Do we need to ask God to forgive our sins?

Without forgiveness, there can be no true repentance ….


ask-question-1-ff9bc6fa5eaa0d7667ae7a5a4c61330cThis question might seem odd for some people. “Of course we should ask God for forgiveness when we sin!” they respond.

But others think that asking for forgiveness is only something we should do at the time of our salvation.

What do you think about this?

Some reason that if, at the moment we receive God’s gift of salvation, Christ’s sacrifice removes the guilt of all our sins past, present, and future. Why then, it is asked, should we continue to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness?

Certain Scriptures immediately come to mind.

In Matthew 6:12, we learn that Jesus taught his followers to pray, “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

Then Jesus said, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will…

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2 thoughts on “Do we need to ask God to forgive our sins?

    1. Oh, but for the grace of God … none of us can ever say that God knew if He did not afford us the free gift of Grace through faith in Cbrist Jesus, we never would have made it to heaven … thank you Father for giving us the gift of forgiveness through repentance and for this we will not fail to give you the praise and glory, in Jesus’ Name, Amen …

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