many Christians today are confused with the forgiveness of sins. some say, only past sins are forgiven and future sins is through confession. While others “forgive others first, then you will be forgiven”
Let me be pull the trigger point blank
Forgiveness of sins is by the blood of Jesus alone!
no amount of confession can forgive sins. period. the forgiveness of sins is by the blood of Jesus alone
just like salvation is by grace through faith alone no works involve. sola fide
The entire bible speaks of Jesus’ blood for forgiveness of sin. from Genesis to Revelation
Genesis 3:21 (NKJV)
21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them
Revelation 1:5 (NKJV)
5 … To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood
The Old Covenant Speaks ‘You Shall Have Forgiveness’
The New Covenant Speaks ‘You Have Been Forgiven’
Someone must pay for sin
Have you though of the Ramifications with 1 John 1:9?
1 John 1:9 (NKJV)
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
If you DO NOT CONFESS … then God does NOT FORGIVE, therefore God is not FAITHFUL and NOT JUST
that can’t be! me genoito (may it never be). as it is written
Numbers 23:19 (LEB)
19 God is not a man, that he should lie,
nor a son of humankind,
that he should change his mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
And has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
2 Timothy 2:13 (NKJV)
13 If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.
Romans 1:17 (NKJV)
17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
When Jesus shed His blood, He did it once and for all for the many for the forgiveness of sins
1 Peter 3:18 (LEB)
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins,
the just for the unjust,
in order that he could bring you to God
Hebrews 9:28 (LEB)
28 thus also Christ, having been offered once in order to bear the sins of many, will appear for the second time without reference to sin to those who eagerly await him for salvation
What’s with 1 John 1:9?
forgiveness is ALREADY A DONE DEAL
a Sinner who refuses to acknowledge that he is a Sinner, cannot experience the forgiveness for sins. give them the Law! the Law does a very good Job in bringing Sinners to their knees. then just at the very end of hopelessness, Christ is there! Jesus is the end of the Law (romans 10:14).
Jesus said “It is the sick who needs a doctor”
a Sick person who acknowledges he is Sick, will go to the doctor to receive treatment. How does a Sinner acknowledge being a Sinner? Confession
the blood of Jesus forgives, cleanses and takes away all our sins
1 John 1:7 (LEB)
7 But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin
To whom was 1 John 1:9 address To?
John was inviting sinners to join the fellowship of the Father and Jesus
1 John 1:3 (NKJV)
3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
How do they join the fellowship? acknowledge they are a Sinner. How by Confession.
What to Confess? shall they put a list of all the sins they have committed since birth? NO!
Confess means “to Agree with God”. so they have to “Agree” with God that they are Sinners. simple as that! throw away the list of sins.
Either you are Forgiven or Not
You cannot be in the Light while your other foot is in Darkness. either your fellowship is with God and His Son Jesus in the Light or you are in darkness.
1 John 1:5-7 (NKJV)
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
When a Righteous man have committed a sin, the man remains Righteous. because God will not impute or account that sin to him. How so? Because God has imputed all his sins to Jesus.
We are Justified by Faith before God. even when we have committed sin, we are still Justified because God looks at Jesus to Justify us and not to us or on our confessions of sins.
Justification is not achieved by Confessing the committed sins. If Justification is achieved by Confession, Then Jesus shed His blood in Vain! the gospel is lost
For God to Impute sin to a Righteous man when he commit sins, then God will be Unjust! No Way! God is Just and will never punish sins twice
If the world has Law that states “no defendant can be tried twice on the same charges” Then how much more God who is the Judge of all judges? who is Faithful to himself? Who does not change his mind?
God’s Justice is that all sins must be punished
Now, God forgets all our sins. Because God has Punished the sins of the world! and Jesus, God’s Lamb, took away the sins of the world!
Hebrews 8:12 (NKJV)
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
Forgiveness is by the blood of Jesus, not confession
Again. I am Emphasizing. You are forgiven by the blood of Jesus and not by confessing your committed sins
The apostles declare “We HAVE forgiveness of sins”. notice Past tense? We are not trying to attain forgiveness. We have been Forgiven. amen!
Colossians 2:13 (NKJV)
13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses
1 John 2:12 (NKJV)
12 I write to you, little children,
Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake
You have been forgiven of All sins Once and for All time. you are not trying to attain the Forgiveness by confession. You already have it.
The Old Covenant speaks “You will be forgiven”
as the Lord prayer “.. Forgive us as we Forgive” – conditional. it is based on your performance to forgive others
But when Jesus shed His blood, died and resurrected, the New Covenant was established.
Colossians 3:13 (GW)
13 Put up with each other, and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint. Forgive as the Lord forgave you
Now we have indeed forgiveness of sins and we Forgive because we have been forgiven
– Grace and Peace