There is one sentence in the Bible that could easily be one of the most important statements made, but it also extremely easy to overlook. And, if a person does happen to notice it and has not read the Old Testament, it has little meaning to that person and yet, it is the essence of Christian belief !!!
Many things occurred at the moment of the death of Jesus, but none as important as the one described in Mat 27:51, Mk 15:38, Lk 23:45 “And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom”. This one event changed everything for everyone and it is described in one sentence !!! This single event allowed all people to come directly to God which had never been allowed prior to that point in time.
The Old Testament explains the procedures for the people to receive forgiveness, but it had to be done through the High Priest and only once a year. The High Priest was the only person allowed into the room of the temple called The Holiest of Holies which was separated from the rest of the temple by a veil. No one was allowed into that room except the High Priest and only once a year to ask forgiveness for himself and the sins of the people. When Jesus died and the veil was rent from top to bottom, it allowed all people to enter the room on their own and ask forgiveness by themselves directly to God. For the first time, all people could establish their own relationship with God through Jesus. An amazing privilege….
If a person had not read the Old Testament, then that person would have little understanding of the immense importance of that one event that is barely mentioned in the New Testament. The Christian Bible is both the Old and New Testaments and both should be studied in order to gain proper understanding of the lessons and doctrine. It also tells us of all the other things from which we were redeemed which may be a good thing to know also….