- What does blood represent in stories?
- What does blood signifies in the Bible?
- Does blood represent sin?
- What does blood mean in religion?
- What is meaning of blood of Jesus?
- Why is blood so sacred?
- Why is blood important in religion?
- Why is blood so important to God?
- What is the blood of the Lamb mean?
blood, a literary term of British origin referring to a lurid work of fiction, especially a cheap and ill-written book of adventure or crime.
It could be recalled that in the sacrifices involving blood in the Old Testament, the blood symbolically represented life. It is the life (blood) of the victim that is the source of the atonement, which, of course, brings the hope of the sinner’s union with a holy God.
Blood is a propitiation for sin because it makes God propitious to the sinner. He looks favorably on him because the blood poured out symbolizes so well the broken heart of the sinner. Blood achieves the justification of the sinner because it makes him just or holy by bringing God’s own life to him.
The blood was the bearer of God’s life to the priests. Ordination made them holy because they were totally immersed in God’s own life. On the religious significance of blood in the New Testament, see precious blood. See Also: sacrifice.
Blood of Christ in Christian theology refers to (a) the physical blood actually shed by Jesus Christ primarily on the Cross, and the salvation which Christianity teaches was accomplished thereby, or (b) the sacramental blood present in the Eucharist or Lord’s Supper, which some Christian denominations believe to be the
Blood represents life and is sacred to God. After it has been removed from a creature, the only use of blood that God has authorized is for the atonement of sins. When a Christian abstains from blood, they are in effect expressing faith that only the shed blood of Jesus Christ can truly redeem them and save their life.
Blood held the central place in animal sacrifice. It signified the flow of life between God and man. Poured out on the altar (representative of God), it joined the offerer to God because he had placed his hand on the animal and had become one with it.
Because of its relationship to life, blood signifies the supreme offering to God. God’s holiness and justice demand that sin be punished. The only penalty or payment for sin is eternal death. Christ poured out his life in the ultimate atoning sacrifice for our sin and the sins of the world.
The blood of the lamb refers to the death, and blood shed from, Jesus Christ. In Christian belief, Jesus Christ died to take the punishment due to all those who believe in him, so that we are spared punishment.