Why does God mandate innocent blood as atonement for sin?
Our Creator’s response to sin is so strong and objectionable that the only payment, atonement, appeasement, He will accept for mediation of that sin is innocent blood, why?
Why has the Earth been created, our genome?
What most people are unaware of is the causation for our creation in Time; that is, we are the product of and response to an unfathomable rebellion, a coup d’état if you will, that manifest in the Kingdom of God, a Spiritual Kingdom where nothing impure is permitted to exist due to the destructiveness of sin (Revelation 21:27). This unfathomable rebellion is of such magnitude that it involves one-third of the Heavenly hosts and due to its potential to cause great harm, the Father commissioned the Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:35), to procure elements from the unseen spiritual realm and fashion those elements into matter that can be apprehended by “life” constrained by Time and flesh and physics (Hebrews 11:3; Genesis 1; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1)…this creation narrative was performed for cause with rapidity in six twenty-four-hour days (Genesis 1).
Our entire creation in the temporary realm of Time is exclusively a response to and a repository for a literal WAR that was raging in the Spiritual Kingdom and said conflict was extricated from the Kingdom and placed within the constraints of Time and physics to be dealt with by our Creator HERE and limit the destruction to His eternal Kingdom (Luke 10:18); in fact, the primary reason the Son of God, Jesus Christ, entered Time was “to destroy the works of the Devil” for your benefit (1 John 3:8b).
Why innocent blood as payment for sin?
It is SIN that initiated the war in God’s Kingdom and God is completely and thoroughly opposed to sin for this reason and the seriousness of sin is reflected in God’s righteous decree that the soul that sins will die and only the shed blood of innocence will make atonement for that sin (Leviticus 17:11). Our Creator will NOT accept just any form of blood for atonement but the atoning sacrifice must be without blemish, spot, wrinkle…perfection…this was foreshadowed by the Law Covenant with Israel’s children through the mandates relevant to the animals subject to sacrifice and the perfection, the mandated testing and inspection of those animals prior to their submission for ceremonial sacrifice; problem is, the blood of animals could never take away or cleanse humanity of the stain of sin (Hebrews 10:4).
As early as Genesis 3:21, Elohim demonstrated that He HIMSELF in perfect righteousness, sinless perfection, would provide innocent blood as atonement for our sin apart from our own human efforts to make ourselves acceptable through human conduct; that is, Elohim rejected Adam’s attempt to cover his sin and shame with the work of his hands i.e. fig leaves and Elohim proceeded to shed innocent blood and take the garments of animals and clothe Adam and his wife in an imputed robe of righteousness; this imputed robe of righteousness, foreshadowed as a prophecy in Genesis 3:21, was ultimately fulfilled by Elohim Himself in the body of Jesus Christ 4000-years later on a Roman Cross outside of the gates of Jerusalem with the words “It is finished” (John 19:30).
Your sin is serious and will culminate in your death in Hell lest you repent and accept the imputation of Jesus’ righteousness over your life by faith in Him as your Lord believing that He died to pay your sin-debt , a lethal debt you could never pay yourself (John 3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 8:24; John 14:6). DO NOT for one moment think that our Holy God will permit your unrepentant, unredeemed, sin to enter His Kingdom! Faith in Jesus is the KEY to the Kingdom via the forgiveness of sin, the redemption of the soul and a new-nature infused within the “new man” via the “new birth” that is acceptable to the Father (John 14:6; John 3; 2 Corinthians 5:17).
It is our Creator’s selfless love and sacrifice for His created beings that will ensure His volitional relationship with the angelic creation and the redeemed in Christ continues with integrity and sincerity with reciprocal intimacy while the horror, death, suffering, war, disease, in this temporary World initiated by the Evil One, by sin, over the previous 6000-years will act as an effective bulwark against future rebellion in the Kingdom where free will remains extant by necessity.