Monday, March 22, 2010

Question on Christ & Passover

I've got a question for you. But first I need to set it up.

Though it clearly isn't the whole story, the major reason Christ died was as a sacrifice, atoning for our sins:
"The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Mark 10:45).

"Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people" (Heb 9:28).

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses" (Eph 1:7).
So why did Jesus die at Passover instead of the Day of Atonement?

Or to put it another way, what is the significance of Christ's dying at Passover rather than the Day of Atonement?


Nancy said...

Well, I've Googled both feasts and still don't have a clue...waiting for the surprise answer...*: )

ChrisB said...

Of course I have some thoughts on the topic, but I really was hoping someone else would have some ideas. Oh well, I've been puzzling over this for more than 10 years; it's a head scratcher.