The late Joseph Crea was a fixture on the old alt.bible.errancy discussion list. He along with Farrell Till and a few others brought rationality and common sense to their discussions with die-hard inerrantists--pointing out with clarity the many discrepancies in the Bible. The following from May 17, 2000, is one of those instances:
Christians then do not pray to the cross. The cross is a reminder
to us what was done there. We must also remember that "without
the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin." (Hebrews 9:22).
Funny, that's not what YHWH tells the Israelites back in the
Old Testament. Take a look at Leviticus chapter 5, which
covers the sacrifices needed to expiate sins. Starting at verse
5 we read that the optimal sacrifice is a female sheep or goat,
but [continuing at verse 6] if the contrite sinner can't afford
such, then two doves will do. Proceeding to verses 11-13 we
learn that if the repentant sinner can't even afford 2 doves,
THEN AN OFFERING OF FLOUR would suffice to produce
forgiveness of his sins. Blood, we can therefore see, is NOT
A NECESSITY for the forgiveness of sins. Either the writer of
Hebrews got it wrong, or else the author of Leviticus did.
Take your pick.