Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now before faith came, we were bound under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed.
I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, although he is the owner of all the estate;
For sin shall not have dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
Likewise, my brethren, you have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit to God.
Now if perfection could have been through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not one designated according to the order of Aaron?
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; and so it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer.
And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,
Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,