This will challenge and clarify your concepts of the entire Bible. It will enrich your appreciation for the priesthood of Christ. It will establish and confirm new views about Christ, His claims, and the Biblical rights to those claims. This book outlines the privileges Christian people enjoy because of who Christ is and what He did.
This new system brings privileges that the old could never give. The glorious relationships between God and the subjects of the new system could only be promised in the Old Testament for the coming age of Messiah. The new priest, Jesus (after the order of Melchizedek), inaugurated a new sanctuary when He dismantled the old one. “Christ is the mediator of a new covenant” (Hebrews 9:15) based upon better promises. His blood on the cross terminated the incessant need for sacrifices under the old order, and brought in “the promised eternal inheritance” with His one-time for all-time sacrifice. Finally, the new priest, Jesus Christ, ministers in a heavenly sanctuary rather than in an earthly temple. He has a heavenly ministry because that is where Christ is seated at the right hand of God (cf. Hebrews 1:3, 13; 8:1; 10:12; 12:2). The following aspects of the person of Christ are addressed:
- The deity of Christ
- The humanity of Christ
- The priesthood of Christ
- The covenant of Christ
- The sanctuary of Christ
- The sacrifice of Christ
“Letter to Hebrews” is a a part of the Sunset Bible Institute Commentary series.