The Role Of Jesus In The Old Covenant

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Many people don’t appreciate change. They prefer to stay in their normal way of life, and enjoy their routine. Unfortunately, life loves to throw curveballs and change is inevitable. Many people have trouble accepting a new (way) of things and they cling to the old methods as long as they can. When Jesus came to earth to die for everyone’s sins, many Jewish people had struggles and doubts. They were stuck in their old ways of worship that revolved around the temple, priests, and sacrifices, and didn’t believe Jesus was sufficient for forgiving their sins. Many converted believers began to wish for the old way of life after Jesus ascended back to heaven and wondered whether or not Jesus was actually the messiah. Leviticus goes into detail …show more content…

In the Old Covenant, people had to constantly sacrifice animals to cleanse their sins. These sacrifices, just like the people, were imperfect and never completely took away their sin. They were a constant reminder to God that the people were sinners, and he had not yet fulfilled his promise of sending his son Jesus. (Insert Leviticus verse) Alternatively, Jesus was the fulfilling of God’s promise and the end to years of repeated sacrifices that never ultimately took away sin. Hebrews 9:12 says, “He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.” And Hebrews 9: 28 says, “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.” The people who clung to the Old Covenant were dubious about this once time sacrifice that eliminated all sins, because they didn’t know whether it would be enough. The author of Hebrews constantly encourages them to believe that the perfect blood of Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice that would cleanse all sins

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