SACRIFICE (offering): the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim. Biblically, offerings were made unto God of various items and animals in order to cover sin and allow man to have communion with God. We learn in the book of Hebrews that these sacrifices actually had no power to remove sin, but were symbolic of the sacrifice God's only begotten Son would make when He came into the world. Jesus is called the Lamb of God, because He is God's perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind. Faith in Jesus and His sacrifice for our sins actually cleanses sin away for all time. When Christ rules on a renewed Earth for 1,000 years, called the Kingdom Age, the sacrificial system of the Old Testament times will be restored in memorial of the sacrifice of Christ upon the cross.