One drop of his blood is more worth than all my polluted blood

Posted: March 1, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity

“Such was the dignity, value, and completeness of Christ’s satisfactions, that in strict justice it merited our redemption and full deliverance. If he be made a curse for us, we must then be redeemed from the curse, according to justice. “He is just to forgive us our sins.” (1 John 1:9)

What an argument is here for a poor believer to plead with God! Lord, if thou save me by Jesus Christ, thy justice will be fully satisfied at one full payment; but if thou damn me, and require satisfaction at my hands, thou canst never receive it: I shall make but a dribbling payment, though I lie in hell to eternity, and shall still be infinitely behind with thee. Is it not more for thy glory to receive it from Christ’s hand, than to require it at mine? One drop of his blood is more worth than all my polluted blood. ”

— John Flavel
The Fountain of Life


  1. bp321 says:

    I can quote the bible too. “If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.” (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

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