It is the Blood of Jesus that made the Atonement between God and man.
40 days of purpose does not “strengthen” that Atonement in any way. 12 steps will not take the place of the Atonement. The Cross of Christ plus water baptism for the purpose of Salvation, in fact makes the Cross of Christ of no effect.
While the preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified may seem foolish to some Believers…to those who are perishing, it is in fact the power of God to us who are Saved. You see, the closer we get to the Throne of God, we have a greater understanding of the value of the Blood of Jesus. There would be no Atonement without the Blood of Christ…none. There would be no peace with God…none.
It is the Blood of Jesus that affords us the uninterrupted flow of God’s Grace. When we look unto another way, another “truth” or another “life”, we hinder God’s Grace because the Cross of Christ has become of no effect.
It goes against all of our worldly precepts to not earn our own. These precepts are what we know to do in our flesh. We are bent toward them. Coating the precepts in Scripture and calling them Biblical, does not make them right but only serves to contaminate the Truth with a lie.
The hardest part about picking up our cross and following Jesus is that we must first deny ourselves. Our abilities, talents and intellect are laid waste by faith in the Son of God, Who He is and what He has done. The Atonement stands. The price is paid for those who believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. We belong to Him and He is ours. Seek Him first. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life: no man comes unto the Father but by Me.” John 14:6
-Donna Clark Warren

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