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Why do we daily ask the Lord for forgiveness, if when we got saved all of our sins, past, present, and future, were forgiven?

q.gif (1639 bytes)     This question came up in class at church. When we are saved God forgives us of all our sins in the past, present, and future. This is what I have always understood. When we pray daily does the Bible direct us to ask for the forgiveness of our daily sins. This is what I have always done but are we not asking for forgiveness for sins that have already been forgiven. Thank you for your thoughts.


a.gif (1659 bytes)   When we get saved, God DOES forgive us of all of our sins, past, present, and future; or He could not have promised us “eternal” life (it would have only been temporary life). John 10:28 says, “And I give unto them ETERNAL life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” If He only forgave us of our past sins, then as soon as we sinned again, we would be lost.

The reason that salvation is eternal and secure, is because our salvation depends upon Jesus’ righteousness, not our own. God has imputed to us the righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ. II Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM.”

When we follow the I John 1:9, it is NOT TO RESTORE OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD, BUT OUR FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Psalm 66:18 says, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

If you get mad at your wife and say a mean remark, that will hurt your “fellowship” with her (your communication between you two), but that will not end your relationship with her (your marriage). Even so it is with God. When we confess our sins daily, we are admitting our sins, and getting our communication with God restored. Our salvation is never affected in the least, just our fellowship or communication.

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