“Forgive Us Our Debts” (Matt. 6:12). Believers Confess Their Sins; Unbelievers Satan Soldiers Deny Theirs

Believers in Christ have a hard time dealing with sin. You probably weren’t surprised to hear that. Sin becomes less of a problem, but you become more aware of it as you grow in Christ. This does not make you more susceptible to temptation; rather, it makes you more cognizant of the subtle ways in which sin dishonors God. Some people think you should never confess your sins or seek forgiveness, but the Lord instructed us to do so when He said for us to pray, “Forgive us our debts” (Matt. 6:12). That’s the believer’s prayer for the Father’s forgiveness. John said, “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us…

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HOW GOD SHOWED HIS MERCY TO THE REST OF THE NATIONS BY CONCLUDING ALL IN UNBELIEF–Rom.11

Has God concluded all in unbelief? Or is Paul relating something more? I’m referring to what Paul taught in Rom.11:32 where he wrote, “For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.” Or saying the same thing another way, believing must have become the measure for righteousness in order that the rest of the nations can be shown mercy. This was God’s plan shown when before He gave the law to Moses He called Abraham. Who by faith without works was called righteous. Saying of Abraham that he would be the father of many nations. So it wasn’t just Israel that was to be saved. It was all mankind through the same faith Abraham displayed toward God. The same faith that Jesus displayed toward the Father. And the same faith that Paul says in…

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