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Why was blood necessary to ratify the old and the New Covenants in the Bible?

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    Why was blood necessary to ratify the old and the New Covenants in the Bible?

    Lou Newton, former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher

    The shed blood is proof that Jesus died. Someone innocent of sin had to die to pay the price for sin. If an innocent person was put to death for sin then that paid the price for the sin of everyone who would trust in that blood to pay for their sin. God planned to die for mankind before He laid the foundations of the world:

    Ephesians 1 TLB

    4 Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us; he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault—we who stand before him covered with his love. 5 His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to!

    6 Now all praise to God for his wonderful kindness to us and his favor that he has poured out upon us because we belong to his dearly loved Son. 7 So overflowing is his kindness toward us that he took away all our sins through the blood of his Son, by whom we are saved; 8 and he has showered down upon us the richness of his grace—for how well he understands us and knows what is best for us at all times.

    9 God has told us his secret reason for sending Christ, a plan he decided on in mercy long ago; 10 and this was his purpose: that when the time is ripe he will gather us all together from wherever we are—in heaven or on earth—to be with him in Christ forever. 11 Moreover, because of what Christ has done, we have become gifts to God that he delights in, for as part of God’s sovereign plan we were chosen from the beginning to be his, and all things happen just as he decided long ago. 12 God’s purpose in this was that we should praise God and give glory to him for doing these mighty things for us, who were the first to trust in Christ.

    13 And because of what Christ did, all you others too, who heard the Good News about how to be saved, and trusted Christ, were marked as belonging to Christ by the Holy Spirit, who long ago had been promised to all of us Christians. 14 His presence within us is God’s guarantee that he really will give us all that he promised; and the Spirit’s seal upon us means that God has already purchased us and that he guarantees to bring us to himself. This is just one more reason for us to praise our glorious God.

    God never chooses to be merciful OR just. God is always merciful and just. It was unmerciful and unjust for Jesus to die for sin, so to serve mercy and justice, God forgave anyone who would trust in the blood of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus to pay for their sin.

    Answer requested by Gary ..................