Sanctuary, Heart of Our Doctrines

Sanctuary, Heart of Our Doctrines-4

Bible study outlines.

 DOROTHY W. CONKLIN, Bible Instructor, Texas Conference

13. JUDGMENT-Great Day of Atonement.

"In the great day of final award, the dead are to be 'judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.' Then by virtue of the atoning blood of Christ, the sins of all the truly peni­tent will be blotted from th.e books of heaven. Thus the sanctuary will be freed, or cleansed, from the record of sin. In the type, this great work of atonement, or blotting out of sins, was represented by the services of the Day of Atonement,-the cleansing of the earthly sanctuary, which was accomplished by the removal, by virtue of the blood of the sin offering, of the sins by which it had been polluted."-Patriarchs and Prophets, PP- 357, 358-

a. Atonement made for sins committed against law of God. Lev. 16 :14-16.

b.God's presence there. Ex. 25:22.

c. His sanctuary is in heaven. Ps. 102 :19.

d.He has a glorious throne. Jer. 17:12.

e. He sits in judgment. Dan. 7:9, 10.

f. A set time appointed. Acts 17:30, 31.

g.Judgment given according to the records. Rev. 20:11, 12, It. The final decree. Rev. 22: II, 12.

14. CHRIST'S SECOND COMING-Return of High Priest.

"In the typical service the high priest, having made the atonement for Israel, came forth and blessed the congregation. So Christ, at the close of His work as mediator, will appear, 'without sin unto salvation,' to bless His waiting people with eternal life."-The Great Controversy, p. 485.

a. High priest returns at end of typical service. Lev. 16 :23-25

b. A day of vengeance against sinners. Isa. 63: 1-6

c. His own may be hid in that day. Zeph. 2:1-3.

d. Our King of kings. Rev. 19 :11-16.

e. Without sin unto salvation. Heb. 9:28.

f. This is our God; He will save us. Isa. 25:9.

g. He sits on throne of His glory. Matt. 25:31.

15. Millenium Scapegoat Sent Into Wilderness

"It was seen, also, that while the sin offering pointed to Christ as a sacrifice, and the high priest represented Christ as a mediator, the scapegoat typified Satan, the , author of sin, upon whom the sins of the truly penitent will finally be placed. When the high priest, by virtue of the blood of the sin offering, removed the sins from the sanctuary, he placed them upon the scapegoat. When Christ, by virtue of His own blood, removes the sins of His people from the heavenly sanctuary at the close of His ministration, He will place them upon Satan, who, in the execution of the judgment, must bear the final penalty. The scapegoat was sent away into a land not inhabited, never to come again into the congrega­tion of Israel. So will Satan be forever banished from the presence of God and His people, and he will be blotted from existence in the final destruction of sin and sinners."--/bid., p. 422.

a. Scapegoat bears sins into wilderness. Lev. i6 :20-22.

b. Satan claims to represent this earth. Job 1:7.

c. This earth to become a wilderness during Jer. 4:23-27.

d. Satan confined to this earth during that pe­riod. Rev..20 :1-3.

e. Reason for Satan's downfall. Eze. 28:15-19; Isa. 14:12-15.

f. To be visited with punishment. Isa. 24:21, 22.

g. God will not turn back. Jer. 4:28.

16. Destruction of Wicked-Cut Off From Among His People.

"Thus will be made an end of sin, with all the woe and ruin which have resulted from it. Says the psalm­ist: 'Thou hast destroyed the wicked, Thou bast put out their name forever and ever. 0 thou enemy, destruc­tions are come to a perpetual end.'"-ibid., p. 545.

a. Fate of impenitent best understood in light of sanctuary. Ps. 73:1-19.

b. To be cut off from congregation of righteous, Lev. 23 :29, 32.

c. Warned beforehand to get ready. Lev. 23:24.

d. Fat of sacrificial animal always burned on altar. Lev, 3:14-17,

e. Ashes disposed of outside camp. Lev. 6: 10, II.

f. Wicked to perish as fat of rams. Ps. 37:20.

g. Wicked to be ashes under foot. Mal. 4:1-3.

h. No one need perish. John 3 :in.

i. God has waited a long time. 2 Peter 3:9.

j. The last call. Rev. 18:4.

17. The New Start, Eden Restored.

"In the days of Noah a double curse was resting upon the earth, in consequence of Adam's transgression and of the murder committed by Cain. Yet this had not greatly changed the face of nature. There were evident tokens of decay, but the earth was still rich and beauti­ful in the gifts of God's providence."-Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 90.

"The entire surface of the earth was changed at the Flood. A third dreadful curse rested upon it in consequence of sin." It "presented an appearance of confu­sion and desolation impossible to describe."—Ibid., pp. 107, I08.

"At the coming of Christ . .. the whole earth appears like a desolate wilderness. The ruins of cities and vil­lages destroyed by the earthquake, uprooted trees, ragged rocks thrown out by the sea, or torn out of the earth it­self, are scattered dyer its surface, while vast caverns mark the spots where the mountains have been rent from their foundations."—The Great Controversy, p. 657.

"The great controversy is ended. Sin and sinner are no more. The entire universe is clean. One pulse of harmony and gladness beats through the vast creation. From Him who created all, flow life and light and glad­ness. . . . From the minutest atom to the greatest world, all things, animate and inanimate, in their unshadowed beauty and perfect joy, declare that God is love."—Ibid., p. 678.

a. Nature cursed because of sin. Gen. 3 :17.

b. Enmity between man and beast. Gen. 9:1-6.

c. Land polluted by blood must be cleansed by blood. Num. 35:33.

d. These things must be destroyed. 2 Peter 3 : 6-13.

e. Desert to blossom like rose. Isa. 35 :1-10.

f. Peace restored between man and beast. Isa. ii :6-9.

g. Original home in Eden. Gen. 2 :8-10, 15, 16.

h. New home in Eden restored. Isa. 65:17, 21-23

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 DOROTHY W. CONKLIN, Bible Instructor, Texas Conference

December 1946

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