reply to post by KJV1611
Trust me, I read your post more than once before typing out a reply.
Did you even read my post explaining why there "appears" to be contradictions regarding sacrifice? Did you not see the dead animals were not for
God....they were for man's sins?!?
I am not asking WHO or WHY the sacrifices were for.
Even if animal sacrifice were for "mans sins" , did God ask for people to do practise such a thing??
i.e animals to be killed/burnt whole or did God shun this practice enitrely and ask for men to obey his words instead? There are several verses
which support both notions.
This is a simple question and can be answered in a "yes" or "no" manner.
If "yes"... then why so many verses which show God does not want animal sacrifices?
If "No"... then why should you think you can be saved by believing that an innocent man died as a sacrificial lamb for your sins.
IMPORTANT : I am not asking for a theological explanation. My question is regarding conflicting records of what God wanted with regards to sacrifice.
As for the Law, God did away with the law in the New Testament with the death of Jesus Christ.
God, the one who gave the laws in the first place, did not do away with law in the New Testament.
God is not speaking in the verses of Galatians that you quotes... it is Paul
.... the ONLY
person among the writers of the bible who
wrote against the law.
There is NOT one verse in the bible where God speaks AGAINST the law, instead God repeatedly commands that it be followed.
So, do you choose? God or Paul?
The law "taught" us that we are sinners, but it can never save us as NO ONE can keep the whole law. Only Jesus Christ kept it, now no one has
"NO ONE can keep the whole law"????
Please turn to Luke 1:5-6
...there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of
them were righteous in the sight of God, observing ALL the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly.
Did you read that? It says in the NEW TESTAMENT... that there were righteous people who observed ALL the law. Also, please go through these
now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. -Deuteronomy 30:11
-Well??? Thats God saying that the law is "not too difficult to be kept. So please reconsider whether or not " NO ONE can keep the whole law"
He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares the Sovereign LORD. -Ezekiel 18:9
-You think "that man" is not saved?
Why would God equate righteousness with the law if God thinks NO ONE can keep the law.
Also, Jesus never said that nobody else needs to keep the law, because he is keeping it. In fact, he said that the law would remain till "heaven and
earth passes away".
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