Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All

Posted: 12 February, 2008 in Scriptures
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 Christ's Sacrifice Once for All

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  

Hebrews 10:19-25

  1. Was the atonement completed at the cross?

  2. the atonement was not completed at the cross. see above studies.

  3. King David says:

    I believe the atonement was complete; at the cross when Christ took on all the sins of the world.No where in the Bible say that we are to add to the work of Christ that already has been done. Even in Moses time, the sin offerer only need to present the lamb, not himself. As the Lamb of God, Jesus became the sacrifice, not us. We don’t add to the sacrifice.

    We are a living sacrifice unto holiness; not atonement.

    For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. Romans 5:19 By Adam, we all fell into sin, but by Christ, we were raised into righteous! No more-no less.

    God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Cor 5:21 In Him (Jesus), and Him only, we become the righteousness of God. No more-no less. NOT in him (atonement 1) and our works/action/living (atonement 2), then we can attain the righteousness.

    Personally, I find the study material posted biased and does not express the full context of the Scripture. For example; [quote] “Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
    The priest went into the presence of God and that is where Jesus went in the sanctuary in heaven. We want to appreciate the atonement. The atonement was done for us by Jesus becoming at one with us at the cross but now what was he doing? What he did at the cross was only part of it.” [unquote]

    What is exactly the full context of the Scripture saying? “24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:24-28

    Oh, on the cross, Jesus cried: “It is finished!”. The veil in the Holy of Holies, separating God and man was tore in half completely.

    I am certain it is finished, indeed!

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