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Cartoon 11 - Forgiving Ourselves by eJcalado Cartoon 11 - Forgiving Ourselves by eJcalado


"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

Often it is difficult to forgive ourselves for things we do, especially if the consequences affect others and are irreversible. However, Jesus did not care about this when he sacrificed himself for us on the cross to be punished for our sins. The sacrifice of the Son of God is big enough to cover even our darkest sins. And if God Himself, who is pure and holy, righteous Judge, who hates sin and wickedness, who gets deeply offended by sin, He chose to forgive us our sins, then why we still insist on not forgiving ourselves? We must love each other as ourselves, and if we do not love ourselves we're unable to fulfill God's commandment to love everyone. So I do call anyone who sees this cartoon to give your life over to God, trust that the sacrifice of Jesus is powerful enough to cover ALL your sins, and after that, I invite you to forgive yourself.

"[...] Saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow. [...]" Isaiah 1:18
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InsanityHearts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Made me cry. Thank you for making this. 
Madame-Music Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
That is a good question to ask Why can't we forgive ourselves?
eJcalado Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe it is because we do not fully understand the greatness of Jesus' sacrifice. When we see that he had no reason whatsoever to forgive us, but gave us the most precious thing in the universe so that the believers would be forgiven, I believe that's when we are able to forgive ourselves.
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
This is good
eJcalado Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
gcarolineu1013 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is true and sweet and stuff
eJcalado Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mjponso Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I've struggled with this myself, being unable to forgive myself for some bad decisions on my part. :hmm:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've done some seriuously messed up stuff too. But now I believe that Jesus' sacrifice was great enough to cover even my darkest sin. Jesus Christ is the Son of the Almighty God, through him the world was created in six days, and this is BIG. It was GOD'S perfection which was punished in that cross. It's great enough to cover it, surely it is!
mjponso Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
In the words of a Phillips, Craig & Dean song, "I'll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross."
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