Charles Dyer said, “In the Old Testament…the lambs had to be without blemish, without spot.…and yet the blood of those sacrifices didn’t solve the problem [i.e., of atoning for sin], because every year you had to offer the sacrifice again.” In view of sinful human nature, why were repeated sacrifices necessary? Explain the reasons for your response.

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      Kellie
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      Sinful nature encompasses every part of a human. No sooner do we ask the Lord’s forgiveness for something we sin again – sometimes intentional, sometimes not – and need forgiveness. We are in a constant state of needing atonement for sin. The animal sacrifices of the Old Testament could only be an atonement for a small amount of time as they were something created and not the Redeemer Himself. They were just a picture of what was to come – Jesus’ perfect sacrifice ONCE for ALL.

    • #95333082
      Melanie
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      The items being used in these sacrifices were beings that were created, not Holy. They were the first fruits of the land and animals which were not made in God’s image. Therefore, they could not atone permanently ( indefinitely) our sins.

    • #95315361
      Jennifer
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      Humans sin over and over. The repeated pattern of sacrifice is reflected in that human nature of repeated sin. Repeated sacrifices were necessary for the cleansing of sin, because it wasn’t an ultimate sacrifice. It did not satisfy.

    • #95311888
      Gwyn
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      Repeated sacrifices were necessary since humans are sinful creatures and demonstrate their sinful nature on a repeated basis. The sacrifice of the lambs were not a permanent solution for atonement, but rather a “band-aid” until the next event or yearly festival.

    • #95308176
      Joseph
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      Repeted sacrifices were necessary because of our sinful human nature. The old testament could only cover sin for a set amount of time. Apart frm Christ we are alltogether sinful. Only Christ could pay for our sin ‘once and for all’, the just for the unjust that He might bring us to God.

    • #95301566
      Frank
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      Because those peole who offered sacrifice were also sinners before the Lord that’s why were repeated sacrifice for atoning.

    • #95298509
      Dana
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      Repeated animal sacrifices were necessary because people are sinners. Each year, to rid oneself of sin, they had to offer an animal to sacrifice to God.

    • #95293063
      Cory
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      Repeated sacrifices were important because God establish the spilling of blood as away to forgive sin. Jesus was not crucified yet, so they had to continue their sacrifice until Jesus arrival

    • #95289733
      Michael
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      All the sacrifices to remove sin were temporary and humans will continue to sin so it had to be repeated each year

    • #95287138
      Matthew
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      Everything in the Old Testament points to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. All the sacrifices to remove sin were temporary, inadequate, to once and for all atone for sin and the resulting separation from God. Jesus then came as the ultimate fulfillment of those sacrifices, when He Himself, Who knew no sin became the PERFECT sacrifice that satisfied the justice of God and provided for the reconciliation of man to God.

    • #95286300
      Robert
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      In the old testament this practice was continually done because the new covenant had not been established yet. The relationship of the world to Jesus Christ hadn’t been established yet.

    • #95282658
      Pamela
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      Humans, even saved humans, will continue to sin. The Bible says without the shedding of blood there can be no remission of sins. Each year a perfect spotless lamb would need to be sacrificed to make atonement for sin. When Jesus came his as both man and God his sacrifice was final. As a man he could stand in our place, but as God he could be the perfect, spotless, sacrifice needed once for all. He paid for all of our sin on the cross so we no longer need to continually offer a yearly sacrifice.

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