Fire Sacrifice Discontinued

Another example of the demise of the Mosaic system appears in the consecration of the priesthood. Moses organized the consecration and cleansing of Aaron’s clan with the usual animal sacrifice, including the burning of the carcass. The bull sin offering and its burning is a manifest type of Christ, but we are not able to find its fulfillment in the salvation of the world.

But the flesh of the bull and its skin and its dung you shall burn with fire outside the camp; it is a sin offering. Exodus 29:14

The way of salvation (and holiness) was prefigured in the tabernacle services. Blood, altar, fire and the mercyseat were the working parts. These all represent a roleplay of creation in service of sin and they seem to have no part in the real thing.

Salvation in Christ completely bypassed the tabernacle. Its detailed processes do not stand the test of effectiveness and reliability

  1. There was no altar upon which was Christ offered
  2. His death did not occur near the temple
  3. His body was not burned
  4. The atonement was outside the camp (city)
  5. Christ was priest and sacrifice

Change Rejected

Change is hard to do, even when the terms are stark and the facts are unveiling in plain sight. People talk a good game of courage and compliance but they seem to put on blinders when the neccessary shifts arrive.

For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well. Hebrews 7:12

If there is one law that the Hebrew people acknowledge what madness could bring Christians to keep trying CPR on a corpse centuries after its death was announced?

Hebrews 7:28 is graphic about the law’s inadequacy as is Hebrews 8:6 about the difference between old and new.

For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.

What wisdom beside demonic strategy says choose the old and not so great?