Christians insist that blood sacrifice is a necessary prerequisite for the atonement of sin. These Christians believe that this is an open teaching of the Jewish Scriptures. Although there is no verse which explicitly says: “without blood there is no atonement” Christians still believe that the overall testimony of the Jewish Scriptures would lead one to this conclusion.
The Role of the Nation
The role of the nation in relation to the Law is complex and multifaceted. It is the role of the nation to preserve the Law and her spirit for future generations.
This brings us to the final function that Eternal Israel performs in relation to the Law, namely the identification of her leaders.
Did Jesus Fulfill the Law (the Torah)? Let’s find out in this interesting article by Gerald Sigal.