How do I know God has accepted me, and forgiven me all my sins ?

One of the results of sin is to cut us off from God.
This is why God seems so distant and unreal and not concerned with the frustrations and worries of human beings.

The trouble with many Christians is that they go on thinking they can bridge this by their own efforts. They think that they can win favour with god by being kind, sincere, and honest, and by going to church.
They trust their own goodness and good works, hoping they are doing enough to satisfy God. but of course, they can never be sure if they have ever done enough, because they know deep down they are still sinful.

The cross tells you that God accepts you as you are, because, and only because of what Jesus has done, and not for anything you can ever do.
You can never get through to God on your own. The cross alone bridges the gap between you and God, for Jesus suffered on the cross for your sins to bring you to God (1 Peter 3.18). The way back to God is wide open to all who stop trusting in their own goodness and who put their whole trust in Jesus Christ.

The cross tells you that if you trust in Jesus Christ, God will forgive you all your sins.  So great was His love for you, that He sent Jesus Christ to save you from the punishment your sin deserves.

Jesus did this by taking the full punishment Himself. That is why He cried from the cross, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me ?'
For your sake He experienced the awful barrier of sin between man and God.
He was cut off from His father by your sins. Just before He died, Jesus said in a loud voice, 'It is finished !'
This was a cry of victory: 'I've done it !'  The debt of man's sin is paid.'

Th trouble with many Christians is that they think they can earn forgiveness by their own efforts. But this is impossible. The Bible says that all our good works are like filthy rags compared to the absolute perfection of God. But there is one way of forgiveness.

The cross tells you that the enormous debt of your sin has been fully paid by jesus Christ once and for all. Nothing you could ever do could repay this debt.

When you accept Jesus into your heart and life you receive God's forgiveness. Every sin you have ever done is blotted out.
God promises not only to forgive all your sin but to forget it as well.

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