Does the Blood of Jesus Make Us Worthy?

Every so often I come across an idea that is held by most professing Christians, myself included, that turns out not to be supported by scripture. I am not referring to silly sayings such as, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”, or, “God helps those who help themselves.” I’m talking about theological positions that have been repeated for so long that they have become a part of our mindset. One such idea is the belief that we are made worthy by the blood of Jesus. Recently I felt prompted to investigate this claim, and what I found was both humbling and illuminating. [Read more...]