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Before Jesus's Sacrifice?

A friend and I where having a playful discussion earlier and where wondering, according to the bible Jesus died to take away sins so people could go to heaven ect. But before Jesus was born and killed what happened? I assume that people still sinned, early passages in the old Testament seem to say so, but I also assume people could be redeemed? so was Jesus's sacrifice not needed before he died and then became important in hindsight?

Im just curious from a historical perspective and wondering what the mythology says.

Thanks

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  • 10 years ago
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    The Old Testament believers were saved by Jesus also. Just as Jesus sacrifice stretches forward in time to us, it also stretches backward in time to the Old Testament believers. The animal sacrifices did not save anybody, but they symbolized what Jesus was going to do on the cross.

  • 10 years ago

    Since you consider the story of Jesus a "myth", trust in your own understanding.

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