Wednesday, 13 March 2013

In Christ We Are Blameless

By Diana Medlin

This is my first Christian 'religious' book of the year and I think I came across it via a kindle bot that I follow on twitter. It really focusses on redemption and makes an argument that we don't have to ask Jesus for Forgiveness because he already forgave us on the cross. To be honest it's a something that I have never quite twigged and all the time I have been a Christian (on and off over the years) I have had it in my mind that I have to ask Jesus to all forgive my sins. But the main theme of 'In Christ we are Blameless' is that all our sins are forgiven on the cross and that it is important to confess our sins so that we can move closer to God but not to ask him to forgive our sins. It is a concept that may suprprise or even outrage a few Christians and to be honest I wasn't happy at first.But when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. If you ask Jesus to forgive your sins all the time it's like you are saying ' Hey Jesus, I don't believe you died for our sins at all!'.

Interesting stuff. The last few pages were full of bible verses aimed at particular areas of life. I'd recommend this book to any Christian that wants a closer understanding of redemption. 4/5


  1. This one would definitely interest me! Sounds like one, as you said, that could be a bit controversial. I am a born again believer. I have never really thought about whether there is a difference between confessing and asking forgiveness. Guess I will be looking into this in my devotions the next few days :-) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Amy,

    Yes it is fascinating, got me thinking. At first I was uneasy with what the book was suggesting but then I was starting to believe what it was saying lol It's worth a read just to see what you think. Thanks for popping along to my blog :)

    Ally :)