Saturday, September 18, 2010

From Mount Gerizim to Golgotha

The writer of Hebrews says "Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." (Heb. 9:22)

As I've written before Hebrews is in many ways a commentary on Leviticus, where the sacrificial system of forgiveness for sins was spelled out in detail. As Jews around the world observe Yom Kippur "Day of Atonement" it's worth pausing and reflecting on the significance of this day for Christians.

The video below helps me see more clearly the awful significance of Heb. 9:22 and Lev. 17:11. Don't watch it if you get queasy at the sight of blood.

The Sacrificial Lamb from SourceFlix on Vimeo.

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