Blood Work

by Anthony J. Carter     |     Book Summary


Author: Anthony J. Carter
Publisher: Reformation Trust
Date: 15 Jan 2013
Pages: 139

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


“Christianity is a bloody religion.” (p. 1) Some balk at this description when used as a criticism of Christian history. However, blood is at Christianity’s heart. Specifically, Jesus’ blood. Jesus’ blood is never very far from the lips of those who speak or the pens of those who write in the New Testament.

Today, the church takes its lead from those authors. We speak of Jesus’ blood, sing of His blood, remember and celebrate His shed blood as we share communion together. Preachers declare the power of His blood.

To the casual listener, it might appear that Christians ascribe Jesus’ blood magical qualities. This isn’t the case, though. Jesus had ordinary human blood, shed when His hands, feet, and side were pierced, just as anyone else’s blood would be. Yet, the New Testament and Christians today seem to glory in it. Why is this? Because when Jesus gave Himself up to death on the cross, He shed His blood, giving the power of salvation to all who would believe in Him.

To trace the New Testament theme of Jesus’ blood is to trace the story, blessings, and benefits of salvation itself. Tracing Jesus’ blood reveals what great love the Father has for us.





Blood Work

by Anthony J. Carter

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Anthony J. Carter
Publisher  Reformation Trust
Date 15 Jan 2013
Pages 139


Overview:

“Christianity is a bloody religion.” (p. 1) Some balk at this description when used as a criticism of Christian history. However, blood is at Christianity’s heart. Specifically, Jesus’ blood. Jesus’ blood is never very far from the lips of those who speak or the pens of those who write in the New Testament.

Today, the church takes its lead from those authors. We speak of Jesus’ blood, sing of His blood, remember and celebrate His shed blood as we share communion together. Preachers declare the power of His blood.

To the casual listener, it might appear that Christians ascribe Jesus’ blood magical qualities. This isn’t the case, though. Jesus had ordinary human blood, shed when His hands, feet, and side were pierced, just as anyone else’s blood would be. Yet, the New Testament and Christians today seem to glory in it. Why is this? Because when Jesus gave Himself up to death on the cross, He shed His blood, giving the power of salvation to all who would believe in Him.

To trace the New Testament theme of Jesus’ blood is to trace the story, blessings, and benefits of salvation itself. Tracing Jesus’ blood reveals what great love the Father has for us.