Although the plan of salvation was a mystery to those of the time of Jesus and prior, it has been revealed. We stand at a point in history where we have the testimony of the Old Testament and the New Testament, and the nature of God’s salvation in Christ has been clearly revealed in the pages of the New Testament. God kept his promise in the past-Jesus, God’s Messiah, died to bring salvation to his people-and Christ will keep his promise to come again.
“God has gone to great lengths to put His truth into written form and protect it down through the ages so we could spend eternity with Him.” Charles Stanley
Portions of commentary from The One Year NIV Devotional New Testament, Nov 21.