Frequent Washing | The Institute for Creation Research

Frequent Washing

“Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me” (John 13:8).

On the night He was betrayed, Christ humbly served His disciples by washing the feet of each in turn. But Peter thought it highly inappropriate for his Master to stoop to such a task. The Lord used this situation to teach His disciples a very important spiritual lesson. Unless we are willing to accept God’s offer of frequent cleansing, we have no part with Him. Note carefully that this is not “no part in me” (damned), but “no part with me” (fellowship).

After perceiving that fellowship with Christ is gained by washing, “Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit” (John 13:9,10). Here is the principle of the security of the saints. We are once bathed (salvation) and need only wash thereafter (confession). Traveling the dusty roads of Palestine in sandals necessitated frequently washing one’s feet. Similarly, navigating a sin-filled world as a weak mortal found the psalmist crying, “Cleanse thou me from secret faults!”

The Apostle John learned the Lord’s lesson well: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (I John 1:8). Like Peter, we must humble ourselves and admit sinfulness. Thank God that the apostle did not leave the matter with a statement of our dirtiness. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9). Let us frequently pray as the Lord instructed: “Forgive us our trespasses even as we forgive those who trespass against us” that we might know His cleansing and fellowship. DW

The Latest
NEWS
The Tail of Man’s Supposed Ancestors
Although it has been known for decades and despite insistence to the contrary from the evolutionary community, man—Homo sapiens—has never...

NEWS
When Day Meets Night—A Total Success!
The skies cleared above North Texas on Monday, April 8, for a spectacular view of the 2024 Great American Solar Eclipse. Hundreds of guests joined...

NEWS
The Sun and Moon—Designed for Eclipses
Before discovering thousands of planets in other solar systems, scientists tended to assume that other solar systems would be very similar to our own....

NEWS
Let ICR Help You Prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse!
On Monday, April 8th, the moon will move directly between the earth and the sun, resulting in a total solar eclipse visible in northern Mexico, much...

NEWS
Total Eclipse on April 8th
“You alone are the LORD; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and everything on it, the seas and all that...

CREATION PODCAST
Dismantling Evolution One Gear At A Time! | The Creation Podcast:...
The human body is a marvel of complexity and the more we learn about it, the more miraculous our existence becomes! Can evolution explain the...

NEWS
April 2024 ICR Wallpaper
"He appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows its going down." (Psalm 104:19 NKJV) ICR April 2024 wallpaper is now available...

NEWS
Creation's Easter Message
While many Christians still consider the creation doctrine a fringe issue, a proper understanding of the Christian message finds creation at its core...

NEWS
ICR Veteran Don Barber Retires
Don Barber   After 34 years with the Institute for Creation Research, Director of Enterprise Technology Don Barber will retire...

CREATION.LIVE PODCAST
The Sanctity of Life | Creation.Live Podcast: Episode 23
Abortion is a big issue culturally and in the church. How can believers love our neighbors and act as the hands and feet of Christ when it comes...