Knowing God;s Forgiveness
by John Dunn
Subject: God's foorgiveness
Book Code: 403
Pages:391 pp, book
Pub. Date: 2005
0 86408 274 6
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About this Book
Forgiveness of sin is a pivotal teaching of the Christian faith and basic to
daily living for all who truly believe in Christ. Not that we humans can do
anything to deserve or merit such an extraordinary favour it has been entirely
due to the Father graciously and lovingly taking the initiative to do us good
through his Son, Jesus Christ.
Thus right living comes through seeing that the sacrifice of Jesus
on that Cross was for us personally, and it once and for all deals
totally with our sin and guilt and failure in the eyes of our holy
Father. The forgiveness of the Cross reaches down into the depths of
our conscience to cleanse
from shame and blame; from bitterness and hatred; from anxiety and
self-despising. God's forgiveness touches the deepest levels of our
unconscious fears and insecurities, our inferiorities, our damaged
emotions, our unresolved conflicts and tensions.
God's forgiveness is no light thing. The Cross is God's complete answer
to the deepest of human needs in respect to our relationship with him.
We only come to know God as we enter and live in a realised experience
of his total forgiveness, and we only go on knowing God as we go on
knowing and living in that same experience of liberation. There is
no higher, greater or richer experience for any man, woman, boy or
girl than to know the wonder of God's love and grace in his forgiveness
of their sin.
John Dunn lived in Sydney and ran a consultancy company specialising
in the design of trains and trams. He is the author of several engineering
publications as well as numerous study notes and commentaries on
the Scriptures. He wrote "Running
the Race' and biographies of Charles Spurgeon,
George Mueller, John Bunyan, John Newton and other men of faith.