The way to be declared not guilty for our sins is to trust Jesus Christ to take them away. Trusting means putting our confidence in him to forgive our sins, to make us right with God, and to empower us to live the way he wants us to live. When a judge in a court of law declares the defendant “not guilty” he has been acquitted of all the charges. Legally, it is as if the person had never been accused. When God forgives our sins, our record is wiped clean. From his perspective, it is as though we had never sinned. This is God’s solution, and it is available to all of us regardless of our background or past behavior.