I said it on the other board --if we as humans have the grace to over look others and not judge --then surely a God can do the same --give him/her some credit. And if you believe that God doesn't have enough grace to overlook perceived sins -than what kind of faith do you have ...really.
I must've missed this one. I would ask what kind of God you have that "overlooks" sin? The God revealed in Scripture perfectly names sin, so there can be no misperception. Grace does not overlook sin. It is, in a technical sense, one with authority, bestowing undeserved kindness toward a subordinate. It is not overlooking sin. Perhaps the term you are referring to is mercy? Another attribute of God, but it isn't representing that God overlooks sin, but that according to his good pleasure, he does not always (but can) judge sin immediately and demand payment--which as the book of Romans warns us is death. God is never portrayed as overlooking Scripture. He has always required that sin debts be paid in full. The Israelites did this imperfectly with the sacrificial system, Christ accomplished this perfectly with his death on the cross. But not one sin has ever been overlooked. It will be paid for.