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How does God make our sins “as white as snow”?

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
    says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
    they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18
            This beautiful imagery was used to show how clean and pure we are, like freshly fallen snow, after our sins are forgiven.  Our sins are scarlet and crimson, the color of blood.  Sin equals death.  The spilling of blood causes death, just like sin.  The sacrifices used in the temple needed to bleed to pay for that sin.   Jesus eventually came to bleed (scarlet red) so we could be forgiven (pure and white like snow).