GOD'S CHARACTER - FORGIVING/MERCIFUL - verses chosen by Lauren Lindsey

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Mark 1:4

And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.


Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us


John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


Colossians 1:13-14

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption,the forgiveness of sins.


Matthew 26:28

This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins


Mark 3:26

but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin


Luke 12:10

And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.


Psalms 32:5

Then I acknowledged my sin to you

   and did not cover up my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess

   my transgressions to the Lord.”

And you forgave

   the guilt of my sin.


Psalms 65:3

When we were overwhelmed by sins,

   you forgave our transgressions.


Psalms 78:38

Yet he was merciful;

   he forgave their iniquities

   and did not destroy them.

Time after time he restrained his anger

   and did not stir up his full wrath.