“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18
“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:22-23
Once we accept Jesus as our only redeemer, the matter is settled!
Through Him we are not only forgiven, but we are pardoned. Our record of sin is expunged; we are clean and fully acceptable in the sight of God the Father.
In Christ, and through Christ, we are freed from the burden of our failures and sin. We are no longer inmates under the penalty of death, but we are pardoned death row inmates.
Faith in Jesus Christ is our only key to life and true freedom.
He is the only source of life and the righteousness we so urgently need.
Receiving Him as Lord and Savior releases the applause of heaven and the acceptance of the Father.
We would not need redemption (freedom from the slavery to sin), if we were not in bondage to sin.
Repentance, (the commitment to change our mind, our thinking), will bring us into times refreshing (Acts 3:19), and release rejoicing in heaven (Luke 15:7).
Unless we recognize and accept that we have failed and have sinned, we do not qualify for redemption as true sons and heirs to the kingdom of God.
However, to all who received him, those believing in his name, he gave authority to become God's children. John 1:11-12