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6 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 18

COMMENT: Both of these goats were our sins?
exactly alike -- both typified the Messiah! He 4. Notice Hebrews 9:25-26. What did
shed his blood so that we could be atoned for our the Messiah do when he was here on this earth?
transgressions. COMMENT: The Bible clearly shows
7. Read what Hebrews 9:22 tells. Last that the Messiah made the atonement for us BY
part. HIMSELF! In spite of this clear statement, it is
8. Go now to Hebrews 9:28 -- first part. suggested by many that the first goat represented
9. What do we read in Hebrews 10:4? the atoning work of the Messiah while the
COMMENT: It was the Messiah who second goat represented Satan. It is argued that,
“bore our sins” and it was the Messiah who since Satan was “the original cause” of all sin,
“took our sins away.” The Azazel or the “goat of “justice demands that God place right back on
entire removal” pictured that part of the the head of the devil his guilt -- not our guilt, but
Messiah’s sacrifice. He took upon himself our his own guilt -- for leading us into sin” (Pagan
sins and iniquities and took them away -- Holidays or God’s Holy Days -- Which?
removed them far from us. Herbert W. Armstrong, World- wide Church of
God, 1974, p. 46).
Armstrong goes on to say
that the “driving away of the
second live goat shows the final
atonement, by placing the sins on
their author where they belong,
and the complete removal of the
sins and their author from the
presence of God and His people
-- and thus the complete deliver-
ance of the people from the
power of Satan” (page 47).
5. What does Leviticus
16:21 say Aaron was to do with
the second goat?
The Scapegoat Sent into the Wilderness -- From an Engraving.
was to place both his hands upon
it’s head and confess over him
Can Satan Make Atonement?
“all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all
their transgressions in all their sins.” According
1. Read Leviticus 16:10 -- what does it
tell us? to verse 21 the iniquities, transgressions and sins
COMMENT: If we choose to believe were put upon the head of the goat. This goat was
that “azazel” represents Satan -- as many in the then sent away. If Armstrong’s explanation is
churches do -- this raises the legitimate question true -- WHERE, in the Bible, is the fulfillment of
of whether or not Satan can make an atonement Leviticus 16:21 where the High Priest lays his
for YEHOVAH’s people! NOWHERE in the hands on the azazel goat? The antitypical High
Bible is there a reference to Satan having any Priest (Yeshua the Messiah) is -- according to
part in the atonement process. Armstrong’s interpretation -- to lay hands on
2. Notice what Romans 5:11 says. Satan’s head and confess the sins of Israel upon
3. Read, now, Hebrews 1:3. Who purged him. WHERE, in the Bible, is this even remotely
mentioned? Without the FULFILLMENT of the

Day of Atonement -- AT-ONE-MENT with YEHOVAH God!
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