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assurance by quoting from the conclusion of Romans 8, Paul's great
'Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that
loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor
angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things
to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able
to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord'
There are two main aspects of the one Sacrifice offered by our Saviour,
the first being Redemption, and finding its type in the Passover (Exod. 12),
the second awaiting the erection of the Tabernacle and the propitiatory
offerings that gave access into the presence of God.
Redemption and Atonement Distinguished
Our Saviour 'offered one sacrifice for sins for ever' (Heb. 10:12), 'He
died unto sin once' (Rom. 6:10), and it is the glory of the gospel that this
one Offering is all -sufficient. Yet for the purposes of preaching, teaching
and spiritual understanding, it is necessary that the many facets of this
great Work of Christ should be perceived and appreciated, in other words be
'rightly divided'. By His one Offering He was at the same time the great
Antitype of the Passover Lamb, offered without priest or altar in Egypt, and
the Goat of the Day of Atonement, whose blood was taken by the High Priest
within the veil. The Scriptural doctrine of Sacrifice for Sin falls under
Redemption, 'deliverance from' being the
'access to' being the uppermost
Two words in the New Testament will help us to see this distinction,
namely exodus, meaning 'a way out' and eisodus, meaning, 'a way in'. The
word exodus is found in Luke 9:31 where Moses (Law) and Elijah (The Prophets)
speak of the 'decease' which the Lord should accomplish at Jerusalem. The
word eisodus is found in Hebrews 10:19, where the results of the atoning Work
of Christ, as both Offering and High Priest, are expressed by the words
'boldness to enter'.
We meet this twofold aspect of the Saviour's Sacrifice in several parts
of the New Testament.
Redemption, or exodus aspect. Ephesians 1:7 -- Here the word
translated 'forgiveness' is aphesis, which means 'set at liberty' (Luke
Atonement, or eisodus aspect. Ephesians 2:13 -- 'Made nigh'. Other
examples of this twofold aspect can be seen by comparing 1 Peter
1:18,19 with 1 Peter 3:18; or by observing the 'redeem from' and the
'purify unto' of Titus 2:14.