This is the dispensation of Mercy. Also referred to as the age of Grace. This is where God put me... under the blood as we say.
In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.
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It is still confusing. On the one hand, you say that this Mercy
has been granted before time even existed:
Before the foundation of the world Before adam and eve. I was chosen. Technically speaking there was no "before salvation" in this dispensation or time frame between the 2 advents of Christ. I was chosen and forgiven before the foundation of the world. The Holy Spirit was always with me.
There was no "before salvation" - people are 'chosen and forgiven' before the foundation of the world, and presumably this means before the actual death and resurrection of Jesus.
But now you say that this 'choosing and forgiving' part happened with the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Which is it?
Was salvation given before the death and resurrection of Jesus? If so, what was the purpose of the death and resurrection of Jesus?
Was salvation given with the death and resurrection of Jesus? If so, on what basis do you claim that you were chosen to be saved prior to the foundation of the world existing?
You appear to be making two mutually-exclusive claims.Edit:
Upon a second reading, you may not be making mutually-exclusive claims after all. Perhaps what you're saying is:
Before the beginning of time, god decided who of his future-creations would be saved and who would not be saved. The actual 'saving' part, the death and resurrection of Jesus, will, in the future
, be done.
Which are not mutually-exclusive, but it certainly does make me wonder a few things: Why did god wait so long to execute this 'salvation' plan when he knew, from even before the beginning
, that he needed to do it? Is he also an omni-procrastinator? What makes this blood-sacrifice thing necessary? Is god trying to appease his
god? Did some other super-being greater than god establish this 'rule'? To echo Boots - how do you know any of this
? To echo Anfauglir - what's the point of you telling us all of this knowledge