When did the Church abandon animal sacrificeWhen did the Church abandon animal sacrifice?
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By John Thomley - 8 Dec 2015

I read your article on Christian sacrifice in the Temple and disagree with your conclusions. I base my objection on the Millennial Temple that will stand as described in Ezekiel 40-46. Animal sacrifice was never intended to be a way of salvation. It provided a covering for sin until Jesus took the consequences of sin out of the way for people who place their trust in Him (Atonement). Sacrifice also provided a way of worshipping God and having fellowship with Him over a meal. The Temple during the Millennium will offer sacrifice, memorialize the work Jesus did on the cross, provide a way to worship and have fellowship with God and look forward to the new heavens and new earth when the curse of death will be removed and sacrifice will finally end. First Century Christians understood that Jesus' sacrifice took away their sin so there was no longer a need to cover it with an animal sacrifice. They would still participate in the sacrificial system to worship God, fellowship with Him and remember the ultimate sacrifice God made on their behalf. 

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John Thomley

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