Blood Sacrificing to God

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Blood Sacrificing to God

In the Protestant Christian Bible Old Testament Book of Genesis, we read that the only ACCEPTABLE sacrifice to God was the blood sacrifice, first offered by  Abel. Later in Genesis we read of Noah’s blood sacrifice of animals that were saved on the ark, after the flood abated from the earth. This sacrifice was pleasing to God. The animal sacrifices made to God always had to be of animals without blemish (the best, perfect). In the same Bible, Book of Exodus, chapter 24 tells of the blood covenant between man and God, when the animal blood was sprinkled on the people, signifying that their sins were forgiven for a period of one year, as God accepted the blood sacrifice on their behalf.

Leviticus 17:11 KJV – For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

I believe that it’s because of this fact, that life is in the blood, that God required a blood sacrifice of animals in the Old Testament of the Protestant Christian Bible. This was symbolic of the blood sacrifice that Jesus made, in the  New Testament of the Protestant Christian Bible. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, not by man; therefore He was free of Original Sin, the perfect Sacrifice required, and He gave His Life (His Blood), ONCE FOR ALL. You can read about this in chapter 9 of the Book of Hebrews in the Protestant Christian Bible New Testament.

Missionary Selma,  September 2013

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