So, I have had this kind of thought or question on my mind since I have come into a understanding of grace, the pure undiluted gospel of grace....I am wondering, why is it when Christians pray.... they often ask God to forgive them, corporately or privately of their sins or say forgive me Lord for this that or the other thing...?? Do we not remember that Jesus died to save us from all sin, past, present and future- all of it wiped clean once and for all -IT IS FINISHED~! I think what we should say is I am sorry Lord, thank you that you have already forgiven me!!! Anyway, we aren't left with sins that aren't covered that need to be still forgiven - it's done, dealt with, finite....I just want to hear more people declaring the good news in every day language and common practices....it seems like we could all stand to be a bit refreshed by the GOOD NEWS, don't ya think!!!
"Without the shedding of the blood, there is no forgiveness"...
God forgave us when Christ shed his blood, not when we ask, grieve or confess..
We are to receive this forgiveness in Christ by faith and by faith alone. If confession can give us forgiveness, why did Christ die?
(quote from Bino, on the Grace Walk Forum...)