The only way to be washed from our filthiness is by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. There is no other way! We cannot be cleansed by being a catholic or belonging to the catholic church. We cannot be cleansed by going to purgatory. We cannot be cleansed by doing penance. The Word is clear that the only way to be cleansed is by the blood of Jesus Christ.
~Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
~Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
How, then, can a generation view themselves clean in their own eyes? The answer is through religion! Anything that draws man’s eyes away from his sin and onto working his way to heaven is religion.
~1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (9) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (10) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (11)
Paul points out the various sins that will keep people out of Heaven. There is no mistaking that unrepentant sinners will not enter into glory! However, Paul said that some of the Corinthians use to be these types of sinners but were no longer. Why? Because they were washed – regenerated by the blood of Jesus Christ. Because of Christ’s shed blood on the cross of Calvary, their sin debt had been paid. There is no coming to Jesus Christ unless you accept His shed blood as payment.
~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,
~Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
There is nothing that can wash away your sin but the blood of Jesus Christ, the perfect Lamb, the Alpha and the Omega, the King of kings and Lord of lords! Going to church won’t do it. Confessing your sins to a priest won’t do it. Even purgatory won’t do it.
Salvation has nothing to do with us but it has everything to do with God!