Your e-mails- April 2021

Your e-mails- April 2021

JG writes: “Will God forgive all sins we commit in the future, including sins we do not confess and sins we do not realise we have committed? And what about sins we deliberately commit?” This is the second of two questions on the crucial subject of sin and forgiveness. You can find the first question at www.gladtidingsmagazine.org. THE DEATH OF the Lord Jesus Christ is effective to forgive sins for those who are in a covenant relationship with God. In the last issue we saw that the key requirements for forgiveness are: • understanding and believing the Gospel as revealed in the Bible • repentance • baptism (by immersion in water) • and then a life lived in harmony with God’s commandments. But what happens if we continue to sin after our baptism? More Sin, More Grace? When God forgives sins it is an act of ‘grace’—undeserved favour. It seems