Speaker: Lukus Counterman - From the very beginning of history, the blood sacrifice of an innocent animal has played a part in man’s relationship with God. After Adam and Eve sinned against God in the Garden of Eden, God killed an innocent animal so they would have clothing for their naked bodies. Later, their sons, Cain and Abel, were told to offer an acceptable offering to God. When the nation of Israel was formed, it was given specific instructions regarding the establishment of a priesthood and sacrificial system. Again, innocent lambs would be regularly sacrificed for sins. Once a year, Israel’s high priest would kill a spotless lamb and take the blood into the “most holy place” (the part of the temple in which God manifested His presence) to present it before the LORD so that the sins of the nation would be atoned for (covered). All of these sacrifices served as pictures of a final and perfect sacrifice that God Himself would make for the sins of the world.