......It did not matter how holy the people of Israel seemed to be, looked to be, or appeared to be. Jesus told them. If you do not believe that i am the Christ, you will perish in your sins (John 8:21-24))...In this Jesus was revealing that by the works and deeds of the Holy Law no man will be justified in the sight of God for no one could keep it perfectly. The just shall be justified by faith. Mix your hearts faith with Jesus Christ crucified for your sins and resurrected from the dead for your justification. Christ is Risen indeed. Jesus said to Israel His First Covenant People, "Be Believing or be perishing". He has said the same to the rest of the world (Mark 16:15-16)...This is the word of the Lord.