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SALVATION QUESTION 31
What does people mean when they say "I'm saved through the blood of Christ? " In what way does the blood save?
The blood of Christ and the death of Christ doesn't have exactly the same meaning. In Romans 6:23 we read, "The wages of sin is death..." This means that the unsaved would eventually die physically, and later be raised to suffer the second death, spoken of in Revelation 20:14-15. This is the second death. Revelation 20:14.
The death of Christ for our sins was on this behalf. He disannulled this penalty for all those who trust Him. Hebrews 9:26 says "...He put away (disannulled) sin by the sacrifice of Himself. Since He dealt with the crime, the penalty is disannulled. When the Bible says Christ died 'for" our sins - 1 Corinthians 15:3 that little preposition means "as bending over one to protect them" He died "on our behalf" This protected us, those that have trusted Him, from the awful "wages of our sins"
The blood of Christ shed at Calvary speaks about the same thing, but from a different angle. Since, "the life of the flesh is in the blood" God says, "I have given it for an atonement for the soul." Leviticus 17:11. " But the flesh with the life thereof is in the blood," Genesis 9:4. Blood speaks of life. The shed blood of Christ speaks of the life that He gave. His life and blood were "holy, harmless, undefiled, and separated from sinners," Hebrews 7:26. "The good shepherd GIVETH HIS LIFE for the sheep, John 10:11. Others could have died for sinners, but they would not be acceptable to God because they were not sinless themselves. The sinless life and blood of Christ put value to His death. Herein lies the value of the SHED BLOOD OF CHRIST. Without it no forgiveness, Hebrews 9:22.
Have you trusted that blood and death? Have you received the Saviour yet? "Today if you will hear His voice harden not your hearts." Hebrews 3:15
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated March 1st, 2014 by Sandra Felix