Sunday, November 13, 2011

Blood Shed

I have heard many a preacher say that Christ blood was spilled at the cross. This is not so! The Greek is more precise, and so should we be if we want to communicate God's purpose and redemptive plan. The Bible NEVER says Christ spilled his blood on Calvary. It ALWAYS uses the word "shed". 

"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
                                                                                       Matthew 26: 26-28

9 comments:

  1. Yes, "spilled" makes it sound like an accident.

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  2. ...or that some of His blood was wasted.

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  3. I agree with Paul in that using the word "spilled" makes it sound like an accident, when in fact, Jesus' shedding His blood was ordained.

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  4. Eddie,
    Yep, as others have said, thank you. I have often thought a lack of precession is the root cause of greater error in properly understanding Scripture, as error begets error.

    Dr. MacArthur took a lot of flack some years ago for pointing out the Scriptures’ euphemistic language in “shedding blood” as another way of saying “He gave His life.” Some howled “he has denied the blood.” But he was only attempting to be precise.

    Have you ever given thought to a series of “almost right”? Whether it is construction or brain surgery almost right usually has devastating consequences.

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  5. Amen. Thanks for the reminder.

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