PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE SINS FORGIVEN?
QUESTION: Has Christ truly “forgiven” our past present and future sins?
Let’s use an allegory to explain this concept.
Imagine that you are in a university in a tropical island that is filled with poisonous mosquitoes, etc, and it is guaranteed that you will fall sick if care is not taken. Your parents in their infinite wisdom had already paid for all your medical treatment (unlimited treatment) at the university hospital. All you have to do is go there, show your card and receive free treatment anytime you feel sick.
Here are some facts of this arrangement:
1.) You didn’t pay for the treatment. It’s free for you.
2.) While at the university if you get hurt, you need to go to the hospital and get treated, unlimited amounts of time.
3.) If you get sick but don’t go for treatment, the sickness could get worse and possibly result in death. But why would you refuse treatment or prolong it when it’s free?
4.) Because you will be busy with schoolwork you want to stay as healthy as possible so you need to avoid things that would get you sick by following the guidelines set by the university hospital on how to stay healthy.
5.) Regardless, there will be people that won’t go to get treated. Some will be too busy with other things, while some may not think their injury requires treatment. Some will learn to live with it but not knowing that it is eating them up from inside out like cancer. Some will think it’s too good to be true and doubt it.
So yes, our past, present and future sins have been PAID for but they are only cleansed and forgiven when we go to Christ the healer, give Him the “documents” which say “I have forgiven others of their sins against me and I have repented of my own sins against you, please forgive me.”.
If we don’t do these things, though He has paid for our sins, we wouldn’t have the necessary rights to claim it.
“Forgiveness is free from God IF we submit the right evidence of repentance & forgiveness of others.”
DETERMINED TO MAKE IT TO HEAVEN