Forgiveness: The Hard Part

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Calvin surely got this much right: "But if there is anything in the whole of religion that we should most certainly know, we ought most closely to grasp by what reason, with what law, under what condition, with what ease or difficulty, forgiveness of sins may be obtained!" (Institutes III.IV.2) Happily, Jesus taught his disciples to pray for forgiveness in the Lord's Prayer (Matt. 6:12). Then he died on the cross so this prayer could be answered. For by Christ's death Christians are forgiven. And because of his death they can forgive. <...

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