The fact that there will be animal sacrifices in the Kingdom has caused varying opinions. Dr. John Whitcomb writes extensively on the subject1,

“Before the heavens and the earth flee away from him who sits upon the Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11), God will provide a final demonstration of the validity of animal sacrifices as an instructional and disciplinary instrument for Israel. The entire world will see the true purpose of this system. Of course, the system never has and never will function on the level of Calvary’s Cross, where infinite and eternal guilt was dealt with once and for all. But the system did accomplish, under God, some very important pedagogical and disciplinary purposes for Israel under the old covenant (Galatians 4:1-7). There is good reason to believe that it will yet again, and for more successfully from a pedagogical standpoint, function on the level of purely temporal cleansing and forgiveness (cf. Hebrews 9:13) within the strict limits of the national theocracy of Israel during the one thousand years of Christ’s reign upon the earth in accordance with the terms of the new covenant.”

Footnotes

 

1 Whitcomb, John C. The Rapture and Beyond: Studies in Biblical Eschatology. Waxhaw, North Carolina. Kainos Books. 2012

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