God Actually Forgave Old Testament Saints WHEN They Turned From Their Sins
God actually forgave sins before the cross when sin was turned from. The death of Christ was necessary for this to occur, but the forgiveness occurred before His death on many occasions. That is the point of Rom 3:24-26. Following are just a few of the dozens of verses that prove this …Num 14:19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.Psalms 85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.II Sam 12:13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.Matt 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.Luke 5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.Luke 7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.Luke 7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.People are never forgiven after they die - our eternal fate is decided by whether or not we are in Christ (forgiven) at the moment we physically die (Rev 14:13).