Friday, June 23, 2017

ANIMAL SACRIFICES ARE COMMON AMONG THOSE WHO SEEK REDEMPTION BECAUSE THEY CANNOT PERCEIVE OF ANY OTHER MEANS. The Problem With Animal Sacrifice Is It Is Ineffective And Therefore Unnecessary. Human sacrifice has become a better means for attaining life eternal, but Satanists or Luciferians think child sacrifice is a better option rather than acknowledging the truth that Jesus Christ died for the sin of the world.

Harry Riches

Happy Riches Answer requested by Diane Shatto

Across the world, there is evidence of animal sacrifice within most cultures. Notable exceptions are Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity and Islam. Providing that you do not count the sacrifice of animals for food. Taoism bans animal sacrifice in its temples, but animal sacrifices are offered by adherents to the gods of the ancestors by the people themselves.

Within the Bible, the first animal sacrifice was the animal used to make garments for Adam and Eve. Whether this was a religious sacrificial offering is often debated, for there is no conclusive statement that it was appeasement for sin.
  • And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them. Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”— therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. (Genesis 3:21–24)
There is nothing in the above context from Genesis to suggest that any animal slain was a sacrificial offering required for appeasement. In fact, from a Christian viewpoint, what is more conspicuous is the fact that God clothed the man and the woman who had violated His requirement. The need for God to clothe us is overlooked by people today; even by those who expound the text and claim that the skins were provided by a sacrificial lamb.
  • “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see. (Revelation 3:15–18)
Although you ask whether animal sacrifice has been a common act, what needs to be understood is there exists an inherent recognition within humans that everything is not right on Earth; therefore, something has gone wrong somewhere. Sacrificial offerings are offered in the hope that this might somehow appease the Creator. Those who are totally blind spiritually deny that there is a Creator (who is the judge of all) and seek to utilize, what they perceive as, the gullibility of the masses for their own enrichment and self-aggrandizement. Hence, we find various interpretations of examples within history that suggest human sacrifices were being offered to the gods to appease rulers, who may have considered themselves the embodiment of a god.

One thing we do know, according to the Bible, King Herod accepted worship as God and was eaten by worms.
  • On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat upon the throne, and made an oration to them. And the people shouted, “The voice of a god, and not of man!” Immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he did not give God the glory; and he was eaten by worms and died. (Acts 12:21–23)
The Jewish system of animal sacrifice was tutorial and never really considered by Christians to be effective of itself in accomplishing the desired outcome represented by the sacrifice. The writer of Hebrews spells this out:
  • For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices which are continually offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near. (Hebrews 10:1)
  • But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sin year after year. (Hebrews 10:3)
  • When he said above, “Thou hast neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law). (Hebrews 10:8)
  • And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. (Hebrews 10:11)
Within the different cultures around the Earth, people offered sacrificial offerings to the gods for various reasons. The Bible states that the first animal sacrifice was made to clothe humans—interpreted to indicate the need of a sacrifice being required to cover the naked shame of giving God the finger, which morons delight in doing. Yet God is prepared to overlook the idiots who act in ignorance and clothe them with righteousness. According to the book of Revelation, idiots have to wise up first, if they are to be clothed by God, rather than be shamed for acting like morons who refuse to acknowledge the truth about existence.

The Jewish system of animal sacrifice was not performed to appease the Creator God’s bloodthirstiness, rather it was created as a viable system of worship that provided instruction for those who sought to understand the truth of existence, and food for those who were to attend to the spiritual needs of the people. Other civilizations may have utilized similar systems for controlling the people bound by the culture, but the rationale for the sacrifices did not contain the truths that are to be found within that which was given by our Heavenly Father to the Israelites. For everything within the Israelite system pointed to Lord Jesus Christ and how people ought to be faithful to one another.

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