Christ, however, offered one sacrifice for sins, an offering that is effective forever, and then he sat down at the right side of God. 113
There he now waits until God puts his enemies as a footstool under his feet.
With one sacrifice, then, he has made perfect forever those who are purified from sin.
And the Holy Spirit also gives us his witness. First he says,
"This is the covenant that I will make with them 2 in the days to come, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts and write them on their minds."
And then he says, "I will not remember their sins and evil deeds any longer." 318
So when these have been forgiven, an offering to take away sins is no longer needed.
We have, then, my friends, complete freedom to go into the Most Holy Place by means of the death of Jesus.
He opened for us a new way, a living way, through the curtain - that is, through his own body.
We have a great priest in charge of the house of God.
So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water. 4