|Question / Comment - Jesus Was A Human Sacrifice Hated By God!|
|What is it that you don’t understand
that God justifies you by the way you live and conduct your life. Find me
one spot in the entire Tanach that justifies human sacrifice and that God
accepts that. Go on find it. Guess what? You can’t. Jesus was a human sacrifice
and God hates human sacrifice.
Would you like me to go through all the places in the Tanach where God says he
hates human sacrifice?
Yes, God hates human sacrifice which the
nations practiced and Israel sometimes copied. But to compare the
sacrificing of a child against their will, to Jesus willingly laying
down His life so that we could have eternal life, is a gross
misunderstanding. I’m really not sure why you have a problem with
this. Read again the following quote… Your own Rabbis didn’t used to
see this as a problem. They understood this because they knew that
God was far to holy to simply approach on the basis of our own good
works. They knew that it was God who demanded a blood sacrifice. For
example, consider the following Rabbinic quote concerning Zech 12:10
Can you now not see the falsities of Christ? Jesus, no matter what you say, had to be killed by God at the precise time he was crucified to match your Christian Theology. Jesus had no choice in the matter. He had to be sacrificed by a God who you and I both agree, hates Human sacrifice. Hey we finally agree.
You are saying that because it was prophesied when the Messiah would be cut off that that means that Jesus had no choice as to whether He would lay down His life or not. Hopefully you can see how silly that is. God is outside of our time and space and can declare the end from the beginning. Exactly what He has done in the Bible. He has prophesied many things in the Bible as I know you are aware. Because God prophecies events before they come about in no way makes the person/people involved in the prophecy a robot without choice or responsibility.
Let’s take your argument and apply it to the nation of Israel. Many times, starting with Moses and thru the prophets it was declared that Israel would be scattered amongst the nations because of their disobedience to God. If we take your argument, that would mean that because it was prophesied that it would happen, then Israel had no ability or choice in the matter. It would of course make them innocent in the matter of their disobedience because they had no choice, it had to happen!
See how stupid this line of thought is? God knowing all things and seeing the end from the beginning doesn’t make human choice and responsibility irrelevant. In like manner, God declaring that the Messiah would be ‘cut off’ and die doesn’t mean Jesus had no choice in the matter. He willingly lay down His life to atone for your sin. You dishonour His name by calling this a sacrifice God hated. I'm sure there were many Israelis who gave their life willingly so that others may live in the wars of 1948, 1967, or 1973. Even though they willingly laid down their life for others, no one would call their death a human sacrifice hated by God! You wouldn’t do that with an Israeli who lay down their life today so that others can live, so it is a strange piece of logic that twists Jesus’ death on our behalf into something God or man should despise.