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God Values Life: Leviticus 17 - Kathryn Schifferdecker

In this brief video, Kathryn Schifferdecker helps unpack a difficult passage for modern readers. "If one reads it closely, one can find a profound insight here about life and about how God values life," says Schifferdecker.

Schifferdecker explains that this chapter explains how the ancient Israelites were to slaughter animals for eating.

The prohibition among the ancient Israelites against eating blood (reinforced in Genesis 9) shows a profound respect for life. "You cannot kill an animal thoughtlessly

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? - Alan G. Padgett

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The New Testament consistently teaches that Jesus, God’s Son, dies so that we may be saved from sin. The ultimate motive for this is the love of God. Underneath the surface of events, behind and beyond the folly and wickedness of human leaders, God's plan for salvation was being worked out (Acts 2:23; 1 Peter 1:20).

The short answer to our question is: "through Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their sins against them." (2 Cor 5:19).

The death of Jesus is not an

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