The Bible is a Bloody Book: Should I Trust It?
The Bible is a bloody book. There is no doubt about that. People are human, and humans sin. Only blood can atone for these sins. Find out more about what the Bible says on sin, and why it is important to never forget the blood, when talking about God and the Bible.
- The Bible is a Bloody Book
- Before Delving Further...
- Sin Has Happened Since Adam
- How is Your Spiritual Health?
The Bible is a Bloody Book
The Bible is a bloody book. There is no doubt about that.
People are human, and humans sin. Before Jesus died on the cross, only blood could atone for these sins.
Adrian Rogers, a famous Christian pastor, once said, “The Bible is a bloody book. If you cut it with a knife, it will bleed.”
If you have never heard of the connection between the Bible and blood, take some time to familiarize yourself with this new concept, because it is crucial to your spiritual health.
Before Delving Further...
Before delving any further into what the Bible says, let's go over the reliability of the Bible.
ChristianAnswers.net shares this on the reliability of the Bible based on archaelogical discoveries:
“The discoveries of archaeology can be helpful in removing doubts that a person might have about the historical trustworthiness of the Bible. The miracles described, as well as the spiritual message, must be accepted on faith, which is the basis of our relationship with God. When the truth of Scripture is challenged by skeptics, archaeology can be used to demonstrate that the people, places, and events of the Bible are real.”
Clay tablets found in the Ebla archives from around 2300 B.C. confirm that the place names in the Patriarchal accounts of the Bible are accurate. This is just one of countless examples of archaeological evidence that confirm the Bible's accuracy and reliability.
The ChristianAnswers.net article can be read in its entirety here.
To answer the article title, "Yes" you should trust in the Bible. It is 100% accurate.
Sin Has Happened Since Adam
Sin - or rebellion against God - has happened since Adam and Eve took and ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Take a moment to get up to speed on sin starting with Adam and Eve, and read my previous Wikinut article here.
The Old Testament then shares God's provision for sin, which entailed making sacrifices at an altar to atone for sin. Read my Wikinut article: Old Testament Offerings to God Are No Longer Needed.
Essentially, this requirement from God allowed for sin to be temporarily atoned for, but really it was like the concept of "paying it forward." Sin (all of every sin ever committed) was fully paid for by Jesus on the cross. The Old Testament sin offerings only paid it forward until Jesus paid it all.
Sin alone has required blood, and lots of it. The blood of Jesus - which is the blood of God - was the highest and most ultimate way of taking care of this sin problem.
1 Peter 1:18-19 says:
"For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect."
How is Your Spiritual Health?
Knowing about how serious sin is - How are you doing?
Everyone sins, but not everyone has gotten right with God.
To receive salvation from your sins, do the following in a prayer to God:
- Admit you have sinned against God.
- Believe that God paid the price for your sins (Jesus on the cross)
- Repent from your sins.This means to mentally decide to not go back to it.
If you do these things, and really mean it with all of your heart, you will receive the Holy Spirit from God and God will save you.
As you have learned, there is a reason the Bible is a "bloody book." Without the atoning power of the blood of Jesus, salvation from sin could not be attained.
That is why there is Power in the Blood!