Are You Forgiven For Your Sins?
A question many Christians ask over and over is "Am I forgiven for my sins?". Yes! God has forgiven you by the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. 2023 years ago Jesus Christ went to the cross and took away the sins of the world. How many of your sins were in the future when this even happened? All of them.
In order to understand this fully, a person needs to read through some of the best Bible verses which mention
that God is not counting our sins against us. We cannot base this truth on our feelings, but on the Word of God. We often don't feel like God has forgiven all of our sins, especially after a big one. That is exactly when we need to read through some of the verses below, "so that we can understand that what God has freely given us" (1 Corinthians 2:12).
Many popular question and answer websites say that we need to confess our sins over and over, so that "we can be reassured that God has forgive us". This is absolutely incorrect! Is it our confession to God that reassures us that we are forgiven, or the Word of God? Thinking our confession to God is what reassures us that we are forgiven is a complete mockery and denial of the cross and an insult to the Spirit of grace. Hebrews 10:26-30 describes this type of deliberate denial of the truth regarding the final sacrifice for sins, which happened at the cross of Jesus Christ. The word "sinning" In Hebrews 10:26 is referring to our unbelief, not about our behavior. See Hebrews 3:12-19 regarding Israel's unbelief in Jesus Christ to understand this better. God simply wants us to believe Him and put our faith in the fact that Jesus Christ took away our sins once and for all. If you want to reassure yourself of this, keep thinking about it and you will be reassured. There is nothing wrong with confessing our sins to God and agreeing with God that we need to change our ways, but not in order to be reassured or forgiven. The complete forgiveness of God is a done deal.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:19
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.
And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God..