Understand The Truth About Christian Forgiveness
I’ve just completed reading a book that brings rest to the soul and causes one to rejoice! It’s titled The Grace of Forgiveness and it’s written by Rick Bailey. What he shares is life-changing because it’s based 100% upon scripture.
Accept Christian Forgiveness
One thing I’ve noticed over the years is how hard Christians work to be free of sin. They keep working to receive forgiveness for the same sins, not understanding that there’s nothing they can do to receive it other than take it by faith because of God’s grace. They let the thief, Satan, steal their New Testament rights and lose the abundant life Jesus says belongs to all believers.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Rick Bailey discusses why many believers don’t experience the “rest” they have in Christ, but instead live in turmoil and misery. In Jesus we don’t have to be burdened with life. As we rest in Him our souls have peace to face trials and difficult changes. Part of that rest comes from knowing that Christ took the burden of our sins for us. We don’t have to pay a price for sin because we can live in God’s eternal forgiveness by His grace. This isn’t because of anything we might do, but because of Jesus’ work on the cross.
Matthew 11:28-3028 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
The Grace Of Forgiveness gives a clear understanding of God’s grace and how it’s misunderstood when Christians receive false teachings that mix the Mosaic covenant from the Old Testament and the New covenant from the New Testament. This is a book to read if you’re not sure about what grace means from scripture or if you’re trying to earn by works what Jesus has already made available because of His work on the cross.
No one can ever be good enough to do what only Jesus has done for mankind. Rick shows that when we try, we’re no longer looking to the cross but the laws of the Old Testament. Becoming legalistic will keep us from following Christ, and instead, look to ourselves to overcome sin.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: