Question 25: Does Christ's death mean all our sins can be forgiven?

Yes because Christ's death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ's righteousness to us as if it were our own and will remember our sins no more.

 

The simple answer to this is, yes. Thank you, have a great week.
Why is it that we tend to make this more complicated than it needs to be? Scripture tells us that through Jesus, we are washed as white as snow. God will remember our sins no more. Our sin is removed as far as the east is from the west. All have sinned and fallen short, all deserved death as the rightful punishment for sin, but God, in His mercy and love for us, puts all our guilt, all our brokenness, and all our sin on Jesus. God in the flesh put Himself on the cross as a substitute for us.

In light of this truth, I find it perplexing that many cling to their sin by trying to work their way to salvation. Maybe it’s pride, arrogance, and distrust that makes us hold on to our sin identity. Our past has shaped the person we are now, the good things and the bad. When we surrender, not only our sin but also ourselves completely to Christ, we are given a new identity. God’s Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us. We can revisit our mistakes, our regret, our guilt and hold on to our sin identity if we choose, OR we can allow God to redeem all those things that have held our spirit captive. We can be set free to live out our new identity as sons and daughters of the King. Forgiven.
Yes, Christ’s death means all our sins “CAN” be forgiven. Will you allow that to happen in your life?
 


Rick Troutt
Community Care