Q. I have read with interest several questions and answers concerning the resumption of animal sacrifices during the millennium. Your Bible references make perfect sense even though Christ has forever atoned for our sins on the cross. My question is what do Jews do now for the forgiveness of sin? There hasn’t been any animal sacrifice since the temple was destroyed so how do they presume to have their sins covered today?
A. In John 14:6 Jesus said no one can come to the Father except through Him. Therefore those who reject Jesus have no forgiveness for their sins. Some branches of Judaism have adopted substitute ceremonies for the Day of Atonement that can be performed without a Temple or the required sacrifices. Most rely heavily on good works to make atonement for their sins. Neither these nor anything else is sufficient in the absence of the blood of Jesus.