Yes, sinners are saved by the blood of Christ. Colossians 1:14 says, “in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Such passages abound throughout the New Testament to confirm that without Christ’s shed blood on the cross there is not forgiveness. “. . . without shedding of blood there is no remission.”(Hebrews 9:22). “knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19). “. . . having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” (Romans 5:9). “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.” (Hebrews 9:12)
The atoning blood of Christ shed on the cross is available for all, not just a few. Jesus said “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28). “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.” (Hebrews 2:9)
The blood of Christ has the ability to cleanse every sin, but only when it’s applied. Each one must come in contact with the blood before it will do any good. There is one way and only one way to contact the blood obedience to the gospel. Obedience involves: faith, repentance, confession and baptism. Since Christ shed his blood in his death, it is only when we die to sin and take part in the likeness of His death, burial and resurrection by being buried in water that we contact His blood. Romans 6:3-6 makes so plan that even a child can understand. “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.” We are then “And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” (Romans 6:18) Our sins are “washed away” by Christ’s blood when we are baptized – not before Revelation 1:5 – “. . . To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” Saul was told “16 And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’ (Acts 22:16). There is no blood extended in “faith only” or by simply saying “I accept Jesus to come into my heart and be my personal Savior.” Not one passage can be given to support such! You will search in vain to find it.
As essential as Christ’s blood is, it alone will not save. If so, then all men would be saved. You can contact the cleansing blood of Christ only by obedience to the gospel. Won’t you obey today?