Do I Still Have to Ask for Forgiveness?

For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy on all them that call upon thee.

(Psalms 86:5) KJV

Spaghetti Syndrome

We were asked a question, or series of questions, which show how confused people are and how tricky it can be to give someone what they really want:

A simple answer.

The individual who asked, who we’ll refer to as a confused seeker, prefaced their questions by demonstrating that they were approaching us from inside a bowl of theological spaghetti.

In the Old Testament are many verses speaking of God’s forgiveness, we only have to ask him for it. As an Example….. see Psalms 86:5 above.

It would seem that this was added to by Jesus’ crucifixion, whereby all man’s sin is forgiven. As an example…..

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

(Revelation 1:5) KJV

Which leaves me with a few questions.

– Confused seeker.
  1. As we still have to ask God/Jesus for forgiveness, as we always did, why was a crucifixion necessary?
  2. If Jesus blood washed us from our sins, why are we still told that we are born in Original Sin?
  3. Why did God flood the world, kill everybody, start over again, yet forget to absolve Noah and his descendants of original sin? And if Noah’s family were cleansed of it, how did humanity get it back?

Do I Still Have to Ask? – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
1IntroductionPsalms 86:5
2A Simple Answer1 Peter 3:15
3Straightening out the Spaghetti2 Timothy 2:15
4Original SinRomans 5:12
5The Cursed EarthGenesis 3:17-19
6My SinRomans 3:21-23
7JustificationRomans 3:24-26
8RedemptionIsaiah 44:6
9Propitiation1 John 4:10
10Answer 1Ephesians 2:8-9
11Answer 21 John 2:2
12Answer 3Genesis 8:1
13SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– Do you still have to ask for forgiveness? Start with the simple answer.


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