Originally posted by no1marauder
Is that "continuing"?
whodey: ....... that God continues to require a blood sacrifice for sin.
The blood sacrifice of Christ on the cross is a continuing sacrifice for the sins of Christians just as Jews used to sacrifice animals blood for their sins. This can be seen in Colossians 1:14 which says, In Christ we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins; who is the image of the invisible God, the first born of every creature......and having made peace through the blood of the cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself, by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven."
Also see Hebrews 9: 11-22 which says, "But now Christ has come, as the high priest of all the blessings which were to come. He has passed through the greater, the more perfect tent, which is better than the one made by men's hands because it is not of this created order; and he has entered the sanctuary once and for all, taking with him not the blood of goats and bull calves, but his own blood, having won an eternal redemption for us. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer are sprinkled on those who have incurred defilement and they restore the holiness of their outward lives; how much more effectively the blood of Christ, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to God through the eternal Spirit, can purify our inner self from dead actions so that we do our service to the living God. And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For the testament is of force after men are dead; otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator lives. Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and all the people, saying, 'This is the blood of the testament which God has enjoined to you.' Moreover he spinkled likewise with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessles of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission."