Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P691 (12-02-21)
With Jesus, Forgiveness is Finished – Quit Making a Public Disgrace of the Cross by Asking for More Forgiveness From God
With so much religion talk in the world today, including that of Christianity, there is a teaching in both Catholic and Protestant churches that you have to keep going back to God to get your sins forgiven. The Catholic goes to the confession booth to a priest and the Protestant goes to their own virtual confession booth and continually asks for forgiveness of sins. These people are making a mockery of the cross. They have never repented in their understanding of what Jesus did on the cross for them. They keep pushing Jesus back up there and asking Jesus for what He has already done. Many many people refuse to believe in the finished work of Jesus on the cross. Join Bob George as he answers these questions and others on the air.
Robert called from Bakersfield California and called about Hebrews 6:4-6. Bob explains about the New Covenant.
14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
16 “This is the covenant I will make with them
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”
17 Then he adds:
“Their sins and lawless acts
I will remember no more.”
18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.
Jesus took away all your sins once for all. Many people think there is more forgiveness to be gotten from God. They keep going back to their Day of Atonement as if Jesus keeps on sacrificing himself on the cross on a daily basis for their forgiveness. Jesus did not atone for sin, He took it away. There is a world of difference between the two. The blood of bulls and goats atoned for sin. Atonement was a covering of sin. It was repeatedly done over and over again, and was an annual reminder of sin [Hebrews 10:3] However, with Jesus, He took away the sins of the world [John 1:29], He is the propitiation of our sins, and not just ours but the sins of the whole world. [1 John 2:2 (KJV)]
4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
So, the only thing a person can do by faith is say thank you to God for having taken away their sins.
Now, when a person sins against another person, go and get right with them. God has already forgiven you, but now go set it right with the person you have sinned against [James 5:16].
Another caller, Paul in Bellingham, WA called in regarding witnessing to a friend. He wanted to know some tips about sharing the word of God with others.
A key point that Bob pointed out it is not someone’s actions that saves a person, but it is the Word of God that saves a person. Share scripture with someone the Gospel. Some people need to ask the question of a person if they are in Christ Jesus. This way, you are not perceived as judging a person, but you are helping people to see what is happening in their own life. Ask if they know Jesus personally. Share your own testimony. Then ask them for their own testimony. Ask them their understanding of the Gospel. Then explain the full Gospel with them.
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Michelle called from Washington DC. She wanted to know about Dreams and Visions for today. Bob referenced the first chapter of Hebrews and explained to her that things are now being revealed by Jesus having spoken to us now through the word of God.
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
Lynn called from New Orleans, LA., called and wanted to know what the Bible says about abortion.
Bob explained that abortion is taking the life of a baby. It is the same as murder. It is a sin that was placed on the cross. It is a sin that was forgiven on the cross. She admitted that she is pregnant and a Christian. Bob explained to her that anyone can fall into a sin of fornication. And then went on to explain in more detail the gospel. Jesus came to give a person life, not just forgiveness of sins. So it’s important to understand that Jesus would not want us to kill a baby. Don’t make two mistakes. Don’t compound the first sin with a second sin. Do the right thing.
Bob continues giving godly council and asks Lynn about the boy she got pregnant by. She was fearful of telling the boy, yet Bob encouraged her to tell the boy and see what type of boy this one is. The boy needs to know this and she needs to find out if this is the person that will stand by her for the rest of her life. It’s time to find out now, not later.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.