“God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.”

Colossians 2:13-14
“It’s all relative,” people say. But absolute truth means forgiveness for sinners. 

Our indebtedness was cancelled. Like a loan agency declaring your account paid, Jesus has taken your sin debt away. Indictments against you? They’ve been nailed to the cross where they died with Jesus. “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). 

In 1989 R. Kent Hughes wrote of this magnificent forgiveness. He told of Martin Luther dreaming he was being visited by Satan who brought him a record of his life, written with Luther’s own hand. The tempter said, “Did you write this?” Terrified, Luther confessed it was true. Scroll after scroll was unrolled, and he repeatedly confessed. As Luther sank in misery, the evil one turned to leave. Luther said, “It is true, every word of it, but I write across it: ‘The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleanses us from all sin!’” 

The truth is, through Jesus we’re forgiven and alive. We can justify ourselves less and confess more, forgive others more easily, and grow in love for Jesus.



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