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The Christian religion places a huge emphasis on blood.  Specifically, this faith is centered on the blood of One Man (and his sacrificial death) and the temple rituals found in the Old Testament point to this Man.

What happened on the cross has remarkable implications for us today.  As Ted Olson wrote in an older piece in Christianity Today, Jesus’ blood “justifies, redeems, reconcile, sanctifies, justifies, cleans, frees, ransoms, brings peace, and unites us.”  The New Testament writers connect so many pieces of Christ’s salvific work with his blood.

For those in Christ, we have joy beyond all measure because what Jesus has done.

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

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