Reformer, Heinrich Bullinger on the enduring efficacy of Christ's sacrifice.

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Completely sold out to the King

But Christ being come a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building: 12neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Hebrews 9:11-12​


For the Aaronic high priest would repeat that single act of offering once every year, and would offer for his own sins as well as those of the people. But Christ poured out his blood to God only once, without any repetition—yes, just once—not for his own sins (for he had none), but for the sins of the world. And the fact that he poured out such blood just once was the reason why, by his single offering before God, he achieved an ever-enduring atonement for all those who have believed, believe now, and will believe. Therefore, by the single sacrifice of the body of Christ not only the Jewish sacrifices have come to an end, but all other sacrifices for sins on earth, for the single sacrifice of Christ is enough for the whole world. Therefore, this sacrifice alone is presented to all the earth to be adored with true faith. Therefore, that person is anathema who has established another sacrifice, or has multiplied that which is unique, or has said that Christ has not blotted out all the sins of the world. That person is anathema who seeks any atonement for sins other than that which was accomplished by the unique blood of Christ, which was shed just once.

In Pauli ad Hebraeos Epistolam, 92r–v [203–4].(COMMENTARY ON HEBREWS 9:11–12.)

Rittgers, Ronald K., and Timothy George, eds. Hebrews, James: New Testament. XIII. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic: An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2017. Print. Reformation Commentary on Scripture.
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