=Jonatello;4669503]Is there a good explanation out there?
Why did the Jews, before Jesus, need to shed the blood of an animal to please God? I mean, we all can obviously see how it pretty much resembles all sorts of other ancient pagan traditions from all over the world.
Heb. 9: "
11But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12 he entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but his own blood, thus securing an eternal "redemption".
“'Without the letting of Blood, there can be no PERFECT sacrifice.”
Why? Because the “blood letting” killed the animal. In other words the animal gave its live in order to be sacrificed.
John 15: 13 “. 13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
A sacrifice of life which was held sacred, was considered to be a “perfect sacrifice.” Thus they were giving to their PERFECT God, a PERFECT offering and a Perfect sacrifice!
What makes this one “really the will of God” and what did God actually want with the slaughtered animal’s blood?
Because God is TRIUNE! Only One Perfect and Perfectly shared Nature and Three Divine “Persons.” Jesus did not become man, die on the Cross or Rise from the Dead by Himself… Jesus did these things with and through The Father and Holy Spirit!
Moving forward, how does this relate to Jesus seemingly needing to mimic that pagan ritual literally to save mankind?
A Perfect offering Of God,By God, and for God surpasses all previous offerings, in magnitude, eficacy, and merit. The magnitude of our collective sins required a PERFECT, THE MOST PERFECT sacrifice, and that is exactly what Jesus Provided.
But be care ful that you understand that this act does not assure our Salvation! Jesus in His own words (highlighted above) "Redeems" us! Salvation is a seperate issue, and a matter that requires OUR cooperation with Christ. (Heb. 9:12)
Divine Persons, sepetrate yet UNABLE TO BE SEPERATED.
And then maybe, since “time” is all seen at once from God’s perspective, people “before” Jesus’ walk in our flesh were somehow tapping into this moment in some small area of their consciousness (where physical and spiritual are possibly bridged) and, feeling a vague sense of the need for this occurrence, commenced to sacrificing men, animals, etc for God(s) as they understood Him to be?
Facts: we a Born Once
Noone assumes our bodies 1 Cor. 15: "50 This I declare, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, 9in other words we return to dust) nor does corruption inherit incorruption. That my friend is anti-biblical.
But then still…was God actually sanctioning these other crucifixion “dress-rehearsals”?
Of course not! How can we know? By understanding Who and WHAT God is.
"God is and MUST be everything GOOD!"
However it is also true that everything that takes place is either:
- Caused by God of it is GOOD?
- Permitted by God, if it not, or atleast perceived by us as “not being good.”
Always for God’s GREATER GLORY AND,
our possible sanctification.
were non-Jesus sacrifices crucifixion dress-rehearsals?
Was Jesus’ sacrifice a decided mimic of their idea of blood sacrifices? Or was the blood sacrifice of non-Jesus life truly willed by God, and why?
No, No and YES!
Love and prayers my friend in Christ,