Today across the world, people will hear that Jesus died to save us from death and wrath. God’s wrath. Well, this is a lie. This is wrong. And I’ll show you how.
“We pay our debts in business dealings because we have to; we give gifts to our loved ones because we want to. It was not law but love that lay behind the sacrifice of Christ.” – B.F. Wescott
The “flesh” of both the calf and ourselves represents our personal, selfish desires. Things which may drive us to act adversarially in regards to the Will of God. When we offer up this “flesh, or our “desires” counter to our purpose as loving children of God, we are declaring them a sacrifice to God. Something we are willing to “kill” and give-up. The question now becomes, what takes its place?
Why blood? The entire bible is filled with blood. Blood is one of the main features of the language of divine covenant, both old and new. So, why does God care so much about blood?
Bible Readings for Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 – The 8th Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 104 1. Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty, 2. wrapped in light as with a garment. You [...]