Judaism, Gospel, & Theonomy

Hebrews 12:1-2
Right Response Staff

Although the daily sacrifice in Israel ought to have ceased at the death of Christ, it did not in fact cease until the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem. Therefore, when considering the larger context of the preceding chapters (Hebrews 10 & 11), what “weight” and corresponding “sin” would most likely be hindering these Christians ability to “run with endurance the race… set before [them]”? It was the weight of constant participation in the ceremonial system of Judaism, and the sin of unbelief in the finished atonement of Christ.