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
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" - - 1 John 2:l-2a.
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.