The New Testament is not needed for salvation
Like myself, most believers in Jesus Christ, if not all, have believed that understanding the gospel message of the New Testament was crucial to our hope of salvation. How many years like me, have you been joyous not to be subject to the demanding overbearing requirements of the Law of Moses?
How many of you would disagree with me when I say, knowledge of the New Testament is not necessary for a man to be saved.
How many would disagree with me again when I say, those who received the Law at Mt. Sinai had our gospel. I know the writer of Hebrews doesn’t disagree with me.
Paul’s desire to go to Rome and preach the gospel is expressed in his letter to the Romans.
in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you.
So what was it that Paul preached when he got to Rome? What was his text to bring the light of the gospel to his hearers? Was it what we like to think of when we use the word gospel or was it the Old Testament?
They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. From morning till evening he explained and declared to them the kingdom of God and tried to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.
Paul’s gospel, even towards the end of his ministry, was the Law of Moses and the Prophets. It was not our New Testament gospel. Do we think Paul’s hearers didn’t hear the true gospel of Jesus Christ since Paul preached from the Old Testament? Or was it sufficient for the hope of salvation?
Jesus confirmed His gospel found in the Law of Moses and the prophets.
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
In fact Jesus was holding men accountable for His gospel found in the Law of Moses.
“But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
The gospel message found in the Law of Moses and the Prophets is so consistent, that Jesus speaks of a man who has escaped judgment and others who will go to their torment based on the writings of Moses and the Prophets.
“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'”
Even though we have the benefit of New Testament, it is not necessary for one to come to an understanding of the gospel message of Jesus Christ in order to put their faith in Him for salvation. It is very nice and handy to have it anyway and we do benefit from it greatly.
The question you must ask yourself, if you have bought into the New Testament only gospel of Jesus Christ, is what else have you not understood about our gospel message? What else have you missed in the church gospel you have received? By reading my blog you will discover The Gospel According to the Gospel, a gospel the church refuses to believe.
You will find under “The book” tab a link called why the cross.
 Romans 1:10
 Romans 28:23
 Luke 24:27
 John 5:45
 Luke 27-31