Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Here is the command from the prophet Isaiah to the wicked showing them the way to receive a pardon from their sins. Notice that the commands are direct and involve the individual doing something to receive a pardon. Was the prophet preaching a pardon via works? Why or why not? We have had many on this list that would say those in the OT received grace by the same means those in the NT receive grace. The prophet seems to be at antipodes with the 'faith alone' message we hear so many proclaiming. Again was the prophet preaching a works based pardon? If not why not?