Upon what basis was Jesus an approved sacrifice ?<quoted text>
Hi G... As grand a ritual as the Day of Atonement was, everyone knew that it was insufficient. All they were doing were buying time. This was merely a temporary reprieve. Everyone knew that the blood of goats and bulls could not really take away sin. Before the day was done the people would have additional sin to atone for. The next day, the endless sacrifices would continue. The Day of Atonement helps us understand what Christ came to do. The doctrine of atonement reached its clearest expression under the Old Law in the events of the Day of Atonement. Upon that day, the high priest took blood for his household and the rest of the people into the holy of holies to make atonement for sin, to cleanse them from their spiritual "uncleanness" (Lev. 16:30). The writer of Hebrews reveals that this ritual was a type of the sacrifice offered by Christ (Heb. 9). Jesus made atonement for our "uncleanness" when He shed His blood and then, as our High Priest, presented His blood before the Father. The atonement of Christ was offered because man was estranged from God. The cause of that estrangement was sin and it is amply clear that the blood of Christ was shed for the forgiveness of sin (Eph. 1:7; Heb. 9:26-28). When His blood "covers" our sins we can again enjoy the fellowship with God that had been interrupted by sin (Rom. 5:1, 9-10). Because of the atonement of Christ, man can be reconciled to God.
According to Levirius you can't just kill an animal and call it a sacrifice. It has to be done according to the rules.
Where are the rules listed that make Jesus a proper sacrifice as Christians claim ? If you can't support the claim with Scripture written before he was crucified then you have nothing but Christian traditions created long after Jesus was dead.
All the sacrifices are spelled out in Leviticus.
Here is a list of most of them:
Which one is Jesus ?