Leviticus – Chapter 4: The Sin Offering

There wasn’t much new in Leviticus 3.  It was basically a repeat of Leviticus 1 with the addition of not eating any fat or blood from an offering.  So next time you’re offering up that lamb to God, don’t eat it.  🙂  Leviticus 4 discusses the sin offering.

“If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, he must bring to the Lord a young bull without defect as a sin offering for the sin he has committed.” – Leviticus 4:3

Does this not seem odd to you?  Don’t sin, but if you do, you can wash yourself free of the sin by burning a young bull.  WTF?  What does burning a young bull have to do with your sin?  In today’s world we don’t do that, Christians have Jesus who automatically takes away their sins.  Sin away, as long as you ask for Jesus, or burn a young bull, heaven is still your destination.  Where’s the morality in that?

“He is to dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle some of it seven times before the Lord, in front of the curtain of the sanctuary.” – Leviticus 4:6

Offering the young bull to God is not enough.  There are specific instructions on how to offer it, including sprinkling the bull’s blood seven times before the Lord.  Not 6.  Not 8.  Exactly 7!  Who cares about teaching actual life lessons?!?!  It’s more important we know how many times a priest must sprinkle blood to atone for his sins.

“If the whole Israelite community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, even though the community is unaware of the matter, when they realize their guilt and the sin they committed becomes known, the assembly must bring a young bull as a sin offering and present it before the tent of meeting.” – Leviticus 4:13-14

It’s good to know the rest of the Israelites have a way out too and not just the priests.

“When a leader sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the commands of the Lord his God, when he realizes his guilt and the sin he has committed becomes known, he must bring as his offering a male goat without defect.” – Leviticus 4:22-23

It’s very important to know which animal one must sacrifice and spread the blood everywhere.  A young bull does not atone for all sins.  If the sin is from a leader, only a goat can atone for the sin.  What…the…fuck!?!?!?!  This is what the Bible teaches.  It teaches us to know which animal to kill and burn should we sin.  This is nothing but crazy!

“If any member of the community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, when they realize their guilt and the sin they have committed becomes known, they must bring as their offering for the sin they committed a female goat without defect.” – Leviticus 4:27-28

Not only is the type of animal important, but whether the animal is male of female comes into play too.  Only males can wipe away some sins while females wipe away other sins.

“If someone brings a lamb as their sin offering, they are to bring a female without defect.” – Leviticus 4:32

And don’t you dare, for even a single second, think about bringing an animal with a defect to be sacrificed.  Straight to hell for you!!!

Leviticus 4 is one of those chapters never discussed in church!  If it was, I might still be a church going Christian!  LOL!  To sum up the chapter, it discusses which animals to sacrifice and how to spread the blood based on who commits the sin.  God is supposed to be the creator of all.  An all knowing God.  Yet He chooses to force the Israelites to sacrifice animals instead of accepting a simple “I’m sorry” from those who sin.  This is the all-mighty God Christians worship?

Coming Soon:  Leviticus – Chapter 5:  The Guilt Offering

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