Thursday, April 05, 2012

From The Mouth Of Swedes

So, of course, I see a few somethings. Check it-
this was posted on reddit; a Swedish six year old was asked about "Easter".
Reddit is "Mock Central Command", especially dismissive of Christianity and Conservative ideals (hint-stuff I know to be true).
So why yammer, Doug, about a reddit post?
"We celebrate easter so we can eat candy." 
I don't celebrate easter, but I love candy!
"Jesus? That sounds like a goat."
Exactly, six year old Swedish child!
" 7“He shall take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 
8“Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for the LORD and the other lot for the £scapegoat. 
9“Then Aaron shall offer the goat on which the lot for the LORD fell, and make it a sin offering. 
10“But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat." Leviticus 16:7-10
Ceremonies and sacrifices in the Old Testament were a sign and a shadow of what Christ would do on the cross. Jesus was both the goat offered as an offering of sin AND the scapegoat sent out into the wilderness (in that He was crucified outside the city of Jerusalem.)
John the Baptist recognized this: "29The next day he saw* Jesus coming to him and said*, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29
Of course, the Swede kinder didn't know anything beyond, "Candy". But there was truth in the statement that Jesus 'sounds like a goat'.
Remember the movie "The Ten Commandments? The children of Israel commanded to sacrifice a lamb, taking the blood and applying it to the lintel of the door of their houses? It says in Exodus 12:23
"23“For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you." 
Passover. That was another 'fore-shadowing' of Christ on the cross, where His blood was shed to save those who would otherwise be destroyed. 
Huh. All of that from a post on reddit. 


1 comment:

Doug said...

Cut from the post was an aside about the churches being full this weekend.
It doesn't matter per denom-all churches fill up on "easter" and Christmas.
I miss more services due to my schedule now, but I love being in church, among my church family. We love to gather together to worship God.