Jesus: The Final Sacrifice?

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Jesus The Final Sacrifice?
There are many beliefs to why would Jesus came to earth in the flesh. Many believe that he came to break the old law in the Old Testament which required a substitutionary sacrifice for our sin, but was Jesus the final sacrifice? In the Old Testament the sacrifice of animals was only temporary to cover sin, as they were made as a burnt offering unto god. There were many offerings made in the Old Testament that was ether for voluntary act of worship or atonement for unintentional sin. One of the most common was the burnt offering in Leviticus 1: 1-17 (NIV) which a bull, a ram or bird (dove or young pigeon) was required for sacrifice. The animal must be wholly consumed with no spots or blemishes. The purpose for the burnt offering was an act of worship; purification for unknown sin; expression of devotion, commitment and complete surrender to God. The Law of Grain Offering is taken from Leviticus 2: 1-16 and the elements required for the ritual is grain, fine flour, olive oil, incense, baked bread (cakes or wafers), and salt; no yeast or honey. It is accompanied with a burnt offering or a peace offering (along with drink offering). The purpose of this offering is an act of worship; recognition of God's goodness and provisions and as devotion to god. Leviticus 3:1-17 (NIV) had laid the ritual for Peace Offerings which require any animal without defect from herd or flock and variety of breads. The purpose of the offering is an act of worship that is a voluntary act of worship. An act of thanksgiving and fellowship (it included a communal meal) with vow offerings, thanksgiving offerings and freewill offerings. There was an offering for sin that required an animal for a congregation or by class distinction. ...

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...about in the New Testament. Jesus came in the flesh to become the perfect, unblemished and unspotted sacrifice that took away the guilt of sins from whoever believes. Christ to the Christian had provided what the Old Testament sacrifices couldn’t, a once and for all, non- repetitive sacrifice by dying on the Cross. Although, the Islamic view does not believe that Christ’s death brought about atonement for sin as he was viewed as the final sacrifice; there are similar rituals that both faiths did when it comes to sacrifices whether it be finding an animal without spots or blemishes, taking care of the animal until slaughter and they give what is meant for God and eat the rest. In both texts, the Bible and Quran they do agree that Jesus lived a sinless, holy and followed God’s commends but was Jesus the final sacrifice? Or was mankind supposed to bear our sins alone.
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