I have posted 8 studies on the atonement and how it is under attack. It may help to go back and read the first 8. The doctrine of the blood atonement is under great attack by both the lost world and also the liberal church. It is hard to believe that there are Pastors preaching that the cross was not necessary and that Jesus died needlessly. However, this heresy is becoming more and more popular among the false teachers and pastors that are influencing believers everywhere.
In the first 8 studies we looked at the blood atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ bringing about...
1. ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL;
2. REMISSION OF SINS;
3. LIFE AND PEACE;
6. WE ARE MADE CLOSE;
7. A PURE CONSCIENCE
The 8th thing concerning the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is "CLEANSING FROM SIN". We sing the song "What can wash away my sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus." Yet, many believers continue to live in sin, live in the gult of sin, be held in bondage to their sin, or try to earn cleansing of sin by some religious act. I can't even imagine a cross-less Christ. The whole purpose of Him coming in the flesh of man was to die so that He could pay the ransom and redeem us.
If we continue in sin there is no more sacrifice that can be given. We need to apply the poured out blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins to be cleansed.
1 John 1:7 ESV But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 Peter 1:18-19 ESV knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, (19) but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
Hebrews 9:22 ESV Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..