Does God erase our record of sins?

God Erases the Record of Sin

The good news of the gospel is that Christ came to condemn sin, not sinners (John 3:17; Romans 8:3). To those who believe and accept God’s gift of salvation and who in faith commit themselves to lives of loving obedience, Christ erases their sins. God gave the Christians promises of forgiveness. These promises are free and powerful through the blood of Jesus. God will no longer hold their sins against them (Isaiah 65:17). 

Here are some verses about God’s forgiveness and erasing their record of sins:

1-“He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea” (Micah 7:19).

2-“And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).

3-“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 8:12).

4-“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins” (Isaiah 43:25).

5-“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).

6-“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).

7-“Indeed it was for my own peace that I had great bitterness; but You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back” (Isaiah 38:17).

Divine forgiveness is not only a legal procedure that frees a man from paying the penalty for his past sins (justification) (Romans 5:1); it is a transforming sanctifying power that restores and strengthens the spiritual man’s nature and helps him reflect the image of his Creator. “By that will we have been [a]sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10).

There may yet be weaknesses in the believer’s character, but when it is in the heart to obey God, when efforts are put forth to do that, Jesus accepts this effort as man’s best service, and He makes up for the deficiency with His own merit. Thus, for the believer that yields to the Lord transforming work, there is no condemnation (John 3:18).

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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