In Christ, God is offers to mark all our sins debt “PAID IN FULL.”
There is no longer a record of sins and offenses for all who trust in Jesus Christ. When our Lord Jesus went to the cross, He paid the price in full. As incredible as this truth may seem to some of us (I can remember when I first understood it), it is exactly what God says in Scripture.
The apostle Paul said it this way:
“And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:13-15, NRSV)
But Paul is not the first to bring up the subject. None other than the Lord Jesus Himself preaches the same truth to crowds of people before He was ever crucified.
“For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” (John 5:21-24, NKJV)
Jesus Christ is a true Savior for all who dare to believe God. When He died on the cross He made it possible for lost sinners to become perfectly righteous in God’s sight. Again, Paul writes to early Christians, saying:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ … God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them … For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-19, 21, NKJV)
The Bible message about God’s love for all human beings, and about His willingness to forgive us and make us clean is truly good news. When we trust in Jesus, we gain the right to be called children of God (see the Gospel of John 1:10-13). In Christ, all our sins are forgiven, removed forever, and forgotten. No wonder millions of holy angels and redeemed human beings join together in praising His name forever.