Many problems arise when there are qualifications for understanding our faith enough. At which point is our knowledge sufficient or sincere enough for forgiveness? I know more about my faith now than I did when I was in high school. God’s forgiveness is a gift we didn’t choose. God will act upon His own decision and it’s not dependent on something we do. Christ’s death on the cross didn’t happen because of our repentance. So we can’t say, “Look at this fantastic thing I did today. I got God’s attention, I repented.” Grace means Jesus loved us first and invites us to share life with Him now and forever.