Thou shall not kill/murder....
but it's ok to kill animals for eliminating sin ?
Come on, put on thinking cap!
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
He is saying ... WHO told you to do this ?
just seems like common sense to me ...
The bible is about the MIND
KILLL the Animal in YOU before the door of the Tabernacle.....
OUR FATHER LOVES
MERCY, KINDNESS AND LOVE
Then the Bodhisattva went to the priests officiating in the temples. But the gentle mind of the Buddha was offended at the unnecessary cruelty performed on the altars of the gods.
He said: "Ignorance only can make these men prepare festivals and hold vast meetings for sacrifices. Far better to revere the truth than try to appease the gods by shedding blood.
What love can a man possess who believes that the destruction of life will atone for evil deeds? Can a new wrong expiate old wrongs? And can the slaughter of an innocent victim blot out the evil deeds of mankind? This is practicing religion by the neglect of moral conduct. Purify your hearts and cease to kill; that is true religion. Rituals have no efficacy; prayers are vain repetitions; and incantations have no saving power. But to abandon covetousness and lust, to become free from evil passions, and to give up all hatred and ill-will, that is the right sacrifice and the true worship."
Gospel of Buddha - IX: 20-23
If sacrificing wasn't added it was definitely mistranslated .....
I think the meat offerings were when they gave up eating and killing flesh for food
They brought their sacrifice of giving up eating animal flesh to the
FATHER at HIS ALTAR and left it there ...
and when it's done with a PURE HEART = it is accepted
Eating meat is eating 'dead' animal flesh
The Almighty's righteous are alive not dead
eating dead things is eating SIN - DEATH ... isn't it ?
that's the FOOD law eat anything with SEED = means it has LIFE
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
When you eat a piece of lettuce, it's alive and it becomes part of you
When you eat dead carcass what happens to the dead flesh ?
it's dead so it can't become part of you ?
Sacrificing is like LENT or a FAST you give something up as an offering to the Father
as a Thanksgiving for his Mercy...
It can be an sin or sins: Alcohol, drugs, meat, sex, lying, cheating, stealing etc
This is interesting....
First five books seem to say so ...
then the other books say something else
“Though they offer choice sacrifices, though they eat flesh, the Lord does not accept them.
Now he will remember their iniquity, and punish their sins ...”
“Do not be among winebibbers, or among gluttonous eaters of meat.”
Ps.40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire.
Psalm 50:13 Will I eat of the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Psalm 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice ... thou delightest not in burnt offerings.
Isaiah 1:11 I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
Isaiah 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man.
Jeremiah 6:20 Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
Micah 6:6-7 Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams?
Matthew 9:13, 12:7 I will have mercy, and not sacrifice.