has received many emails from Christians who are struggling with
past sins. Though they asked for forgiveness, many
think God has not truly forgiven them for their
sinful path. Some believe they can never erase their actions
nor rectify what they have done. Sadly, they refuse to see
God's everlasting forgiveness, His undying mercy, and most of
all, His precious love for every single one of us.
PLEASE know that our
heavenly Father tells us our sinful past is no longer in the
present, if we are truly regretful of our sins. They are
totally erased, and no longer exist. Through our faith in Jesus
Christ, Who paid for our sins at the Cross, know that He
still stands today,
two thousand years later,
with open arms to forgive all who have truly sorry. And He
promises that all past sins are erased if we are truly
repentant. Consider our Lord who cares that much for us He sent
Jesus, His only Son, to come down to earth to
pay for our sins.
And He died for you and for me. If we have sinned and are
truly sorry, God will eliminate our sins "…as far as the East
is from the West,
so far has He removed our transgressions from us."
- (Read Psalm
this mean that we will never sin again?
What happens if we sin after being forgiven?
Life is not
promised and we do not know when death will strike, so
forgiveness is never a license to sin again and again.
And it is not okay to sin
beforehand, thinking we can be forgiven later.
makes this very clear that forgiveness means we have been
regenerated, released from past sin and that God wants us to
remove ourselves from sin.
tells us, "What
shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may
increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how
can we live in it any longer?"
We may become weak and sin; but if we are strong in our faith, we
will use our Free Will to make the choice to turn our backs on
sin. God gave us that Free Will , and our choice to sin or
not sin is left up to us. The most precious thing,
though, is that we have Jesus, Who sees our battles with
earthly sin. However, as long as we have breath
within us, He is merciful to forgive again and again should we stumble and
fall into sin again.
Romans 3:23 tells us
"Everyone has sinned; we have fallen short of God's glorious
can He love us this much?
incredible thing about God’s love is that none of us merits His love.
God gives us what we least deserve and that is called His
mercy and His love.
And if we have faith
in Him, He will give us a
brand new identity; one of hope and trust, with a desire to keep
moving forward on God's path.
We will feel an inner
peace and cleansing, for He holds forgiveness and love in His
hands for all who trust in His Word.
City, 9/13/2013, Pope Francis has this to say about God's
Forgiveness: "…...“What is the joy of God? It is to
forgive!” the Pope told the pilgrims, explaining that in this
teaching “is the whole Gospel, it is all of Christianity!
Forgiveness, he warned, “is not a sentiment – it is not 'feeling
good' – on the contrary, mercy is the true force that can save
man and the world from the cancer that is sin, bad morality or
bad spirituality. …"
continues, "Only love fills up the emptiness, the negative
chasms that evil opens in hearts and in history. God alone is complete mercy and love, while each of us
is the Prodigal Son who has “squandered his own freedom
following false idols, mirages of happiness, and have lost
everything. God does not forget us,” The Father never abandons
us. He is a patient Father. He always respects us. He
respects our freedom but remains always faithful. Like the
Father of the Prodigal Son, “when we return to Him, He welcomes
us as children, in His house, because He never gives up waiting
for us with love, not even for a moment. And His heart is in
celebration for every child that returns. This “celebration” is
found in the joy that God has “for each of us who returns to Him
and asks His forgiveness. We need never fear approaching God,
but should rather remember that God “always awaits us” when we
seek his mercy.
presume to be judges and we judge others,” Pope Francis
continues, “We judge God, too, because we think that He should
punish sinners, condemn them to death, instead of forgiving
them. The devil is shrewd, He deceives us with the idea that
our human justice can save us and save the world. In reality,
only the justice of God can save us! God’s justice is very
different from that proposed by the devil," the Pontiff
tells. “The justice of God is revealed in the Cross.” There we
see how God judges: by “giving His life for us!” Jesus’
sacrifice of His life on the Cross is the “supreme act of
justice” and is “also precisely an act of mercy. Every
Christian is called to this kind of mercy," exhorted Pope
Francis. “Jesus calls all of us to follow this path: ‘be
merciful, as your Father is merciful." To read more visit this
IF we accept Jesus
Christ as our Savior, He promises to never stop
forgiving us when we ask. Keep
in mind that God wants us to forgive each other as well.
The importance of this is shown in Christ's words,
"As you forgive others, so I will forgive you" Matt.
pardon for sins comes from Jesus Christ Who paid the price when
He was nailed to the Cross at Calvary to make atonement for our
sins. Through His death, Jesus took away
the righteous wrath of God against the sins of His people, for
all sin is the breaking of God's law for us.
is highly prevalent in our lives today,
and humanity does many things that are not pleasing to Almighty
But Colossians 3:2 tells us, "Set your minds on
things above, not on earthly things."
All of us have sinful natures, and we cannot repair
our broken affinity with Almighty God by ourselves. Only
Jesus Christ is qualified to do that for us. We must move forward, rejecting sin,
remembering that Jesus stands waiting with mercy to help us
through all things. As Catholic Christians, we have been redeemed, bought with a price
through the blood of Jesus. Without faith and obedience to Him,
know that we cannot enter the Kingdom of God. (Please read 1
Corinthians Chapter 6.)
Have mercy on me,
O God, according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions."
- Psalm 51:1
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal
through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23
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