Jeremiah 7:22-23 22"For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices. 23"But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.' Psalm 40:6 6Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required. Psalm 51:15-17 15 O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise. 16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. Hebrews 10:8 8After saying above, "SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU TAKEN PLEASURE in them" (which are offered according to the Law), According to the Bible, in multiple places, God never desired animal sacrifices and burnt offerings? So why did they do this? Why is it even a part of the Law? Was it, perhaps, purely for the benefit of the priest’s stomach? Hmmm… It certainly would be a great little way to get the choicest most delicious meat in the land for you and your family, in perpetuity, without ever having to pay for it or raise it yourself. Hmmm… Excuse me just a second…It is time for lunch… Munch, Munch…Chew, Chew… What a great little racket…Chew, Chew! Provide me with your finest food or burn in hell forever! Something has to burn one way or the other! Step right up folks… Munch, Munch… who will it be? Your sorry, guilty, self, in hell, for all eternity, or your innocent animal right now? Perhaps this is where they got the idea for the television show, “Fear Factor”! God will love you… Pardon me once again… Chew, Chew… Gulp… Sorry… only if you cook me some dinner! Does this seem like cruel bondage to anyone else? There is another curios little passage regarding this topic in the Book of Acts, in the Bible. Acts 21:26 26Then Paul took the men, and the next day, purifying himself along with them, went into the temple giving notice of the completion of the days of purification, until the sacrifice was offered for each one of them. Now what exactly might Paul be up to here, being a Christian? Why did he need any sacrifice offered for his sin according to the Law? Was not the sacrifice of Jesus sufficient for Paul? And even according to the scriptures quoted above clearly God never even wanted sacrifices, so again why is Paul subjecting himself to this practice himself? Anybody have a good answer? It just blows my mind (what’s left of it) that they never seem to teach these simple truths in Sunday school anymore! What has become of the faith? Why are they hiding the truth from their own people? What do you all think?