Why you don’t have to carry shame anymore.

If God has forgiven every sin we will ever commit during our lifetime, what biblical option does that leave for us in regard to how we relate to sin?  In a word, get over it! It is astounding to see the preoccupation that the modern church has with sin despite the fact that Jesus came “to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26).

What Jesus came to put away, many modern Christians enjoy discussing, studying, arguing over, rebuking, renouncing, outlining, participating in, and being obsessed with most of the time.

If Jesus came to put it away, why do we keep trying to take it back out?

Is there a sin in your lifestyle from which you cannot seem to break free? Legalism offers a thousand answers for things you can do to find freedom, but in reality God loves you so much that He has already done everything necessary for you to walk in freedom continuously.  The key to freedom is the indwelling life of Jesus Christ.

If we are to agree with the finished work of Christ and put away sin, we must understand that He alone is our victory.

Jesus came to “put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself,” says the Bible. If He didn’t succeed at that, then our hopes are all in vain. If He did succeed, then any attempt to add another word to what the cross has spoken by allowing ourselves to accept self condemnation  is an attempt to dilute, and thus negate, its power.

Have you sinned against God by allowing yourself to entertain self condemnation about your sins, past or present? Not only is it unnecessary, but it is a sin itself.

Renounce your sin and run into the loving arms of your heavenly Father, giving up both your sins and your self condemnation to Him. Lay it all at His feet and allow Him to simply love you. Judgement day for you is finished. It was over at the cross when Jesus declared it to be so. God has nothing to say to you now other than words of love and acceptance.

Don’t struggle against Him, but simply accept the truth.

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PS) Would you like to delve deeper into this discussion of sin and forgiveness with me? Do you know someone else who needs this? I recommend you pick up a copy of my book Divine Invitation.

PPS) This is life-changing, folks.  Stop dwelling on your sin and get on with life. Let me hear your thoughts below.

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