Lord’s Day 12/05/10 Knowing Forgiveness

“So let us be clear about this. It is no sign of humility, no mark of saintliness, to go into the presence of God doubting whether God is forgiving you. That is unbelief, lack of faith. That is a failure to understand the truth. So, my friend, never again try to give the impression that you are such a sensitive Christian that you do not like to be certain that your sins are forgiven. It is our business to know that our sins are forgiven! We derogate from the grace and the glory of God and the wonder of this gospel if we are uncertain about it: ‘Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest of all.’ Not in my merit, not in my righteousness, not in terms of my understanding, but by the blood of Jesus. He has opened the way. And, therefore, we go knowing that God has said in this new covenant, ‘I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people’ (Heb. 8:10). It is the most glorious thing ever said to men and women; we are God’s people.”
[Lloyd-Jones, D. M. (1996). God the Father, God the Son (355). Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books.]

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1 Victoria December 5, 2010 at 7:55 am

All one can say is Amen! I am reading Iain Murray’s 2 volume Bio on Lloyd-Jones-what a life-and what service to God’s Church. We are so blessed in this age to have the great voices of the past available to us today.

2 John | Personalised Hoodies December 7, 2010 at 7:16 am

@ Victoria, I agree with you. All one can truly say is “Amen”. God is always around us where ever we go, so the best thing is to do is just remember the name of God and that would be the way for forgiveness of your bad times in life.

3 Chin December 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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4 Christian December 11, 2010 at 12:51 am

Doubting that you are forgiven is like telling Jesus He didn’t do enough. I know that I am forgiven, and I am so very humbled that He died for a sinner such as me. It is our humanness that puts value on sin that says we sinned too much to be forgiven. All too often we don’t want to forgive ourselves.


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