THE RESULT OF BLOOD ATONEMENT
The one who understands and appreciates blood atonement, the one who has obeyed the gospel, the one who has been crucified with Christ is the one who can live the "Christ-life."
THE CHRIST-LIFE IS A LIFE OF FREEDOM FROM THE GUILT OF SIN: If there are sins in our life which are unrepented and unforgiven, guilt will follow. Freedom from sin and its guilt belongs to the one who has availed himself of blood atonement. Our sins are forgiven by the Savior's blood when we obey the gospel from the heart. (Romans 6:1-6; 16-18.)
THE CHRIST-LIFE IS A LIFE OF SERVING GOD BY SERVING MANKIND. The best way to live is to get outside of yourself through Christian service. You forget yourself through serving others. (Philippians 2:4.) "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2.)
THE CHRIST-LIFE IS A LIFE WHICH IS CONSTANTLY SEEKING TO KNOW THE TRUTH. Truth sets men free from sin. (John 8:31-32.) The Christian will seek to know truth; not just some brotherhood position. The Christ-life will be seeking truth about self, Christ and the depths of God's word. TRUTH! TRUTH! TRUTH! That is the only way to the "Christ-life."
THE CHRIST-LIFE IS A LIFE OF BEING LOVED AND LOVING? God's love for us is the motivating force behind all He has done for us. (Romans 5:6-10; John 3:16.) God's love for us should make us loving people. (1 John 4:16-21.)
For "heaven's sake" turn to Christ in trusting, obedient, loving faith to have your sins removed by the blood of Christ. You should then live the Christ-life with joy and eternal hope.
- - - - CHARLES BOX