Saturday, March 24, 2018

Countering a counter-missionary’s idea about being “washed in the blood”

The only appropriate answer to this misleading quote from William Hall, below, is: “How insanely wrong is your comment?” Anyone who can make a comment like that does not know the Bible!


First of all, the "sin offering" (hattat), is central to the life-granting forgiveness of an individual for someone's inadvertent sins! The blood of the sacrifice was necessary to render a person "purified".

In Leviticus 4:1-6 we learn that the sinless animal (in this case a bull), is slaughtered and the blood is sprinkled in front of the curtain as a substitution/redemption of the person's sin. The blood does not make the person unclean, as William Hall is proposing; rather, it is offered FOR the sinner instead to "cleanse" them!

Hall, apparently only sees that "washed in the blood" means that the blood of the Messiah would be sprinkled on YOU, and that would render you "unclean". But that is sheer ignorance. The redemptive blood is not "sprinkled on you"; and the term "washed in the blood" does not mean that at all. Rather, it is sprinkled on the ALTAR as a substitution for your blood (i.e., your life). What is too hard to understand about this concept?

Secondly, let’s get something straight here: Yeshua MARTYRED himself, against which there is NO Torah prohibition. (See the story of Isaac’s near sacrifice.) Yeshua, as YHWH’s Divine Messiah who was supernaturally placed into the virgin womb of Miriam (whose hymen was broken from the inside-out when Y’shua was born), was sinless, never recorded as having sinned in any way. Even as a 12-year-old child, he knew who he was, and he was already teaching the teachers in synagogue, which he called “my Father’s House!” (Luke 2:41-52)

We know from experience that the Jewish counter-missionary rabbis and their followers have attempted to twist into other meanings all the pertinent Tanakh scriptures concerning Yeshua, but that doesn’t make them right. For instance, Isaiah 53: can only BE about Yeshua!

(See our article, which asks the questions: Can Israel DIE for Israel? Can people take Israel's garments and divide them? WHEN was "Israel" wounded for our transgressions or crushed because of our iniquities? Has the world been HEALED by "Israel"? The world will only be “healed by Israel” once everyone accepts YHWH as their ELOHIM and obeys His Torah; and once the world accepts His divine Messiah who was our final SIN sacrifice/offering!)

An excerpt from the website explains more:

Priests were established to help the people live in an intimate relationship with the Eternal. Many times people would, by mistake, enter the sanctuary being impure which generated guilt among the people. That guilt had to be removed in order for the people to keep enjoying the Eternal's presence without being exposed to the danger of His anger against sin.

In order to eliminate that guilt, they had to burn on the altar part of the animals destined for this purpose and then eat the rest. So, on the one hand, part of the sin that was transmitted to the animal that bore the guilt of the people was burnt on the altar; and on the other hand the priests ate the rest of the animal and the sin within it. Through these two ways of consuming the animal, sin was removed from the people who, thus, were atoned before the Eternal.

In the Torah this offering is not called "sin offering" but just "sin" chatat – חטאת. In other words, it is written in this verse that the priests had to eat the sin. Since the people's sin was transmitted to the animal through hand imposition, sin was in the sacrifice itself, so it is then called "sin". So when the priests ate from the sacrifice, sin entered in them, and in that way it decomposed in their intestines in the natural way and then got disposed of.

This teaches us that a priest may introduce the sin of the people in his own body, in the form of meat. This makes us think of the Messiah who took the sin of the people of Israel and the world in his body so the Eternal could forgive our sins and cleanse us to be sacred dwellings for Him and also to be able to enter the heavenly tabernacle without danger.

"...who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed." (1 Peter. 2:24 NKJV)

"In a loud voice they sang: Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and praise!" (Rev. 5:12 NIVUK)

Blessed be the Eternal for having given us Yeshua as heavenly priest who took our sins in his body and eliminated them! And blessed be Yeshua for his faithfulness as priest becoming responsible for our sins and taking them away to give us everlasting hope! And blessed are those who believe in the Messiah's sacrifice!

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