Eternally Forgiven or Not?

08/09/17 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

Based on a Charis Minute with Andrew Wommack



Why do some preachers say that we are forgiven for our past sins, but not our present or future ones?

In the Old Testament, every time you sinned, you had to offer a new sacrifice for every sin. But those Old Testament sacrifices were only types and shadows. They couldn’t really remove your sin. They really didn't do anything! They were just symbolic. 

But in the New Testament, Hebrews 9:12 says: 

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Jesus entered in once and obtained eternal redemption. 

Then in verse 15, it says that He entered in once and got eternal inheritance:

And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. —Hebrews 9:15

 And as if that wasn’t enough, four other times in Hebrews 9, it says, "He entered in once." 

Then Hebrews 10 tells us, "You are sanctified through the one offering, once, for all." And, "If you've been sanctified," verse 14, "You've been perfected forever!" 

So, in the New Covenant, one sacrifice of Jesus atoned for all sins—past, present, and future. Yet some people still have an Old Testament mindset. They haven't entered into the New Covenant, and they think that every time they sin, it's a brand new transgression against God.

The Word says that we are forgiven—period. We live under a New Covenant. Settle it in your heart, and know that Jesus was enough, and you are forgiven and righteous in the sight of God!