Once and For All

Jan 29, 2023    Walt Davis

Dear Saints!

I hope you are each doing well! We look forward to joining with you again this Sunday at Mosaic as I continue down this list I call “The Top 10 things everyone, ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS, need to know about Christianity!” This Sunday we are looking at #8 and possibly one of the most important: "Jesus’ Death cleansed us Once and For all, not over and over." 1 John 1:1-2;2:12.

For the first 33 years of my life, I thought that God would forgive my sins one by one as I asked Him to -- daily, weekly, or whenever. I was taught things like: “Bring your sins before the Mercy Seat each day for forgiveness so that you don’t face them at the Judgment Seat one day,” or “to be a good Christian, you must keep short sin accounts with God.” I’m sure you have heard something like this. You, like me for 33 years, may have even subscribed to this idea of God still holding your sins against you until you ask Him not to anymore. In fact, most Christians live their entire lives with this thinking that they are dirty then clean then dirty then clean over and over and over.

What is the truth? The truth might surprise you! The truth is that the Good News really is good news! We will see this Sunday that Jesus’ Death cleansed us once and for all, not over and over.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Walt Davis