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Only the Blood (14 of 14)
Series: CRACKING THE DAVINCI CODE
December 11, 2005
I. THE PRIORITY OF BLOOD IN THE ATONEMENT
II. THE POWER OF THE BLOOD IN THE ATONEMENT
III. THE PICTURE OF BLOOD IN THE ATONEMENT
A. The Old Testament term, "atonement"
1. The covering of sin (to remove or wipe our sin's guilt and obligation)
2. Noah was commanded to cover (atone) the ark inside and out with pitch, thus making
it waterproof and secure.
3. The priests covered the mercy seat (atonement seat) with the blood of a spotless lamb.
4. While sins in Old Testament times were temporarily covered by the blood of animals,
they were not permanently removed until the death of Christ on the cross.
5. Propitiation was made by a sacrifice. (Heb. 2:17)
6. Another aspect of atonement is to give a payment to secure favor or redemption.
7. In the Old Testament, atonement is a word used to describe the importance and
meaning of animal sacrifices.
8. When a person expressed faith in God by offering the sacrifices in obedience to God,
he was saved.
B. Atonement as a Theological Term
1. The New Testament, especially Hebrews, teaches that Old Testament pictured the
sacrifice of Christ.
2. Atonement in theological terms refers to all that Christ's death accomplished in order
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