Were Old Testament believers made acceptable to God through their keeping the Law? Are all Jews saved and going to heaven?
Paul recognised that many, if not most, of his countrymen were on their way to Hell. This burdened him greatly (Romans 10:1-4). He acknowledges that:
- Some did not believe (Romans 3:3)
- All Jews and Gentiles are under sin (Romans 3:9,23)
- The Law doesn’t justify any. It condemns (Romans 3:19-20)
- Salvation comes through faith for both Jews and Gentiles (Romans 3:27-30)