Was God accepting human sacrifice at the time He told Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It was never God's intention for Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. God was testing Abrahams loyalty to Him and stopped Abraham before the sacrifice could be done.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not really let me go into detail. God promised Abraham and Sarah(wife) that they would have a baby and they laughed at Him because they were old and Sarah was past child bearing age. 25 years later the promise was fulfilled and Isaac was born. Years later God told Abraham to sacrafice his son to God. Furthermore, Abraham and Isaac both wanted to obey the Lord Isaac was going to allow his dad to kill him because it is what God asked! As soon as Abraham was going to kill his son an angel of the Lord called to him and said "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad...I know you fear(respect) God. Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught in the thicket and Abraham offered him up for a burnt offering. In conclusion, God did not accept human sacrafice because there never ended up being one. In fact, it was an act of Abraham faith for the Lord. Hopes this helps :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not at any time Isaac was the sacrifice, and Abraham knew that by faith, but Jesus was Sacrifice, as it is the lamb of God.

    Shalom

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  • 1 decade ago

    Will any one demand a single penny in return from any one to whom , he gave a million dollars ?

    It must e silly to think that god would have asked for any sacrifice in the form of one human being while HE was capable of creating the whole universe and all beings in it .The story that God demanded a sacrifice of human life found in many religions should have arisen out of perversion in the thought of people of that time. It should have been meant that to create an impression ion the minds of people that they should be prepared to do anything for the sake of God .It should have been a clever invention of the proponents of religion to enslave the followers .and use them for any militant and violent action to defend the religions .

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  • 1 decade ago

    No.! He was testing Abraham's faith in him.

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