Artwork: "It Is Finished" by William Hallmark  copyright.
Used with permission, courtesy of Christ Centered Art.


"Is the Blood of Christ Good Enough?"

One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart. She responded to God’s call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. But, the change in her was evident. As time went on she became a faithful member of the church. She eventually became involved in the ministry, teaching young children.

It was not very long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye and heart of the pastor’s son. The relationship grew and they began to make wedding plans. This is when the problems began. You see, about one half of the church did not think that a woman with a past such as hers, was suitable for a pastor’s son. The church began to argue and fight about the matter.

So they decided to have a meeting. As the people made their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting was getting completely out of hand. The young woman became very upset about all the things being brought up about her past. As she began to cry the pastor’s son stood to speak and his statement was this;

“My fiancée's past is not what is on trial here. What you are questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus to wash away sin. Today you have put the blood of Jesus on trial. So, does it wash away sin or not?”

The whole church began to realize that they had been slandering the blood of Jesus Christ.

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 Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a weapon  against our brothers and sisters  (and against ourselves, too).

 Forgiveness is a very foundational part of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood of Jesus does not cleanse the OTHER person completely, then it cannot cleanse US completely.

 If that is the case, then all of us are condemned to eternal damnation and  separation from God.

"For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
Romans 3:23 . . . Praise the Lord for His mercy, grace and love!)

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