THE BLOOD OF CHRIST

E.R. Hall, Jr.

          The majority of religious denominations, which I am familiar with, believe that salvation from sin comes through the blood of Christ. In this respect, they are correct. If salvation could be had without His blood, there would have been no need for Christ coming to this world and dying on the cross. Thus, the blood of Christ is absolutely essential when it comes to our being cleansed from sin. Jesus Himself said, "For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28) So, while there is agreement in the religious world concerning the need of Christ's blood for the remission of sins, there is much discord over the question: How do we contact the blood of Christ?

          Ask yourself: Are you willing to accept the Bible's answer to this question? If so, read on. If not, read on anyway! 

          "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection:” (Romans 6:3-5). Christ shed His blood in His death. When we are baptized into His death, we contact the blood which He shed in His death. Is that not simple to understand? It is so simple we would have to have help to misunderstand! We are baptized INTO His death and we are buried WITH Him by baptism. Baptism relates to BOTH the death and burial of Jesus Christ. Yes, His blood was shed on the cross sometime before His burial but the plain words of Romans 6:3 are: "baptized into His death"

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          From what Romans 6:3-5 teaches, what possible conclusion could anyone reach than we are to contact the blood of Christ in baptism? Have you contacted the blood of Christ?