In addition to speaking of Jesus giving up his life for others, the Gospel of John refers to Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world and views his death as the means by which he is glorified and lifted up to heaven. The First Epistle of John and the Book of Revelation point to Jesus’ blood as the means by which believers are redeemed, cleansed, and freed from their sins. What did the authors of these writings mean when they alluded to Jesus’ death in these ways?