The Doctrine of Forgiveness
Acts 13:38-39 KJV
Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
The doctrine of forgiveness is a very important doctrine in the Bible in relation to salvation. And it runs into remissions. The Bible tells us that we are all sinners, and as sinners we have been pardoned. Saved people are pardoned and declared righteous in the eyes of God. God sees no guilt in His children.
1 Peter 1:18-19 KJV
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Romans 5:1 KJV
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
The word justified is tied to the word righteous. No sin is imparted to the believer. Jesus nailed our sins to the cross, and on the third day, he rose again. Jesus paid our ransom with his own blood. He paid all the sin debt in full without asking you to give him anything in return.
Matthew 20:28 KJV
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
This verse shows us the reason why Jesus came into the world, that is, to give his life as ransom for many, and this shows us that a man does not need to give his life to be accepted by Christ, but Christ himself gave his life for us to be accepted in the sight of God.
Then believer is completely set at liberty. The law has no hold on him. There is nothing wrong with the law. The law was given by God is good and holy. The problem is that man cannot keep the law because he is a natural sinner- Romans 3:9
The law was broken before Moses gave it to the people when they worshipped the golden calf at Sinai.
Exodus 24:12 KJV
And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
Exodus 32:19 KJV
And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
Forgiveness means that believers are exempt from judgment for sin. Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission. When God sees the blood of Jesus Christ over the believers, He passed them by as far as sin-judgment is concerned. Christ has already taken the judgment of sin through his death, and gave his own life for our sin, so that we can be accepted by His Father in Heaven.
Acts 5:30-31 KJV
The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Ephesians 1:7 KJV
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Colossians 1:14 KJV
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
The Bible tells us that it is only through his blood that we have forgiveness of sins. No religious leaders have any power to forgive sins. It is only Christ that forgives sins because he paid for it.
Isaiah 1:18 KJV
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord : though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Romans 4:7-8 KJV
Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.  Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.