What Do You Mean When You Say God Has Forgiven Your Sin?

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“He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it away by nailing it to the cross “Colossians 2:14

 What do we mean when we say that God has forgiven our sins. We must be careful to communicate to those inquiring about the Christian faith what we mean when we say God forgives sins. It is true that as Christians we believe God has forgiven our sins. However, God has not simply decided to forget about the transgressions of those who believe in Jesus Christ. The sin debt of a christian was paid by Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. It was on this cross that God brought judgement of sins to Jesus Christ. Those who believe in Jesus Christ and profess Him as their savior do not merely have their sins forgotten, it is their sins were paid for by Jesus Christ on the cross.