Either Jesus’ blood washes us from all sin or His blood doesn’t wash us from all sin. This is yet another conundrum for the catholic! What does the Bible say?
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. ~1 John 1:7
If you do not believe that you have been completely forgiven for all your sins, something is wrong. The Bible says in the previous verse:
~1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
The Apostle John tells us that if we say we have fellowship with God yet we do not believe that Jesus Christ has cleansed us from all sin, we are lying about our fellowship with Him and we do not possess the truth! Where lies the truth?
~Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
~John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
The Word of God, the Bible, contains the Truth, my friend. The truth is that there is no more atonement needed outside of the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed for your sins.
I found it interesting that when you do a word search to the two words, blood and Christ, there are eight verses with this combination! Eight is the Bible number meaning “new beginnings” – the New Covenant between God and His children! This excites my spirit!
~1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
~Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
~Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
~1Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
~1Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
~1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
~1John 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
~Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Jesus Christ is the perfect lamb of God – the perfect sacrifice – the perfect redemption – the perfect atonement for your sin. There is nothing more to be done. There isn’t one iota of benefit from your works that will add to that perfect redemption.