One Sacrifice For Sin


Confession of faith in the atoning death and glorious resurrection of the Jewish Messiah effected the rebirth and the spiritual circumcision of the heart that Moses (Deuteronomy 10: 16) and Jeremiah (4: 4) had predicted. The believer’s subsequent baptism in water was an outward demonstration of his death to sin, his burial, and his resurrection to newness of life. It was a fulfillment of Judaism’s requirement that converts to Yahweh’s religion immerse themselves in the mikveh. Those who were baptized became catecumenates and were taught the Word of God in like manner as proselytes to Judaism were taught the same Torah. They also participated in the one sacrifice for sin under the new covenant– Jesus, himself– and they shared in the new sacrificial system of praise, prayer, and worship of God in the Spirit (Hebrews 13: 15-16; Revelation 5: 8; 8: 3; Philippians 4: 18). – John D. Garr, Our Lost Legacy: Christianity’s Hebrew Heritage

This was the intro to a blogpost nearly a year ago when I was going through the Book of Job.  This particular blog especially discussed Eliphaz the Temanite, the false prophet and accuser of Job.  Vaulted up in spiritual pride, Eliphaz made many radical claims that roused the anger of God against him because they were untrue.

Source: Job 22 & 23