May 4, 2003
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the old covenant —the covenant God made with Israel in the Old Testament. As Alistair Begg explains, Christ’s death provides a level of access to God that the old covenant only hinted at. The fulfillment of this covenant through Jesus’ death and resurrection provides us with a full and complete pardon that cleanses us of our sins and gives us new life in Christ. In Him, we can finally rest assured.
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. 13For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify6 for the purification of the flesh, 14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our7 conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
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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.