FORGIVENESS UNDER THE LAW AND GRACE

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:17 KJV “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ”.

Forgiveness of sins is a very important topic that every Christian must grasp very well. The terms of forgiveness under the dispensation of the law is not the same as we have under the dispensation of grace. Under the law one is only forgiven when he or she has made a sacrifice to atone for his sins. Lev 5:13 KJV “And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest’s, as a meat offering” .God’s eternal principle for forgiveness is the shedding of blood to atone for sin. Heb 9:22.” And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission”.

Sin in any form must not be treated as a light thing. Every sin rebel against the authority of God and also defiles the sinner. This is why 1 John 1:9 says when one confesses his sin, God is faithful and just to” forgive and cleanse” the sinner. Again, under the law, God will forgive the offender who has first forgiven those who sinned against him. (Mark 11:26) This is not so under the dispensation of grace. Under the dispensation of grace, the Lord Jesus died on the cross to forgive all our sins, past present and the Future. Eph 4:32 KJV “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you”. In this instant the word did not say, forgive so you would be forgiven. He said forgive because you have been forgiven for Christ sake.

Secondly, under grace of God we do not have to make any sacrifice for our sins because the Lord has already given his life once and forever for our sins. Heb 9:12. Under this dispensation of grace, Christ forgave us when he died. We receive it each time we sin. (1 John 1:9) We are indeed in a better time. Could you imagine having to get a goat, sheep or dove, to be sacrificed for your sins each time you sinned? Please if any prophet or man of God instructs you to make the sacrifice of any animal to God on any grounds, please refuse it. God no longer accepts animal sacrifice any more.

CONFESSION

Thank you, heavenly father for forgiving all my sins. Lord Jesus by your death on the cross you took away every sin, past, present and Future.

FURTHER STUDIES

Acts 5:31 KJV Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Ephesians 1:7 KJV” In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace”;

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