The Fight for God’s Favorite Kind of Worship

My latest article, “The World’s First Worship War,” is now up at the Worldview Church website.  Here’s an excerpt:

Some have suggested that God’s rejection of Cain’s worship had to do with the kind of offering he brought, while Abel seemed to be accepted because he offered the right kind of worship. They argue that only a blood sacrifice is pleasing to God, so God rejected Cain because he worshipped the wrong way.  But this took place long before God had given any specific instructions about sacrifices, and the word used in Genesis 4 is “offering,” not “sacrifice.”  When the Lord did lay down guidelines later in the Law, those directives allowed for first fruit offerings from field and flock (Leviticus 2:1-16Numbers 18:14-17) . . .  read the rest here

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