Sacrifice and Atonement In the New Testament

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

New Testament Christianity stands in the tradition of Israelite sacrificial worship in viewing Jesus Christ as the ultimate and final sacrifice.

The Sacrifice of Christ

The earliest Christians of Jerusalem frequented the temple for prayer and considered themselves Jews, although they were aware that the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary had put an end to the requirements of Moses' law. Luke records that Paul made a vow that involved a sacrifice at the temple in Jerusalem in order to appease the...


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