The Sins That Are Past

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

In Chapter 3 of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans he declares that God has set forth Christ as a satisfaction for man’s sin and that redemption is obtained by faith in “His blood,” or His payment for sin at Calvary, entirely apart from works, religious or otherwise (Rom. 3:21-26). But in this same passage he states that this “remission” concerns the “sins that are past” (Ver. 25). What does he mean by this?