54 Evidence for God's Sovereign Forgiveness Part 1
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Come and join us in a journey through scripture to discover the forgiveness of God for all people. We will continue with part two next week.
54 Evidence for God’s Sovereign Forgiveness Part 1
The reason why we are to be kind, compassionate and forgiving is because God has been kind and compassionate and forgiving. This is the spring from which right thoughts and right feelings flow. God, the creator of the universe, has forgiven us all our sins. are many more like these. Psalm 103:12- East from West Psalm 130:3-4 Isaiah 43:25 Isaiah 53:4-6 Isaiah 53:11-12 Isaiah 61:1, 10 Isaiah 59:1-2 Jeremiah 31:34-New Covenant; Ezekiel 36:25 This is true from the following passages. There Hosea 3:1 Micah 7:18-20- Marianna Trench Zechariah 3:4 Matthew 6:12 NLT and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. This seems to suggest that we earn God’s forgiveness by forgiving others. The only recorded comment we have by Jesus on the prayer is as follows. Matthew 6:14-15 NLT If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your heavenly father will not forgive your sins. When we refuse to forgive others, we will eventually come to believe that God cannot forgive us. This is because of our sense of integrity or sense of fairness or justice. Judas was sorry for betraying innocent blood. He confessed his sin, returned the silver, and killed himself because he could not forgive himself. Christ knew that we would execute him if he came to earth, but he came because he had already forgiven us of what we would do. We are not forgiven because Jesus died, No! Jesus died because we were already forgiven. If God had not already forgiven us Jesus would never have come. Our attitudes towards each other are premised on the kindness, compassion, and forgiveness of God. I am not kind to you because you are kind to me. I am kind to you because God is kind to me. Matthew 9:2-6 Matthew 18:21-22 How often shall I forgive my brother? 70 times 7 equals 490. This is the seventy weeks from Daniel which was to end all unrighteousness! It is the exact opposite of Leviticus 26:14-39. Matthew 26:28 Luke 1:77 Luke 3:3 Luke 6:37 Luke 7:48-49 Luke 23:34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. (This is forgiveness for those who do not have a repentant spirit.) Why did Jesus ask his father to forgive? Luke 24:47 John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (Hebrews 9:28)
John 8:10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no-one condemned you?" 11 "No-one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin." (She was guilty and had no hope of forgiveness.) John 13:38-14:4 Jesus forgives Peter before he has denied him. (Romans 8:1 is part of Romans 7.) John 20:23 Acts 10:43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name (character)." Acts 13:38 Acts 26:18