Jesus’ Gospel: Lection 93
THE REMISSION OF & PENANCE FOR SIN
Christ’s Truths Hidden for Centuries, Found In 1870,
Yet Christians Are Kept Unaware
Apostle John recorded Jesus’ Doctrine and ordered it hidden to protect if from falsification, and the proof is contained in the three resources listed at the end of this article.
Jesus told us God forgives all sin, but…
Jesus told us in Lection 93, Verse 1, “God forgiveth all sin to those who repent, but as ye sow, so also must ye reap; Neither God nor man can remit the sins of those who repent not, nor forsake their sins; nor yet retain the sins of those who forsake them. But if one being in the spirit seeth clearly that any repent and forsake their sins, such may truly say unto the penitent, Thy sins are forgiven thee, for All sin is remitted by repentance and amendment and they are loosed from it, who forsake it and bound to it, who continue it.”
Important lessons in Verse 1
Verse 1 contains a few very important aspects one should pay close attention to, the first being, “but as ye sow, so also must ye reap.” Those words make it clear that even though a soul can be forgiven for a sin, it still has penance it must pay, and that fact is crystallized by Jesus’ lesson in Verse 2, “The fruits of the sin must continue for a season, for as we sow so must we reap, for God is not mocked.”
The fruits of the sin must continue for a season
What did Jesus mean by, “The fruits of the sin must continue for a season?” He preached often throughout His Gospel recorded by Apostle John, that souls experience birth, death and rebirth many times, and they do so in order to achieve the purification that is required to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. With that in mind, the words, “The fruits of the sin must continue for a season,” crystallize the fact that whatever transgression, or transgressions a soul sows, it will pay penance.
Penance for transgressions
Jesus also taught that penance, depending upon the severity of the trespasses, could be accomplished thru trials suffered in a current lifetime, and in addition, He taught that before experiencing another lifetime, a soul could spend time in Hades to consider and amend its ways. He also taught that the punishment a soul suffers could require difficult trials it must overcome in its current, and/or next lifetime, or lifetimes, which would depend upon the severity of the transgression, or transgressions. There is one last lesson Jesus taught regarding amendment; He taught that those souls who refuse to amend their ways to those of God, will eventually be utterly destroyed…He did not preach all of eternity in hell.
When sin is forgiven it must be abandoned
I mentioned in the beginning that Verse 1 contains a few aspects one should pay close attention to, and the second is, “All sin is remitted by repentance and amendment and they are loosed from it, who forsake it.” To forsake a sin means to abandon it, or in other words, never do it again, and by never doing it again, the soul has amended its ways.
Penalty if sin committed again after forgiven
The third aspect of Verse 1 that one should pay close attention to is, “bound to it, who continue it.” That statement makes it clear that should a soul ask to be forgiven for a sin, or sins, and then again commits one or all of them, it will be bound to the sins committed again, and that statement has a significant ramification to it: Jesus preached that those souls who asked to be forgiven for a sin, and then committed that sin again, would have been better off had they not asked for forgiveness to begin with.
Important lesson to Bear in mind
I do not wish to belabor a point, but this is VERY important: one MUST bear in mind, “BUT AS YE SOW, SO ALSO MUST YE REAP.” Why is it so important? It is contrary to the lessons preached by the protector of Hebrew Laws, Pharisee Saul, a/k/a apostle Paul, whose lessons totally invaded the New Testament, and they convey messages Jesus did not teach. Jesus made His contempt for Pharisees extremely obvious in Matthew 23:29-35, when He deemed them to be a brood of vipers. No Old Testament prophecies foretell the Messiah would die to redeem all of mankind from their sins, nor did Jesus preach such; only apostle Paul preached such. Jesus taught a soul may be forgiven for its sins, or if you will, the transgressions it committed, but it still MUST reap as it sowed, or in other words, PAY PENANCE for its transgressions.
Reverend Roderick C. Davis
Anointed Seeker & Preacher of Hidden Truths