John MacArthur is embattled in an ongoing controversy concerning the efficacy of the LITERAL liquid blood of Jesus. MacArthur states: “It was not Jesus’ physical blood that saves us” (John MacArthur, D.D., "The MacArthur New Testament Commentary on Hebrews," Moody, 1983, p. 237). In the May 1976 issue of the Grace to You family paper that is distributed to his church, MacArthur published an article titled "Not His Bleeding, but His Dying." In this, MacArthur plainly stated that it is not the blood of Christ that saves. Yet, somehow MacArthur maintains that he still views the blood of Christ as "precious." How can anyone view something as "precious" if they don't see it's literal value?