Matthew 26:28 (NIV84) This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
They all needed it and we all need it - forgiveness. When you think about what was done to Jesus, the anguish and the torture, and you think about how forgiveness came to us, it is mind boggling. We prefer at times for forgiveness to come through acts of reparation. If you want my forgiveness, then shape up and don't do that again. Jesus stated it clearly, my sacrifice, my blood, my death brings forgiveness to all. The question for all of us is, will you accept it?
We still want to create something to "do" in order to attain this forgiveness. Billions have been made by people who come up with some cleaver way to get rid of your guilt. They use some kind of reasoning or what I would call, "Jedi mind tricks". It's a reprogramming. Preachers have ladened the masses with guilt and fear. Here is God's reprogramming, put your life "in Christ" and accept that you are forgiven. It is deeper than that, but it is that simple. God's heart is to forgive you - once for all.