"Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the LORD?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the LORD,
he has rejected you as king."-1 Samuel 15
The Blood Of The Lamb - Ministry Videos
"Posted By eagledlt about a month ago A poetry reading about Jesus sacrifice for us! "
Jesus TITHED on YOUR BEHALF - Today's Christian Videos
"Jesus sacrifice the perfect sacrifice"
Sacrifice - Today's Christian Videos
"Will you be a sacrifice? What would you be willing to give up?"
-Passion of Christ
This Man - Today's Christian Videos
"The Passion of the Christ. God's Love For Mankind. Sacrifice"
STRIVE - Sacrifice - Today's Christian Videos
Once By The Blood, Again And Again By Water - Ministry Videos
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com: Sacrifices- Forfeit, Give-up, Oblation, Offering, Ritual, Surrender, etc...
"Archaeologists make a macabre discovery. Fu Hao shared her grave with 16 people - all sacrificed at her burial."
Ancient Human Sacrifice
"With the Romans closing in, desperate Druids offer the ultimate sacrifice to try to save themselves from annihilation."
Aztecs - Religion And Sacrifice
"A short program that includes information on the Aztecs. Mainly their religion and why they sacrificed themselves to the gods."
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Ministry: End Times, Prophecy, Prophetic, Rapture, Tribulation, etc...
Aztec human sacrifice? , from youtube.com
"Scientists examine skulls in order to determine whether they were they belonged to victims of human sacrifice. Taken from the documentary: "Tales of the living dead: Aztec Death" available at FirstScience.tv. Download in full from: http://firstscience.tv/aztec.htm...
Apocalypto Sacrifice Scene
"A clip from Mel Gibson's Apocalypto depicting a Maya Sacrificial ceremony. The video was embedded in a Google Earth presentation and was cited accordingly."
Conclusion--Andean Sacrificial Practices
The common thread to Andean cultures is the worship of nature, particularly that of mountains (as evidenced in Cerro Blanco, Tihuanaco, and the burial sites of child sacrifices at the peaks of mountains) and the sun, as identified with the Inca ruler-god.
The worship of mountains is no surprise. The Andean cordillera is one of the highest mountain ranges in America, its peaks carry an austere and imposing beauty. The mountains provided the streams that watered the crops and the association with fertility is clear. The sinister side of mountains was erupting volcanoes and earthquakes. Having lived in California, I can well relate to the landscape being "angry" when it shakes so vigorously.
The human sacrifices took place in Inca times apparently only for the most momentous occasions, such as famine, pestilence, earthquakes, the death of a ruler-god, or on a more "positive" side, the accession of a ruler.
I find the insistence on child sacrifice hard to believe. Child sacrifice was performed in ancient Israel (Abraham and Isaac) and in Greece (Agamemnon and Iphigenia) although the practice then shifted to other types of sacrifices. It has been argued that putting the most beautiful, cherished children to death was the greatest sacrifice that could be offered by people. The logic is that if one sacrifices what is most dear, the benefits are the greatest ("no pain, no gain" is the vestige of this logic).
It is said the Pizarro easily conquered the Incas because of the easy access provided by the Inca route and because of the disease
Blood Sacrifice - Today's Christian Videos
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Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac ? gotquestions.org from nofearinlove418
Why did God tell Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?, rationalchristianity.net
"Why then would God give this command? The point was for Abraham to demonstrate that he trusted God completely and placed him above all else, even his own son.1 Though God of course already knew that Abraham had faith in him, it was necessary for Abraham to prove it through action. "His faith was made complete by what he did" (James 2:21-23). Because of his actions, not only God but Abraham, his family and future generations knew that Abraham trusted God. This trust was important because it indicated that Abraham had the proper relationship with God (he was treating God as God deserves to be treated) and could benefit from God's good plans for his life.
Wasn't it wrong for Abraham to obey God?
God's command to Abraham was not wrong, for God has the right to take human life (see the article on God's moral authority) and therefore had the right to command Isaac's death. Abraham had known God for many years prior to this, so he knew God's character and knew that God had the right to give this command. Had Abraham initiated the sacrifice or followed the order of someone who was not authorized by God, then his act would have been wrong.
Furthermore, Abraham knew that God had promised him offspring through Isaac, so this gave him reason to believe that God did not intend for Isaac to die permanently:
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned." Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death. (Hebrews 11:17-19) ...
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Life: Belief, Faith, Hope, Trust, etc....