What About Animal Sacrifices And How Are Jews Forgiven?

It is a common teaching in Christianity that it was animal sacrifices performed in the temple that was the mode and method for “Jews” to be forgiven of their sins. As Christians, we would often ponder, “how do Jews think they are forgiven since they don’t have a temple anymore?” ” Have you ever subscribed to this belief? Is this really what is taught about forgiveness in the Old Testament or Tanakh (Hebrew scriptures)?

To my shame the answer was always as plain as the words on the page of the “Old Testament.” Here are just a few of the passages that declare YHVH’s plan for forgiveness of sins:

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name (YHVH) will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.
  • Psalm 51 You do not delight in sacrifices or I would bring it, you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God you will not despise.
  • Isaiah 1 – “I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats…stop doing wrong, learn to do right!…though your sins be as scarlet they shall be white as snow…”

Notice that the only mention of sacrifices in the above passages is in the context that, it is not the animal sacrifice that God takes pleasure in, but that God “hears” or takes pleasure in the soul who truly repents and seeks after Him.

Question to contemplate: If YHVH takes no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats…how could he take pleasure in the blood of his only begotten son Jesus? Christian, how do you explain that? Let me caution you not to regurgitate what you have been told, but to seek after OT scriptural validation.

But what About the Need for Justification?

If God says he will forgive on the basis of repentance – defined as turning away from our wicked ways and following his ways of humility, justice and mercy (Micah 6) – then is the doctrine of justification fact or opinion? The doctrine of justification, at least as I learned it from reformed teachers of the gospel of Jesus Christ, requires that God’s just wrath be satisfied by the pouring out of the blood of His only son. I was taught that only the blood of a God/man would do, because it had to be a totally unblemished sacrifice in everyway.

But, do the Hebrew scriptures support a need for legal justification to occur in the way the reformers teach it? Many would point back to the “legalism” of the sacrificial system. However, who said this was a “legal” system? Who planted that concept into the minds of Christians? Just as the mode and method of forgiveness of sin was as plain as the words on the pages of the Tanakh, so is the answer to the sacrificial system, what it is and what it is not.

Take some time and read and study Leviticus, not through “Jesus” eyes, but through the context and time in which it was written. Even a brief study concludes that it was not only animal sacrifices that God instituted with the Israelites…but there were fine flour offerings that were also accepted as sin offerings for those who could not afford one of the animals (Leviticus 5:11).

Question to contemplate: If fine flour could be used as a sin offering (i.e. no blood required for the forgiveness of sin) why would YHVH sacrifice His only son in a cruel punishment and death like Roman crucifixion?

So what was the sacrificial system all about? The video below explains more on the meaning and purpose of the temple sacrifices from a Jewish perspective.

Which leads me to my final question: How do YOU know which or who’s perspective is the correct perspective when it comes to Bible interpretation?

Cancer: What is the Real Cause?

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In this video Chiropractor R. E. Tent shares the history of autoimmune disorders and the cancer connection. He exposes many facts that have been swept under the rug. He also exposes the money trail behind the mass inoculation and vaccination push in the USA. One fact in particular in this video he discusses the virus cancer connection.

Dr. Tent references these informative sources in his talk:

Not All Jews Support Israel: Here’s Why

Did you know that not all Jews support Israel? Does that seem a bit strange and confusing? Worse, if one does not support Israel thy are immediately labeled as anti-Semitic (aka a Jew hater). Maybe there is more to the story that we have not been told…

Rabbi Josef Antebi Exposing Zionists

From “True Torah Jews”

Sweet Misery: The Aspartame Poisoning of a Nation

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One day, years ago, I was having a discussion with a good friend…someone who had been in politics at the national level. Surely, after working for his State’s congressman for several years, understood the corruption in Washington, he would have grave reasons to doubt the integrity of government agencies? We were having a discussion about the regulation of poultry. I was explaining why I did not eat conventionally processed poultry explaining some of the ways the USDA allows chickens and other livestock to be raised and processed. He asked me with all seriousness “What, you don’t trust the FDA?” You know what they say, “There are none so blind, as those who will not see.”

The history of Aspartame is such a story in our nations history. And sadly we have exported the poison around the world.¬† This video highlights the powers in Washington, the revolving doors between the FDA and big Pharma, the fact that despite the well documented health risks, including seizures and cancerous brain tumors GD Searle, the developer and manufacturer of Aspartame (AKA NutraSweet, Equal) would stop at nothing to get Aspartame on the market and into the food supply of Americans. Since this sweet poison has been added to the US food supply in the early 1980’s brain tumors in the general population have dramatically increased.

After watching the video, just for fun, you might enjoy reading the propaganda on the American Cancer society’s website concerning the health concerns circulating on the internet about Aspartame.

Here is another site DORWAY that is a clearinghouse for information on aspartame.

Citzen’s Commission on 9/11 – Idira Singh on P-Tech

The 9/11 Citizens Commission is a grass roots undertaking designed to create enough citizen concern, awareness and power to warrant a citizen’s investigation of 9/11.¬† On September 9th 2004 they held an event in NYC where many top 9/11 whistle blowers with first hand knowledge of facts (for the most part those facts were withheld by the US government and mainstream media) testified under oath and before a committee convened by the 9/11 Citizen’s Commission.

Indira Singh’s personal story of involvement in 9/11 from being a first responder EMT at ground zero to her later encounter, as a high level consultant (combining her experience with risk management and enterprise architecture) in the banking industry, with shocking insider information she obtained through her consulting work with a company called PTech which had contracts with several US Government Agencies including FBI and the White House.

Did The US Government Know About 9/11 Before it Happened?

There are many questions still circulating about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City in 2001. Susan Lindauer, former CIA Asset, addresses some of the following questions concerning the events surrounding 9/11:

  • Did The US Government Know About 9/11 Before it Happened?
  • Was Iraq cooperating or not with the US and their demands in order to lift sanctions?
  • Was Mohammed Atta an Al Qaeda Terrorist or a CIA asset?
  • Were the WTC buildings demolished by airliner’s or by thermite bombs?
  • Were government agents warned not to go into NYC in the weeks leading up to 9/11?
  • Were there actually memos circulating between government agencies warning about an impending attack ?

According to her own testimony, Susan Lindauer, a CIA asset couriered messages between the US Government and the leaders of Iraq in the years leading up to 9/11. Is Lindauer a credible witness? She reports “I paid for this”, referring to the fact that as a result of her whistle blowing she was locked up in prison for 1 year on a military base, held under indictment for 5 years, and threatened with forced drugging to silence her before the justice department dropped all charges just a few days before Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2008. In the video below she shares her first hand information about the US Government’s prior knowledge of the attacks on the WTC.

Creationism and Genesis 1 – More Than 1 View

Was all of creation¬† made in 6 literal, 24 hour days? What does Genesis really say in this regard and more interestingly how have the Hebrew scholars interpreted the creation account? What did the ancient Israelites believe about the story of creation? Did they understand it as an account that should be taken “literally.” And, speaking of “literally” what does “literally” mean in the first place? Michael Heiser, in the video below, injects some much needed intellectual honesty into the discussion of Genesis 1 and the creation.

Russell Blaylock, MD Speaks About Chemtrails

What a surprise when I discovered that Dr. Russell Blaylock is speaking out about chem trails. Frankly, it is a relief to know that someone of his stature, prestige and integrity is taking this issue seriously. Blaylock was one of the first MD’s to warn about the neuro toxins in our food supply and the resulting brain damage they cause in his book “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills“. Now he continues his crusade for brain health by bringing the topic of chem trail reality into the mainstream.

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