This volume carefully examines major issues in the book of Hebrews, including the nature of typology and the nature, defilement, and cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary.
“The cross event did not cleanse the heavenly sanctuary at the moment of the Saviour’s death, but it did provide the basis upon which Christ, as man’s high priest, could mediate His merits and bring about a total reconciliation of the universe (cf. Eph 1:10; Col 1:20) and thus restore the heavenly sanctuary and government of God ‘to its rightful state’ (Dan 8:14, RSV).” (Page 9)
“The expression does not refer to location. Rather, as an idiom, it indicates Christ’s full authority, His dignity and rank, His exaltation and supremacy. The expression ‘within the veil’ is probably also being used in a figurative manner to denote access to God.” (Page 4)
“Leviticus, Hebrews, Daniel, and Revelation—have contributed to Seventh-day Adventist understanding of Christ’s priestly ministry in the heavenly sanctuary.” (Page xi)
“Hebrews is more a tightly reasoned, carefully crafted sermon than a letter.” (Page 13)
“the Book of Hebrews alternates theological exposition with practical application or exhortation.” (Page 17)