Once or Twice Offered?

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

(Hebrews 9:28) KJV

If Christ became sin for us when God said “let light be” and the lamb was slain from the foundation of the world, but then Christ died on the cross at Calvary, was he offered once, or twice?

Does this contradict the statement that Christ was ONCE offered? NO. The sacrificial death on the cross of Jesus of Nazareth and the slaying of the lamb at the foundation of the world aren’t separate events which contradict Hebrews 9:28. The crucifixion is the fulfillment of the original purpose for which the creation was made, given symbolically, so that the meaning would be understandable to a world before the knowledge of particle physics.

This is the reason why salvation is through the name of Jesus Christ and none other: no one else has ever paid the price for our redemption. The sacrifice, slaying the lamb from the foundation of the world, made creation possible. The symbolism, a sacrifice made for our propitiation, was given us by Jesus of Nazareth. They are both the Son of God.


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