SIn the Old Testament of the Bible, God’s people were enslaved in Egypt for over 400 years. God used Moses, as mediator, to eventually rescue his people. As part of the plan for freedom, each household was instructed to sacrifice a baby sheep. Sounds crude, right? If our sin (a kind of interior slavery) leads to death, then something has to die. Right from the beginning, when humans offended God they needed to find a way to make atonement (repair the wrong). Instead of giving up their own life, a lamb acted as substitute for the sinful person; life for life.