I promise you that any of the sinful things you say or do can be forgiven, no matter how terrible those things are (Mark 3:28, CEV).
There are so many wonderful promises in the Bible, but many people miss the greatest promise of Jesus! The greatest promise is this one, from the lips of Jesus himself in Mark 3:28.
Jesus pledged, on his honour, that all your sins, no matter how grievous, can be forgiven. There is no sin under heaven so terrible that it cannot be forgiven. It is this promise that has sustained life when all other hope has fled, and that has given peace to sinners in their final breaths.
In this promise of Christ lies the genius and power of Christianity. No other faith could conceive, or has ever conceived, of a God of such love, that he could be willing to forgive any and all sin.
At the heart of the Gospel is the fact that Jesus has the human race was saved in potentiality at the Cross, through the sacrifice of the Son of God who paid the penalty for sin. The benefits of Christ’s salvation are applied to all who trust in him.
In the light of the fact that Jesus has already died for all your sins, it is a denial of the cross for anyone to be weighed down with guilt. Mark 3:28 is a precious promise that ought to be written on our hearts and repeated frequently.
Eli’s Reflection: I challenge you to write your very worst sin on a piece of paper. Then claim this greatest of all the promises of Jesus, and then burn the paper to a pile of ash.
Article supplied with thanks to Dr Eliezer Gonzalez.
About the Author: Dr Eli Gonzalez is the Senior Pastor of Good News Unlimited and the presenter of the Unlimited radio spots, and The Big Question.