Category:Human Sacrifice

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Human Sacrifice describes the practice of killing a human as part of an offering to God. While child sacrifice is generally forbidden (Deut 18:10, Lev 18:21), and human sacrifice can be differentiated from dedicating a human to God, a carefully understood doctrine of human sacrifice is, in a sense, necessary, given that Jesus Himself was a human sacrifice. Besides describing the allowable sacrifices in pedantic detail, including the types of creatures allowable for each sacrifice, the Bible applies the laws requiring sacrificial lambs to be spotless (Exodus 12:5 &c) to Jesus by identifying that trait with his sinlessness (1 Pet 1:19 &c), thereby making Jesus the only appropriate human sacrifice, because all others have sinned (Romans 3:23). This page will examine passages in the Law which can be applied to Human Sacrifice in order to generate a more thorough understanding of the topic.

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