Abel's animal sacrifice pleased God simply because it involved death and blood. And that's the only thing that will pay for our sin. The purpose of the sacrifice was to have the sacrifice take our sin. God is not interested in your work to pay for your sin. It requires death. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin, the Bible says. So without the blood you can not be saved. Cain's offering of fruits and vegetables, as wonderful as it may have looked, was not impressive to God. Just by the same token, your good works and my good works are not impressive to God. The only thing He is looking for is the blood.
Kent Hovind, kent-hovind.com 85 Comments
[6/19/2008 2:57:07 AM]
Fundie Index: 8