Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Clinging to Blood

 

Clinging to Blood

 

by Reb Gutman Locks

 

Kevlar asked Gutman:

     I don’t want to be blessed other than the blessing of knowing G-d as Father and having confidence that my sins have been covered and not by the blood of bulls and goats but that of the blood of a pure and righteous eternal being the son of god also known as the word of god that came to the prophets of old in the holy Torah. I sincerely wish you could see why on earth xhristians cling to xrist as their salvation

 

Gutman answered:

     Anyone can turn away from their evil ways and walk in the ways of righteousness and then their sins against G-d will be forgiven.[i] To be forgiven for your sins against others, you should ask their forgiveness, and pay for any damages that you may have caused. If you cannot find those whom you injured, you can give the money to poor people.

     The Sages who saw that man you believe in rejected him completely. Not a single one accepted his false teachings. No one else’s blood can pay for your mistakes. The Bible says, “Fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall children be put to death for the father: every man shall be put to death for his own sins.”[ii]

     Follow the 7 Commandments of Noah and you will live a righteous and happy life.

Be well

 

 



[i] “When the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive….he shall surely live and not die.” Ezekiel 18:20 

[ii] Deuteronomy 24:16

1 comments:

Daniel said...

I try my best to understand the meaning of the sacrifices during the time of the holy house of G-d. It seems several people focus on the sacrifice of the animal versus why the animal is being sacrificed. The more I meditate on this, the more I look at the BIG picture of the process. I put myself in the situation walking up to the house of G-d.

Today I must provide a sacrifice for my sins. I wake up in the morning, say my prayers, and clean up a bit. I proceed to gather my offering and walk or drive to the house of G-d. I step out of the vehicle or as I walk up to the house, I notice something interesting.

I reflect back to times where I waited in line at the grocery store to buy products. All the lines are long with others checking out. I look for the shortest line so I can get on with my day. All the lines are very long and I have no choice but to wait my turn.

When walking up to the house of G-d I realize even the longest line in the store was nothing compared to line for offerings. I take my place in line with the others making offerings. I notice people walking by looking at what I am offering to the Lord. Everyone knows the animal I brought is a sin offering. So I continue to wait for my turn, as more and more people walking by realize I have sinned. I ask myself, how much longer so I do not feel this humiliation of my sins.

Hours pass by and I am still waiting my turn. Unsure of just how many people have walked by knowing why I was there, I start to meditate while trying to wrestle my offering. I think to myself, I really don't want to wait in line anymore, what can I do? I start thinking of the sins I committed and were they worth it. The closer I get to the house of G-d, the more feelings of sadness and humiliation set in. I can no longer look anyone in the face that walks by, the shame I have is beyond words. This being the first time I had the chance to provide a sin offering, the shame was immense.

I finally reach the front of the line. The wait was many hours and my thirst and hunger are a thing of the past. I can't even look at the person I am handing my sacrifice to, as I can barely see anything due to the amount of tears coming from my eyes. I will never forget my very first sin offering, because I will do everything I can to avoid those feelings of sadness and shame that sin brings.

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