Atonement, Then and Now
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Atonement, Then and Now

For many believers, the Day of Atonement is only a partially understood biblical concept. Under the old covenant, the Day of Atonement happened annually, and its effects were external, temporary, incomplete, and ultimately futile. As Alistair Begg shows us, Jesus changed everything by providing a new covenant in which atonement is internal, permanent, and final. The work has been completed forever, and that which separated us from God—much like the curtain in the temple—has been removed for good.

6These preparations having thus been made, the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties, 7but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins of the people.

Redemption Through the Blood of Christ

11But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come,5 then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12he entered 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.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.