“Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ you are all sons of God through faith.”
The importance of faith cannot be under-estimated or under-rated. Our belief in the power of forgiveness of sin is what frees us and liberates us from the burden of debilitating and paralyzing guilt. The power of Christ as our forgiver, is a cleansing power. It helps us renew and rejuvenate. The power of Christ forgiving even those that have condemned Him and crucified Him is very moving. His forgiveness is far-reaching and all-covering. Jesus saw Humanity– even His enemies–as having some quality within that was worthy of redemption and forgiveness and no sin, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is beyond forgiveness.
Jesus wants to save souls from the depths of guilt, pain, shame, humiliation, and weakness. He wants to save souls. That is why He pleaded for God to forgive even those crucifying Him.
And if you believe in the power of Christ’s forgiveness, no matter of religious law or Old Testament Law or Mosaic Law is going to uplift you and cleanse you of sin like Jesus’ own word. The promise Jesus has made is offered freely so that we are no longer bound by laws we cannot live up to. However, we need to be bound to faith and believe that Christ redeems us and forgives us. Our faith in Jesus sets us free of sin.
Jesus forgives all sin… and can redeem anyone willing to believe in His forgiveness.