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Sins Can Be Forgiven


By Benjamin H. Liles

We all sin. Paul says in Romans, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Here's the thing, those who are the children of the Father through Jesus Christ have Him - Jesus - as their advocate. As long as we take what we've done wrong to Him, Jesus is able and just to keep us righteous before the Father. This doesn't mean we go on sinning. Rather, it confirms we know we are weak and that He is strong. As Christ told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 2:9). It means we know we are wrong and want to be right with Him.

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. ~ 1 John 2:1