Most modern Christians don’t really understand sacrifice—amazing since apparently their whole Christology is built on the ideology of sacrifice. Sacrifice reflects the ideas, beliefs, and worldviews of peoples living millennia ago—and ditto that for the whole Bible!In the ancient world, sacrifices were performed to/for one’s god for a number of reasons.When an individual came into contact with something prohibited by the law code, such as a dead animal, a menstruating woman, a leprous man, unclean food, etc., that individual needed to restore his state of purity, since for the Priestly writer Yahweh dwelt among the people (#151).Often ritual and ethical purity were restored by bathing in water and being set aside from the community for a certain period of time.In fact, the most common reason for performing a sacrifice was in order to eat meat!In both the Levitical and Deuteronomic law code if a family wished to eat one of Yahweh’s sacrificial animals—sheep, goat, or oxen—they had to take that animal to the priest and have it ritually sacrificed (Lev 17; Deut 12).Building foundational knowledge, prophetic insight, and improved lifestyle through the Holy Writings has never been easier.
The HOLY TORAH LAW was WRITTEN DOWN and SEALED UP UNTIL JUDGEMENT TIME for this VERY PURPOSE of EXPOSING and REMOVING this EDOMITE ERROR in MANS COLLECTIVE THINKING regarding HOLY LAW (as opposed to SODOMITE Law which is a PERVERSE ASSAULT on the VIRTUE of TRUTH which IS HOLY..ANTITHESIS of holiness though having all the OUTWARD trappings, VOID of INTEGRITY which is a RELATIONSHIP with HIS HOLINESS, the TRUTH).
In the Priestly literature that we are now looking at, the cult, sacrifices, and maintaining strict ritual and ethical purity were the central concerns and elements of its belief system and worldview.
As we’ve already discussed (#148-149, #151, #152) the Priestly writer’s legislation was largely concerned with safeguarding and/or restoring ritual purity and cleanliness, as well as ethical purity and cleanliness, i.e., being blameless or sinless.
Socrates KNEW and OBEYED the INVISIBLE VOICE of SENTIENT TRUTH he called 'THE GOD' in ANTICIPATION of His PERFECT IMAGE coming INTO OUR REALITY in the VISIBLE FORM of a MAN, his 'PERFECT SON', and he DESCRIBED HIM as the VERY CORNERSTONE of HIS OWN PHILOSOPHY REGARDING LIFE 400 years before the NEW TESTAMENT DID LIKEWISE!
Both Socrates and the New Testament writers saw the SAME LIGHT of the FATHER described in the TORAH LAW ENTER INTO OUR 'CAVE' to be KILLED and our CAVE PLUNGED into DARKNESS as PROPHESIED IN ADVANCE to happen by the FATHER who SENDS THE LIGHT to SAVE THE WORLD according to THE PLAN SEALED UP THERE..UNSEALED and MANIFEST WITHIN!