Bible Truth FAQs
HOW TO OBTAIN FORGIVENESS
Since all have sinned (Rom. 3:23), forgiveness is an extremely important Bible subject. Everyone should want to understand it fully. Some have been heard to say, "I'11 forgive but I won't forget." The human memory does not purposely erase an occurrence, but future use of such in a disc1pl1nary manner is strong evidence there never was forgiveness. Div1ne forgiveness does not recall sins that have been forgiven (Heb. 8:12).
Under Mosaic Law certain offenses were punishable by death. How fortunate that we now live under the system of grace which offers forgiveness every time an offender genuinely repents and asks to be forgiven (See Matt. 18:21-22).
The laws of pardon apply to two different circumstances. To
a person who is not already in God's family (the church), the terms are,
"Repent and be baptized in the name of Christ for the remission
(forgiveness) of sin" (Acts 2:38). To the .child of God (Christian ) it is
to repent, confess, and pray (James 5:16). It is necessary to use the
appropriate access to the heavenly throne.
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