DO CHRISTIANS NEED TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS OF SINS
The Civil Writer Magazine
When you study the scriptures there are two categories to uncomplicate the forgiveness of sins. In the book of Matthew you are asking for forgiveness up to Jesus's death. In his own words in Matthew 6: 12 "and (forgive us our trespasses,) as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."
After the death of Jesus on the cross mankind becomes free of sins. Ephesians 2:8-9 "(For by grace) you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." Out of 100 scriptures concerning sin you have to segment the sin scriptures into two categories listed as before the cross and after the cross. The Lord's Prayer contains a verse asking for forgiveness of transgressions but after Jesus's death it is no longer used as a prayer because it became invalid, removed from the active service of requesting forgiveness.
After the cross Ephesians 1:7 states "In him we have redemption (compensation) through his blood, the forgiveness of our (trespasses), according to the riches of his grace,..." If you have forgiveness from trespasses through his blood why would you be required to ask for forgiveness through your voice. Do you ask to purchase groceries if they were previously purchased for you. Don't you simply mention the redeemer (the compensater) who redeemed the cost.