The Blood Speaks
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Hebrews 12:24 (KJV)
There are some people that are educated beyond their intelligence. A a “theologian” was explaining his views regarding the Virgin Birth. After explaining that the only reason Christians used the concept of the virgin birth was that the people of that day believed that Cesar was a god born of the union of a god or goddess and a mortal woman or man. He said, “everyone understood the metaphor when they spoke of Jesus Christ being born of a virgin. Everyone knew he was Joseph and Mary’s son. The language used was simply to convey that Jesus was the Christ of God to those who believed in Cesar’s deity. We Christians have no problem with such thinking.”
We Christians? Excuse me? I, for one, am a Christian that has a “problem with such thinking.” If Joseph was the father of Jesus the Christ then Jesus had the blood of sin stained mortal man in his veins. Such blood could never cleans away the sin of the world. The blood of a child is established by the father. Joseph’s blood could never atone for sin.
I might note here that “theologian” is a word that implies that a person is an expert in the study of theology but actually means that a person is qualified to speak God things. This gentleman, however well educated, was certainly not speaking the thoughts or the things of God. We must understand that what is important about education is that what is learned is taught by those who know truth verses falsehood and fact verses theory. As I mentioned before, a person can be educated beyond their level of intelligence and common sense.
The blood of Jesus “speaks” with the authority of a holy Father and a sinless life. Only the spotless, sinless blood of the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Rom. 13:8) can meet the requirement of God for the salvation of man. By that blood we are made the righteousness of God in Christ.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)
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