WithOut The Shedding of Blood

There is no remission of sin...

Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: ~ Hebrews 10:5

One God: The Unity of Father and Son

Author: Kenneth Long

Posted: Thursday, May 4 2023

Part 3 - The "Blood" of Jesus

Since the fall of man, blood has been God’s medium of atonement; "life" through "death" for sin (John 12:24). We read in:

Leviticus 17:11
For the life of the flesh is in "the blood": and "I" have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: " for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul "
~ King James Version

We also read in:

Hebrews 9:22
Indeed, under the law almost everything is "purified" with blood, and without the shedding of blood "there is "NO" forgiveness of sins. "
~ King James Version

Under Old Testament law, the sin offering was the sacrifice of an animal whose blood was sprinkled on the altar to "cover" the sins of man; much like a blanket covering and object, the sin is no longer visiable;however, the covering did not "remove" sin (Hebrews 10:4) and it was necessary to make these sacrifices over and over again. However, God intended to "remove" sin and its penalty through a "once and for all" sacrifice. That sacrifice opened the door to a restored fellowship with God through the pardon of our sins. It is important to note that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, his death his burial and his resurrection, meant that there was now "choice" involved in our eternal destiny through Jesus Christ. The bible is emphatic that we are not "grafted" into christ through the sacrifice of Jesus alone, neither are we grafted into the body of christ through " confession" or a " pattern of behavior. We are only grafted into the body of Christ through the and intimate relationship; a spirit to spirit connection with God and that is ONLY through the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4, Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 12:13). "

The sacrifice of Jesus Christ(Jehovah) "opened the door" to have sin removed and provide the offering of eternal life through the new birth. It canceled the "penalty" of eternal separation from God at death. Through repentance, baptism and the new birth, God no longer remembers our sins. However, the bible tells us that God is a spirit, as such, does not have "blood", blood is the "life of the flesh", not the spirit. So how could God give "his" on blood? The bible tells us that God himself came through a woman and entered our world wrapped in flesh. The bible states in:

1 Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh , justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
~ King James Version

Timothy tells us that it was "God" himself who planned to come in flesh to ransom man from eternal judgement. 1 Peter says:

1 Peter 1:18-20
"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious "blood of Christ",as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was " foreordained" before the foundation of the world, "but" was "manifest" [in flesh] in these last times for you,"
~ King James Version

The physical body that God himself would inhabit was "in the mind of God" "BEFORE" the world or sin transpired; but did not come into being until conception (Luke 1:31). It is important to restate that the bible identifies the "son of God" as flesh and blood ONLY, not a spirit.

Luke 1:35
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that "holy thing" " which shall be born of thee" " shall be called" "the Son of God. "
~ King James Version

The bible tells us that the name

"Jesus", which is the name God, was STILL the name of God incarnate.

The visible component of God, his body, carried his name just we carry our name into the next life; until God give each of his people a new name. We read in:

Hebrews 1:4
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
~ King James Version

A few thoughts arise from Luke 1:35 and the the trinitarian perspective, such as " Who exactly is " the highest:" the first person or the third person" wouldn't that make the " third person";the "first person?"

The coming of God in flesh purposed to redeem man by addressing:

  1. The result of sin (immediate):
    1. The broken relationship with God
    2. The corruption of a once holy and innocent nature.
    3. The deterioration of the physical body; aging and sickness.
    4. Separation from God at death.
    1. b, c, d, resolved at death or the rapture
  2. The influence of sin (perpetual) in the believer and non believer:
    1. The disinclination for righteous living
    2. The proliferation of sin; through its practice
    3. The desire to liberate from God's ways and order
    4. Hostility toward righteous correction
    5. The persistant war against the old nature; the pull of sin (in belivers)
Father and Son is the relationship between body and spirit.

There is not now, nor has they ever been a "spirit" called the son of God. By definition, "son" is a hierarchical title and cannot reasonably apply to an element of a "co-equal”" "group" of personalities or "substances". We know that while the bible refers to angels as "sons of God", angels were not "literally" conceived and brought forth though a secondary vessel; angels proceeded directly from God (Psalm 33:6), hence the terms sons; not natural or "generational" beings, but non-replication supernatural beings; there is absolutely no evidence in the bible that angles "reproduce". Nevertheless, the term "son" as it applies to the ONLY begotten son has a much different connotation. The Son of God "was" brought through a secondary vessel (Mary) as a member of "humanity", NOT a spirit among spirits; begotten ONLY applies to a physical entity; we read in Hebrews 1:5-6

Hebrews 1:4
For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I "begotten" thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when "he" bringeth in the " firstbegotten " "into the world", he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
~ King James Version

That child born of Mary was "worthy" of the worship (Hebrews 1:6) due God because within that vessel of flesh was God himself, we know that the human component of God was NOT God "at all"; proof of which, when Jesus died on the cross, that body "completely" ceased to function. It did not walk, talk, eat, sleep or perform miracles; "That" is not God. That flesh, through his conception in Mary was God’s entry point as full-fledged member of the physical realm and humanity.

Philippians 2:5-8
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the "form" (the visible state) of God, thought it not robbery to be "EQUAL" with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was "made in the LIKENESS of men" And being found in fashion "as a man", he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
~ King James Version

The "form" "of God" was made in the "likeness" of man; God inhabited that "form as a completely legitimate member of the human family and completely God at the same time. Colossians 2:9 states

Colossians 2:9
"For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead "bodily"";
~ King James Version

All that God is, was in "the son of God", the bible identifies "that flesh", not spirit, as the son of God. Colossians 1:12-15 states

Colossians 1:12-16
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, (John 14:9) the firstborn of every creature: For BY HIM (the one veiled in flesh) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, dominions, or principalities, or powers: ALL THINGS WERE CREATED BY HIM AND FOR HIM:
~ King James Version

If it was a spirit son that came in flesh, and if the bible credits this son, in Colossians with creating the heavens, the earth, the angels, and all that dwell in each, what exactly did the "father" create? There is only one, single, indivisible God; Jesus is his name, He came in flesh to die for the sins of the world. His death, burial, and resurrection, opened the pathway for mankind to return to himthrough repentance, water baptism, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit, the new birth, evinced through the speaking in tongues as the spirit of God gives the utterance. God is not now, nor was he ever a trinity.