Has Jesus freed us from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death?

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We miss God’s goal (aka sin). There is a penalty for that. Unless … we are forgiven.

So there is great news! Forgiveness in the Bible is a “release” or a “dismissal” of something. The forgiveness we have in the Messiah involves the release from God’s just penalty and the complete dismissal of all charges against us. 

“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in the Messiah Jesus.” (Romans 8:1) 

True love is forgiving: God loves us so He forgives us for missing His goal for our life. Jesus paid the penalty for us. Colossians 1:14 says that in God’s beloved Son “we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” 

The Amplified Bible translates the last phrase like this: “the forgiveness of our sins and the cancellation of sins’ penalty.” God’s gracious forgiveness of our sin is to be the measure of our gracious forgiveness of others (Ephesians 4:32). 

  • Romans 5:8…

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