The Greek word translated forgiveness in Ephesians 1:7 literally means to send off, to send away, to release, to let go. The word translated sin in this verse is used when describing a transgression, trespass, a falling by the way, or a person deviating from the way. All people...
Therefore, we all stand guilty of having broken the law of God, and the penalty for breaking God's law is death (Romans 6:23). However, the blood of Jesus Christ brings forgiveness to all. How? Jesus Christ died for all people. He took the penalty of sins and bore the punishment Himself. He was able to do this because He was the Perfect and Ideal Man, and as the Ideal Man, He could stand for and represent all people. When He died, He died as the Representative for all people. Any person who really believes that Jesus died for them is forgiven their sins. God takes their faith and counts it as the death of Jesus Christ. God sees them as being in Jesus Christ, as being in the death of Christ. God counts the death of Jesus for the death of humanity. Therefore, the guilt and penalty for breaking God's laws are completely removed. People's sins and guilt are washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ.