Thank God He Forgives Our Sins


#1

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Isaiah 43:25
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for
My own sake; And I will not remember your sins."

Psalms 103:8-14
"The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
For He knows our frame;
He remembers that we are dust."

I John 1:8-10
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is
faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not
sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."

I personally stand in need of God’s forgiveness. I struggle
against sin all the time. Its a never ending battle to resist
what Paul called the “old self” or the “sinful nature.”

Do you think most Christians have the same ongoing battle
against sin?


#2

After thought:

The old “sinful nature” is a monstrous evil.

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature”,
said the Apostle Paul in Romans 7:18


#3

I certainly haven’t managed to jettison all (or nearly all) sin from my own life (although plenty has gone to the garbage dump); I’m very much a work in progress.


#4

Me too. I’m a work in progress also. I pray every day that the Lord will help me not to sin against Him. I quote to myself quite often what the Lord Jesus told the woman taken in adultery. He told her to “Go and sin no more.” Also the man healed at the pool, the Lord told him to “Go and sin no more lest a worst thing come upon you.”
(That’s from memory. I think I quoted those verses correctly.)


#5

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Me too. I’m a work in progress also. I pray every day that the Lord will help me not to sin against Him. I quote to myself quite often what the Lord Jesus told the woman taken in adultery. He told her to “Go and sin no more.” Also the man healed at the pool, the Lord told him to “Go and sin no more lest a worst thing come upon you.”
(That’s from memory. I think I quoted those verses correctly.)
[/quote]G-d is quite forgiving of sins against G-d. For sins against your fellow man, at least according to my religion one must work it out with the injured person.

See Jewish Concepts:Repentance (link):

[QUOTE=Jewish Virtual Library]As the Talmud teaches: “The Day of Atonement atones for sins against God, not for sins against man, unless the injured party has been appeased” (Mishna Yoma 8:9).[/QUOTE]


#6

We consider all sins to be sins against God, but we also believe that we need to make things right with our fellow man.