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How Were People in the Old Testament Saved?

by John MacArthur

No person was ever delivered from divine judgment by the death of any animal. The repeated sacrifice of animals was simply a continual symbol of the fact that God does deliver by the death of an innocent substitute, but no animal was ever satisfactory to God and so the sacrifices went on and on and on and on by the millions. And the people waited for a sacrifice that would be satisfactory to God, to which all those unsatisfactory sacrifices pointed. That day came on that Friday when God chose his lamb and offered him as a sacrifice, a substitute for sinners, and poured out his wrath on that innocent substitute. 

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