How to receive God’s forgiveness

There are many stories of forgiveness, of how there are people who have forgiven others for truly terrible things and these testimonies move the masses since we see in it a divine work that can not be done by a human unless God puts it in the heart. However, among all those stories there is one that is superior in every sense of the word and it is the Father to forgive us.

The Bible says:

38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Acts 13:38-39

To speak of Christ is to speak of forgiveness because in the moment that He died for us on the cross, the most splendid work of love that has ever happened was demonstrated. Christ endured insults, jeers, pain and the weight of the sin of all mankind for our sake, is not that the greatest forgiveness that ever existed?

We should also know that all this forgiveness that God gave us was not something we deserved because we were good, but it was because of His grace and abundant love for us.

How can we receive God’s forgiveness? We should only look at the cross, at that tree where the Son of God was crucified for our salvation, there, at that moment forgiveness and love for us was poured out.

In Christ we are justified, we are forgiven and we have abundant grace. So dear brother, no matter what you have been going through, just look to the cross and you will receive love and forgiveness, and even though your sins are like red scarlet, He will make you white like wool.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    How to receive God’s forgiveness
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    The Lord Jesus Christ, when he appeared to Saul, the apostle Paul, on his way to Damascus said to him “how to receive God’s forgiveness” of sins. Jesus, in fact, explicitly mentions “forgiveness of sins” in his commission to Paul:

    “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” (Acts 26:18)

    Paul had to preach to people that they needed to turn from the dominion of Satan, in darkness, to the light of God. That means it is necessary to repent, to change our lives, to accept and believe in Jesus Christ, who can give people forgiveness of sins.

    The Lord Jesus Christ said that people ought to be changed:

    By faith in Him, all believers who confess that they are sinners receive forgiveness of sins, and are made heirs to the kingdom of God among those that are sanctified, that are separated from Satan by faith in Jesus Christ.

    Some time later, as Paul stayed in Antioch, in Pisidia, he entered the synagogue of the Jews on the sabbath day, and he stood up and said to them:
    “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
    And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.”
    (Acts 13:38-39)

    In the same way, Paul told the Jews that, in Jesus Christ, those that believe in Him would receive forgiveness of sins and would be justified from all things—from which they could not be justified by animal’s sacrifices or by any attempts to obey the Law of Moses.

    And the good tidings are these: that Jesus Christ gave up himself and died on a Cross to save men and women of all nations, anyone that believes in Him. And, yes: those people are forgiven their sins, and are made heirs to everlasting life.

    May all those who believe and keep faith with Jesus Christ be grateful to Him, who has redeemed us from the power of the Devil and has made us children of God. Amen

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