Under the Old Testament, entering the presence of God was a very risky and fearful thing. When God gave The Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai, He established physical boundaries to prevent the people from coming too close to Him lest they die. Only the High Priest, once a year, had His permission to enter the Holy of Holies, but only after engaging in an elaborate rite of purification. Anyone else who came into the Holy of Holies perished!
Because of the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man, it was as though
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