Here is a quote from a certain ‘theologian.’ “The notion that God was unable to forgive us without a human sacrifice (of His own Son) is blasphemous to say the least.”
And thus begins another journey through the weeds of human philosophy disguised as enlightenment. Wrapped up in this humanistic, antichrist thinking is a denial of the inerrancy of Scripture and its divine inspiration. Such a foundation allows one to create his own God and religion (even the religion of ‘no religion’).
Was Jesus’ death and the shedding of His blood necessary? What did it accomplish?
For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (Mt. 26:28)
Remember, without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.
Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (Jn. 6:54)
The blood opens the way into eternal life with God.
…shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. (Acts 20:28)
The church was purchased by the blood, therefore, a price had to be paid and without the blood of Jesus, the ‘debt’ would still be owed.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. (Rom. 5:9)
The blood justifies us and saves us from the coming wrath of God. The coming wrath indicates that the shedding of Jesus’ blood, i.e. human sacrifice, was necessary.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (Eph.. 1:7).
The blood, and thus the sacrifice of Jesus, was necessary for the forgiveness of sins.
…in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. (Col. 1:14)
It is abundantly clear that God was only able to redeem and forgive us by means of the blood of Jesus.
…how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Heb. 9:14)
Jesus offered Himself to God through His death and the shedding of His blood in order that we might, with a conscience free from guilt, serve God.
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, (Heb. 10:19)
The blood gives us access to the throne of His grace. It gives us boldness and confident relationship with the Father.
Of course there is much more to learn about the power of Jesus’ blood, but this is enough to demonstrate the absurdity of the above quote, which sadly represents a ‘new’ theology that is creeping into the grace movement.