God Must Forgive the Repenting Sinner


He Hath Said

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -Romans 3:24

Sin can never merit anything but punishment, and repentance is no atonement for sin. Not that God is bound from any necessity of His nature to forgive every one that repents, because repentance has not in itself sufficient efficacy and power to merit forgiveness at the hand of God. Yet, nevertheless, it is a truth that, because God is just, He must forgive every sinner who confesses his sin. And if He did not-and mark, it is a bold thing to say, but it is warranted by the text-if a sinner should be led truly and solemnly to make confession of his sins and cast himself on Christ, if God did not forgive him, then he were not the God that He is represented to be…

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