Lesson 15

The Cleansing Blood of Christ

     Hebrews 9:22 says, "Without shedding of blood there is no remission."  I John 1:7 tells us that "The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin."  God, in choosing the cleansing agent for our sins, chose the very best that He had, the blood of His own Son.  It is by the precious blood of our Lord, that we are cleansed from all of our sins.  Revelation 1:5 says, "To Him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood."  Yes, it is only by the blood of our Lord, that we get our sins washed away.  John 19:34 says, "But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out."  Jesus shed His blood for us, in His death, when He died on the cruel cross of Calvary.

     How do we come into contact with that cleansing blood, which our Lord shed in his death, in order to have our sins washed away?  Romans 6:3 tells us how.  "Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?"  Since Christ shed His blood in His death, when a person is baptized into our Lord's death, it is there that he spiritually comes into contact with the blood of Christ and his sins are then washed away.  Baptism is the only means of reaching His death by being "baptized into His death", where His blood was shed, so we can have forgiveness of our sins.  So, when Ananias told Paul in Acts 22:16, "And now why are you waiting?  Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins," it was the blood of Christ that washed away Paul's sins when he was baptized.

     There are many differing humanly devised plans of salvation with their flowery theological phrases.  One of these says all you have to do is "accept Jesus as your personal saviour" and then "say the sinner's prayer" to be saved.  Others say you must be sprinkled, or touch the radio, or speak in an unknown tongue in order to be saved.  There is not a verse in the Bible that teaches any of this.  All of these are false and become a mockery of God and what He says in the Bible.  But as we are told in Galatians 1:7, "But there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ."  These perverted humanly invented plans of salvation will result in many good people being lost.  If people would only read the Bible for themselves to see what God requires to be saved so they can go to Heaven.

     Salvation does not originate with men but with God.  The Lord's salvation is offered on His terms, not ours.  To refuse the Lord's terms of salvation and pardon is to forfeit eternal life in Heaven.   

     Have you been baptized to have your sins washed away by the blood of Christ?  If you haven't, then you still have every sin that you have ever committed.  Your sins have separated you from God.  With your sins you can't go to Heaven to be with God when you die, but you will have to go to the eternal punishment of Hell where there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth forever and ever.  You may have been baptized into a denominational church, but not for remission of your sins so you can be saved.  If you have not been baptized for the remission of your sins, so that you can be saved, then the blood of Christ will be of no benefit to you, and Christís death for you was in vain.  But please take advantage of Christ having died for you.  Only you can do this for yourself.

Questions Lesson 15

The Cleansing Blood Of Christ
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1)  (1 John 1:7 & Revelation 1:5) What cleanses us from all sin?

       We have no sin to be cleansed.

       Nothing can.

       The blood of Christ.

2)  We are cleansed from our sins when we are washed in the blood of Christ.

3)  (John 19:34) Where did Christ shed His blood for us.

       In His death on the cross.

       When He cut His finger.

       He never shed any blood.

4)  Our sins are washed away when we come into contact with the cleansing blood of Christ.

5)  (Romans 6:3) How do we get into Christ's death to spiritually come into contact with His blood?

       When we die physically.

       When we are baptized into His death.

       We can't spiritually come into contact with His blood.

6) We come into contact with the saving blood of Christ when we are baptized into His death.

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