I would like to state firstly that I in no way intend to offend anyone.
Its just when I was in the org I had major problems with the blood issue/death because of persecution. Many times we were taught that God does`nt ask us to do anything that he has`nt done himself. Now imagine everything the bible says about Jesus really did happen.
We were taught that God must have suffered so much in seeing his son die - this was ULTIMATE sacrifice. But God knew he was getting Jesus back within a few weeks. He knew this for a fact.
In our case, we are asked to make sacrifices (ourselves/children) and we are assured that Jehovah has done the same thing himself in J.C.
But we do not know for a fact that we will ever live again or see our dead loved ones. Nevertheless, we were to go ahead and do it anyway. (holocaust/malawi etc etc)
My point is, Jehovahs sacrifice does`nt seem to me to be much of a painful thing. He knew Jesus was getting life again, almost straight away. Our sacrifices would be much more painful to bear if we went through with them.
Anyone else have this thought or is it just me?