Is the remission of sins given all at once or gradually?
It is given all at once because
Jesus took away our sins once and for all by being baptized
once and received the judgment all at once. He said, as recorded
in Matthew 3:15, "Permit it to be so now, for thus
it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness."
In John 1:29, John the Baptist
said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the
sin of the world!" and in John 19:30, Jesus said,
"It is finished."
In Hebrews 10:9-18, "Then
He said, 'Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.' He
takes away the first that He may establish the second. By
that will we have been sanctified through the offering of
the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands
ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices,
which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had
offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right
hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made
His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever
those who are being sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also witnesses
to us; for after He had said before, 'This is the covenant
that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I
will write them,' then He adds, 'Their sins and their lawless
deeds I will remember no more.' Now where there is remission
of these, there is no longer an offering for sin."
The baptism and the blood of
Jesus blotted out all the sins of the world all at once.