#STRask - January 18, 2021

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Published on 01/18/2021

Questions about why Christ had to die if Old Testament believers already had access to Heaven, why we needed Jesus to be our sacrifice rather than a goat, and whether the Old Testament’s lack of discussion of the afterlife is inconsistent with the New Testament.


  • If Heaven was already accessible to believers prior to Christ’s death, what purpose did Christ’s death serve?
  • Why did our salvation require Jesus’ death rather than God putting our sins on a goat as the Mosaic Law commanded?
  • Is the Bible being inconsistent when the afterlife is a major topic in the New Testament but we don’t see much about it in the Old Testament?