Friday, October 7, 2011

Day of Atonement

As Jews enter Yom Kippur, I realize this post may easily be taken as something arising from supercessionist tendencies, but nothing could be further from the truth. It only shows how utterly incomprehensible Christianity is apart from Judaism. I am grateful to God for His chosen people. As Jesus told the Samaritan women at the well: "Salvation is from the Jews" (John 4:22)

But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come to be, passing through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands, that is, not belonging to this creation, he entered once for all into the sanctuary, not with the blood of goats and calves but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the sprinkling of a heifer’s ashes can sanctify those who are defiled so that their flesh is cleansed, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to worship the living God. For this reason he is mediator of a new covenant: since a death has taken place for deliverance from transgressions under the first covenant, those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance (Heb. 9:11-15)

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