Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
At that time you had no connection with Christ, you were aliens to the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the agreements about God's promise; with no hope and no God in all the world.
(which in past ages was not disclosed to mankind as fully as it has now been revealed through the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets)
for the promise of it belongs to you and your children, as well as to all those far away whom the Lord our God calls to him."
Symeon has told how God first showed an interest in taking from among the heathen a people to bear his name.
But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from Satan's control to God, so that they may have their sins forgiven and have a place among those who are consecrated through faith in me.'
I hold that Christ has become an agent of circumcision to show God's truthfulness in carrying out the promises made to our forefathers,
and to kill the feud between them with his cross and in one body reconcile them both to God with it.
It is through union with him and through his blood that we have been delivered and our offenses forgiven,
For all men sin and come short of the glory of God,
So if we have already been made upright by his death, it is far more certain that through him we shall be saved from God's anger!
1 Corinthians 6:11
Some of you used to be like that; but you have washed it all away, you have been consecrated, you have become upright, by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and through the Spirit of our God.
2 Corinthians 5:20
It is for Christ, therefore, that I am an envoy, seeing that God makes his appeal through me. On Christ's behalf I beg you to be reconciled to God.
He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the realm of his dear Son,
So even the old agreement could not be ratified without the use of blood.
1 Peter 1:18
for you know that you have not been ransomed with anything perishable like silver or gold, from the futile way of living in which you were brought up,
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ himself died once for all, for sin, an upright man for unrighteous men, to bring us to God, and was physically put to death, but he was made alive in the Spirit.
Then they sang a new song: "You deserve to take the roll and open its seals, for you have been slaughtered, and with your blood have bought for God men from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation,