Will Jesus forgive Christians

Is there a sin that God does not forgive?

For the born again child of God there is no sin that cannot be forgiven. The believer's sin was forgiven on the cross and there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8: 1).

"For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through him" (John 3:17). Jesus dedicated his ministry on earth to the wonderful and surprising forgiveness of God. Zacchaeus (Luke 19), the anointing by the sinner (Luke 7), the paralyzed in Galilee (Luke 5) - all of them were forgiven by the Lord. It didn't matter what they'd done; God could forgive them. "Truly I say to you: the tax collectors and whores come into the kingdom of God sooner than you" (Matthew 21:31).

The statement of Jesus on the cross. “It is finished” (John 19:30) means that the penalty for sin has been paid in full. The Greek translation of "It is done" is just one word: tetelestai. It's a wonderful word. Tetelestai was stamped on receipts to mark them as "fully paid". When a convicted criminal had served his sentence and was released from prison, a sign was displayed with the word tetelestai hammered on his doorstep as proof that he was no longer guilty of society.

The Lord Jesus Christ became our sacrifice for sin and “the Lamb of God who bears the sin of the world” (John 1:29). He was the perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 9:14). The promise to those who believe in Jesus is that every sin ever committed by them or committed in the future is forgiven. "The blood of Jesus ... cleanses us from all sin" (1 John 1: 7). 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 lists a selection of scandalous sins that once characterized the Corinthian believers. Paul uses this list to come to this realization: "But you are washed clean, you are sanctified, you were made righteous by the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God" (verse 11). Their sin was gone, removed from them "as far as morning is from evening, he lets our transgressions be from us" (Psalm 103:12).

It is important to understand the condition of God's forgiveness for sin. We can only come to God through the Lord Jesus. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me ”(John 14: 6). God's forgiveness is available to all who accept Jesus (John 3:16; Acts 10:43), but those who reject Jesus will not receive forgiveness or remission for sin (1 John 5:12). God becomes all sins in Christ forgive. There is no forgiveness for all who are not in Christ: "But he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him" (John 3:36).

John wrote his first epistle to born again Christians and included a promise: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all injustice." (1 John 1: 9 ). We all sin (1 John 1: 8). But if we do, God's grace is ready to forgive His children and restore fellowship.

The “if” at the beginning of 1 John 1: 9 implies a condition: when we “confess”. This word in Greek is homologia (literally "the same word") and means "to say the same thing". Confessing our sins means agreeing with God about them. But God's forgiveness does not give us license to continue to live in sin. We do not treat grace so lightly (Romans 6: 1-2); but a born again believer will go through his life in communion with God and is sensitive to sin and quickly confesses it to the Lord.

One of the most wonderful truths of scripture is that God's forgiveness for sin is unlimited. Because God's grace is endless, there is no limit to the sin God is willing to forgive in Christ. No sin is beyond the reach of God's grace. "But where sin has become mighty, grace has become much more mighty" (Romans 5:20). The apostle Paul was "formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a wicked one" (1 Timothy 1:13). He named himself chief of all sinners, but after experiencing the grace of God, he said: “This is certainly true and a dear word: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I was the first am ”(1 Timothy 1:15). If God can save Paul, then He can save everyone.


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