Is there anything more incredible for someone to hear than that their sins are forgiven?

Well there’s something to equal that certainly!

“I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father.” (1 John 2 v 12, 14)

John is writing not to children as we may think but to the Church that he calls children. The word he uses is ‘teknion’ which has training attached to it. We are a work in progress. We are growing. But one thing is clear, because of Jesus, our sins are forgiven. There is more. Again because of Jesus you know God the Father (John 14 v 9).

Pause today. Those two things are fixed. So do not doubt you are forgiven or you know God. Yes you are still in training and we will be for the rest of our life. Yes we are all sinners. But do not let the accuser influence you away from the truth that because of Jesus you are forgiven and you know God.

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