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Why did God spare Abraham's child but not Jephthah's?

Jewish and Christian scholars alike present many opinions and interpretations of the story of Jephthah and his daughter. The ambiguity of the text and the fact that her sacrifice is not described in ...
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If flour seems to be accepted as sin offering/atonement, then why is blood needed?

From a Christian viewpoint, the Jewish sacrificial system was a metaphor pointing to Christ's sacrifice as the ultimate fulfilment. The concessions concerning what was acceptable to offer in sacrifice ...
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Is the Mass seen as a sacrifice in the Lutheran Church?

In the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Philipp Melanchthon identifies two distinct meanings of the word "sacrifice," rejecting one (the Roman Catholic view) and accepting the other: The ...
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Was Jesus The Lamb of God or the High Priest (that offers the lamb as a sacrifice)?

He was both, but offered Himself, His own body as the perfect sacrifice. The book of Hebrews goes into great details. If you have a little time, read an overview commentary of Hebrews; if you have a ...
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If flour seems to be accepted as sin offering/atonement, then why is blood needed?

Blood, flour, or whatever was offered in the temple didn't "actually" take away sin. It was faith directed toward God in participation of the process that God had instituted which covered ...
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How did Cain and Abel know to offer sacrifices before the Law of Moses?

Though many interpret God's rejection of Cain's sacrifice to be because it was not a blood sacrifice, the text doesn't support it. One has to take from another context and make suppositions to arrive ...
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Did God accept a sacrifice that was against His own law?

Jesus was not 'burnt'. Jesus was not offered to Molech or any other god. Jesus offered himself, voluntarily. He was not 'offered' by another. The "commandment of the Father is everlasting life&...
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How do Catholics deal with prophecies of future perpetual animal sacrifice?

I'm not sure where the idea that sacrifices go on forever comes from when reading Isaiah 60:7. Jeremiah 22:18 could be answered in this way: Jesus abolished the levitical priesthood by offering ...
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How do Catholics deal with prophecies of future perpetual animal sacrifice?

How do Catholics deal with prophecies of future perpetual animal sacrifice? Who needeth not daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifices first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for ...
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In contrast to Judaism and Islam, what is the importance of Abraham's sacrifice of his son in Christianity?

There are basically two contrasting faiths in regards to Abraham sacrificing his son. The two views are between the Christian faith and then the similar Jewish and Muslim faiths. The second contrast ...
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According to proponents of penal substitutionary atonement, were the Levitical sacrifices also penal substitutions?

Charles Hodge (Systematic Theology, 3.7.6) and Herman Bavinck (Reformed Dogmatics, v3, III.7) are two Reformed theologians who make a number of exegetical arguments from Old Testament passages to ...
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Why is it not enough for Jesus to be human to be the perfect sacrifice, why must he be God?

God gave detailed instructions on how and when animal sacrifices were to be offered to cover sin. The underlying principle is that blood has to be shed for the forgiveness of sins: Indeed, under the ...
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If flour seems to be accepted as sin offering/atonement, then why is blood needed?

To quote from Dr Brown's Answering Jewish Objections book series: CLAIM: Orthodox Jewish interpreters often argue that the NT authors often overemphasize the importance of blood sacrifices in the OT. ...
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Can we say that all those who the Father draws are those who Jesus draws unto himself by his death?

Various verses in John's gospel show that the key point is that - first - the Father has given certain ones to Christ. And Jesus said that all whom the Father had given him would be saved. None would ...
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Age of Isaac When Abraham Offered Him as a Sacrifice?

The top-rated answer to How old was Isaac when he was offered up by Abraham? - Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange gives the range 20 to 40 years old. Other answers suggest more specific ages: 37 — ...
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Which encyclical talks about the Mass as a sacrifice?

Chapter 1 of the 22nd Session of the Council of Trent directly states that the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross, which is re-presented in the Mass, replaces the Levitical priesthood (that is the ...
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According to proponents of penal substitutionary atonement, were the Levitical sacrifices also penal substitutions?

**Part 1** Those who believe in penal substitution mean something along on the lines of this: that Christ was made to have human nature. This was done in order to take the penalty of the law upon ...
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According to the Roman Catholic Church, is halal meat being offered up to idols?

The Roman Catholic Church does not teach that food certified by either the appropriate Jewish authorities as meeting requirements for Kosher certification, or by Islamic authorities as meeting ...
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What is the relationship between the mass and the cross in precise terms?

Point 1. Does Jesus "Die" During the Mass No, he does not, Jesus is in his Glorified State sitting at the Right hand of the father constantly interceding in our behalf, the one true intercessor ...
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If someone is forced to take the punishment for sin (Jesus), doesn't that mean that God never forgives?

Not only is God loving, merciful and forgiving, He is also just. God will not allow sinful deeds to go unpunished: He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the ...
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Is there a biblical basis for Satanists and/or Pagans giving sacrifice as depicted in pop culture and modern media?

I fear you have not read enough of the Bible because God hates human sacrifice. The pagan nations that surrounded the Israelites practiced human sacrifice as part of the worship of false gods. God ...
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Are there teachings of the Catholic Church on the similarity between Christ and the ram that Abraham sacrificed?

Is there a formal Church teaching on this subject? Not that I could find. I have searched the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a list of dogma I have, and my memory (for what that is worth) and I ...
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Are there teachings of the Catholic Church on the similarity between Christ and the ram that Abraham sacrificed?

Are there any teachings from the side of the Catholic Church, that establish a co-relation between Christ and the ram that Abraham sacrificed? There are no formal teachings about this that I am aware ...
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Do OT scriptures clearly indicate sacrifices will be replaced?

The writer to the Hebrews [Heb 1:1,2] makes it clear that the very repetition of the sacrifices, themselves, is proof of the fact that they are not effectual. And the only reason for their repetition ...
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Did Jesus ever directly say he would die as a voluntary sacrifice? If so, was it double sense?

Yes, Jesus did say that he would die, voluntarily as a sacrifice: 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down ...
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Why is it not enough for Jesus to be human to be the perfect sacrifice, why must he be God?

The first consideration needs to be, ‘What IS a perfect sacrifice?’ That is, from God’s point of view. The second consideration needs to be, ‘Why must Jesus be human to be a perfect sacrifice?’ The ...
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Different interpretation of salvation

There are many theories of the atonement, that is what exactly Jesus did for us that saves us, and what exactly he saves us from. Many of them can be true simultaneously. See https://www.sdmorrison....
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Can we say that all those who the Father draws are those who Jesus draws unto himself by his death?

It is possible and fair to render the 'all' (παντας) of John 12:32, and others like 1 Timothy 2:4, as "all kinds of", or "all manner of". This relieves us of the Scriptural ...
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