Forgiveness of sin



one of the constituent parts of justification. In pardoning sin, God absolves the sinner from the condemnation of the law, and that on account of the work of Christ, i.e., he removes the guilt of sin, or the sinner’s actual liability to eternal wrath on account of it. All sins are forgiven freely (Acts 5:31; 13:38; 1 John 1:6-9). The sinner is by this act of grace for ever freed from the guilt and penalty of his sins. This is the peculiar prerogative of God (Ps. 130:4; Mark 2:5). It is offered to all in the gospel. (See JUSTIFICATION.)

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  • Forgiving

    [fer-giv-ing] /fərˈgɪv ɪŋ/ adjective 1. disposed to ; indicating : a forgiving soul; a forgiving smile. 2. tolerant: The mountain is not forgiving of inexperienced climbers. [fer-giv] /fərˈgɪv/ verb (used with object), forgave, forgiven, forgiving. 1. to grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.); absolve. 2. to give up all claim on […]

  • Forgivingness

    [fer-giv-ing] /fərˈgɪv ɪŋ/ adjective 1. disposed to ; indicating : a forgiving soul; a forgiving smile. 2. tolerant: The mountain is not forgiving of inexperienced climbers. /fəˈɡɪvɪŋ/ adjective 1. willing to forgive; merciful adj. “inclined to forgive,” 1680s, from present participle of forgive. Related: Forgivingness.



  • Forgo

    [fawr-goh] /fɔrˈgoʊ/ verb (used with object), forwent, forgone, forgoing. 1. to abstain or refrain from; do without. 2. to give up, renounce, or resign. 3. Archaic. to neglect or overlook. 4. Archaic. to quit or leave. 5. Obsolete. to go or pass by. /fɔːˈɡəʊ/ verb (transitive) -goes, -going, -went, -gone 1. to give up or […]

  • Forgoes

    [fawr-goh] /fɔrˈgoʊ/ verb (used with object), forwent, forgone, forgoing. 1. to abstain or refrain from; do without. 2. to give up, renounce, or resign. 3. Archaic. to neglect or overlook. 4. Archaic. to quit or leave. 5. Obsolete. to go or pass by. /fɔːˈɡəʊ/ verb (transitive) -goes, -going, -went, -gone 1. to give up or […]



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