Point of Salvation 10

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Point of Salvation
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TentofMeeting

Welcome.  Last week we finished our study of the Tent of Meeting.

To review, once a year, Moses, Aaron or the High Priest entered the Tent of Meeting.  They would sacrifice an
animal at the Bronze Altar and collect some of the blood.  Then they would wash their hands and feet at the
Bronze Basin.  Next, they would walk through the Holy Place into the Most Holy Place where they would sprinkle
the blood over the Arc of the Covenant.

This sacrificial ritual was to make atonement for the death that was due sinful man.  But as I mentioned in
Point of Salvation 6, the animal sacrifice was symbolic.  Let’s read three scriptures that tell us the animal sacrifice
does not take away sin.

Hebrews 10:3  But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of
bulls and goats to take away sins.

Hebrews 10:8  First he said. “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire,
nor were you pleased with them” (although the law required them to be made).

Hebrews 10:11  Day after day, every priest stands and performs his religious duties;  again and again he
offered the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.

The animal sacrifices were symbolic.  By performing the animal sacrifice, it demonstrated a belief in God.  It
is ones belief or faith in God that actually brings salvation.  This was true even before the time of Jesus.

Next week we will read scriptures that demonstrate faith in God before the time of Jesus.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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