, be, and provide all things. That is what one must have faith in. Nowadays people mostly have faith in their faith, faith in their doctrine, faith in their denomination, faith in their pastor, basicaly faith in everything except God.
---Ryan_Z on 11/19/07

Hebrews 11:26 "He (Moses) considered abuse suffered for the Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the reward."

According the author of Hebrews, it seems Moses was saved by faith in Christ.
Since God never changes, I'd say it's safe to assume that the faith requirement of all OT & NT saints is the same - faith in God's promised Messiah.
---AG on 11/19/07

God's requirement for salvation has never changed.
Covenant Fidelity.
Why do you think God loved David so much - it wasn't bc of his behavior it was bc of His desire toward God
faithfulnesss to the covenant
Being faithfull to Him
loving Him
when we love someone we do what pleases them
when we love our parents we try to be like them....they don't love us bc we obey we obey bc they love us.

We love God bc He first loved us
---Andrea on 11/19/07

The book of Hebrew shades light on the answer.

By faith in the word of God{belief,trust}Able,Abraham,Noah,Moses ect.heard the word of God and believed and did what God said and were saved.


But without faith it is imposible to please God,for he that cometh to God must believe that he is ,and that he is a rewarder of them that deligently seek him.
---lionel on 11/19/07

Requirements for salvation are:Being a sinner. (Acts 2: 37-38)God drawing (John 6:44, John 12:32, Titus 2:11, 2 Cor 7:9 -10, 2 Tim 2:25, Heb 12:17, Rom 2:4, 2 Pet 3:9)Sinner repents in response (Matt 3:8, 4:17, Mark 6:12, Acts 26:20) Church baptizes (Mark 16:16, Matt the name, Acts 4:12, 8:12, 16, Acts 10: 44-48, Acts 19:5, Acts 22:16)God fills person.(Acts 1:8, 2:4, 38, 8:16, 9:17, 10:44-46,19:2, 16) Person endures to the end (Matt 24: 13, 44, 10:38-39, Rev 21:5-8 22: 12-13)
---Diana on 11/17/07

The covenant between the Father and man was established with the covenant He made with Abraham, and has never changed. A covenant of righteousness by grace through faith. Abraham believed God and it was attributed to him for righteousness. The Father justifies the heathen through that same faith. But no man is justified by the law in the sight of God. We are heir according to the promise to Abraham and his seed, Christ. And the law which came 400 years afterwards, could not invalidate that promise.
---joseph on 11/17/07

If you will all read in the four Gospels, Jesus message to the populus was REPENT, for the Kingdom of God is at hand. It seemed as well, after most of the parables given by Jesus, he always ended them by saying "Except ye REPENT, ye shall all likewise perish". If you BELIEVE him and have FAITH that he will FORGIVE your sins, then you will receive the saving grace of God, that being Salvation.
The Praise & Worship Society of this Laodecian Church Age has long forgotten that.
---Greely on 11/17/07

Faith in God, the Creator of all things.
---RitaH on 11/17/07

AG, is there anything written in the Bible about salvation before Moses? I suppose it would be found in Genesis. But where? Blessings to you!
---John1944 on 11/16/07

Ryan Z,
Please be more specific.
Faith in what exactly?

---AG on 11/16/07

Abraham, before the Law came, "believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." (in Galatians 3:6) Noah obeyed God and was saved from the flood. I can see, then, that they knew God and obeyed Him. That, before the Law, I'd say was what made them saved. This included personal communication with God, not only what other humans handed on to them. God is not distant, but loving, so I would think sharing with Him personally would be included in knowing Him and therefore being saved.
---Bill_bila5659 on 11/16/07

The same thing they were during the Law and after the law. The requirement has never changed, FAITH!! That is what saved Job, Moses, Abraham and every one of God's elect.
---Ryan_Z on 11/16/07

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