Paul N. F. (22 Nov 2010)
"GOD HAS A REMEDY"


            GOD HAS A REMEDY

               By A. W. Tozer

          If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us
          our sins.  1 John 1:9

                  Seekers and inquirers have often voiced this deep
          question of concern: "Why does God forgive? and how
          does God forgive sin?"

                  There is plain teaching throughout the Old and New
          Testaments concerning God's willingness to forgive and
          forget.  Yet there are segments of the Christian church
          which appear to be poorly taught concerning God's clear
          remedy, through the atonement of Christ, for the believer
          who has yielded to temptation and failed his Lord.

                  God knows that sin is the dark shadow standing
          between Him and His highest creation, man. God is more
          willing to remove that shadow than we are to have it
          removed!

                  He wants to forgive us - and that desire is a part of
          God's character.  In the sacrificial death of a lamb in the
          Old Testament, God was telling us that one day a perfect
          Lamb would come to actually take away sin.

                  That is how and why God forgives sin now. In John's
          words: "We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus
          Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our
          sins"


          Yours in Christ,
          Paul N. F.
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          1 John 2:1-6  My little children, these things write I unto you,
             that ye sin not.  And if any man sin, we have an advocate
             with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

               And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only,
               but also for the sins of the whole world.

               And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his
               commandments.

               He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,
               is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

               But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God
               perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

               He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk,
               even as he walked.