Will God forgive me of sins I commit after I become a believer?


Matthew 6:12 - 15

ESV - 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

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Profile pic Mark Vestal Proud of nothing of myself. Freed by Christ who did it all!
Becoming a believer requires you to believe that ALL your sins have ALREADY BEEN forgiven (1 Cor 15:1-4).

We are sealed by "That Holy Spirit" immediately upon our belief (Eph 1:12-13, Eph 4:30), and until Christ comes to redeem us! This is literally how you are accepting that Jesus Christ is your savior. You receive God's already prepared gift offer by belief. You are putting your faith in Christ having done all the work for you, and sin being already forgiven through His shed blood. If all your sins were not yet forgiven, Christ would have to come back to the cross each time you ask Him to forgive you. Jesus Christ made the final atonement on our behalf! (1 Cor 15:3-4, Col 1:14, Eph 1:7).

Consider also what Paul states here:

Romans 8:38-39:
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

It is easy to think that there is something that WE are supposed to do in order to please God, as we are responsible for our lives while here on Earth, but Jesus Christ pleased God on our behalf! We can’t please God on our own accord. This is what the purpose of the cross is all about! He COMPLETED ALL requirements needed, and it is our belief in this in how we accept God's offer of salvation, which is what then MAKES US acceptable to God (2 Cor 5:21, Phil 3:9). ‘Where sin abounds, God's grace does much more abound' (Romans 5:20)!

Our POSITION with God changes upon belief. It is not our sins or how we live our lives that affect our new standing with God once we believe, although very important to do as a Christian, but God now sees us IN Christ. As Paul stated above, NOTHING can separate us from Him and His love for us now!

April 02 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Philip medium Philip Davies
Yes. God forgives our sins, and goes on forgiving sins when we ask him. That's because just becoming a Christian does not make you perfect. No Christian is perfect and all Christians sin. But the have an advocate with the father who is faithful and just to forgive our sins; and slowly, but over the whole of our Christian lives, leads us to righteousness.

June 02 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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