Sacrifice, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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Sacrifice, Summary

(1) The first intimation of sacrifice is Genesis 3:21 the “coats of skins” having obviously come from slain animals. The first clear instance of sacrifice is Genesis 4:4 explained in Hebrews 11:4. Abel’s righteousness was the result of his sacrifice, not of his character.

(2) Before the giving of the law the head of the family was the family priest. By the law an order of priests was established who alone could offer sacrifices. Those sacrifices were “shadows,” types, expressing variously the guilt and need of the offerer in reference to God, and all pointing to Christ and fulfilled in Him.

(3) As foreshadowed by the types and explained by the N.T., the sacrifice of Christ is

penal Galatians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21

substitutional Leviticus 1:4; Isaiah 53:5,6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24

voluntary Genesis 22:9; John 10:18

redemptive Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 6:20

propitiatory Romans 3:25

reconciling 2 Corinthians 5:18,19; Colossians 1:21,22

efficacious John 12:32,33; Romans 5:9,10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:13; Hebrews 9:11,12,26; 10:10-17; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5

and revelatory John 3:16; 1 John 4:9,10.

Hebrews 10:18

Now where remission of these is, there is no more for sin.

Genesis 3:21

Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make , and clothed them.

Genesis 4:4

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his :

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered unto God a more than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Galatians 3:13

Christ hath redeemed us from the of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

2 Corinthians 5:21

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who ; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Leviticus 1:4

And he shall put his hand upon the head of the ; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Isaiah 53:5-6

5 But he was wounded for our , he was bruised for our : the of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the of us all.

1 Peter 2:24

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being , should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Genesis 22:9

9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

John 10:18

No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Ephesians 1:7

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the , according to the riches of his grace;

1 Corinthians 6:20

For ye are : therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Romans 3:25

Whom God hath set forth to be a through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

2 Corinthians 5:18-19

18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of ;

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Colossians 1:21-22

21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by , yet now hath he reconciled

22 In the body of his flesh through , to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

John 12:32-33

32 And I, if I be from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

33 This he said, signifying what he should die.

Romans 5:9-10

9 Much more then, being now by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his .

2 Corinthians 5:21

For he hath made him to be sin , who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Ephesians 2:13

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are by the blood of Christ.

Hebrews 9:11-12, 26

11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more , not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained for us.

26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the of himself.

Hebrews 10:10-17

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never :

12 But this man, after he had offered for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his .

14 For by one offering he hath for ever them that are sanctified.

15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a to us: for after that he had said before,

16 This is the that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

17 And their sins and will I remember no more.

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Revelation 1:5

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us in his own blood,

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 John 4:9-10

9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his into the world, that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the for our sins.

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