MM, It is having faith in the words of Christ and doing them that sets you free, as James 1: 25 says, “But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”
James 1:21 'Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word which is able to save your souls."
John 17:17 “Sanctify them by the truth, teach them your word.”
John 6:63 “The Spirit gives life, the flesh profits nothing.”
It is faith in these words: Isaiah 1:16-18 “Cease to do evil, learn to do good…though your sins are like scarlet they shall be white as snow.”
NOT these words Lev.4 and 5- Sacrifice an animal and your sins will be forgiven.
The parousia was a reaping of what was sown, and we STILL reap what we sow. That has not changed.