Christianity involves human sacrifice

And he said to them, “This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice for many.” Mark 14:24  Those who are trying to force you to be circumcised want to look good to others. They don’t want to be persecuted for teaching that the cross of Christ alone can save. Gal. 6:12

The need for atoning blood sacrifice makes Christianity sound so weird.  It’s easier to explain the benefits surrounding the results of salvation, like community or personal transformation, than it is to explain the necessity for Jesus’ crucifixion to make salvation possible. Only the Holy Spirit can make sin look bad enough to sinners to warrant the cross.

Lord, I confess that I need the atoning blood of Christ. Help those who don’t get it yet to understand.