I have Ryken’s Bible Handbook and in it, Ryken describes that one of the main themes for the Old Testament is salvation by grace:
“Human beings are not saved by virtue of their own actions. They are saved in spite of their sin, and only though a sacrifice of atonement.” (Ryken et al, pg. 22)
So, seeing as Ryken is an Evangelical Protestant, what verses in the Old Testament is he basing the above statement on? It just seems thrown out there and more of a product of his Evangelical theology. I could be wrong however.
Can someone educate me as to what he is talking about?