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Old 07-22-2019, 02:10 PM   #12
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Default Re: Hebrews - Awesome & Encouraging Book! ("warnings" are not the main focu

Originally Posted by countmeworthy View Post

Still it seems the converted Hebrews went from following the law of Moses to following the Holy Spirit which is not an easy feat!!

They had to be reminded and explained how the BLOOD sacrifice of Jesus is the only sacrifice that wipes away all sin.

He reminds them that it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. (Hebrews 10:4)

It had to be really hard for the converted Hebrews to understand the Power of the Cleansing Blood of the TRUE LAMB of God.

I suspect they were tempted to return to the blood sacrifices of bulls and goats and burnt offerings etc because HE also cautions them not to sin willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth. (vs 26) If they returned to blood sacrifices of the law, they would be making a mockery of the shed Blood of Jesus. I think that is what it means to 'sin willfully'. Again, the gentile church knows nothing about circumcision, the law of Moses, the Levitical priesthood etc.
Yes, and it's hard to get my mind wrapped around the idea that the Jews practiced this for 1500 years -- That really is a LONG time!! So their whole culture, practice, habits - you name it - was totally permeated (BIG understatement) with these sacrifices!
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