Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yoma 39b Talmud

Further to my previous article on One Sacrifice For Our Sins Forever, the discussion of Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) came up during my bible study where I explained that during the sacrificial system under the old covenant, the red thread stopped turning white around the time that Jesus died and resurrected (30 AD).

Someone in my bible study group commented "sure or not?". That prompted me to dig into the Talmud again today. Good thing with internet these days is that you can get free online Talmud just like the bible! :) The Talmud is a central text of mainstream Judaism, in the form of a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs and history.

So, if you would like to read with your own eyes a Jewish document showing the break down of their own sacrificial system for the forgiveness of sins around the time the perfect lamb Jesus Christ was sacrificed for our sins - once and for all - go to:

Look for Yoma (The day: 8 chapters, 88 folios 441 pages) pdf
click on pdf and go to pg 115

It reads: "Our rabbis taught: During the last 40 years before the destruction of the Temple the lot {for the Lord} did not come up in the right hand; nor did the crimson colored strap become white; nor did the westernmost light shine; and the doors of Hekal would open by themselves..."

The temple of Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD. 70AD minus 40 years = 30AD i.e. around the time Jesus died and was resurrected.

So, we should not be surprised that the red thread stopped turning white (previously indicating that the people's sins were forgiven).

Actually, I am still very excited to have discovered this fact. Why didn't anyone tell me before? It shows me that indeed God had a rescue plan for us, He prepared us beforehand to show us that we can never fulfil the law on our own. Only Jesus' blood is perfect enough to pay for our sins once and for all and today He sits at the right hand of God interceeding for us always. All praise, glory, honor, blessing and power belong to our God!

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