Why do the sins I have committed after receiving Christ tend to make me feel unworthy and wondering if I will go to heaven?


Clarify Share Report Asked September 13 2014 Mini Jeff Knight

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Mini Melody Sutter-fisher Minister - Evangelist - Heart for the Homeless
After receiving Christ as our savior, there begins a whole process of growth in Him. After repenting, and sinning again, as we humans tend to do, The Holy Spirit will Convict us of our sins, so that we know immediately that we have hurt the Heart of God once again.

This is so that we keep trying to change from our former selves, and we repent right away, asking His forgiveness for any new sins. It is very difficult to become 'sinless'. As a matter of fact it is not possible for any man or woman to be completely free of sin. However we need to keep learning and keep striving to be as close to that as we can. 

There is no need to feel you will not go to heaven. You asked Jesus into your heart and you repented for all past sins known and unknown. You will not lose your salvation because you sinned again. You need to repent again, repent the moment your sin convicts you or you are aware of it, and if it is something you can make right, then do it by making peace with someone you fought with, or redeeming yourself from a lie you told someone. 

It is simple, it is not easy, because we tend to be embarrassed about what we have done. But it is the truth that will set us free. So stop worrying, start asking forgiveness, which will not be denied or withheld from you if you are truly sorry. God knows your heart, and he loves you through everything. He wants you to learn more of His Word, and that includes what hurts him. It is time to start growing in Christ, and putting your past life behind you. Let Him set you free, break every chain, that you never have to suffer your old life again.

Peace and Blessings to you.

September 14 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

1340324413 Chris Eleam Chris Eleam
Some individuals continue to harbor guilt over sins for which they have actually been forgiven. If that is true of you, remember that Jehovah forgave Peter and the other apostles for abandoning His beloved Son in Jesus’ greatest hour of need. Jehovah forgave the man who was expelled from the congregation in Corinth for flagrant immorality but who later repented. (1 Cor. 5:1-5; 2 Cor. 2:6-8) God’s Word speaks of gross sinners who repented and were forgiven by God.—2 Chron. 33:2, 10-13; 1 Cor. 6:9-11.

Jehovah will forgive and forget your past errors if you are truly repentant and accept his mercy. Never feel that Jesus’ ransom sacrifice cannot cover your sins. To do so would be to fall victim to one of Satan’s snares. Despite what the Devil wants you to believe, the ransom can cover the sins of all who have fallen into sin and have repented. (Prov. 24:16) Faith in the ransom can lift the burden of excessive guilt from your shoulders and can give you strength to serve God with your whole heart, mind, and soul.—Matt. 22:37.

September 14 2014 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

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