He is our righteousness. (1 Cor 1:30).
This is why I disagree with accountability groups which say ‘we are sinners’ and then ask God for forgiveness.
I believe that God doesn’t see us as sinners anymore. He sees us as perfect and righteous in Christ.
All of our sin was forgiven at the cross.
According to the book of Hebrews sin has been done away with, once for all.
We are completely clean and holy in God’s eyes.
Perhaps calling ourselves sinners keeps us in self-perpetuating sin. Self-fulfilling prophecy.
Perhaps we need to accept God has forgiven us of all sin at the cross, and rest in that knowledge – that grace.
Perhaps when we see ourselves as God does – pure and holy – we will live pure and holy lives.
I agree with accountability, confessing to one another, but I disagree with stating ‘I am a sinner’ and asking God for forgiveness.
I know He has forgiven me already.
I don’t need to ask.
I trust Him when he says ‘all of my sin has been forgiven’ and that He loves me.
I believe to ask for forgiveness is not trusting The Cross.
What about you? Do you believe He loves you and has forgiven you of all sin?
Do you trust The Cross?