Animal sacrifice was in similitude of what would happen in the future. God would sacrifice His Son for the sins of all. So people would empathize with this sacrifice, animal sacrifice was initiated. Once the messiah was sacrificed for all sin (the atonement and crucifixion of Christ), the law of sacrifice was fulfilled and there was no longer a need. The higher law and priesthood was restored to the earth. The only reason it was taken away was because people became too wicked to love by it.<quoted text>So because most NOW know that Zeus and Thor are myths, they cannot be used as an example? This makes absolutely no logical sense. The entire point is, they are now known to be myths, but once were not, just as you claim god is not a myth.
And I understand why Christians feel they need not follow the instructions god commanded in the OT, due to the claimed deity Jesus overriding the old gods commands.
But this just makes the story look all the more contradictory.
If it is stupid now, it was stupid then. Animal sacrifices were never logical and always stupid. Yet your holy book sure makes them sound serious.
I see you refuse to get my point on following the bibles way to faith. I am getting tired of trying to explain it. I understand if you object to my reasoning, but you have yet to show you understand my reasoning.
It was lost again after the death of the apostles, but has again been restored. And by the prophecies of Revelations, it will not be taken from the earth again.