What were sinners desiring pardon instructed to do?


"And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he does somewhat against any of the
commandments of the Lord . . . then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without
blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin-offering, and
slay the sin-offering in the place of the burnt offering." Lev. 4: 27-29.
NOTE - According to this, if a man sinned in Israel, he violated one of the Ten Commandments
that were in the ark under the mercy-seat. These commandments are the foundation of God's government.
To violate them is to commit sin, and so become subject to death. 1 John 3:4; Rom. 6:23. But there was a
mercy-scat reared above these holy and just commandments. In the dispensation of His mercy, God grants
the sinner the privilege of confessing his sins, and bringing a substitute to meet the demands of the law,
and thus of obtaining mercy.

What may be perceived through the things that are made?
11. How is the closing work of the gospel under the outpouring of the Spirit described by the Revelator?
What is the last book of the Bible called?
How was this little horn to exalt itself against Christ and His mediatorial work?
After the law had been proclaimed from Sinai, what did the people again say?
What is the character of God, and how only can He be truly worshipped?
When tempted to bow down and worship Satan, what reply did Christ make?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle