The Torah Sacrifice But a Better Way
I found this wonderful and concise explanation for all believers, but especially for Jewish believers who were raised under the law. I comment later:
In Judaic Theology, four concepts are involved:
1) Adamic sin which is genetic or inherited
2) individual sins which we commit ourselves
3) Forgiveness of sins
4) Ratification of forgiveness
Every man begotten of a human father inherits the sin of Adam, for which we all suffer death. Everyman begotten of man, commits individual sins, for which there are commensurate punishment or.penalties.
Now, because there is such a concept as sin in the Law of Moses the concept of forgivesness of sins also emerged. Yet, for every sin, whether Adamic or individual, after penitence and repentance, the forgiveness must needs be ratified by the "shedding of blood." Without the use of blood to ratify forgiveness, ones sins are retained intact. But with the use of blood, it is ratified that our sins are forgiven.
Thus, in the Old Covenant, individual sins were forgiven by the high priest and ratification was by the blood of lambs, goats, bulls, cows, etc. No matter who you are, under the Levitical priesthood, which had power to forgive only individual sins, forgiveness was still ratified by the blood animals.
Therefore, the priesthood of the Resurrected Israeli Messiah, who alone has power to forgive the genetic Adamic sin, the forgiveness would remain invalid according to the principal of "forgiveness ratification", unless verified by blood.
So, while forgiveness for individual sins could be ratified by the blood of animals, forgiveness for the Adamic sin can only be ratified by a blood status of far much more superiority than the blood of animals.
Wherefore, do we earnestly seek the atoning blood of Jeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth to ratify our forgiveness of the inherited Adamic sin. Otherwise, that sin remains and we could not saved.
Gary here: The sacrifice of blood and goats did not erase original sin as we see in Romans 5:
13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law.(AA) 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam,(AB) who is a pattern of the one to come.(AC)
15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man,(AD) how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ,(AE) overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification.
We see from Romans 7:6:
But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
Gary here: Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit.
So readers, few find the narrow gate (Christ) that leads to salvation. But without the superior sacrifice of Christ, the chosen Jews and Gentiles could not have been saved.
And though the law condemns mankind, Christ redeems the elect from all mankind.
The Gentiles, who were called for 2000 years are being phased out of the plan of salvation. Some of us with even a little Jewish DNA are being phased into the body of Christ after being shut out for centuries! See Luke 21:24 and Romans 1.
All that remains is the gospel and its power. I hope a few Gentiles can still be saved and a few with Jewish roots like myself. I am a Ramirez by birth with a little Sephardic and Ashkenazi roots.
No law preparation or free will doctrine can save us. Only the power of Christ's gospel can save us.
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