"God doesn't demand blood to atone for our sins. Prayer and repentance are all that's required. Your sacrificed Jesus died for nothing."
Leviticus 17: 11 "For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for our souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement."
By the way, Y'shua wasn't sacrificed. He offered/martyred himself, against which there is NO law!
Furthermore, how many mere men do you know whose death caused an earthquake and the sun the quit shining, darkness, with graves opening, after their resurrection? Even the demons knew who he was, as did the Roman soldier….
Our friend, Ian Michaels, Leader/Teacher at Congregation Beth Menuchah, adds the following:
If prayer and repentance was all that's needed, then why didn't YHWH just have Adam & Eve pray and repent? No! A sacrifice was required which is why the text tells us that it was YHWH Himself who made the sacrifice of an innocent animal to clothe their nakedness (Gen.3:21).
Incidentally, for those who have a Hebrew Tanach, from the ayin in the word for "skins" count 7 letters from right to left ( a shin) then 7 letters again right to left ( a yod). This is an embedded equidistant letter sequence giving a 3 letter spelling of "Y'shua". Not convinced? Then go to Gen. 3:15 and count out the 4 letter spelling of His name from the yod in the word "ah'sheet". It's a 69 letter skip from left to right spelling yod-shin-waw-ayin removing all doubt as to what the name of the seed of the woman will be.
For those who wish to insist that mere men cannot atone for the sins of others, please explain these scriptures:
Exodus 28: 36 "You are to make an ornament of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal, 'Set apart for ADONAI.' 37 Fasten it to the turban with a blue cord, on the front of the turban, 38 over Aharon's forehead. Because Aharon bears the guilt for any errors committed by the people of Isra'el in consecrating their holy gifts, this ornament is always to be on his forehead, so that the gifts for ADONAI will be accepted by him.
Leviticus 6: 25 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'This is the law of the sin offering: in the place where the burnt offering is slain the sin offering shall be slain before the LORD; it is most holy. 26'The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it. It shall be eaten in a holy place, in the court of the tent of meeting. 27'Anyone who touches its flesh will become consecrated; and when any of its blood splashes on a garment, in a holy place you shall wash what was splashed on.…
Leviticus 10: 16 Then Moshe carefully investigated what had happened to the goat of the sin offering and discovered that it had been burned up. He became angry with El'azar and Itamar, the remaining sons of Aharon, and asked, 17 "Why didn't you eat the sin offering in the area of the sanctuary, since it is especially holy? He gave it to you to take away the guilt of the community, to make atonement for them before ADONAI.