Monday, May 2, 2011

We Have the Evidence

For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
Hebrews 7:26-27

Before Christ's sacrifice on the cross, the forgiveness of sins was dependent upon continuous sacrifices in the temple by a human priest, who first must make a sacrifice for his own sins. But on Calvary, Jesus became the perfect, sinless sacrifice, once for all. After His death, resurrection and ascension into Heaven, Christ became our perfect High Priest. When we receive Him as Savior and accept His sacrifice as final payment for our sins, we have confidence that God has forgiven us. Through the gift of His Son, God provided a way for us to approach Him. This is evidence of His grace, mercy and love. Hallelujah!

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