article "The Sacrifice"
begins with the very old account of Abraham's
willingness to put his own son on the altar as a
sacrifice to the Almighty Lord. Both the Bible's
and the Qur'an's account of this event speak of the
Lord's provision of His own sacrifice to ransom the son
of Abraham/Ibrahim. The Bible sees in this a
picture of the greatest sacrifice, still to come
"The Sacrifice" explains how the prophets looked forward
to the coming of the greatest sacrifice, describing in
detail the suffering of Jesus the Messiah, using words
like, "We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of
us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on
him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:6) When
we look to Jesus as God's sacrifice for us, our sins are
"Can my sins be forgiven?").