Christianity Such a Bloody Belief

Christianity is a bloody belief.

Way back in the book of Genesis we learn that blood sacrifices pleased God. But why? Why did God accept the offering of Cain but not Able?

3 ¶ And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 ¶ And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. Genesis chapter 4

Why at Passover time  did God direct a lamb to be killed and the blood sacrificed be sprinkled of each door? God said, “When I see the blood I will pass over you.” Other wise the first born would in every family would the death angel kill.

Why is the blood sacrifices found throughout the Bible so important to God?

First let’s take a look at blood. We learn from scientist that blood does many things in our bodies. It cleanses, carries oxygen throughout our bodies and nutrients to feed our body.

Back in the book of Leviticus the Bible says:

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Leviticus 17:11

Notice it say the life of the flesh. Now listen to something Jesus said as He was preparing to go to the cross and shed His blood:

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

After Jesus died on the cross we read this:

33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. John chapter 19

We learn from the medical profession when both blood and water flows it is a sign that all the blood has been expended. You see Jesus spilled ALL His blood as an atonement for our sins. Not ordinary blood but the blood of the only begotten son of God.

Truly the greatest act of love was the sacrifice God made on Calvary.

Have you yet put your trust in Him and Him only as your only hope? He is a wonderful Saviour. He is the only Saviour. I bid you to do so today. Do so while you still have the opportunity. Never will you regret it. For all eternity you will be glad you did it.

I love the song “Nothing but the Blood:

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow,
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

[Chorus]

This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

[Chorus]

Glory! Glory! This I sing
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Not Marry, not the church, not in your efforts to be good but in Him, the Saviour. The one who willingly gave His life for our life. Jesus said:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Oh what a wonderful Saviour. More later as I recall…….

 

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