One of the most insane teachings, I have encountered are those who believe Jesus Christ will reinstitute animal sacrifices in the "millennial" kingdom. This is tied to the last article on this blog, where they look forward to the temple being rebuilt in Jerusalem [even if used for some time by the Antichrist]. They back this up with Chapter 43 in the book of Ezekiel namely Ezekiel 43:40-48.
This is some immense bunk being sold in the hyper-dispensationalist-Zionist "evangelical" community. See here, from someone who believes this way, they seriously believe the animal sacrifices will be brought back supposedly to deal with sin in the millennial kingdom. Here the over-riding error comes in, based on the temple teachings, that I discussed earlier:
"The passage that is the most extensive, giving the greatest detail, is Ezekiel 43:18-46:24. It should be noted that this is part of a greater passage dealing with the millennial kingdom, a passage that begins with Ezekiel 40. In Ezekiel 40, the Lord begins to give details of the temple that will exist during
the millennial kingdom, a temple that dwarfs all other temples previously built, even Herod’s temple that was quite large, which existed during the earthly ministry of Christ.
After giving details concerning the size and appearance of the temple and the altar, the Lord then begins to give detailed instruction as to the animal sacrifices that will be offered (Ezekiel 43:18-27). In chapter 44, the Lord gives instructions as to who will be offering sacrifices to the Lord. The Lord states that all of the Levites will not be offering blood and fat to the Lord due to previous sin; it will be those from the lineage of Zadok (verse 15). Chapters 45 and 46 continue to mention that animal sacrifices will be made."
Not every pretrib or dispensationalist teacher believes this but there are many that do, Walvrood, J Dwight Pentecost, Tim LaHaye, [see here too] as well as many others. According to this website, Chuck Smith has preached this and is quoted as saying:
“Even as we have our communion service in remembrance of what Jesus did in his death for our sins, so when sacrifices are re-instituted in the kingdom age, they will not be for the purpose of putting away sin, but they will be memorial offerings by which we will be reminded of that sacrifice by which the sins were put away and we will be looking back at the cross and the sacrifices that was made there by Jesus Christ.” (Ezekiel 40-48 (1979-82 Audio), Chuck Smith, Start: 22:40 End: 27:45)
To be honest, this idea of "new" animal sacrifices is beyond bizarre. It actually moves everyone back to animal sacrifices that Jesus Christ had done away with.
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Now let's look at even more scripture:
Hebrews 10 tells us the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is FOREVER!
Hbr 10:11 ¶ And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
Hbr 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Hbr 10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Hbr 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Back in Hebrews 7, we read:
Hbr 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
Hbr 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, [maketh] the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
There are many other verses that speak against this too:
Mat 12:6 But I say unto you, That in this place is [one] greater than the temple.
Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
This proves the idea of ANIMAL SACRIFICES DURING THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM as BEING FALSE:
Hbr 10:6 In burnt offerings and [sacrifices] for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Hbr 10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and [offering] for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure [therein]; which are offered by the law;
Talmudic Jews and Kabbalists WANT THE JEWISH TEMPLE SACRIFICES BACK because they do not believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah. What are we to make of "Christians" who teach they will get their wish one day? Even here the Catholic flavor of never-ending sacrifices [of the Catholic Mass] being needed for "sin" via their false priesthood is present instead of trusting in the blood of Jesus Christ. This is a slap against Jesus and the shed blood of the Lamb and blasphemy beyond measure. To me this smacks of definite infiltrators who wish to deceive.