Friday, September 29, 2017

Yom Kippur

Today, September 29, 2017 at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish Day of Atonement, also known as Yom Kippur. In the Law of Moses, the Jews had their sins for that year covered through the shedding of blood, particularly that of bulls and goats. Leviticus 16 explains the requirements for this atonement and it points to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Jesus, has for all time, become a sacrifice for sins by offering up himself.

Then Aaron shall offer the bull for the sin offering which is for himself, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household. He shall take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the doorway of the tent of meeting. Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat. Then Aaron shall offer the goat on which the lot for the Lord fell, and make it a sin offering. But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat. - Leviticus 16:6-10 

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