The Blessedness of Conscious Forgiveness
Romans 4:6-8
Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works,…

There is no true felicity but what is enjoyed, and felicity cannot be enjoyed unless it is felt; and it cannot be felt unless a man know himself to be in possession of it; and a man cannot know himself to be in possession of it if he doubt whether he has it or not; and therefore this doubting of the remission of sins is contrary to true felicity, and is nothing else but a torment of the conscience. For a man cannot doubt whether his sins are pardoned or not, but the thought of his sin will strike a great fear in him; but the assurance of his pardon will fill him with joy unspeakable.

(W. Perkin.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

WEB: Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

Non-Imputation of Sin
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