Monday, September 5, 2011
Did They Really Say That?
It was seen, also, that while the sin offering pointed to Christ as a sacrifice, and the high priest represented Christ as a mediator, the scapegoat typified Satan, the author of sin, upon whom the sins of the truly penitent will finally be placed. ... Christ will place all these sins upon Satan, ... so Satan, ... will at last suffer the full penalty of sin.
Ellen G. White, Great Controversy, p. 422, 485, 486, as cited by Sydney Cleveland in “White Washed,” p.41.
Nowhere does Scripture say that the scapegoat typified Satan! Scripture plainly says Christ takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29) and that Christ bore our sins (1 Pet. 2:24, et al). Satan is never spoken of as a sin-bearer.