If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV
Christ came and gave his life to be the permanent “stop gap”, which kept us from returning home to God. Christ came to pay the price to repair our relationship with God. Christ came to pay for the sin of Adam and Eve. Some Christians believe incorrectly that Christ’s death was for all of the sins we commit on a day to day basis. This is why we need to cry out to Him regularly to ask for forgiveness of our sins. His blood covers us and Christ intercedes on our behalf, when we ask for forgiveness.
Asking for forgiveness alone is not what we as Christians should be doing. As Christ told the woman accused of prostitution, “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (John 8:11 NIV). We are instructed to do more than ask for forgiveness. We are to turn our life away from sin. Asking for forgiveness is the easy part, as I see it, but to strive to not commit sin again is difficult. However, if Christ can give His very life for us, how much more can we do to repay our debt.