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By   •   June 1, 2004   •   Topics: ,

Q:

Does God forgive the sins we will commit in the future, or just those from our past? I became a Christian two years ago, and I worry about this.


A:

One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that Christ died to take away all our sins–not just part of them, but all of them: past, present, and future.

This is why you shouldn’t fear that you will lose your salvation every time you commit a sin. If that were the case, you and I would lose our salvation every day–because we sin every day. Even if our actions are pure, our thoughts often are not. And even if our actions and thoughts are pure, we still sin because of the good things we should be doing but fail to do.

Never forget: Your salvation does not depend on you and how good you are.

It depends solely on Christ and what He has already done for you through His death on the cross. The Bible says that Christ “appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Hebrews 9:26).

Does that mean it doesn’t matter whether or not you sin? No, of course not. Sin is serious; it is an offense to God, and it breaks our fellowship with Him. Sin also compromises our witness for Christ. The Bible is clear: “Be holy, because I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16).

But you cannot live the Christian life in your own strength. You need God’s help–which is why He has given His Holy Spirit to you. When you sin, confess it immediately, and then seek the Holy Spirit’s help each day to live as you should.

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44 Comments

  1. Wesley Weaver says:

    Amen & Amen

  2. Phelix Chea says:

    Truly I know I am foriven of all sins and I am set free forever. John 5:24 … “he that believes in the Lord is past from death
    Rom. 8:1 says there is no condemnation to those in Christ. John 3:16.

    1. Deborah says:

      Yes, we are forgiven of all sins we confess & ask forgiveness of. We should be constantly in repentance always keeping our record clean before God. Always examining ourselves being sure we are of the faith we believe we have. Do you know what it is to be “IN CHRIST” because many do not. Remember the Bible was written from a Middle Eastern prospective to the Israelites. We must become part of the Commonwealth of Israel by being grafted into the original Olive tree. This brings us into ‘covenant’ with God so we can “cross over” into the promise land.

  3. Dorothy Gray says:

    Is it bibically accurate to believe after receiving Christ we become the righteousnss of Christ (this is how he sees us) and not as sinnners though we sin ?

  4. edwin nhliziyo says:

    We sin all the time, so we have to ask for forgiveness to maintain our walk with with God. What he gave us was a mechanism through which we can confess our present sins without sacrificing a blood animal. Our sins past, present and future are forgiven in this sense only but we still have to acknowledge them everyday through prayer. Otherwise, your view if unchallenged contradicts all scripture that say we are sinners.