Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Paul Kretzmann

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Isaiah 1:11-15; 1 Samuel 15:22; Psalm 50:9-13; Exodus 5:21; Genesis 8:21; Numbers 15:3; Matthew 5:13; Joel 2:20; Exodus 23:17; Exodus 16:21-30; Deuteronomy 16:16; Exodus 20:8; Exodus 21:15; Nehemiah 10:31; Jeremiah 17:21; Exodus 20:10; Leviticus 23:5; Isaiah 58:13; Exodus 35:3; Deuteronomy 5:12; Leviticus 25:3; Numbers 28:9-10; Exodus 12:2; Exodus 12:8; Zephaniah 1:12; Deuteronomy 16:3; Exodus 12:39;


Modernist deny the fact that Sacrifices belonged to the essence or the Old Testament Temple worship. They declare the Old Testament sacrifices to have been foreign elements in the Old Testament worship, tolerated by Moses, but criticized by the prophets. One of the prophecies quoted to show that the Lord disapproved of the sacrifices of Israel is Isaiah 1,11. Every unprejudiced reader of the Bible, however, will see that sacrifices constitute the center of the Old Testament worship. For God accepted these sacrifices as an atonement for sins because they pointed to the complete sacrifice of Christ.

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