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Concerning Sacrifice for Sin

Christ ... not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood He entered the holy place ONCE FOR ALL, having obtained eternal redemption ... Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us, nor was it that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood, not his own. OTHERWISE, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world BUT NOW ONCE at the consummation He was manifested to put away sin by the sacrifiice of Himself. ... EVERY PRIEST stands daily ministering and OFFERING TIME AFTER TIME THE SAME SACRIFICES, which can never take away sins but He, having offered ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS FOR ALL TIME ... for by ONE OFFERING He has perfected FOR ALL TIME those who are sanctified. ... Now where there is forgiveness of these things, THERE IS NO LONGER ANY OFFERING FOR SIN [HEB 9:11, 12, 24-26 10:11, 12, 14, 18].

Concerning the VICAR of Christ

These things I have spoken to you, while abiding with you. But the Helper, THE HOLY SPIRIT, whom the Father WILL SEND IN MY NAME, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you [JOH 14:25, 26].

Concerning Images, Men or Angels

You shall have no other gods besides Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, OR ANY LIKENESS of what is in Heaven above or on the Earth beneath or in the water under the Earth. You shall not worship them or serve them [EXO 20:3-5].

When the multitudes saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying ... The gods have become like men and have come down to us. ... And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds .... Barnabas and Paul ... [said], Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you IN ORDER THAT YOU SHOULD TURN FROM THESE VAIN THINGS TO A LIVING GOD [ACT 14:11, 13-15].

And I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. And he said to me, DO NOT DO THAT I am a fellow-servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets AND of those who HEED THE WORDS OF THIS BOOK WORSHIP GOD [REV 22:8, 9].

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