- Sep 18, 2010
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According to the NT, all sin was put on Christ at the time of his death, past (Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:15, Hebrews 11:40) and future (Romans 3:26). His merit is then applied by faith, of the past and the future.
I think of Hebrews 9 and the day of atonement in Leviticus 16 where the goat like a pattern of Christ bears away the confessed sins of the people, like Christ bears away the sins of those who confess and believe.
“When he finishes atoning for the holy place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall offer the live goat. Then Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who stands in readiness.
— Leviticus 16:20-21
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear (away) the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
— Hebrews 9:28