IS THE BLOOD APPLIED?
the only way man's sins can be covered is through the blood of Christ, how
anxious we should be to find how that cleansing blood may be applied. There is
a one word answer to the question, "How is the blood applied?" - OBEDIENCE.
Somewhere, in the planning of our all-wise
God, the sinner must come in contact with that blood which is adequate to cover
his sin. Where? How? Some believe that the blood of Jesus is contacted the
moment the sinner believes in Jesus Christ. Certainly, we would not minimize
faith in Christ - it is essential to salvation. But, where is the scripture
which declares that Jesus' blood is contacted through faith alone?
Other sincere people believe we contact
the blood of Christ through repentance. We would not minimize repentance - it
is a part of "being saved." But again, we ask for a scripture which
shows us that we contact the blood through repentance.
Others conclude that the blood of Jesus is
applied through prayer. We would never want to minimize prayer, but where is
the scripture which tells us that the blood is applied through prayer?
I challenge you to show any place in DIVINE
RECORD where God declares that the sinner may contact the cleansing blood of
Christ other than the place indicated in Romans 6:3, "Know ye not, that so
many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his
death?" Where was His blood shed?
Jesus' blood was shed in His death. Then how is that blood to be contacted? God
says by being baptized into the death of Jesus Christ. Then how important is it
that we humbly obey the divine ordinance of baptism? In the act of baptism the
cleansing blood of Christ is applied!
By Charles Box,