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What is meant by, “He did not come by water only, but by water and blood"?


1 John 5:6

ESV - 6 This is he who came by water and blood - Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, the references to water and blood in relation to Christ are allusions to both His human birth as well as to His baptism in water (which bonded Him with humanity, while at the same time having His divinity affirmed by God the Father and God the Holy Spirit) (Matthew 3:13-17), and the shedding of His blood (for the salvation of humanity), both in a physical (through His suffering and death) and in a spiritual (through His institution of the Eucharist) sense.

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