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What you are calling my "distorted doctrine" is just questioning your doctrine that Jesus was (literally) like an animal sacrifice.
I didnt leave you "hanging". You failed to present any logical evidence for your distorted doctrine.
believer priest is right and you are wrong.
I'm just reading the Bible for what it says, instead of trying to bend it to fit a theology...
If something was written to be understood metaphorically, then they should be read that way.
I dont think I have seen you take one single passage within its literal context. You always make up some loose fitting "symbolic" excuse.
The phrase, "Lamb of God" in the Bible only appears coming from John the Baptist.
the phrase, "Lamb of God" is clearly defined by Old Testament context to mean that Jesus was our sacrificial atonement for sin.
OK, let's be literal.
YOU CAN NOT SEPARATE JESUS' MINISTRY FROM THE FULFILLMENT OF OLD TESTAMENT LAW.
That's pure slander.
This all stems from your anti-semitic bias against the OT Law.
There is, and I just gave it to you, and for not the first time.
Sometimes there just isnt any room for alternate interpretation. Sometimes the bible is just painfully obvious.
IN SHORT... The Bible is clear, and it is consistent: one person cannot die for the sins of another. In other words, the sins committed by one person cannot be wiped out by the punishment given to another. In Exodus 32:30-35, Moses asks Gd to punish him for the sin committed by the people in regards to the Golden Calf. Gd tells Moses that the person who committed the sin is the one who must receive the punishment.
What in the world!!
Right, Jesus was set forth on the mercy seat, where the "Blood of the Lamb" was sprinkled.
"Atone" just means to make right, smoothing things over, fixing injured relationships.
This was done, because Jesus atoned for our sins.
Paul was not Greek. He was a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin.
The word "hilasterion" literally means propitiation. This is how the Helenistic Greeks used the word.
I already explained why propitiation doesn't fit in Romans 3:25.
Sprinkling blood of an acceptable sacrifice on the mercy seat implies propitiation.
Each time your arguments get weaker and the less Bible verses there are.
We have had this conversation before, and each time, the Word of God has proven you absolutely wrong.
It teaches none of that.
Look, there is no getting around it. Jesus paid for our sins. If you do not believe that, then you are not going to heaven. That's the simple truth. That is what the Bible teaches.
Go right ahead and quote that verse that says that.
There is NO debate to be had over this issue. You either believe what is written in scripture or you dont.
It is hardly "cult" but comes from the most mainstream Christian commentaries I can get my hands on.
Substituting your own reality for scripture is NOT Christianity, its cult theology.
The bible doesnt teach it, and neither did Jesus.
You really should wake up, time is running out. You'll see soon enough.
I just noticed a typo.
So far you have demonstrated that it does.
Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 12 “Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn, the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine. 13 “For all the firstborn are Mine; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel, from man to beast. They shall be Mine; I am the LORD.”
44 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 45 “Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel and the cattle of the Levites. And the Levites shall be Mine; I am the LORD. 46 “For the ransom of the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess beyond the Levites, 47 you shall take five shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), 48 and give the money, the ransom of those who are in excess among them, to Aaron and to his sons.”
Leviticus 16 seems to be the place to find the description of what went on during the Day of Atonement.
The sprinkling of Lambs Blood on the Mercy Seat was propitiation. The sacrifice had to be acceptable to atone for sins.
It says that instead of taking the first born of all women, The Lord changed it to taking the Levites.
Numbers chapter 3 illustrates the idea of redemption via sacrifice and payment.
It's talking about silver shekels.
God sanctified the first born of Israel to Himself (the same way the Church is sanctified). Because they were sanctified, God required that they be redeemed by blood sacrifice and ransom.
Moses was willing to trade his life for The Lord sparing the Israelites.
Human sacrifice was prohibited by the Law because: 1) Involuntary sacrifice is murder. 2) Humans are unclean as sinners.
Jesus was sinless and willingly went to the cross.
I get that people may think that.
No. You just dont get it. The shekels were a ransom payment. Egypt represented the bondage of sin. Israel was not set free until the lamb was slain on Passover night (forshadowing the cross). Then when Israel was set free, the first born were to be redeemed from sin (Egypt) by atonement and ransom. This is a picture of what Jesus paid for.