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Load of SINYou and I have a problem. It is called sin. It’s like a great load we carry in life. It ruins everything; our health, our peace, our relationships, the environment, everything. We know that we have done things that offend God, and our problem is how to fix our sin. The thought of meeting God troubles us. How is it possible to be right with God? The good news is that God has provided a way and God has shown us this way in His Word, The Holy Bible. Please check the truth of this answer for yourself. I will be quoting from the New King James version of the Bible, but please check everything in your own Bible.

How is it possible to fix the problem of sin? How can God be satisfied? How can our sin be expiated?

No blood = no forgiveness

If we look in the Bible and turn firstly to the book of Hebrews, chapter 9, verse 22, and the last part of that verse we find:-

Hebrews 9:22
22 …. without shedding of blood there is no remission.

This tells us plainly that for any sin to be forgiven, there must be shedding of blood. If there’s no shedding of blood, then sin cannot be forgiven. But does all of God’s Bible agree with this? Yes it does! At the beginning of the Bible we find:-

Genesis 4:3-5
3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering
of the fruit of the ground to the LORD.
4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat.
And the LORD respected Abel and his offering,
5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering.…..

God rejected Cain’s offering! There was no blood sacrifice. But Abel was a man of faith (see Hebrews 11:4) and Abel knew God required satisfaction with blood. Abel, in faith, offered God an animal sacrifice with blood, and this was accepted.

Later in Israel’s history, God required the blood of a Passover lamb for each family so that He would “pass over” the Israelites, only killing the firstborn of Egypt.

Exodus 12:13
13 'Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are.
And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

Blood is extremely important. Abel needed it to offer an acceptable sacrifice, the Israelites needed it for God to pass over them with the plague.

The climax for Old Testament worship occurred once each year on the Day of Atonement. On this special day, after animal sacrifices with blood, the high priest was allowed to enter the Most Holy Place - into the very presence of God, and the sins of the people were forgiven.

Hebrews 9:6-7
6 Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always
went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services.
7 But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people's sins committed in ignorance;

The pattern all through the Old Testament is that sin can only be forgiven by the shedding of blood! God even says that He gave us blood for that purpose.

Leviticus 17:11
11 'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.'

Jesus – The Lamb of God

Coming to the New Testament, when John the Baptist saw Jesus, he exclaimed that Jesus was The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.

John 1:29
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said,
"Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

All the animal sacrifices of the Old Testament were to be examples of what Jesus would do once. Jesus, The Lamb of God, would shed His own blood on the cross. This would be the real payment for people’s sins. Jesus’ blood would be presented in heaven and God would be satisfied with this single payment for sins.

Hebrews 9:11-12
11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood
He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

Hebrews 9:22-28
22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood,
and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
23 Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens
should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves
with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
25 not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters
the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another--
26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world;
but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin
by the sacrifice of Himself.
27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly
wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

A once and for all satisfaction

The foregoing verses show that Jesus made a once and for all satisfaction to God for sin. The payment for sin has been completed. Other parts of the Bible also testify to this.

Apostle Paul – our sin has been expiated

Apostle Paul taught that Jesus’ death on the cross actually payed for our sin in full. Note the use of the past tense in the following Christ has redeemed us and the church was purchased with the blood of Jesus.

Galatians 3:13
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"),

Acts 20:28
28 "Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God,
which He purchased with His own blood.

Apostle Peter – Christ’s blood fully satisfies God

Apostle Peter also preached that Christ’s blood has fully satisfied God - we are redeemed and brought to God.

1 Peter 1:18-19
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

1 Peter 3:18
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might
bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

Now the important point is this: a sinner who trusts in the shed blood of Christ already has his sins expiated. If he sins again he can go immediately to Jesus, be forgiven, and be restored to fellowship with other believers.

1 John 1:7
7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

I John 2:2
2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only
but also for the whole world.

So according to the Word of God, the problem of our sin has a solution - the Blood of Jesus. Jesus made this sacrifice for us 2,000 years ago on the cross, and God is completely satisfied with this once and for all sacrifice.

If we will come to Jesus, trusting in His completed sacrifice for our sins, and receive Him as our Lord - (the Ruler / Boss of our lives)

then we are forgiven,
our sins have been expiated,
AND we are saved from hell,
AND we have everlasting life! RIGHT NOW!happy

John 6:37
37 …. the one who comes to Me (Jesus) I will by no means cast out.

Ephesians 2:8
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

John 6:47
47 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

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Monash Christian Fellowship, Melbourne, Australia.  Author Pastor Bill Wheaton May 2006, with acknowledgment to Pastor Wilson Ewin, Canada 1960s.  This page may be freely used for non profit evangelism provided that the content is not changed and that it is reproduced in full with this credit.