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  • Question: Connecting with God

    How do you know that God has forgiven you for your sins even though you still feel guilty sometimes? Sometimes I feel like I can't go back to God after making mistakes.

Answers to this Question

  • You know because God's word says so and God can not lie. It is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, if He said it, it is true and you can believe it and bank on it.
    The Bible tells us that we are to walk by faith and not by sight, so stand firm on 1 John 1:9 that you are forgiven and cleansed of all unrighteousness and are as pure and holy as the day you were born again when you were created in righteousness and true holiness.

  • Kirsten25,
    What brought you to Him to begin with? The bible says that if God the Father does not draw a person to Christ, that person cannot come.

    If you have received Christ, there had to be a reason for this. The bible tells us that no one seeks after God and that we like sheep have all gone astray.

    It takes God the Father to draw you to His Son in order for you to receive Him. If you received Him, you did not do it on your own choosing. It was God who called you to His Son, and you simply responded to that calling and received Christ. I am assuming you have received Him?

    We respond and receive Christ because God’s Spirit convicts us of our need for Him. God’s conviction brings us to the realization that we are sinners and we need a Savior. In our hearts response, we receive Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. When God saves you, all your sins are forgiven, past, present, and future.

    Here is what happens to us once we receive Christ and here is why we experience guilt and sometimes even question our own salvation.

    Once we receive Christ, His Spirit comes into our spirit and seals us to Him. We now belong to Him and His Spirit in us is our mark of ownership.

    Satan, who is the “accuser” knows that he has lost you forever to Christ. He knows he cannot penetrate Christ’s Spirit that lives in you. All he has access to is your mind. Since he knows he has lost you forever to Christ, he continuously chases us and tries to keep us distracted from growing in Christ. He does not play fair. He knows our weaknesses and he exploits them. He will even try to keep our minds focused on past sins in order to cause doubt.

    Here is something to keep in mind concerning guilt and sometimes feeling guilty. When we as believers commit an act of sin, there’s going to be guilt. That is a good thing and that should tell us something. If there is no guilt, I would tend to be a little concerned.

    You have to know that God has forgiven you of all your sin. He paid the penalty. If we sin as believer’s, we are told to come to Him and confess that sin to Him and He will forgive us.

    If you’ve received Christ, He lives in you. You are saved! God never leaves you so you don’t have to go back to Him because He’s still there.

    Our relationship never changes in Christ. When we sin, we break fellowship with Him and that is why we need to confess that sin to Him and restore our fellowship back.

    Your salvation should never be doubted because of anything you do. It is God who has saved you and it is God who keeps you saved. If there’s doubt of your salvation or questions in your mind concerning whether or not He has truly forgiven you after receiving Him, it is not coming from God!

  • Yes, we believe Him because He is trustworthy.

    It's called faith: BELIEVING what God has said, what He has done, and what He is going to do. This is living a life of faith: simply believing God.

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to answer me. It has really encouraged me to forget the past and know that God is a God of love and forgiveness.It makes me wonder how he can love me the way he does.

  • Guilt is from the devil, it's just a way for him to keep you in the trash of the past, but bless God the bible says that God doesn't just forgive you, but he throws your sins into the sea of forgetfulness and He remembers them no more. So it's your duty to fight against that though. Could you imagine God saying I forgive you and you keep bringing it up, it's not a good thing.

    You are free, don't allow a defeated devil to keep you in guilt, fear, sickness, poverty! We are redeemed!

    Micah 7:19 Heb 10:17 Isa 43:25

  • And don't allow any man to hold you down by their incorrect religious views! People will try to hold you down sometimes as much as the devil. Find out what God has said about your in the New Testament! We are free!!!!

  • Baecausec the bible tells us God is faithful to forgive, Every time of every sin. The guilt you feel does not come from God. Sometimes it's the flesh sometimes it's the doctrine of men (religion)

  • God choose u he loved u before when u confess
    your sin to him he wil forgive u as he had already paid for our sins

  • "the Mark of the Beast" is the enforcement of SUNday worship!
    Vatican's "New World Order"
    "Sunday laws must be enforced"- quoted as "principles contained in the Constitution" of the orginial organization, (then called The American Sabbath Union), cited in The Lord's Day Alliance, Twenty-fifth Report, page 5
    source : Remnantofgod.org
    SDRministries.org

  • The Gift Of No Condemnation
    John 8:11
    11… “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

    When Jesus was on earth, a woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Him by the scribes and Pharisees, the religious mafia of His day. They tried to trap Him by posing a question that was difficult to answer: “Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” (John 8:5)

    Jesus answered, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” (John 8:7) The scribes and Pharisees began to leave one by one till none of them were left.

    The people in the crowd who wanted to condemn the woman could not. But Jesus, the only one in the crowd who truly had the power to condemn her, would not. He then asked her, “Woman… Has no one condemned you?” (John 8:10)

    He spoke such words of grace to her because He loved her. Also, by asking her the question, He was giving her a chance to speak words of no condemnation to herself — “No one [condemns me], Lord.” (John 8:11)

    Jesus not only spoke words of grace to her, He also gave her the gift of no condemnation — “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more”. It was when she received the gift of no condemnation that she had the power to “go and sin no more”.

    Today, you have the gift of no condemnation because the Son of God was condemned for all your sins. (Romans 8:1) Today, God cannot condemn you when you sin because He is faithful and just to what His Son has done.

    So if the devil tries to convince you that God is angry with you when you blow it, just say, “God does not condemn me today because He has already condemned Jesus at the cross 2,000 years ago!”

    Unfortunately, we still hear people saying, “Go and sin no more first, then I won’t condemn you.” Maybe you have been saying this to yourself too. But God says, “I don’t condemn you. Go and sin no more.” He gives you the gift of no condemnation, so that you have the strength to go and sin no more!

  • God Is Not Judging You
    Romans 8:33
    33Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

    Some people see God as a judge who has exacting demands on man. When they fall short or when things go wrong in their lives, they think that God is judging them.

    My friend, the truth is that if you are a believer, God does not bring any charge against you. Instead, He justifies you because of the blood of His Son. In fact, God’s Word goes on to say that the One who has the right to condemn you, chose instead to die for you and is risen at the Father’s right hand to be your righteousness! (Romans 8:34)

    But what the devil tries to do is to get you to believe that God watches you with a critical eye and punishes you when you do wrong. He has deceived many sincere Christians into believing that if they have done something wrong, sickness or some other evil thing has a right to come upon them and their families. And when these things happen, he convinces them that they are suffering God’s judgment because of their wrongdoings. In the meantime, these sincere Christians struggle with condemnation because they think that they are the cause of their problems.

    Nothing could be further from the truth. Ever since the cross, where Jesus was judged in your place for every one of your wrong actions, thoughts and words, God no longer judges you, His child. You need not accept condemnation or evil things happening to you because Jesus took all your punishment at the cross.

    So when you start to feel condemned for your actions or when you experience negative circumstances, say, “It is written: It is God who justifies me. I am completely forgiven and made righteous before Him. I refuse to accept any condemnation and I reject every symptom of the curse that I am seeing in my circumstances!”

    Then, simply stand on the truth of God’s Word, and watch Him deliver and bless you!

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