past included alcohol, drugs, and prostitution –
things which troubled her with guilt.
One night during a worship service, she was
convicted of her sins and the
need for God’s forgiveness.
She responded to the message of the Gospel
of Jesus Christ - believing
that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Acts 16:31), repenting
of her sins (2 Corinthians 7:9-10), confessing
her faith in Christ (Romans 10:9-10), AND being baptized
so that her sins could be washed away (Acts 22:16).
Over time, she continued to live faithfully to
Christ - involving herself in Christian service and
even teaching young children about God.
was not very long... until this faithful young woman
caught the eye and heart of the preacher’s son.
The relationship grew and they began to make
wedding plans. Problems
began to surface.
About one-half of the church did not think
that a woman with a past such as hers was suitable for
a preacher’s son.
The church began to argue and fight about the
they decided to have a meeting.
As the people made their arguments and tensions
increased, the meeting was getting completely
young woman became very upset about all the things
being brought up about her past.
As she began to cry, the preacher’s son stood
up to speak. He
could not bear the pain it was causing his wife-to-be.
As he began to speak, a great hush filled the
room. “My fiancée’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 began to weep as they realized
that they had been slandering the blood of the Lord
of His love for us, God sent His Son into the world to
live and to die for EVERY one of us.
He died on the cross, bearing the sins of the
world upon Himself and paying "the
ultimate price" so that our sins might be
washed away. “For
[God] made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that
we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2
is the very essence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
ALL who respond to the Gospel message as
the young woman did are cleansed of sin.
the blood of Jesus wash away sin or not?
The answer is a resounding, “YES!”
In fact, the blood of Jesus is the ONLY
thing that can wash away our sins.
YOUR sins been washed
David A. Sargent,
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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