Renounce the Slaughtering of Lambs for Easter!

    1. Anne Thompson
    2. Petition by

      Anne Thompson

      England UK, United Kingdom

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TARGETS: The Archbishop of Canterbury,The Pope, Orthodox Patriarch 

SPONSORS:   Julian Abbott and Veronica Lach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We, hereby object to the slaughter of a hundred million lambs in the name of religion. We who have Humane feelings all object to the killing of innocent baby animals no matter what be the motives. Please can you find a way to change the policy of your organisations so that it is no longer a bloody affair. A Church should not have the stench of the blood of the innocent in it but instead it should protect the innocent from the evil people that are too many in this society.

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THANKYOU.

 

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    • carol Ⓥ crunkhorn AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 3 years ago

      If religions are unable to adapt to life in the 21st century where this kind of nonsense is frowned upon by decent and compassionate people, then we the people will abandon the orthodox religions in favour of our own interpretations of what is good and what is evil.

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    • dian wright WEST TAWAKONI, TX
      • over 4 years ago
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    • Jacob Green BATESVILLE, AR
      • over 4 years ago

      God required animal sacrifices to provide temporary forgiveness of sins and to foreshadow the perfect and complete sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Leviticus 4:35, 5:10). Animal sacrifice is an important theme found throughout Scripture because “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22). When Adam and Eve sinned, animals were killed by God to provide clothing for them (Genesis 3:21). Cain and Abel brought sacrifices to the Lord. Cain's was unacceptable because he brought fruit, while Abel's was acceptable because it was the “firstborn of his flock” (Genesis 4:4-5). After the flood receded, Noah sacrificed animals to God (Genesis 8:20-21).

      God commanded the nation of Israel to perform numerous sacrifices according to certain procedures prescribed by God. First, the animal had to be spotless. Second, the person offering the sacrifice had to identify with the animal. Third, the person offering the animal had to inflict death upon it. When done in faith, this sacrifice provided forgiveness of sins. Another sacrifice called for on the Day of Atonement, described in Leviticus 16, demonstrates forgiveness and the removal of sin. The high priest was to take two male goats for a sin offering. One of the goats was sacrificed as a sin offering for the people of Israel (Leviticus 16:15), while the other goat was released into the wilderness (Leviticus 16:20-22). The sin offering provided forgiveness, while the other goat provided the removal of sin.

      Why, then, do we no longer offer animal sacrifices today? Animal sacrifices have ended because Jesus Christ was the ultimate and perfect sacrifice. John the Baptist recognized this when he saw Jesus coming to be baptized and said, “Look, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). You may be asking yourself, why animals? What did they do wrong? That is the point—since the animals did no wrong, they died in place of the one performing the sacrifice. Jesus Christ also did no wrong but willingly gave Himself to die for the sins of mankind (1 Timothy 2:6). Jesus Christ took our sin upon Himself and died in our place. As 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “God made him [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Through faith in what Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross, we can receive forgiveness.

      In summation, animal sacrifices were commanded by God so that the individual could experience forgiveness of sin. The animal served as a substitute—that is, the animal died in place of the sinner, but only temporarily, which is why the sacrifices needed to be offered over and over. Animal sacrifices have stopped with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was the ultimate sacrificial substitute once for all time (Hebrews 7:27) and is now the only mediator between God and humanity (1 Timothy 2:5). Animal sacrifices foreshadowed Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf. The only basis on which an animal sacrifice could provide forgiveness of sins is Christ who would sacrifice Himself for our sins, providing the forgiveness that animal sacrifices could only illustrate and foreshadow.

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    • Cheree M. DADE, FL
      • over 4 years ago

      Pledge complete & fwd to friends. Thank you!!

      # 480: 10:21 am PST, Mar 10, Cheree Million

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    • Anne Thompson ENGLAND UK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 4 years ago

      Initiated this Pledge!

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