Ok. What is the difference between forgiveness of sins and atonement of sins? Isn’t it essentially the same thing?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Dec. 3, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Atonement means to pay for. Forgiveness is what sinners get after Jesus atones for their sins.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by Precious333 at 1:27 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
So, Jesus payed for the sins, what does that mean?
And then people can be forgiven because Jesus payed for their sins? I really don't understand, I'm not bashing, lol.
Why did God say this in the OT, if, since this was before Jesus, he wasn't forgiving their sins because they hadn't been "payed for "yet?? If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin" (2 Chronicles 7:14) Did God change His mind?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Thank you precious333, I understand that a little better now, but I still wonder about what I just posted above before I saw your reply.
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Well, I don't really see that Christians have gained anything, they still have to humble themselves and seek God and pray. Christians still fall and sin, they fail time and time again..I don't see why Jesus then makes it all miraculously work all of a sudden. Isn't God all powerful? Why does he need Jesus?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
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