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In Old Testament sacrifice, High Priest said 'It is finished' when he had killed the lamb; to say it is finished lamb had to die and then the sacrifice was finished. But Jesus Christ said it is finished before His death even though death was necessary to complete a sacrifice.

Some say "the sin debt was paid in full" when He said "it is finished" as if death was not necessary or is it that "it is finished" phrase means something else in both covenants?

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    Could you quote the Old Testament verse where the High Priest says it is finished? – Beestocks Mar 31 at 5:26
  • @Lawson This is an interesting question. But maybe not all denomiantions hold the same view on this. So please choose one denomination you want to hear of. – K-HB Mar 31 at 20:03
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  • I think this question would be better asked on biblical hermeneutics site. In fact a similar one has been asked an answered there that you may find helpful. hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/27958/11555 – Kris Apr 1 at 13:37
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    @Lawson Please specify which denominational perspectives you are interested in by selecting 'edit' then adding the appropriate tags. If you don't know how to do that you can leave a comment here and we can apply the denominational tags you want. – Lesley Apr 1 at 15:52