None of the Old Testament's sacrifices were restored to life, and in point of
fact, quite a few of them were incinerated. Pieces and parts of some were
even set aside to be eaten as sustenance for the Levitical priests and their
So, if the OT's sacrifices could obtain the mercy of God without bringing
them back to life, why then wouldn't a dead Jesus be just as effective as a
The problem with previous stay-dead modes of sacrifice is that they couldn't
expunge the people's personnel files; and those files are on track to be
reviewed at the great white throne event depicted at Rev 20:11-15 where
people will be thoroughly vetted for citizenship in the new cosmos depicted
in the 21st chapter of Revelation.
If the records show that certain people are essentially undesirable --i.e.
capable of terrible things, especially dishonesty --then they will be denied
immigration to the new heavens, the new earth, and the holy city.
Christ's crucified body was restored to life in order to make it possible for
God to expunge people's records.
● Rom 4:25 . . He was handed over for our transgressions, and was raised
for our justification.
The koiné Greek word for "justification" is dikaioo (dik-ah-yo'-o) which
essentially means to regard as innocent.
In other words; Christ's crucifixion was sufficient to obtain forgiveness for
people's sins; but his crucifixion alone wasn't sufficient to make it possible
for people to obtain an acquittal.
An acquittal can be defined as exoneration; viz: an adjudication of
innocence, which is normally granted when there is insufficient evidence to
convict. In other words: by means of Christ's resurrection, God was able to
cook the books so that it appears people never did anything bad. On the
surface; this looks very unethical, but from God's perspective it's all on the
up and up.
This is a serious issue under the terms and conditions of the covenant that
Yhvh's people agreed upon with God as per Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and
Deuteronomy. The covenant's sacrifices obtained forgiveness for the people,
but the sacrifices did not, and could not, obtain them exoneration. No, a
record of their disobedience remained on the books, hanging over their
heads like a sword of Damocles. Out ahead, at the Great White Throne event
depicted at Rev 20:11-15, those books will be opened for review.
Q: Don't Catholics obtain exoneration when they go to confession?
A: The scope of the Roman church's reconciliatory process is somewhat
limited. It's primarily designed for absolution (1John 1:9) i.e. while it
forgives a sinner's debt to God's law, and cleanses what is sometimes called
the stain of sin, it does nothing to expunge the sinner's record.
Justification, on the other hand, as per the koiné Greek word dikaioo,
completely deletes the offender's criminal history; i.e. dikaioo wipes their
records so clean and efficiently that there is nothing left that can in any way
be used to prove that the sinner has ever been anything less than 100%
Now, the advantage of the kind of justification I'm talking about is that
sinners need obtain it only once because from thence, God stops keeping
records on them.
● 2Cor 5:19 . .God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not
counting their trespasses against them
The koiné Greek word translated "counting" is logizomai (log-id'-zom-ahee)
which means to take an inventory.
● Rom 4:8 . . Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not record.