This true story, shared by Dr. Bob Griffin of Grif.Net, illustrates a pitiful view of Christ’s atoning blood that many hold today.  I intend to ponder this one long and hard. 

One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her
heart. She responded to God’s call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and
Savior. The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and
prostitution. But, the change in her was evident.

As time went on she became a faithful member of the church. She eventually
became involved in the ministry, teaching young children.

It was not very long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye and
heart of the pastor’s son. The relationship grew and they began to make
wedding plans. This is when the problems began.

You see, about one half of the church did not think that a woman with a past
such as hers was suitable for a pastor’s son. The church began to argue and
fight about the matter. So they decided to have a meeting. As the people
made their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting was getting
completely out of hand.

The young woman became very upset about all the things being brought up
about her past. As she began to cry, the pastor’s son stood to speak. He
could not bear the pain it was causing his wife-to-be. He began to speak and
his statement was this:

“My fiance’s past is not what is on trial here. What you are questioning is
the ability of the blood of Jesus to wash away sin. Today you have put the
blood of Jesus on trial. So, does it wash away sin or not?”

The whole church fell silent as they realized that they had been slandering
the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise God, the blood DOES wash away
all sin!

“And I will establish My covenant with you.  Then you shall know that I am the LORD, that you may remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth anymore because of your shame, when I provide you an atonement for all you have done, says the LORD God.”  Ezekiel 16:6-63

“In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace…”  Ephesians 1:7