If Jesus Already Died for My Sins, Why Do I Need to Pray for Forgiveness Every Time I Sin?

Video from Southern Seminary

"If Jesus already died for my sins, why do I need to pray for forgiveness every time I sin?" Dr. Stephen Wellum answers in Honest Answers." from video introduction.

Do You Excuse Your Own Sin?

We all know the deadly nature of sin, but we are often unaware of its subtle

sidekick — the excuse.

Excuses convert the seriousness of sin into a simple shoulder shrug. “It was just a mistake on a tired night.” No big deal. Not my fault. And just like that, we downgrade our greatest offenses against God into something light, even meaningless. Instead of owning our sin, we excuse it. Instead of killing sin, we explain it away. Our sins become nothing worse, on our minds, than the kind of errors kids make playing soccer...With this confession, God not only promises to forgive us, but also to cleanse us. He wants us to confess our sin and then feel the immeasurable grace that washes it all away with the declaration, “There is therefore now no condemnation” (Romans 8:1). And this cleansing is meant to lead us into new life. John says, “I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin” (1 John 2:1). Confession, then, is not only hope for forgiveness and the promise of cleansing, but our only hope to change..." from the article: Do You Excuse Your Own Sin?


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