What does it mean that Jesus is the Lamb of God?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
When Jesus is called the Lamb of God in John 1:29 and John 1:36, it is referring to Him as the perfect and ultimate sacrifice for sin. In order to understand who Christ was and what He did, we must...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Do you believe that blood sacrifices were super important parts of the Mosaic Law (Lev. 17:11 KJV – “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”)? That sacrifices covered people’s sins and restored their broken fellowship with God, but did NOT permanently take away sins? This is why blood sacrifices had to be done over and over again. See Hebrews 10:1-4. I.e. OT sacrifices prefigure Christ’s once-and-for-all perfect sacrifice. Christ is the last offering to which all the animal sacrifices look forward (as John the Baptist preached in John 1:29!) All Old Testament animal sacrifices were imperfect symbols pointing to the true and perfect Lamb, Jesus Christ (Heb 10:11-14).

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Mini Derrol PORTER Emancipated by the Liberating King
Isaiah 53:1-7, is the prophecy that foretold one that would be pierced and thus shedding blood as a sacrifice from God.Before that Genesis 22:1-22 tells about God testing Abraham, about Issac, and Abraham willingness to obey God and Trust Him. Genesis 22:8, tells us Abraham knew God would provide Himself a Sacrifice.

Come forward to Acts 8:32 see Isaiah 53 quoted. Go to Revelation 5:6-13, and Revelation 7:9-17, John sees end times explaining about the Lamb.Then Revelation 12:11 and Revelation 13:8 explain overcoming by the blood and how He as the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world.

So Jesus is the sacrifice God provide as the Lamb of God.

October 08 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Albert Ogier
There have been excellent responses about Jesus being the sacrifice as prescribed in the old testament and most people would agree that Jesus was the perfect sacrifice. There was no need for a daily or yearly sacrifice. It was finished 'once for all'. This however is where a lot of Christian teaching falls apart.

In the Revelation Jesus is described in, what could be described as, glowing terms. Hair of white, eyes of fire, feet like brass in a furnace and a voice like a waterfall. Not much like a lamb. When he is described as the lamb Rev 5:6 it is a lamb that was slain. Past tense. He does not ever need to do it again. He will never need to be the lamb, he is now the ruler in full charge until he returns the authority to his father. Why then does much of the church still refer to him as a lamb in the present tense?

May 19 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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