THE BLOOD ATONEMENT FOR SINS
Jesse M. Hendley
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to
Genesis 3:21 and we are beginning a study of the wonderful
truth of Sacrifice For Sin, or what Sacrifice means in the
Bible, what the meaning of the Blood is, in the Bible, and
the meaning of the Cross. We find that all through the
Bible. Someone has well said that there are two threads
that run through the Bible. One is the golden thread of the
Coming of the Lord, and the other is the scarlet thread of
the Blood Atonement, the fact that God says (as recorded in
the New Testament) that without the shedding of blood there
is NO FORGIVENESS of sins. Along with that passage,
"Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of
sins," we have this wonderful statement in Leviticus 17:11,
"It is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."
Let us take for our text then that wonderful statement in
the Book of Hebrews, "Without the shedding of blood there
is no forgiveness of sins." It means that WITH the shedding
of blood THERE IS forgiveness of sins. In other words, God
cannot forgive our sins unless there is shedding of blood.
This is not an isolated truth. ALL THROUGH the Bible we
find the wonderful fact that BLOOD CLEANSES FROM SIN.
In the Book of Genesis, chapter 3, verse 21, we read these
words: "Unto Adam and to his wife did the Lord God make
coats of skins, and clothed them."
Adam and Eve had been created by God. In Genesis 1 we have
"God." In Genesis 2 we have "God and man." Everything is
wonderful, no sin, no sorrow, no tears, no heartaches, no
death, no suffering. Then, the devil comes on the scene and
tempts Adam and Eve to turn their backs on God and obey
him, and the result was that they obeyed the devil rather
than God. SIN is lawlessness, refusal to comply with God's
laws. SIN came into the world. Immediately, CONSCIENCE was
awakened and they fled from the Presenc ...
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