Forgetting the Past and Pressing Forward

Don’t Let Your ‘Past’ Keep You from Living in the Freedom and Joy of the Lord.

One of the most often heard quotes from the apostle Paul is found in the third chapter of the book of Philippians. After listing all the things that he has been through—both the good and the bad—Paul reaffirms his intention to continue to pursue Christ after first saying this one thing I do, FORGETTING those things which are behind [in the past].”


The objective of this writing is to show how sin attempts to deceive us by injecting thoughts and ideas into our minds that do not originate with us.  It is the hope that after reading this article, the reader will know how sin works its way into our lives and be better equipped through the gospel to know assuredly that sin shall not have dominion over you (Romans 6:14). 


The Elements of God’s Recovery of Fallen Mankind

Believers need to know, understand and appreciate that the salvation they enjoy has to do with these Biblical terms that develop in this order.

God created man in His own “image,” as a vessel well suited to receive and be in union with God.

But, Adam & Eve were tempted of the lie of the Devil to “Sin” in disobedience…

The Facts

Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, Chapters One and Two, present a dark picture of the human race, but if you acknowledge the facts they record, you have taken the first step to salvation. By nature all of us tend to shrink back from facing up to our sins and our latent sinful nature… but we are better off if we do.

If a man has early indications of cancer, and his physician keeps the truth from him, the patient will die of cancer. A good and wise physician will say: “You have cancer and we should do something about it without delay.”


“We have… the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7).

The climax of Paul’s first recorded sermon is reached in Verses 38 and 39 of Acts 13, where he declares:

“Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this Man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

“And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.”