All You Need is Blood? Refuting the Church’s Core Doctrine of Sin and Atonement!
Christians are surprised to discover their church’s cornerstone creed, “without the shedding of blood there is no atonement,” which famously appears in Hebrews 9:22, is not found anywhere in the Jewish Scriptures. Although the footnote for Hebrews 9:22 in every annotated Christian Bible references Leviticus 17:11 as the source and authority for this doctrine, this idea is unbiblical and denounced by the Jewish prophets.
In this lively broadcast, Rabbi Singer points to the Bible and demonstrates that there is no Christian voice in the Jewish Scriptures. Singer illustrates this point by probing the Guilt Offering and shows that the Christian doctrine of substitutionary atonement—the notion that only unblemished sacrificial blood can propitiate God’s wrath and atone for sin—has no greater foes than the prophets of Israel.