In the Old Testament, we can read about how the man offers God sacrifices in the form of animals or even of other humans.
“Then to the sons of Israel you shall speak, saying, ‘Take a male goat for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both one year old, without defect, for a burnt offering, and an ox and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD, and a grain offering mixed with oil; for today the LORD will appear to you.”
God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
Now we should ask. Did God ask for these sacrifices? Why would God make us kill other beings and how would He benefit from such sacrifice? As long as we want to believe and interpret everything that we read in the Holy books, some do not make sense. Maybe the interpretation and the metaphors got lost in translation.
Relatively recent I had a discussion with a passionate web commenter who said that if God would ask, he will be ready to kill and he brought forth the Bible example. First, we must understand that we live in different times. We awaken more and have a better understanding of life. It is not any longer a matter of survival unless we delude ourselves. Unfortunately, those misinterpretations have created the fanatics that will do anything in the name of God. It was happening in Judaism, Christianity, Islam or Hinduism as well.
We should be clear about that. God does not like the killing. God is The Creator and not the destroyer, God is the love, and it is no way that love can turn into the killing. We, Humans, came with ideas and distortions sometimes even with an evil intention. We kill and eat animals pretending that they have no soul. We kill people saying that do not believe in our God. We become creative trying to justify our wrongs, but our Souls cannot agree with that, as hard as we, the minds are trying.
It is an extraordinary expression that was promoted through Christianity as “WWJD” which it means “What would Jesus do?” Before taking any action that we believe is right, we should ask ourselves that question. Would Jesus kill? Would Jesus cheat and steal? We already know the answers and that what God has revealed to us through Jesus, His great messenger. That is God speaking, and we should agree that is no way that God will instruct us to kill. In the name of God we should love each other, nothing more.