• To aid their propaganda that he is God. Just because they say he is God doesn't mean he is. I have said that I am God does that mean I am God? NO! IT means I am a liar seeking psychological control over you just like the people who made up the lie that Bigfoot actually exists! LOL
    • Nick Batchelor
      Jesus never claimed to be God but His Son.
    • we are dough
      Is that like a Nissan Primera....?
  • You're not going to 'get this' if you don't believe in God or the Bible as the Word of God, De V il, but the Bible calls him the Lamb because the Jews were required to make a blood atonement for their sins by sacrificing a spotless lamb every year to appease God. Jesus was sent from God to be the spotless (without sin)sacrifice for our sins once and for all, and because his Father, God, gave him as the ultimate sacrifice for sin, he is called the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Jesus was born of a human woman, Mary, but his Father was the Holy Spirit, so he is deity as well. The Bible actually says that if you believe in one God you do well, the devils believe and tremble. The devils know that hell was created for the devil and his angels and they know that they are going to go there and that is why they tremble! I think the devils have more faith than some people who call themselves Christians but don't really know what they believe!
    • Nick Batchelor
      I appreciate your comments but there is no such thing as a burning hell or place of torture.
    • we are dough
      You've never been to Tunisia, then.....
  • It is a title with great Symbolism, drawn from the Old Testament. When the people of Israel were about to leave slavery in Egypt, God told them to sacrifice a perfect lamb and put its blood on the door of their houses. In this way, their houses would be spared the creeping death that hit the Egyptians. It was called "The Passover" when God passed over the houses of the faithful. Then, in Jewish ritual, a perfect lamb was also offered each year as a substitute for the sins of the offrer. Jesus is called the Lamb of God because because, like the lamb in the Old Testament, he was offered as a sacrifice to save many (in Jesus' case the whole world from sin). His death brought mankind out of slavery to sin and death in a similar way that the death of the lambs in the OT enabled the People of Israel to be free from slavery in Egypt. JOhn the Baptist is the first to use the title for Jesus when he says "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." John 1:29 Each time you see Jesus given a title, you generally look back to the Old Testament to see what significance it has. eg Jesus is the Good Shepherd (look at Psalm 23)
    • we are dough
  • "Lamb of God (Latin: Agnus Dei) is one of the titles given to Jesus in the New Testament and consequently in the Christian tradition. It refers to Jesus' role as a sacrificial lamb atoning for the sins of man in Christian theology, harkening back to ancient Jewish Temple sacrifices in which a lamb was slain during the passover (the "Paschal Lamb", Hebrew: Korban Pesach), the blood was sprinkled on the altar, and the whole of the lamb was eaten. In the original Passover in Egypt, the blood was smeared on the door posts and lintel of each household (Exodus 12:1-28). The subject has been an important one in Christian art, covered at Agnus Dei." "Geza Vermes posited that the title Lamb of God does not necessarily refer to the metaphor of a sacrificial animal. He points out that in Galilean Aramaic the word talya, literally "lamb," had the common meaning of "male child". This is akin to "kid" meaning "child" in modern colloquial English. The female equivalent of Talya was Talitha, literally "ewe lamb" and figuratively "girl" (the word is found in the Narrative of the Daughter of Jairus). Thus, "Lamb of God" could have been a slang means of saying "Son of God" or "God's Kid". Those who reject this Lamb of God theology believe that since Jesus said the goats (kids) will go into the fire, it is blasphemous to call Jesus the "goat of God or Kid of God."" Source and further information:
  • Because he made the best GYROS, gyros are big in the mid-east!
  • I agree with top answer
  • He was born in the springtime, and drank a lot of mint sauce...
  • A lamb is acceptable to guidance...and by itself harms nothing...We all must ty and be like PAUL WAS. (1 Corinthians 11:1) Become imitators of me, just as I am of Christ.
    • pugwashjw65
      And in Jesus' day, lambs were acceptable as a sacrifice in the temple...and Jesus was SENT to us as a sacrifice to give his human life to PAY for the human race to again live without death...this will happen after Armageddon...1 Corinthians 15:26
  • It's symbolic.
    • we are dough
      Your answers are shambolic.....
    • Nosmo King
      At least I don't use inappropriate language in my answers. Have you seen your answer to this question?
  • Because He made Himself the blood sacrifice for the sins of man and womankind so we could be reunited with God just as the Jews used to sacrifice lambs for the same reason.
  • There is deep symbolic meaning to this name which i can only begin to explain, though not fully. People used to sacrifice sheep and jesus sacrified himself to save us. This is part of the reason. Also lambs are tender heartrd and a symbol of innocense whcih jesus was both of these things. Thats just the beginning of it im sure
  • He is called the lamb of God because the followers of Jesus are supposed to follow in his footsteps, as nothing more than, CATTLE. Christianity and other monotheistic programs are used as tools to keep people from real spiritual knowledge, and the power in the hands of those at the top. Satan is not "evil" as depicted in the Bible, and He and the other Gods (as in the Greek Gods etc) love humanity. Learn the TRUTH:
  • Its metaphorically. The Hebrews sacrificed lambs to God to stay in good relationship with God. When Jesus sacrificed Himself he was making himself the sacrificial lamb for all people for all time.
  • Jesus existed in heaven long before he was SENT to us. Proverbs 8: 22-31 He was the VERY first of Jehovah God's creations...before even the universe. The ' firstborn' of creation (Colossians 1:15) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; This is not the same as being the firstborn of Mary...on the earth. He was in human form for only his short lifetime...33 1/2 years. A ' lamb' is the ultimate of being of no harm to anyone...but this will not continue... (Revelation 6:2) And I saw, and look! a white horse, and the one seated on it had a bow; and a crown was given him, and he went out conquering and to complete his conquest. Jesus will ride out to eliminate wickedness and evil. No longer a harmless ' baby' or lamb. But a warrior. We have been warned.
  • The lamb represents suffering and triumphant. It was typically a "sacrificial animal" in the Old Testament, which symbolized gentleness, innocence and purity. A good example is found in the Israel's exodus from Egypt. (Exodus 12:3-7) The blood of the lamb was to be placed upon the doorposts of the houses to protect the firstborns from death. In other words, the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) Remission only comes by grace. By the Lamb of God, Jesus is the Redeemer. Ephesians 1:7 "In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace;"
    • ReiSan
      PeTA and ALF hate this deity who demanded that lambs be slaughtered. I think PeTA and SDA should have a war and hopefully most of both vile groups will be exterminated.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      In Christianity, animal sacrifices do not apply. Some religions still practice them like Satanism and Hinduism.
  • not sure why
  • In Jesus' day, the Jewish system required an animal sacrifice...And this could be anything from an expensive stock animal to two birds of little cost. Jesus was sent to us, via Mary, to PAY with his perfect life [ as a sacrifice ] to remove death from mankind... Death started here...Genesis 2: 16,17... And will end at Armageddon....1 Corinthians 15: 54,55 And those being obedient will continue to live, in the flesh, on the earth, with NO DEATH...FOREVER.
  • Get off this subject, you sound progressive, liberal and democrap! Stick to your brilliant arguments which don't make any sense!
  • Cos he was born in the Spring.
  • Jesus is “the Lamb of God.” (John 1:29, 36) Throughout the Bible, sheep played a notable role in the remission of sin and approach to God. For instance, after Abraham had demonstrated that he was willing to offer his son Isaac, he was told not to harm Isaac and was provided with a ram, or male sheep, as a substitute. (Gen. 22:12, 13) When the Israelites were delivered from Egypt, sheep again played a significant role, this time as part of “Jehovah’s passover.” (Ex. 12:1-13) Further, the Mosaic Law provided for the sacrifice of various animals, including sheep and goats.—Ex. 29:38-42; Lev. 5:6, 7.......2) None of those sacrifices—in fact, no sacrifice offered by humans—could bring permanent release from sin and death. (Heb. 10:1-4) Jesus, on the other hand, is “the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” This fact alone makes Jesus a treasure that outranks any material treasure that has ever been found.
  • Jesus was a sacrifice,,,just like lambs were in his the temple... He paid with his precious life to ELIMINATE death [ sin ] from the human family... (1 Corinthians 15:54, 55) But when this which is corruptible puts on incorruption and this which is mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will take place:
  • After Jesus got baptised and returned from being tempted by the Devil,John the Baptist introduced him as the lamb of God ,throughout the Bible sheep were offered in recognition of sin and approach to God ,this foreshadowed the sacrifice Jesus would undergo when he offered his life as a sacrifice on behalf of mankind . In 1 Corinthians 5:7 Jesus is referred to ,Passover Lamb
  • The Bible is not known for making sense. It should call him "Heh" or "Kuso" in Japanese, since he is a very poor fictional character. The basis plot of the Bible is so silly it is amazing that anyone could believe it is true. Believers allow vulgar emotions to outweigh reason in this matter.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      The Bible makes sense in the way that before faith was revealed in the New Testament, the Hebrews were under the Mosaic law to sacrifice animals.
  • not sure why
  • He was our atonement. In the story of the fall, Adam and Eve had trusted the nachash (bewitcher/shining one/beguiler), and not God, as a result of believing him, they fell, and as God said, if you eat thereof you will die. Hence, that separation from God through disobedience and loss of faith, came at a price which was death, as "the wages of sin is death." Of course there were other notable things, such as they became fearful of God, where they were not before, they felt exposed, where they hadn't, and so this shows that eating the seed of the tree of evil changed not only the dynamics of themselves, but also the world. This knowledge is reflected in Abel's offering in compared to Cane's in offering the best of his flock, he showed that he knew he deserved death, for the sin, whereas Cane did not. Hence, the sacrifices of animals were to be in placement for the sin which deserves death, that was inherited from the first parents, which is alive and well in our members, if you've ever deceived, or lied, or beguiled, or been greedy, selfish, prideful, etc these are all from sin, So as soon as the fall happened, the answer was already there, as the bible says, this mystery was from the beginning of the world, and so God knew that salvation was going to come, to end all sin offerings and to offer man a "choice"to be reconciled to him. Hence, Christ who was without sin, and who had the fullness of the Father, became the sacrifice, the final sacrifice, where he took sin and death a upon himself, and finished it all once and for all. There was a fore warning of this in the bible, when God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering, now since God had promised that Abraham would be the father of nations, he had to trust that God would fulfil his promise, so that even if he killed Isaac, that God could resurrect him. However, God replaced the offering with a ram, which showed what Christ was going to become. What Christ dying meant, was that we had hope of ever lasting life which we had lost in Eden, as the tree of life which is also a symbol of Christ, was guarded but we are to follow Christ, which means dying to the self/ego, and being born again of the spirit of God, for it is this which works in us, to unite itself to the soul, and so overcoming the sin in our members. Once you are of the spirit, you are no longer of the world.
  • This goes back to Ancient Isreal and the Mosaic Law. Under the Law a lamb was given as a sacrifice to God as a sin offering also when the Hebrews left Egypt after the last plague, they had to offer a lamb and mark the door posts with its blood for survival. Jesus Christ being the ransom sacrifice for all mankind is why he is called the "Lamb of God".
  • John the Baptizer, refer his bystanding listeners to the approaching Jesus Christ and say: “See, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world”? John 1:29, 36 In speaking of Jesus as a Lamb, of the sheep family, John may have had in mind the words of Isaiah 53:7: “He was being brought just like a sheep to the slaughtering.” And in the very last book of the Bible, from Revelation 5:6 forward, the glorified Jesus is 28 times spoken of as a figurative Lamb. This once slaughtered Lamb is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of Jehovah God. In agreement with that fact, one of the twelve apostles wrote to his fellow Christians and said: “It was not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, that you were delivered from your fruitless form of conduct received by tradition from your forefathers. But it was with precious blood, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, even Christ’s.” 1 Cor 5:7. Isaiah foretold that the Messiah would be brought just like a sheep to the slaughtering. Isa. 53:7 John the Baptist called Jesus “the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29
  • I'll tell you exactly why on the Passover it's the custom of the Jews to slaughter a lamb and to take its blood and offer that blood and the meat on the altar as a burnt sacrifice and to eat part of it. At the last supper which by the way was being held upon Jewish Passover Jesus Christ prepared the traditional Passover celebration and rented an expensive penthouse upper room to do that. Then he told his yes to recline well the Passover was traditionally served standing on your feet fully clothed ready to travel! They were standing tables that you would eat at at Passover this has been modified over the years of course. But Jesus told everybody to recline because he wanted everybody to know hey friends the running is over today I'm going to offer the final sacrifice for your sins you will never have to have another animal sacrifice or Passover again! And then after dinner Jesus took a loaf and red wine and he broke the loaf of bread up and said take this this symbolizes my body it's going to be broken for you tonight. Then he passed around a cup of red wine and he said take and drink this this symbolizes my blood that is going to be poured out for you this evening. And then they went out side and they sang songs and everybody fell asleep and about 4:00 in the morning the soldiers showed up to arrest Jesus. And after beating him up several times they took him to the Roman government who beat him up some more and then they crucified him. That is how Jesus Christ became the last Passover Lamb to ever be needed that is why the Bible says the lamb slain since the foundation of time. Because Jesus and God sat down and planned how to fix the mess knowing that Adam and Eve were going to eat the fruit.

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