Friday, February 22, 2008
"THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS SON CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN"
“… the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin."
(1 John 1:7)
A highly respected and very influential preacher stated in one of his sermons, "The forgiveness of sin always comes at the cost of repentance." This may sound right to most people, but it is a very deadly and serious error that is opposed to the Gospel of God’s grace and mercy in Christ Jesus.
The forgiveness of sins set forth in the Gospel is clearly forgiveness based solely upon the blood of Christ. Today's false Christianity preaches the forgiveness of sins based on faith, repentance, or a combination of the two. The forgiveness of sins comes at the cost of the blood of Christ, so that we see in His blood, His death, His cross, a perfect satisfaction to God's law and justice, whereby God can be both merciful and just, gracious and holy, compassionate and righteous, all based on the imputed righteousness of Christ.