God Will Abundantly Pardon
By David J. Stewart | February 2009
“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
I was recently reading a great old book by R. A. Torrey titled, DIFFICULTIES IN THE BIBLE, in which he states the following concerning David's sin and the pardon God gave him . . .
“But there is another precious lesson for us, too, in the history of David's sin, and it is that there is full and free pardon for the vilest sinner. David's sin was black, black as midnight, it was appalling, it was inexcusable, but he found pardon full and free. David said: 'I have sinned against the Lord' and God said through His prophet: 'The Lord also hath put away thy sin' (2nd Samuel 12:13). David himself has told us in one of his most beautiful Psalms the story of his pardon (Psalm 32:1-5).
God is a holy God. He hates sin with infinite hatred. He will not look upon the smallest sin with the least bit of allowance, but God is also . . .
A GOD OF PARDONING LOVE.
He stands ready to pardon the vilest sinner. He is ever calling to men and women who have sinned: '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). There are those that think they have sinned too deeply to ever find pardon, but it is not so. It would be hard to find one who had sinned more deeply than David. He had committed the greatest wrong one man can commit against another, and he had stained his hands with the blood of his victim, still he found pardon.
I do thank God for this story of David. It gives me hope for any man. In the light of it as told in the Bible, I care not who comes and asks me:
'Is there salvation for me?'
I hesitate not to answer: 'Yes, for you. David found mercy and you can.' ”
SOURCE: R.A. Torrey, DIFFICULTIES IN THE BIBLE, pg. 67; copyright 1907, Fleming H. Revell Company, Moody Press.
Amen! The Bible is filled with examples of flawed believers who sinned against God, but God pardoned them by faith in HE THAT JUSTIFIETH THE UNGODLY (Romans 4:5). Jesus came into the world to save sinners . . . “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1st Timothy 1:15). It is Jesus Christ Who justifieth the ungodly by faith. Christ's righteousness is IMPUTED (i.e., charged) to the sinner's account BY FAITH. What a wonderful Savior!
Here is David beautifully telling us about his pardon from God . . .
“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. 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. Selah.” —Psalm 32:1-5
There is no depth of sin to which a person can go, to where God in His loving mercy won't abundantly pardon that person, if they'll acknowledge their guilt of sin and turn to the Lord by faith for forgiveness. END
Biblical Evidence of Eternal Punishment
There Ain't Nothin Better Than Jesus
(by Pastor Danny Castle)
The Sevenfold Sin of Those Who Do Not Win Souls
(video by Dr. John R. Rice)
1st Corinthians 9:16, “...woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”
Why Lordship Salvation Is Wrong!
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold)
The Hypocrisy of the Critics of Eternal Security
Souls are Dying
The Superiority Of The King
James Translators |
(an excellent Bible study series by Pastor Max D. Younce)
“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” ―Elie Wiesel
I am appalled at the indifference amongst professed Christians today concerning the corrupting of God's Word. They just don't care which Bible is God's Word. I'm talking about thousands of shameful apostate religious colleges today, that are INDIFFERENT toward the hundreds of perverted English Bibles, all of which are the Devil's way of depriving people of the true and pure Word of God. Consequently, there are many false plans of salvations being taught in the churches today, mainly the heresy of manmade repentance, aka, Lordship Salvation. Here is a truthful quote from Pastor Jack Hyles...
“God has a special rebuke, again and again and again in the Bible, toward those people who keep their neutrality in the work of God!” —SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great MP3 sermon, “Where Were You In The Battle?”
Imputation At Salvation
(by Dr. Jack Hyles, from the awesome book, Salvation Is More Than Being Saved)
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold)
Soul-Winning (an awesome video sermon by Pastor Danny Castle)
Getting Started Soul-Winning (MP3 series by Pastor Steven L. Anderson)
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.” —Psalms 68:11
“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” —Psalms 119:103
3rd John 1:8, “We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.”
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all
the ways you can. In all the places
you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” ―John Wesley
Why There's A Hell
“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —2nd Thessalonians 1:8
Ye Must Be Born Again!
How to Be Saved
You Need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!