Friday, September 17, 2010

Yom Kippur

This article from Justin Holcomb helps explain the relevance of Yom Kippur (which begins this evening) to the Christian faith. 
 “Yom Kippur is also known as the Day of Atonement, which is the climax of the Old Testament sacrificial system and is the most solemn day on the Jewish Calendar. . . .  The Day of Atonement was a foreshadowing of Jesus, the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, and our great High Priest who is able to sympathize with us in our weakness. These great images of the priest, slaughter, and scapegoat are all given by God to helps us more fully comprehend Jesus’ bloody sacrifice for us on the cross.”
You can also read our post from last year.  Yes, we know that both of these articles are from last year.  But do you think that a 3500 year old holiday has changed much in the past 12 months?

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