The question of how an individual is saved is paramount to salvation. Is a person saved by the “blood of Christ” or by Jesus’ vicarious propitiatory sacrifice? The answer to this question is decided by what a person believes Scripture means by being redeemed “with the precious blood of Christ (1 Pet 1:18-19.” Does this statement mean that a person is redeemed literally by the physical blood shed or does the statement figuratively refer to Christ’s vicarious propitiatory death? There is no more important question than how an individual is redeemed. The questions before us are these,
1. To be saved is it necessary to believe and accept by faith the changing of our blood into the divine, innocent, and incorruptible blood of Christ?
2. Does the teaching that Jesus had divine blood instead of human blood deny the orthodox doctrine of the Person of Christ as stated by the Council of Chalcedon in 432 AD?
3. Does Scripture, properly understood and interpreted, teach it is the vicarious, propitious death of Christ that saves man, and not the physical blood of Christ?
Robert Lee Bell (M.S., M.R.E., D.Min., Ph.D.) lives in Bucheon, ROK, serving as an Advising Professor with Tyndale Theological Seminary. Dr. Bell is an ordained minister who has maintained a residence in South Korea since 1998. Dr. Bell previously served as a youth pastor, pastor, prison/hospital/police chaplain, international missionary, and university professor (Vietnam, ROK, Saipan). Dr. Bell served in Vietnam with the U. S. Navy (1966-1968). Author of An Analysis and Comparison of the Fivefold Gospel With the Apostolic Gospel, Famine in the Land: The Need to Return to the Word of God, and The Fourth Dimension: Truth or Deception?