11/09/2010

Christ Cleans Our Conscience (Heb. 10)

Heb. 9:1-10 briefly describes the tabernacle (Mosaic worship), to which some 50 chapters of the OT are devoted. This is the 1st covenant which did not work, and was not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper (Heb. 9:9; 10:2). Heb. 9:11-28, in contrast to the 1st covenant, the new covenant high priesthood of Jesus provides a single superior sacrifice in a heavenly tabernacle (which stands for God's very presence) (Heb. 9:23-26); and thus it brings complete forgiveness of sins, eternal salvation (Heb. 9:12), purified consciences (Heb. 9:14), and direct access to God (Heb. 4:16; 7:25; 10:22).


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