Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But before this faith came, we were kept shut up under the Law, in order to obtain the faith that was to be revealed.
I mean this: As long as the heir is a minor, he is no better than a slave, although he is the owner of all the property,
For sin must no longer control you, for you live not under law but under mercy.
So you, in turn, my brothers, in the body of Christ have become dead as far as the Law is concerned, so that you may belong to another husband, who was raised from the dead in order that we might bear fruit for God.
Now if anything final had been really accomplished through the Levitical priesthood, for even the giving of the Law was based upon it, what further need would there have been of appointing a different priest of the priesthood of Melchizedek, instead of choosing one of the priesthood of Aaron?
But every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices, and so this high priest also must have some sacrifice to offer.
And we have the testimony of the holy Spirit to this, for after saying,
Does God belong to the Jews alone? Does he not belong to the heathen too? Of course he belongs to the heathen too;