so the big question of what about all of my sins I now commit:
they aren’t counted against me. I’m free from sin, not because I don’t sin, but because they don’t count.
they don’t count?
But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.Romans 3:21-24 (NIV)
Righteousness from God, separate, apart from Law or the way of doing things or the prescription for life. Apart from my actions. Apart. so why tell people stuff to do?
Believe in Jesus.
I guess the thing to say is not that it didn’t count, because it did. When Jesus hung on the cross as the final lamb of God, the last needed sacrifice, it counted.
It counted huge.
Over a year ago I heard a guy say that you didn’t have to ask forgiveness when you sinned, but thank Jesus for the forgiveness He purchased. I think I’m starting to get that.