How Do I Know My Sins Are Forgiven?

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Do you believe in God, who gave Jesus for our sins and raised Him up from the dead for our justification? "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Rom. 10:99That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9).
Can anything be simpler? Could language be more precise or plain? Confess Jesus as Lord with the mouth, and believe in the heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. What follows? "Thou shalt be saved"
The knowledge of the forgiveness of sins is not a matter of attainment; it is simply and only a question of faith in the simple word of God.
Every believer in Christ can know now, at this present moment of time—while he reads these lines— that all his sins are freely and fully forgiven. God promises to forget them all, for "their sins and iniquities will I remember no more."
The apostle John says, "I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake." 1 John 2:1212I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. (1 John 2:12).
He writes down your full acquittal, so that you may read it for yourself, and be confident before Him. Paul says: "We have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins." Col. 1:1414In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (Colossians 1:14). "We have" redemption and forgiveness. Could language be simpler? "We have" certainly expresses present possession.
Peter says, after preaching about a risen and glorified Christ, "Be it known unto you therefore... that through this Man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by Him all that believe are justified from all things." Acts 13:38, 3938Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. (Acts 13:38‑39)