Why The Cross Beats Animal Sacrifices

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 In last week’s column we studied the problem with Old Testament animal sacrifices: they could not take away our sins (Hebrews 10:1-4).  The divinely inspired writer of Hebrews then quoted from Psalm 40:6-8 to show how God…

The Problem With Animal Sacrifices

For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.  Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once…

No Forgiveness of Sins Without the Shedding of Blood

Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. Hebrews 9:22 The statement made in this week’s Bible Reflection is very true.  Forgiveness of sins cannot take place without the shedding of blood.  It is for this reason that the Savior of…