THE TRUTH IS — God does not have a “memory problem.” Heb. 8:11-12.

THE TRUTH IS — God does not have a “memory problem.” Heb. 8:11-12. In V12 Divine Inspiration states “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” This is a major practical point. God did NOT say “I will forget those sins and iniquities.”

When God FORGIVES, being precisely when the debt is paid, or the sinner repents, then that failure will never be brought up and charged against that person again. This same point is stated again in – Heb.10:17. Then in the O.T. this very same basic premise is mentioned “prophetically.” Jer. 31:33-34

This basic premise is in COVENANT form ref. the House of Israel, as He writes His Laws in their inward parts and their hearts. I will be their God and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, sayeth the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity and I will remember their sin no more.”

Now this prophecy was confirmed in the N.T. by Heb. 8:11-12; 10:17. The principle is this: Once a debt is paid in full, there can never be any more payment due, not even a “service fee.” Now also apply this basic premise “Eternally.”

Hulan Bass
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