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Standing Up For The Gospel

Jesus does not NEED our help to forgive our sins! It all comes down to this: CAN CHRIST’S BLOOD FORGIVE US? And the answer is YES! It can and it has!


And the formula is just that: we are redeemed by the blood of Christ, and NOTHING ELSE. That is all. It’s not, “Okay, I am saved by the blood of Christ, and a little smidgen of all the work I did for the church yard sale.” Or, “Okay, I am saved by the blood of Christ, and the fact that even though I want to I don’t cheat on my taxes.” Or, “Okay, I am saved by the blood of Christ, but if you really want that forgiveness you also have to say ten hail marys and twenty our fathers.”

NONSENSE! Don’t you see? It’s not up for debate! It’s not conditional on what you’ve done! YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN! YOU SINNER! YOU BLESSED BLESSED SINNER! You are forgiven.

-Aj Neugebauer LCMS pastor

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