Colossians 2 ” 13 You were dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh. He made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us. He has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross.”
The reason our sins were forgiven because the law was nailed to the cross.
The law exposed sin by its demands for perfection.
Jesus was born under the Law because the Law demanded the perfect obedience and perfect sacrifice for our sins. (Galatians 4:4)
Once Jesus died, the Law ended on the cross.
Jesus rose from the dead and He is not under law anymore!!
This is why the believer is not under law anymore – because we were made alive with Him (Ephesians 2:4-8).
But we are taught that the Christian still has to be under law for relationship with God – where if we fail, we have to confess sins to be “forgiven relationally”. They use the Law to remind us of sins not knowing that Christ has already taken away our sins.
Such teachings are man-made traditions trying to put Christians back under law because of lack of understanding of what Jesus did on the cross.
Colossians 2 “8 Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him all the fullness of the Deity dwells bodily, 10 and in him you are made full,”
There is no such thing called “relational forgiveness” through the Law.
There is only one kind of forgiveness – by the blood of Christ.
We have been made FULL and COMPLETE in Christ.
We have been forgiven once and for all – past, present, future sins forgiven. The reason is because we are not under law that imputes sin. We are in Christ having His righteousness imputed to us.
The believer is not waiting for Jesus to die repeatedly on the cross to take away sins after we are saved. We are PERFECT by one sacrifice because the Law ended.