QAThe Bible states that our sins are washed away by the blood of Christ (Revelation 1:5). How can the water during baptism actually remove a person's sins?The
apostle John bears witness that blood and water flowed from Jesus'
side (Jn 19:34). In 1
John 5:6, he explains that Jesus did not
come by water only (here the water refers to baptism; notice water
is mentioned first), but by water and blood, and that it is the
Spirit who testifies. In other words, the effect of Jesus' blood, by
the testimony of the Holy Spirit, is present during baptism to
cleanse the sin of the person being baptized. Although the
candidate's body is immersed physically in water, yet the blood of
Jesus Christ cleanses his spiritual being (Heb 10:22;
"washed" = immersed).
performed in the True Jesus Church, during which many have witnessed blood in the water, confirm John's explanation.