01 April 2022
The Bible is very clear. Jesus already paid the price for the sins of the whole world, not just those who believe. The sin problem has already been dealt with from God's end of things. It's no longer an issue regarding our ability to relate to God. Since all the bad stuff you do was already dealt with by Jesus two thousand years ago, stop worrying about it. Instead, focus on your new identity in Christ. Learn what the Bible says about who you are now that you believe in Jesus and what He accomplished on your behalf. As you learn to accept who you really are, now that you are a new creation in Christ, all your behavior challenges will sort themselves out. When you truly believe you are righteous, you will behave righteously. When you truly believe God is your provider, you naturally become more generous. And so on. That's just how it works.
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.— 1 John 2:2 (MEV)