Those rejecting Jesus as Lord mock His atonement for sin: “I hear so many Sunday-keepers saying that regardless of their sins (which, they claim, has all been forgiven past, present and future), whenever Yahweh looks at them, He does not see them or their sins, He sees Christ. What the hell are they worshipping?? A totem pole that has no eyes to see and no functioning brain???”
God the Father makes an affirmative decision to not see our sin when that sin has been forgiven by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord who atoned for our sin, past-present-future, at Golgotha and through that atonement the one who believes in Jesus as Lord receives the imputation of Jesus’ perfection over their life and they are given the Gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit as a Seal and Guarantor of their relationship with God, forever (Ephesians 1:13-14); therefore, when a believer is covered by the innocent blood of Jesus Christ, God the Father no longer sees their sin, past-present-future, but sees only the perfection of His dear Son and therefore adjudicates the one who trusts in Jesus as Lord “NOT GUILTY” (John 3:16).
This imputation of righteousness through atonement is God the Father’s decree in the Covenant of Grace and it was first pictured in Genesis 3:15 (Messiah through the seed of the woman) and Genesis 3:21 where God slew an innocent animal in Eden, the innocent blood of that animal flowed onto the ground and God took the skin of that animal and clothed Adam and his wife, Eve, in that animal’s skin.
“And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.” Genesis 3:21 (ESV)
Though Adam and Eve had attempted to cover their nakedness, shame, SIN, by the works of their hands demonstrated by the fig leaves (Genesis 3:7), God foretold the scenario where He Himself would shed innocent blood to clothe the sin of mankind and there would be nothing that man could do for this Gift of righteousness but to trust in God as the One who forgives and forgets mankind’s sin for everyone who believes in the Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Mediator for sin (Hebrews 8:12).