Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ”
The penalty for our sins is not saying sorry or trying to do better the next time.
The penalty is death.
Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.
Under the law, the blood of animals could not forgive them and that is why they constantly begged and pleaded with confession and repentance for forgiveness.
But when Jesus Christ came and died, His one sacrifice took away our sins forever – this we receive by faith one time. It’s a free gift not by our works.
But Christians still have a hard time believing this.
So they think that when they sin the next time, they need to keep confessing and repenting to be forgiven.
The problem is they are thinking through the mindset of the Law.
The Law keeps reminding them that they are not forgiven when they sin.
Therefore they confess to get progressive forgiveness.
As you can see, such confession is not born out of faith but out of fear through the Law.
The truth is that our confession cannot attain forgiveness.
Even Hindus and Muslims confess and repent but their sins are not forgiven because they don’t believe in Jesus.
They need to take the payment offered by Jesus.
But when you believe in Jesus, then you are forgiven.
To be forgiven is to be in a state of no more judgment.
It means that the blood of Christ has washed you cleanpermanently.
God is not looking for your confessions.
But He wants us to be fully established in the truth that a believer will not lose salvation and we are permanently forgiven.
Then, walk away from sin because we have been set free from the judgment.
When there’s no pressure to perform, then we can actually walk in freedom, knowing that even if we stumble, we are still forgiven.
Love others and walk away from sin because you are eternally forgiven in Christ.