Here, Hebrews 7:27 is explained in it’s correct context to show how it does not speak of human sacrifice (e.g. the crucifixion and ressurection), as human sacrifice is forbidden by the Holy G-d. The actual meaning of the verse is inturn shared, and we will see this in a moment;
The aim of this explanation is to further interpret verses which speak of either Christ’s death and ressurection, or his blood – as they are; poetic and meorphical in a certain way, especially if they read along the lines of ‘sacrifice’ or ‘makes us clean’.
This explanation aims to show how God’s good commandments forbid human sacrifices (ref. Deuteronomy 23:16, Ezekiel 18:20), and thus 1 John 2:2 (or any other verse for that matter) is in no way saying that Christ (Messiah) was a literal human sacrifice;
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:2 ESV
This explanation aims to share both contextually and linguistically.
We will find that the word ‘propitiation’ here in 1 John 2:2, refers to Messiah (Christ) praying to G-d for transgressors (ref. Isaiah 53:12), and does not allude to him being a literal blood sacrifice.
Further, the rule and way of interpretation found within this article, will assist a person in understanding that verses which read along the lines of;
• ‘…the blood of Jesus Christ makes us clean…’ (ref. 1 John 1:7),
• ‘…he was wounded for our transgressions…’ (ref. Isaiah 53:5)
• ‘He is the propitiation for our sins…’ (1 John 2:2 ESV)
– are figurative and (respectfully) poetic in nature.
May it be fruitful.
Shalom v’kind regards,