No Surprise: "We also have God commanding Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. God wanted to know if Abraham would sacrifice his only son to a cause as he was allowing Jesus to sacrifice his life for humanities"<quoted text>
Umm, God didn't require a sacrifice. God didn't say make a human sacrifice. Jephthah set the guide lines for what would take place, not God.
Next we have the following to contend with which forbid human sacrifices...guess Jephthah was an exception to the rule for following commandments? Hmm?
King James Version (KJV)
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
We also have God commanding Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. God wanted to know if Abraham would sacrifice his only son to a cause as he was allowing Jesus to sacrifice his life for humanities. But at the last moment God did what? He stopped Abraham from sacrificing a human life.
If God was so into human sacrifices, I doubt he'd have made a commandment against the practice and he surly wouldn't have stopped Abraham from sacrificing his son. So that leaves the story to be questioned.
God ordering Abraham to kill his son is hardly equivilant to God ALLOWING His son to sacrifice his life for humanity's sake. Not that either makes any sense WHATSOEVER.
Furthermore, God commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac to prove to Satan that Abraham would obey Him, NOT because "God wanted to know if Abraham would" do it!
Really, my dear...."God wanted to KNOW..."? NOT.(God is omnipotent!)