Some further thoughts on Repentance and Forgiveness: To absorb the forgiveness of Christ is to admit your faults and broken need for salvation. Forgiveness is in flowing with the grace of God. It is indeed the unison of faith to the sure hope of remission of sins, this is forgiveness. Forgiveness in the Greek language means the brushing off of or the pardoning of a wrong doing. Therefore to know what it feels to be brushed free from bondage, the bondage itself needs to be first seen. This is why repentance comes first and then forgiveness is lavished without ceasing upon the one who called for it. God is good and abounding in mercy and love through the blood and righteousness of his Son Jesus Christ.