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That is the basis of one of several theories to explain what "Jesus died for us" means.
The idea that God needs blood sacrifice to forgive sin forms the basis of Christian sin sacrifice theology.
I think you got the wording off a bit.
Jesus, being the "only begotten son of God", is supposedly the "perfect" sacrifice that took away sin once and for all(Hebrews 9:28)...
Ezekiel was giving a picture of a hypothetical war against Israel that was meant to give a sort of message about what God could do, to get people to believe that worshiping the Israelite god is actually worth something, where actual history told a different story, where it was an exercise in futility in the face of Babylonian expansionism.
Ezekiel 39 describes a great future war in which Israel emerges victorious. In the next chapter, written during Ezekiels 25th year in exile, Ezekiel writes about his visions of the restored temple. In Ezekiel 43, he goes on to write about the regulations for animal sacrifices.
That was a sort of symbolic telling of a restored temple that would be built after the end of the Babylonian captivity.
1. If OT style sin sacrifices are prophesied to be restored in the future...
Jesus was a perfect sacrifice, the animal sacrifices will be carried out by Jews who dont accept Jesus sacrifice. Animal sacrifice is irrelevant to Christianity
God wont accept the blood animal sacrifice any longer, its a redundant religious practice.
The sacrifices will be carried out by Jews not Christians. Christs death was enough to cover all sin for all time if one reaches out to God.
What the BIble prophecies is that Israel will turn and earnestly seek her God during the tribulation period. This will result in the rebuilding of the temple, and the resumption of animal sacrifice. At the end of the tribulation, however, Israel will see her God: "they will look on the One they have pierced, and mourn as one mourns for an only child".
The resumption of the sacrifices cannot and does not replace Christ.
Well yes. But he received a vision that God is calling for animal sacrifices and sin offerings in the FUTURE.
The Second Temple was in Ezekiel's future. His vision (chapter 43) occurs to him during the exile. The exile ended, a new Temple was built, and animal sacrifces took place there.
Christians do not "unanimously believe" in the 'future' fulfillment of that 'war'.
. . . wrote about the great war described in Chapters 38 and 39... which Christians unanimously believe takes place in the future.
Christians are not unanimous about the interpretation of Old Testament prophecy, period.There is nothing in Ezekiel that places the fulfillment of prophecies in the same order as their revelation. It would appear that Ezekiel 43 was fulfilled centuries before there were any Christians.
Ezekiels temple is known by Christians and Jews as the third temple, which is to be built in Jerusalem sometime in the future.
If somebody believes that it will be fulfilled again, then, of course, that's their affair.