Two Bloods

“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.”
-Hebrews 12:22-24 (ESV)

“Deo pro nobis melius aliquid providente ut ne sine nobis consummarentur.”
-Heb. 11:40 (Vulg.)

What we “have come to” is the consummation withheld from our ancestors (atavis) in faith.  The blood of Abel spoke accusation on a brother.  The blood of Jesus spoke brotherhood on the guilty.


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