Christianity has never required animal sacrifices |

Christianity has never required animal sacrifices

Throughout history, many different religions have tried to show their validity by comparing themselves with Christianity. On the other side of the coin, when threatened, they attack Christianity and try to discredit it. This makes for quite an interesting sort of hypocrisy. One writer recently tried to validate Wicca by comparing its actions and worship to that of the Christian faith, and tried to drive their point home by stating how bad the Christians were through times past.

Christianity does not, nor has it ever, worshiped God’s creations, but worships the Lord Himself. The Bible states that worship of anything else is heresy if not blasphemy. And as far as sacrifice is concerned, Judaism in the Old Testament was required to sacrifice animals. The New Testament changed that as Christ gave Himself as the ultimate sacrifice … the only sacrifice worthy of God’s forgiveness of mankind. After this point, sacrifice is no longer necessary.

The only example of human sacrifice in the Bible was when Abraham was called to offer his son as a burnt offering, but only as a test of faith. God stopped this before the killing blow was delivered. Any other religion claiming to be Christianity who offers flesh and blood sacrifices is a heretical religion at best, and has so been throughout history. Please be informed and armed with the truth next time you make such claims against my faith in Christ.

Ken Croker

Grass Valley

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