This is from another thred that was drifting off and I need alittle help.
Originally Posted by Odell
So where does the priest fit in? In Leviticus 5:5-6 we have a solid prefiguring/foreshadowing of confession and this is carried over into the New Covenant. In Lev. 5:5-6 it says, “When a man is guilty in any of these, he shall confess the sin he has committed, and he shall bring his guilt offering to the Lord for the sin which he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin.” Note how the penitent must confess and take his sin offering to the priest, and the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin. This requires knowledge of the sin on the part of the priest.
originally posted by Zahava
No, Odell, you are mistaken. Please take a look at I Kings chapter 8. Shlomo /Solomon is inaugurating the Temple just built.
In the midst of his praising - he tells the people WAIT ONE DAY the following will happen.BUT THIS IS HOW G-D WILL HEAR YOUR PRAYERS, IF YOU DO THIS
- If they sin against You, for (there is) no man who does not sin, and You will be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, and their captors will carry them away captive to the land of the enemy, far or near.
- And they shall bethink themselves in the land where they were carried captive, and repent, and make supplication to You in the land of their captors, saying, ‘We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness.’
- And they shall return to You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, who led them away captive, and pray to You toward their land, which You gave to their fathers, the city that You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your Name.
- And you shall hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven, Your dwelling place, and maintain their cause.
- And forgive Your people what they have sinned against You, and all their transgressions that they have transgressed against You, and give mercy before their captors, that they may have mercy on them.51. For they are Your people, and Your inheritance, whom You have taken out of Egypt, from within the smelting furnace of iron.
- That Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your servant, and to the supplication of your people Israel, to hearken to them whenever they call to You.
- For You set them apart from among all the peoples of the earth, Your inheritance, as You spoke through Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord, God."
Please tell me why the righteous King Solomon did not tell them to confess their sins to a priest?
mabe because he didnt want to:shrug:
Can you please tell me why priest where alowed to make atonment for someone elses sins this is also in response to you saying
In Judaism, prayer is a totally private matter, between each individual and God. As the Bible says: “God is near to all who call unto Him” (Psalms 145:18). Further, the Ten Commandments state: “You shall have no other gods BEFORE ME,” meaning that it is forbidden to set up a mediator between God and man. (see Maimonides - Laws of Idolatry ch. 1)
but yet this is not what it looks like to me with priest making ATONEMENT