You are adding the word justified to Leviticus and we will add~even forgiveness under both testaments are the same. The doctrine of justification of which forgiveness is the main part of justification again is the same in both testaments as I have said many times over and have proved this to be so.
I agree that the words Justification/forgiveness/atonement all imply the same thing in both the Law and Prophets, and the Gospels, and are all necessary for Salvation. You have no argument from me on that point.
You are trying to take the OT sacrifices which were only figures and types of the truth and apply them to be interpreted literally as a means of forgiveness.
No, I understand, just as David and Zacharias, John the Baptist and Simeon understood, that the Levitical Priesthood, with it's sacrificial "works", or as Paul calls them "The Law of Works", were "shadows" of what was to come. My point is, and has always been, that the Pharisees didn't Believe the Prophets, didn't believe Moses, didn't believe in the Oracles of God, and therefore they didn't understand the "shadow". Like you articulated so nicely, the unbelieving Jews "applied them to be interpreted literally as a means of forgiveness". I hope you will allow me to use this phrase, as it defines my point perfectly.
I am not doing this RB. I am simply pointing out that the Pharisees/unbelieving Jews, who Paul and the Disciples were Addressing in Acts, Romans and Galatians, and the Hebrews author, in chapters 7-10, were still relying on and still promoting this "Law of works" for justification/forgiveness, even 14+ years after the Lamb of God had been Slain.
Is this not Biblically True?
Consider with me~in the gospel before Christ's died, how were people forgiven? By confession and repentance! Just as we are today! Peter went out and wept bitterly when he sinned and repented, and his sin was forgiven and right back into fellowship with Christ and other believers! You grossly misunderstand the OT sacrifices and how often they offered them up. Believers sinned every day...well, let's be honest, hardly a minute goes by with us not sinning. But, there were certain sins in the OT (and even in our own life) where we have to address those sins IMMEDIATELY, and there were offerings in the OT available for such sins. Even in Leviticus, there were different offerings for different people based on their status. The common people's sins were not as great, as... let's say the priest...... God demanded more from them, than from the common person.
Yes, there is greater condemnation for those who fancy themselves as teachers, this is true. I don't believe Zacharias, Abel, Abraham, Noah, Job, Caleb, Gideon, Simeon, Anna, John the Baptist, all sinned (Transgressed God's commandments) every minute of every day. That is Calvin talking through you, in my view. But I don't want to get off the subject, we can save this discussion for another day.
It seems as if you are the only one willing to even engage in a conversation and I am thankful for that.
Please consider the following.
Jesus is still the Priest of God, YES? He is Still an Advocate between us and the Father, Yes?
So please consider, What is the difference between this verse;
1 John 3:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not
. And if any man sin, (Unwittingly) we have an advocate with the Father
, Jesus Christ the righteous:
And this verse?
Lev. 4:27 And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance
, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty; 28 Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned. 29 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering. 30 And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar. 31 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.
In both cases we have God's Children, who are Faithful to Him, but who may fall, and unwittingly sin in the trials and journey God places them in, as they grow in the knowledge of God, learning obedience by the things they suffer.. In both cases God has provided them a Priest, without which there is no Justification, who is an advocate with the Father on their behalf, to provide for their cleansing and forgiveness.
Is this not truth Red?
One Priesthood Covenant, the 1st made with Israel, was a carnal, fleshy shadow of the other
, which was Spiritual
One, the 1st Priesthood Covenant with Israel, made way for the other
, a "New" Priesthood Covenant with Israel, as the Law and Prophets Prophesied. YES???
One Priesthood Covenant required sacrificial "works" for atonement, "After the Order of Aaron", through a Priesthood given Specifically to the Tribe of Levi, and the other a (New) Priesthood, which came to be "After those days", required a sacrificial "work" "After the Order of Melchizedek", which only Jesus
, from the tribe of Judah, qualified to perform
The first (OLD) Priesthood Covenant given to Israel, required repentance and "Works", offered to the Anointed Priest of God, from the sinner YES?
The second (NEW) Priesthood Covenant requires repentance and "Faith" offered to the Anointed Priest of God, from the Sinner. YES???
The Priest's of the "Old" Priesthood Covenant, persecuted the Priest of the "New" Priesthood Covenant. YES???
So Red, what is untrue about this understanding of the Scriptures?