How do we handle blood?

Some Christians seem to view the actual blood of Jesus as a magical substance that they can plead, like an incantation.

Most of us see in the blood of Jesus a symbol of his death. He died for us, somehow.

Many in our culture would see that view as barbaric. It certainly is a stumbling block. And the reputation of blood is not enhanced by the those who very publicly insist on a extreme for of penal substitution.

What does Jesus’ blood mean to you?

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