Many professed Christians regard the Gospel as our ticket “in,” and then we’re done with it. It’s like a contract: We ignore the lawyer-talk, sign it, and then forget about it. We think that the Gospel was beginner’s material. Pray a prayer, pen your name, you’re “in”; now move on to something else.
and not a few of the leading women. (Acts 17:1–4)
they aren’t at all prepared to grasp the grandeur of what God has done for people in Christ. With that wobbly and incomplete foundation, they may claim to have “received” Jesus, may really believe they have done so—but nothing comes of it. They think and live just like the world.
Leviticus 17:11, 14, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. . . . For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life.”
Note: Eternal life is in the blood of Jesus.