How in the World do I Understand Biblical Sacrifices?

Updated: Apr 25, 2020



Try to talk about Biblical sacrifices to someone, and I'm sure you will soon see the crease between their eyebrows or their eyes glaze over. The concept of sacrificing on an altar as part of worship is so completely foreign to us!

We no longer required to offer gifts to God by fire, so why does it matter if we understand what it's all about?


I put to you that sacrifice is part of who we are today. Jesus' blood is heart and center in our belief that his death bought us freedom from sin. It was his willing death that secured forgiveness from sins not just for the Jews, but for the whole world. How can we have a clear picture of why he died that way or how that came about if we