The solution to the worship of death in Christianity is the recognition that on the Day of Atonement the slaying of the victim was not in and of itself the sacrificial act, but rather the sprinkling of the blood on the mercy seat in the Holy of Holies was.  This truth was noticed by a certain ‘heretic’ during the Reformation while reading Hebrews. He noticed that Hebrews says that while on earth “he could not be a priest” and “it is evident that our Lord sprang from Judah, not Levi” meaning the sacrifice could not be completed on earth, and that Hebrews places the time of Jesus’ priesthood as his entrance into heaven and puts a great deal of emphasis on his entrance into the true Holy of Holies and the blood of sprinkling which he sprinkled there “purifying the heavens.” And due to opposition to his views, mention of this interpretation made it into many Calvinistic commentaries where they seek (in vain) to disprove it.

For an examaple, see: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, By Philip Edgcumbe Hughes, page 341 commenting on Heb 9:12):
http://books.google.com/books?id=1omnb4D5uaMC&pg=PA341&lpg=PA341&dq=socinian+commentary+on+hebrews&source=bl&ots=E4I8awX9oH&sig=Gi3PlH8hp3sNXV6LQDbVWterUd4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=L3rmU-yBDuHO8AHz2oDACw&ved=0CEkQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=socinian%20commentary%20on%20hebrews&f=false

If the sacrifice was not completed merely by a death, but if the resurrection and ascension were necessary even to complete the sacrifice because the culminating act is the sprinkling of blood in the heavenly Holy of Holies, does this not mitigate the worship of death to some extent?   For now the resurrection and ascension are actually involved in our salvation rather than just cool extras!!!!!!

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