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Human Sacrificing

 

Sami Zaatari

 

 

 

As we all know the main fundamental doctrine in Christianity is that of the human sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Basically Jesus was killed for all of humanity, he was sacrificed for us all, sacrificed to save us all, and sacrificed for us all so we could be born again.

 

Christians claim that to be saved we must believe in this, and we should also accept it, and by doing so we become ?born' again and are saved and will inherit eternal paradise. However so is this true? Or is this doctrine a fake satanic doctrine invented by people such as Paul who simply took this from paganism?

 

Well the answer is very simple, when we read the Old Testament we do not find a SINGLE passage showing human sacrificing is a form of salvation or obedience to God. The closest we come is when God orders Abraham to kill Ishmael in Genesis chapter 22:

 

1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.  2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. (1-2)

 

So as you can see God commands Abraham to sacrifice Ishmael (Not Isaac since it was Ishmael who was the first born son), however so as we all know God eventually tells Abraham that he was only testing Abraham:

 

11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.  12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.  13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. (11-13)

 

So as we see instead of Ishmael being sacrificed God puts a goat in his place, basically an animal gets sacrificed.

 

Throughout the Old Testament the only form of sacrificing for God comes from sacrificing ANIMALS, such as goats. There is no where in the Old Testament where human sacrificing is commanded by God for salvation or as means of obedience. In fact in the Jewish faith they have no such thing as human sacrificing, it does not exist.

 

So we must now ask who believed in the practice of human sacrificing? Because it sure didn't come from the one and true God, so therefore who used to carry these things out as a form of religious belief? The answer is very simple, it was the pagans!

 

If anyone studies pagan religions of the past, one will always find human sacrificing as a form of worship and obedience to their false gods. Whether it be the ancient Egyptians, or the Aztecs.  In fact if someone even studied the history of the Semitic people of that region one would learn that they were notorious in human sacrificing.

 

For instance Semitic people in the region of Levant (Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon) used to have a pagan god named Moloch, whom some claim was satan himself. People would sacrifice their children to this false God, they would sacrifice their children by throwing them into fire with the graven image of this idol nearby. The Bible even speaks of this:

 

21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. (Leviticus 18:21)

 

35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. (Jeremiah 32:35)

 

What makes this rather interesting is because the Christian doctrine of sacrifice is that the Father sacrificed his Son who is Jesus. As we can see here parents specifically the fathers are giving up their children for human sacrificing! The reason I say fathers is because as we all know it would be the men who ultimately decide to allow or disallow such things whether the wife accepted it or not.

 

The ancient Celts were also notorious in Human sacrificing as J.A. MacCulloch writes in his book ?The Religion of the Ancient Celts':

 

THE Semites are often considered the worst offenders in the matter of human sacrifice, but in this, according to classical evidence, they were closely rivalled by the Celts of Gaul. They offered human victims on the principle of a life for a life, or to propitiate the gods, or in order to divine the future from the entrails of the victim. We shall examine the Celtic custom of human sacrifice from these points of view first.

Csar says that those afflicted with disease or engaged in battle or danger offer human victims or vow to do so, because unless man's life be given for man's life, the divinity of the gods cannot be appeased. 1 The theory appears to have been that the gods sent disease or ills when they desired a human life, but that any life would do; hence one in danger might escape by offering another in his stead. In some cases the victims may have been offered to disease demons or diseases personified, such as Celtic imagination still believes in, 2 rather than to gods, or, again, they may have been offered to native gods of healing. Coming danger could also be averted on the same principle, and though the victims were usually slaves, in times of great peril wives and children were sacrificed. 3 After a defeat, which showed that the gods were still implacable, the wounded and feeble were slain, or a great leader would

Human victims were also offered by way of thanksgiving after victory, and vows were often made before a battle, promising these as well as part of the spoil. For this reason the Celts would never ransom their captives, but offered them in sacrifice, animals captured being immolated along with them. 4 The method of sacrifice was slaughter by sword or spear, hanging, impaling, dismembering, and drowning. Some gods were propitiated by one particular mode of sacrifice--Taranis by burning, Teutates by suffocation, Esus (perhaps a tree-god) by hanging on a tree. Drowning meant devoting the victim to water-divinities. 5

If we wanted to show more cases of human sacrificing from ancient pagans from Europe and the middle-east it would literally take a whole book. But we have already shown two small examples of this, one from the Semitic people of the middle east, and one from the Celtics in Europe.

The fact is this; the doctrine of human sacrifice is pagan in nature and origin, God NEVER called for such form of worship or salvation. It is obvious Paul was somehow influenced by Semitic Middle-eastern paganistic human sacrificing perhaps that of Moloch, we can only guess at that. However so we need not to guess that Paul certainly got the idea of human sacrificing from the Pagans of his region since humans sacrificing as a form of salvation of obedience to God was something NEVER ordained by God, rather it was a false doctrine made by evil pagans.

Christians are more than free to believe in such a doctrine, but the fact is this, and it is a fact that cannot be denied, and that is human sacrificing was always practiced by the pagans, not true monotheists on the path of the true God. Prophets sent by God never taught their people to sacrifice each other; rather they condemned such practices and the gods for which they were done! Now Paul comes along thousands of years later and starts preaching about human sacrifice!?

Thankfully the prophet Muhammad was sent by God to continue the true message of monotheism and salvation, which is not through human sacrificing as the anti-Christ Paul teaches.

If a Christian feels I am wrong then please feel free to find me a Biblical passage where God calls for human sacrificing and actually allows it to happen! And please bring a biblical passage where God does this BEFORE pagans invented such evil practices, not AFTER. The Christian will never be able to do this. I really hope Christians see the light and truth from this, because if you ask me, it is not too hard at all!

And Allah certainly Knows Best!

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