A Short Study of 1st John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
(1 John 1:9)

What?

Will He forgive us all sins?

Every sin that we have committed?

Is not every lustful desire sin?

And is not every proud thought sin?

And is not every wicked imagination sin?

And is not every unkind suspicion sin?

Every act of unbelief sin?

And every working of a depraved nature sin?

We committed sin when we sucked our mother’s breast!

We committed sin as soon as we were able to stammer out a word.

And as we grew in body, we grew in sinfulness.

Will He forgive sins of thought?

Sins of look?

Sins of action?

Sins of omission?

Sins of commission?

Sins in infancy?

Sins in childhood?

Sins in youth?

Sins in old age?

Will He forgive all the base lusts?

All the filthy workings?

All the vile actions?

All the pride?

All the hypocrisy?

All the covetousness?

All the envy, hatred, and malice?

All the aboundings of inward iniquity?

“The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
(1 John 1:7)

By J.C. Philpot

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