*** In what way has God
dealt with penitent sinners?
“He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us
according to our iniquities.” Psalms 103:10.
*** Why has He dealt
thus with men?
“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his
mercy toward them that fear him.” Psalms 103:11.
*** What is God ready to do for all who call upon Him?
“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and
plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” Psalms 86:5.
*** When Abraham asked
God to spare Sodom if He should find ten righteous persons therein, what
did the Lord say?
“And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet
but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I
will not destroy it for ten’s sake.” Genesis 18:32.
*** What prayer did
Moses offer in behalf of Israel?
“Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according
unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people,
from Egypt even until now.” Numbers 14:19.
*** What reply did the
Lord immediately make?
“And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word.” Numbers 14:20.
*** When David
confessed his great sin, what did God do for him?
“I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not
hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou
forgavest the iniquity of my sin.” Psalms 32:5.
*** Does the lord
forgive sins when they are confessed to Him?
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.
*** How full is the
Lord’s forgiveness, when one fulfills the conditions?
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his
thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon
him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:7.
*** In what special
manner has God shown His willingness to forgive the sinner?
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.
*** What does this
wonderful manifestation on the part of God, vouchsafe to us?
“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
*** Why has such full
provision been made?
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9.
*** When the prodigal
son, in the parable, repented and turned toward home, what did his father
“And he arose, and came to his father. But
when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20.
*** Upon the son’s
asking to be made only a hired servant, what order was issued in behalf of
the penitent one?
“But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and
put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And
bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.
And they began to be merry.” Luke 15:22-24.
*** Is God willing to do for His children as earthly parents are for theirs?
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” Luke 11:13.
*** How many receive
forgiveness from God?
“For every one that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be
opened.” Matthew 7:8.
*** Does the Lord
forget the cries of those who call upon Him?
“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have
compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not
forget thee.” Isaiah 49:15.