I have read more than once that God keeps a record of all the sins we have committed , and on Judgement Day each one of us will be confronted by God with that list .
It doesn’t make for a pretty picture , neither does it give a good image of God .
Anyway it’s not true . How do I know ? I know because God’s Word tells us so .
In Psalm 130:3 the psalmist prays , “LORD, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive?”
In Psalm 103 :12 through the psalmist God teaches , “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
In Isaiah 43:25 God’s Word goes even further when through Isaiah God says , "“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”
In 1 Cor 13:5 St Paul teaches that love “keeps no record of wrongs” .
In Romans 4:8 St Paul says , "Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”
I read an interesting take on creation ex nihilo , creation out of nothing in a book by Father Raniero Cantalamessa . He says that God does the reverse with our sin . In forgiving , absolving us if our sin God makes them “nihil” , nothing . They cease to exist .