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We had better hope God can forgive future sins because Jesus died over 2,000 years ago, long before we ever sinned.
In the Old Testament, when they sacrificed a lamb, it was for sins already committed. So, does that mean that none of our sins are forgiven? I say that because Jesus sacrifice was over two thousand years ago, long before we ever sinned. So how can Jesus sacrifice cover sins that have not been committed yet, sins far in the future from when He was crucified?
God lives outside of time.
The Bible is quite clear that Jesus died once for all sins for all time, the entire span of time. Once a person believes the gospel, all of their sins are forgiven.
For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. Heb 10:14
Here is a more in-depth explanation.
1) God created time but is not bound by time. The Creator is set apart from the creation. The word "Holy" means set apart.
We know from the scientific evidence that time had a beginning with the creation of the universe. Long before science discovered time had a beginning, the word of God told us time had a beginning. So, time is a bubble God created but does not live in like us. Time binds the enemy, sin, and death too.
He has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 2 Tim 1:9 NIV
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, Titus 1:2 NIV
Who has done such mighty deeds, summoning each new generation from the beginning of time? It is I, the LORD, the First and the Last. I alone am he." Isa 41:4
2) God does not live in time, like His creation. Time is part of the creation.
For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night. Psalm 90:4 NAS
But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. 2 Peter 3:8 NAS
3) God is eternal having no beginning or end as time does. Only things that come into existence are bound by time.
But You, O LORD, abide forever, And Your name to all generations. Psalm 102:12 NAS
I say, “O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations. “Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. “Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. “But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end. Psalm 102:24-27 NAS
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