Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Earl Doherty on Jesus in Heaven

In this very interesting article Earl Doherty points out how Hebrews 8 and Hebrews 9 take for granted that the shedding of the blood of Jesus took part in a sanctuary Heaven.

So much for early Christian beliefs that Jesus shed his blood on a cross in Jerusalem.

Hebrews 8

We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man. Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer.

Hebrews explains that what this High Priest offers in the heavenly sanctuary is his own blood.

There is no hint of any offering of blood by Jesus on earth.

That came later, when the anonymous author of the Gospel of Mark sat down to write a story.

1 Comments:

Blogger mr.scrivener said...

Interpeting a document devoted to allegorical interpretation and symbolism, even mysticism, "literally", makes you a complete retard.

get a life.

11:42 AM  

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