Does the fact that “your sins are take away once and for all” makes the Blood irrelevant?

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Today I received a comment and it said my last article suggested that when we tell people Jesus’ blood has cleanse your sins once and for all, there is no need to repent from sins and thus Jesus’ blood is irrelevant.

Let’s get this straight, the blood of Christ takes away your sins once and for all (John 1:29, Hebrews 10:4 read together with Hebrews 10:12). It is not linked to repentance. The Blood is God’s gift. It leads to repentance. True repentance is not repentance for sins, it is repentance from thinking your repentance saves you, that is your religion and works curry favour from God (Mark 1:15) (Luke 3:8). True repentance is knowing you can’t and also not that God can, but God has provided salvation to those believed onto His Son (Acts 20;21)(Hebrews 6:1) . So those who says that we must continually repent from our sins is teaching the same thing all other religions practice. You only biblically repent once. The call for repentance from sins is usually made to none believers. (2 Cor 7:10)(Acts 26:20). Other calls for repentance has to do with wrongs done against another brother or church member (2 Corinthians 12:20-21). Repentance from sins always come repentance from self-righteousness.

You may make mistakes and even be stupid and fall into sin. Do you need to ask for forgiveness? No. Can you tell God you messed up? By all means. Can you tell God you are sorry? By all means. Can you tell God to forgive you? By all means, but he will tell you, you already have forgiveness of sins. Jesus’ blood did not qualify you for forgiveness. He has taken away your sins once and for all. There is no more need for forgiveness. If you say that as such the blood of Jesus is no longer relevant, I would have to tell you something, the blood is my witness that my sins have taken away once and for all. Now, let me ask you a question, how many times did the blood flow? Once. How many times did Jesus died? Once.

How many times do I repent from dead works and believe the work of Jesus? Once. How many times am I forgiven? Once. Is Jesus blood relevant to me? Of course. It has the stamp property of Jesus. If you say you have to repent again and again to be forgiven, you are not counting on the blood of Jesus. You are counting on the blood of the bulls and goats. These are the people who repent again and again (Hebrews 10:11-13). The Bible tells us this kind of repentance (yearly and daily) leads to guilt not godliness.

Titus 3:5-7 ”he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Notice the blood is not mentioned. How many times Jesus buys you? Does this mean I can sin all I want? Does this mean that I never feel sorry for my sins? What do you I think? I am the property of someone else. I belong to the one who loved me and died for me. I don’t only have his spirit, I have his mind, I have his nature. I have God’s spermatoa in me. Dear friends, don’t be delusional, if repentance alone can lead to a sin free life, why did Jesus come?

Jesus came to born into us. Filling us with him. It is he that produces the works in us. It is that changes our thinking and our behavior. To argue that we need constant repentance to please God is rubbish. There is only one thing that pleases him, his Son. We are being transformed in the image of His Son.

Charles Spurgeon said this ““No doctrine is so calculated to preserve a man from sin as the doctrine of the grace of God. Those who have called it ‘a licentious doctrine’ did not know anything about it. Poor ignorant things, they little knew that their own vile stuff was the most licentious doctrine under heaven. If they knew the grace of God in truth, they would soon see that there is no preservative from lying like a knowledge that we are elect of God from the foundation of the world. There is nothing like a belief in my eternal perseverance, and the immutability of my Father’s affection, which can keep me near to Him from a motive of simple gratitude.”

Sure go ahead and preach a doctrine that push people into guilt and away from the one that keep them from sinning. That is not Christianity, its call religion.

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11 thoughts on “Does the fact that “your sins are take away once and for all” makes the Blood irrelevant?

  1. True, but also the word “repentance ” is metanoia in the Greek, which means to change one’s mind. We often think repentance means to be sorry and ask for forgiveness or even beat yourself up, but all we need to do is change our mind and believe that Jesus is the propitiation for our sins.

  2. Col 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ FORGAVE you, so also do ye.

    That FEELING that we have something to DO to initiate what God already satisfied is deep within…

    Biblical Repentance is about a CHANGE a final change. Meaning I went from this to that. In this case, we go from a ” child of Adam” to a ” child of God” or a ” unbeliever” to a ” believer.

    The problem when we start using our progress in repentance is it could send so many false signals as you pointed out. In addition the repentance of fleshly behavior has proven time and time again that we can ALWAYS go back to the behavior we feel superior in having overcome it.

    The teachings of scripture are absolute, and always point to the confidence we can have in the permancy of the Work of God.

    Now this isn’t diminishing the work of the Holy Spirit that guides us to grow in yielding to Christ withIN as He takes our minds to the finality of our idendity as that identity lives through us.

    Peace…great article

  3. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins Hebrews 10:26. Yet, in 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Repentance leads many to baptism. It is not generally something people find after baptism. Thanks, https://deanhoff.wordpress.com/

    • What are we to repent of? Tnitz

      Someone posted on their sight that as a Christian we will still sin, how TRUE that is. But what we have as a Christian is we can repent whereas someone that is not doesn’t. Is that really true. I know many non-Christians that repent or try to change behaviors that seem to add a burden to ones life.

      My response..

      Sin is a CONDITION,
      something were ALL born with….known as death or separation.

      Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

      We all are born with this condition of death or separation.

      However, IF one is IN Christ…the dead condition HAS BEEN remedied by HIS LIFE WITHIN.

      2Cr 5:17 Therefore IF any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

      The DEAD condition, separation has been satisfied by HIS ETERNAL LIFE.

      Once His New Life enters this can never be changed from again…this is what is known as BIBLICAL REPENTANCE.

      When we make the results of being dead …sins…a sign that we are a christian as a identifier it misleads people. Why? its unfortunate but we can go back to those sins..a by product of being born a sinner or with a dead nature in a New York minute no matter how many times we repent.

      Repentance was NEVER to be a sign that we are or are not a Christian..NEW LIFE WAS and IS.

      Jhn 6:30 They said therefore unto him, What SIGN shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?

      Jhn 6:31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

      Mana was a sign to the Israelites in the wilderness.

      Jhn 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

      Jhn 6:33 For the bread of God is He ( Jesus) which cometh down from heaven, and giveth LIFE unto the world.

      As Christians or believers our eyes are to fixed on Him, on the NEW LIFE given..not the acts..the more we focus on the acts..the more we WILL DO them no matter how many times we repent…walk in faith..the new YOU in CHRIST something that NEVER needs re-repentance again and again.

      God is FAITHFUL…if we live IN Him we won’t keep on sinning..remain in that DEAD condition..BECAUSE SIN HAS BEEN SATISFIED..look at sin as unbelief in accepting the LIFE of Christ…

      If we continue in sin we remain in unbelief..or remain a dead soul. Focus on the LIFE of Christ..if we have IT sin HAS BEEN REMEDIED at the cross and the deadness RESTORED by NEW LIFE…the receiving of the Resurrected Christ.

      Question…IF we have eternal Life, or accepted Jesus ..what is the ONLY THING that can usher in death again or put us in bondage to separation,?

      For, ” the wages of SIN is death”

      Sin..unbelief…WHAT HAPPENED to sin? It was satisfied..at the cross..without the shedding of blood…so when sin enters ..His LIFE can not be removed..Why? Because the blood of Jesus is continually CLEANSING a believer..not because we repent..but because of HIS BLOOD.

      We shouldn’t make the beauty and goodness of God about the continued WORK of repentance..for that is a walk of sight…not faith in what God HAS DONE.

      God is faithful He will continue to do in us until we enter heaven.

      Repent of thinking repentance is a formula for satisfying sin. It’s not..the Blood is…and the blood is continually cleansing..

      Lets renew the mind in thinking repentance or changing from a bad habit or sin is a sign of spirituality or a Christian…IT’S NOT.

      Romans 12:1-3

      Being UNDER the blood of Jesus as His NEW LIFE IN YOU OR I is the identifier. This is true biblical repentance. Something that can NEVER change.

      Repentance/ Salvation is about spiritual condition.either spiritual dead or spiritually alive.

      What’s your condition should be the question, not did you quit this or that yet? Lets not make repentance a lifestyle for a believer, but rather lets look to Jesus who as a RESULT of true biblical repentance has joined His life in yours and mine to bring about only what He can.

      Phl 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

      True Biblical Repentance is about SALVATION or New Life..His Life. Not getting rid of the nasty nine or dirty dozen

      As a believer Rest in Your Salvation for it is so secure and has nothing to do with how well you repent of sins.

      Salvation is the Gospel, His Death, His burial, His resurrection.

      Peace

      P.S. after true repentance we can experience lasting change..that change s not just the outward show, but coupled with the inward strength. but it’s a RESULT of having His Life In us..not because we used our strength and will to change. We are weak, He is strong.

      Thank you for the privilege to know you!

      • You correctly stated, God is FAITHFUL…if we live IN Him we won’t keep on sinning. Yet if we sin again willfully we put the sacrifice of Jesus to an open shame. Hebrews 6:4-6 and again, For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. Hebrews 10:26. The false teaching of once saved always saved misleads many from the necessity to live in Him, obey His commandments and repent after baptsim. After baptism those that are faithful to confess their sins and change their ways, Jesus is also faithful to forgive.

        You asked what are you to repent of. Surely you know your own sins. If you continue in them you are no longer a partaker in Jesus blood, but rather a transgressor of the law, not giving value to the sacrifice of our Saviour.

      • Dean, the false teaching here is you can lose your salvation You are not reading Hebrews correctly. Hebrew 10:26 is making a reference to rejecting the blood of the Lamb for you. It does not refer to you after becoming a Christian. Heb 10:26 in its context refers to a situation when you now know the blood of bulls and goats does not save you but that the blood of Jesus does and you reject it. It says “after knowing the truth”. This means after the Jews have been given the gospel, they reject it. That is what it means by “sinning willfully”. This willful sin is to treat Jesus blood like unholy blood, in other words common blood. In this context, common blood is the blood of bulls and goats. They cannot take away your sins despite your habitual offerings and confession of sins. The blood of Jesus takes away your sins once and for all.

        Read this:

        https://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/i-read-an-artic/

      • Deathoff,

        Simon s dead on, the key to understanding these scripture s obviously context..the writer was talking to the Jewish people that were on the tip of coming out of the sacrificial system via the revelation of the gospel. The answer to sin..death..separation…the blood provided the remedy to the problem for sin, and the resurrection provides the solution to the dead soul. The key is, ” sinning( unbelief) willfully after you come to knowledge of the truth.”
        Most guilt teachers forget to add the knowledge of the truth.

        Another issue with your concept of ” breaking the law” this misunderstanding will lead you down a road of self works and a tormented consciousness. The Law was NEVER given to line ourselves up with, but rather given to aid us to identify something within us..we were born dead..generating a desire to want understand the need for life or be reconnected.

        Here is a scriptural journey in the understanding of the law..hope you step back from traditional teaching and see what scripture teaches.

        FREED FROM THE LAW – STANDING~IN GRACE

        I. THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW
        A. The law is for the lost.
        1. Romans 3:19-20
        2.1 Tim 1:8-10
        B. The law shows man his need for salvation. Galatians 3:19-24

        II. WHAT THE LAW IS POWERLESS TO DO.
        A. The Law cannot make us righteous. 1.Galatians 2:21
        B. The Law cannot justify us. 1. Galatians 2:16
        2. Galatians 3:11
        C. The Law cannot give life. 1. Romans 7:10
        2. Galatians 3:21

        III. THE HOPELESSNESS OF LIFE UNDER THE LAW
        A. The Law’s Standard is perfection.
        1. James 2:10
        2. Matthew 5:48
        B. Christ amplified The Law
        1. Matthew 5:27-29
        2. Matthew 5:21 -22 C. The Law stirs up sin.
        1. 1 Corinthians 15:56
        2. Romans 7:5
        3. Romans 7:8
        4. Colossians 2:20-23
        D. The Law is based on Man’s Self-effort.
        1. Exodus 24:7
        2. Romans 9:30-32
        E. The Law is a Ministry of Condemnation & Death
        1. Galatians 3:10
        2. 2Corinthians 3:7-9

        Do we really want to bring ourselves under a law that can not make us righteous, no matter how sincere our efforts are, and also a law that can never bring ETERNAL LIFE? It can lead us to the one (Jesus Christ) that can give us life by convicting us of our failures to live up to God’s standard of perfection. Basically we can’t have a relationship with God by how good we keep this law. Our relationship is established when we accept what we could not do for ourselves through accepting what God did through Christ.
        IV. CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW.

        A. Christ Fulfilled the Law.
        1. Matthew 5:17-18
        2. Romans 10:4
        B. Christ redeemed us from UNDER the law. l.GalatianS 3:13-14
        2. Galatians 4:4-5
        C. The Law has been fulfilled in us. 1. Romans 8:3-4
        0. We are No Longer Under the Law!
        1. Galatians 3:24-25
        2. Romans 6:14
        3. Romans 7:1-6
        V. YOU CANNOT MIX LAW AND GRACE.
        1. Matthew 9:17
        2. Romans 11:6
        3. Galatians 3:1-3
        4. Galatians 1:6-8
        5. Galatians 5:2-4
        VI. APPLICATION.
        A. God’s Grace is Sufficient. 1. Titus 2:11-14
        2. 2c~orinthianS 12:9
        B. We Stand by FAITH in the Grace of God.
        1. RomanS 5:12
        C. We are led by the Spirit of God. 1. Romans 8:14
        2.Galatians 5:18

        Are You Willing to die to the law, so that. you can come alive to the GRACE of God that is yours in Christ Jesus?
        “For through the law, I died to the law, so that
        I might live for God” (Galatians 2:19)

        “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke
        of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1)

        When we mix LAW with God’s Grace it is mixing new wine in old wine skins..it will never, ever, work. Freed from the law that was always hanging over us to condemn us, to a new LIFE in Christ as He now becomes our guidance…no more law, just His Life in us and His life is better then any law.
        Freedom or the permenante Sabbath is resting in the Life of Christ..now that is what Grace is all about..not based on how well I can keep the law, but trusting that he fulfilled the law on my behalf so I can enter His Presence through His righteousness not my own. Known as self-righteousness.

  4. “1 John 2:1-2:2 : Sin … And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. (2) And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”

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