As a Christian, is it a sin to enjoy the memories of the bad things we did in our past?

As a Christian, is it wrong to still enjoy the bad things we did in the past?

This has nothing to do with regret. I know I would NEVER do those things again, but when I look back on a lot of the things I did, it brings a smile to my face.  Is that "wrong?"  Sometimes I even think about things from my past and giggle about the situation I found myself in, although it wasn't "right in God's eyes" by any means. 

Is it wrong, as a Christian, to NOT feel badly about the bad things we've done?  

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Mini Lisa Knight

I think it's impossible to completely forget every single thing we've done in the past but if it's things we've ask forgiveness for ( things that are out & out sin) then we be all means shouldn't dwell on these thoughts. The bible says "casting down thoughts & imaginations & every high thing that exalts itself before the knowledge of Christ" ( 2 Cor 10:5) & also Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. So we should think on good things & not dwell on the sin of our past.

January 30 2015 Report

Stringio Vincent Mercado

Emotions (feeling happy, sad, angry, guilty) are not sins.

We judge Thoughts and Actions whether they are sin or not, not Emotions. Man is a moral agent, therefore, his thoughts and actions can be judged whether moral or immoral. Emotions are neither thoughts nor actions, hence, cannot be sin.


As a Christian, one should feel sorrow or remorse from memories of bad things committed in the past.

When he enjoys the memory of an evil deed, I think it borders psychosis.

February 02 2015 Report

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