Concerning our attitude towards the Blood of Christ, is it true that our attitude towards the Lord Christ is not important, but His attitude towards us! What is your opinion of these words?
It is true that the Blood of Christ is for all people and we should be confident of the sufficiency of His Blood: for He gave us redemption sufficient for the forgiveness of the sins of all people in all generations, but…..the words “Our attitude towards the Lord Christ is not important” are completely wrong and against the teaching of the Lord Himself.
First, a person must believe in the Lord Christ and His Blood and must accept Christ and His redemption; for, no doubt, he who does not believe will be condemned (Mark 16:16). Do not say then that our attitude towards Christ is not important, because if we do not believe in the Lord Christ and the efficacy of His Blood, we cannot attain redemption or forgiveness.
Though the Blood of Christ is for all people and the salvation of Christ is for all, yet, none but those who believe in him will attain this salvation. This fact is indicated by the Holy Bible,
“Whoever believes in Him should not perish.” (John 3:16).
He did not say “all the world” but “whoever believes in Him.”
Therefore the words “He has forgiven all, even the atheist and wicked” cannot be accepted as long as the atheist remains atheist and the wicked remains wicked.
There is no forgiveness for the atheist unless they forsake atheism and believe in the Lord Christ.
This is an attitude which they should have towards Christ. They should believe and accept the Lord Christ bearing their sins and saving them. Without accepting Christ, they will not attain forgiveness as it is stated in the Holy Bible, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12).
The Lord Christ’s attitude towards you is clear, what about your attitude towards him?
He wants to save you, but He will not do this without you.
He is standing at the door knocking, but you must open the door.
He says to you, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him and he with Me.” (Rev 3:20).
So, if you do not open – this shows your attitude towards Him – you will not attain salvation. How easy it is for Him to leave you to your obstinacy until you cry out, “My beloved had turned away and was gone….. I sought him, but I could not find him.” (Song 5:6).
Do not say then that our attitude is not important, but His!
If the matter depends on the Lord Christ wholly all people would be saved.
“He desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth.” (1 Tim 2:4).
However, there should be a human response, otherwise the Lord will say, as He said before to Jerusalem, “How often I wanted….. but you were not willing! See! your house is left to you desolate.” (Matt 23:37, 38).
How can it be that one’s attitude be not important? See what the Lord Christ says, “But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father Who is in heaven.” (Matt 10:33). This is due to one’s attitude.
Accepting the Lord Christ, believing in Him and in His redemption are essential matters and principal attitude that a person should take instead of being passive towards Christ….
The Lord says, “He who believes and is baptised will be
saved.” (Mark 16:16).
It is not sufficient only to believe so that you may attain the deserts of the Lord Christ’s Blood, but you should also get baptised. You should be, “Buried with Him through baptism.” (Rom 6:3), to die with Him and arise with Him. That is why Ananias said to Saul of Tarsus – after he accepted the Lord and believed in Him – “Brother Saul … why are you waiting? Arise and be baptised and wash away your sins.” (Acts 22:13, 16).
Can you say then “Why should I be baptised, what avails is the attitude of Christ towards me?” By being baptised, you put on Christ, as St. Paul said, “For as many of you as were baptised into Christ have put on Christ.” (Gal 3:27).
Among other serious things regarding your attitude is the Holy Communion for example:
The Lord says, “Unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you have no life in you…He who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood abides in Me and I in him.” (John 6:53, 56).
Would you say then “I will not eat His Flesh nor drink His Blood. What is important is His attitude towards me!”
Do you think that life with God is a passive attitude on your part?
Do you want God to do everything and you remain passive, as if you were led unto doing good or were not participating with God in work?
What then would be the difference between the righteous and the wicked? The Lord Christ says, “Whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Matt 12:50).
Hence, you must decide your attitude towards Him by doing His will.
Or do you want to be among God’s people without doing His will and are satisfied with His attitude towards you? See what the Holy Bible says, “Every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” (Matt 3:10). Now are you bearing fruit, or you are satisfied with the attitude of Him who willed and implanted you in His vineyard?
His attitude is to implant you in His vineyard and your attitude is to bear fruit.
He ever requires this from us, saying, “Abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love.” (John 15:9, 10).
You should take an attitude towards the Lord Christ, you should love Him as He loved you so that love may not be from one part only, the part of Christ who loved you and sacrificed His Blood for you.
If you do love Him, do not sin against Him and if you had lived before in sin, you should decide your attitude now by repenting.
Repentance is essential as an attitude on your part so that you may benefit from the Blood of the Lord Christ.
The Lord Himself says, “Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish,” (Luke 13:3).
Would you not then repent, but say “What avails is Christ’s attitude towards me?”
The foregoing words represent the Lord Christ’s attitude towards those who do not repent: they will perish.
His attitude towards you is that He wants to wipe out your sins with His Blood, provided that you repent, otherwise you will not benefit from the Lord Christ’s Blood.
Does the sinner have a share in the Blood of Christ?
Yes, provided that he repents. His attitude is thus important.