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The beginning of salvation is regeneration, which means that by God's power, we move from spiritual death to spiritual life (John 1:13; 5:24). “Way” reminds us of Jesus’ claim, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me" (John 14:6).
The author asserts that Jesus inaugurated this new and living way for us “through the veil, that is, His flesh. In my reading I found a few Greek scholars have difficulty with the concept of Jesus' flesh being equated with the veil. How could Jesus’ humanity block us from God’s presence prior to the cross? So they argue that “His flesh” is in apposition to the "living way." But the emphasis of the writer is not so much on the veil as a means of separating men from God. Rather, it is on the fact that when Christ died on the cross, the veil was torn in two from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51), thus opening the way into the Holy of Holies. The point of the analogy is that Jesus' flesh had to be torn apart in order for us to have access to God
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