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By Jason Scott Jones, The Stream, May 10, 2022
Jason Jones is a senior contributor to The Stream. He is a film producer, author, activist and human rights worker.
If you had been present on the Hill of Calvary on Good Friday 2000 years ago, you would have witnessed the gruesome death of a man on a cross executed as a common criminal.
Only in the light of faith, however, would you have come to understand that experience as an atoning sacrifice that fulfilled the ancient imagery of the Paschal Lamb. The blood of the lamb applied to the doorposts and lintels of the Israelites’ homes saved them from the destroying angel, (Exodus 12:13) as it saves all humanity now from the power of the devil. The imagery of blood on wood has a long spiritual pedigree. …