“Once For All” ( Hebrews 9: 12, ESV ) by Carley Evans

Christ, as High Priest, “enters once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of His own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.” Christ enters the holy places one time; that event is the only one required to “secure an eternal redemption” “for all” and a new covenant. “A death — [Christ’s] — occurs that redeems [us] from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.” (Hebrews 9: 15) Simultaneously, Christ “does away with the first in order to establish the second.” (Hebrews 10:9) “For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” (Hebrews 10:4) Instead, “Christ offers for all time a single sacrifice for sins.” (Hebrews 10:12) “By [this] single offering He perfects for all time those who are being sanctified.” (Hebrews 10:14) And so,”where there is forgiveness of [sins and lawless deeds], there is no longer any offering for sin.” (Hebrews 10:17,18)


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