You are Already Forgiven: The sins of all people for all time have been forgiven because Jesus Christ died for every single person, including you. Forgiveness happened on the Cross of Christ, not after as many teach. The Bible clearly says that without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness (Hebrews 9:22). Christ shed His blood one time on the Cross, and, therefore, all are forgiven. The Bible does not teach any other time or any other way that sins can be forgiven (Hebrews 10:18,12; 7:27b). The notion that forgiveness on the Cross was only potential, and you must be activate it, or appropriate it, by repentance and faith is not found anywhere in Scripture. Forgiveness is not "salvation." Faith and belief are necessary to be saved; only those who trust Jesus Christ as their Savior share His eternal life. God forgave everyone but gives new life to those who trust His Son. (See below to read about the one and only unforgivable sin.)
2 Corinthians 5:19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Mark 3:28 "Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter;
John 19:30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.
Hebrews 10:18 Now where there is forgiveness of these things (sins), there is no longer any offering for sin.
Colossians 1:20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
Hebrews 10:12 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God. (When Jesus sat down next to His Father, it meant that forgiveness was forever finished.)
Romans 5:10a For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, ... (Notice this verse says we were reconciled while we were enemies, not after we became friends with God.)
Hebrews 2:9b ... Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. (This is why everyone is forgiven.)
Romans 6:10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Hebrews 9:22b ... and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Hebrews 9:26b ... but now once at the consummation of the ages He (Jesus) has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
1 John 2:2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
The Unforgivable Sin: The Sin of Unbelief
The Holy Spirits convicts the world of its unbelief. Since eternal life is found only in Jesus Christ, rejecting Jesus is the same thing as rejecting His eternal life. Also, and very important, the Holy Spirit does not convict you of your individual sins since God has already forgiven and forgotten all your sins (Hebrews 8:12). It is your own conscience or a religious system that leads to feelings of guilt and remorse.
John 16:8-9a "And He (Holy Spirit), when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment;  concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; ...
If you reject Christ, you reject the eternal life that is found only in Him (1 John 5:12b). If accept Christ, He will teach you and He will give you the understanding of what He has done for you personally. And, He will show you that living by faith is living by the power of Christ in you. You may face difficulties in your life, but Christ will guide you through because you are, now and forever, His friend and a member of His family.
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