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Animal Sacrifices: Our Visitors' Comments
By Noelene - 4 Jan 2013

Elaine:

But DID God provide the MEANS for reconciliation by animal sacrifice;    the “means”, I suggest, is that, yes, He gave man free-will to choose, and then MAN chose to sacrifice animals, (having fallen to the coarseness of eating the creatures) and thinking to appease the “vengeful, jealous” God he’d ‘created’ – but killing of His creatures could NEVER have been God’s Will, as I see it.  

Regarding the killing of the Christed, purified Jesus, I truly feel He did not die FOR man, but BECAUSE of – man’s refusal to accept His NEW teaching of Unconditional (with discipline) LOVE.  Could it have been GOD’S WILL that this perfected man, His son, be sacrificed – killed?    

Obviously, Jesus  knew man could not yet rise to the concept of living love and forgiveness which He represented  - and prayed to His Father that it may not be so –but willing to go through that spiritual agony.      

I just feel that GOD HAS to BE the highest we can possibly conceive of, otherwise He is just like (even the best) HUMAN;   therefore if an Old Testament interpretation conflicts with that, then, sorry, I have to question it!  

Sincerely,
Noelene