• An Angel of Light?

    2 Corinthians 11:12–15

    Our Creator delights to forgive sinners (Mic. 7:18), so we can be sure that when we repent and turn to Christ alone, He pardons our wickedness. We must never forget the holiness of God, which reveals our need of forgiveness, ...Read More

  • The Reality of Forgiveness

    John 8:36

    To question our forgiveness when we have confessed our sin to God and turned from it, ironically, is to incur more sin. It is a sin to disbelieve God, and that is what we do when we hold onto our ...Read More

  • The Solution of Forgiveness

    Psalm 32

    The objective reality of our forgiveness is far more important than our subjective feelings about it. If we have trusted in Christ, then our sin has been atoned for and we are now the righteousness of God in Him (2 ...Read More

  • Our Consciences and Our Guilt

    Jeremiah 3:3

    The Holy Spirit works through our reading, studying, and hearing God’s Word in order to awaken us to our guilt. He particularly works through our study of the law of God to convict us of sin and to point us ...Read More

  • True Assurance

    2 Timothy 4:8

    Revelation 12:10 calls Satan “the accuser of our brothers” because he loves to bring up our sin and use it to make us doubt our salvation. The Holy Spirit will convict us of sin, but He does not do so ...Read More

  • Receiving God’s Forgiveness

    Revelation 12:7-12

    God the Holy Spirit does not accuse us; He convicts us and comforts us. That means that conviction by the Spirit will be followed by a sense of peace and cleanliness. If we have confessed our sins and still feel ...Read More

  • The Only Cure Is Forgiveness

    1 John 1:8-9

    Our sin is worthy of infinite punishment, but the good news of the gospel is that our Lord is infinitely merciful toward His people. He does not hold anything back when He forgives us, but He lavishes His grace upon ...Read More

  • A Guilty Conscience

    Jeremiah 3:1-5

    Our guilt feelings will fully line up with the objective reality of our guilt only insofar as our consciences are properly shaped by the Word of God. Scripture informs our consciences, helping them to more quickly and more correctly discern ...Read More

  • What Do You Do with Your Guilt?

    Romans 3:23

    We will see in the days ahead that only Christianity can offer a guilty person peace with God because only Christianity has an atonement. Today the question we must all ask ourselves is what to do with our guilt. If ...Read More

  • The Insanity of Luther

    Romans 1:16-17

    Once we begin to understand something of the gravity of our sin and the purity of God’s character, it can be easy for our knowledge of our depravity to paralyze us. This need not be the case, for the good ...Read More

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