One of the main reasons that the true heartbreak of the Cross is missed is because of the institution of the sacrificial system in the Old Testament.
“ … On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb … Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.” Exodus 12:3–7
The impression these texts give is that God wants people to kill animals in sacrifice to Him and that when they do this He will bless them. This book will answer such questions as:
- Did God require these sacrifices?
- Why was the Cross required and who required it?
- Why was the Cross necessary for our salvation?
- Was God’s wrath satisfied by the death of His Son?
- Why did Jesus compare Himself to a bronze serpent on a pole?
- What does the Israelite Sanctuary tell us about the Cross?
- Does His justice demand that His wrath be appeased like the pagan gods of the other nations?
For a trifold tract version of this topic see, burnt offering sin offering you did not require