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So the Christian account of Jesus’ trial is unconvincing. If we read what Jesus is supposed to have said at his trial we can see that all the accounts of it are fabrications. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus “gave no answer”, (Matt :) and “made no reply, not even to a single charge, to the great amazement of the governor” (Matt :) during his trial. In a complete contradiction to this the Gospel of John claims that Jesus answered charges, asked questions and spoke much during his trial (Jn :-).
By “this generation” he was obviously referring to the people he was addressing. On another occasion he again told the people who stood listening to him that some of them would still be alive when the end of the world came. I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom (Matt :). On every one of these points Jesus’ prophecies proved to be wrong. e people who lived at his time have been dead for , years and the world has not ended nor has Jesus returned.
He is to remove the crop with its contents and throw it to the east side of the altar, where the ashes are. He shall tear it open by the wings, not severing it completely, and then the priest shall burn it on the wood that is on the fire on the side of the altar (Lev :-). God tells us that when the meat, fat, skin, bone and hair of the sacrificial victims are thrown in the fire and burned, he likes the smell of it (Lev :, :). But not all the sacrifices God demanded were animals; sometimes he demanded even human sacrifices.