Thursday, November 5, 2015

No Blood, No Forgiveness

Matthew 26:28 English Standard Version (ESV)
28 for this is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Hebrews 9:22 English Standard Version (ESV)
22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Ephesians 2:13 English Standard Version (ESV)
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Revelation 1:5-6 English Standard Version (ESV)
5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

I was speaking today with someone who is planning to lead a new age forgiveness circle this weekend.  For a fee those who attend can experience a false forgiveness,  one not bought with the blood of Christ.  There was so much I wanted to say but couldn't say because it was in a place where I was not allowed to speak of my Savior.  I finally dared to say that they only needed Jesus for forgiveness.  The reply was that the circle would be for those who don't come from that background.  How sad!   How very sad, indeed, it is to not know the forgiveness that can only be found at the foot of the cross.   How much more precious is that forgiveness now to me.  

Andy Cherry - Nothing But The Blood

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