The blood of Christ is the most precious thing we could discuss as believers. It is the blood of Christ that cleanseth us from all sin. My question to the list is as follows. Does sin, in order to be forgiven, have to have the blood applied, and is it 'once applied forever applied?' Some, such as DHK and Ed, present the theory that all sins have been paid for in full at the cross. Can sins be paid for without the blood being applied 'once for all?' Has the blood been applied to all the sins of the entire world? Self introspection: Are my ideas concerning the atonement and the payment made by Christ by the shedding of His Precious blood consistent with my beliefs as to whether or not the blood of Christ, once shed, can be withdrawn subsequent to having been applied on behalf of the sins of the entire world? If the blood and it's work cannot be withdrawn, could my view of the nature of the atonement possibly be in need of adjustment or change?