Jesus died to set men free. Galatians 5:13 tells us that we have a holy calling to be free – to live free, walk free, stay free. One way that we can lose our freedom is to burden ourselves with ungodly demands and expectations. This can happen when we take scripture out of context. It can also happen when we read the Bible without an appreciation of what Jesus did on the cross on our behalf.
Let me ask you a simple question to see how well you know this. For the Christian, which of the following statements is true?
(a) Jesus will forgive all your sins
(b) Jesus has forgiven your past sins
(c) Jesus has forgiven all your sins
If you said (a) you’re probably thinking of 1 John 1:9 which says:
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our…
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