It is clear that God forgives our sins as Christians who have accepted the atoning sacrifice of Jesus. There is no sin that is not forgiven that would prevent our entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven… Psalms 103: 12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” This statement alone gives us incredible comfort that our human weaknesses will be overlooked. But, we should never use this gift as an excuse to do whatever we choose because we know that it will be forgiven.
Forgiveness is only a part of this equation. Because God forgives our sins does not mean that He forgets them !!! 2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” So, we see by this statement that at the final judgment, we must all give explanations for all that we have done. This clearly indicates that although our sins are forgiven that they are not forgotten.
Many of us will find this to be an extremely embarrassing and shameful experience and it may be a good way of considering our actions prior to committing a sinful action knowingly. The event of relating all of our sinful actions in front of the entire human population will probably not be pleasant. However, after this experience, the names of the saved that have been written in the Book of Life will be saved from eternal damnation…. It I not humanly possible to indicate our gratitude for such a gift for which we did nothing, but attempting to lead a more Christian based life may be a start !!!!