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By   •   June 1, 2004   •   Topics: ,

Q:

Does God forgive the sins we will commit in the future, or just those from our past? I became a Christian two years ago, and I worry about this.


A:

One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that Christ died to take away all our sins–not just part of them, but all of them: past, present, and future.

This is why you shouldn’t fear that you will lose your salvation every time you commit a sin. If that were the case, you and I would lose our salvation every day–because we sin every day. Even if our actions are pure, our thoughts often are not. And even if our actions and thoughts are pure, we still sin because of the good things we should be doing but fail to do.

Never forget: Your salvation does not depend on you and how good you are.

It depends solely on Christ and what He has already done for you through His death on the cross. The Bible says that Christ “appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Hebrews 9:26).

Does that mean it doesn’t matter whether or not you sin? No, of course not. Sin is serious; it is an offense to God, and it breaks our fellowship with Him. Sin also compromises our witness for Christ. The Bible is clear: “Be holy, because I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16).

But you cannot live the Christian life in your own strength. You need God’s help–which is why He has given His Holy Spirit to you. When you sin, confess it immediately, and then seek the Holy Spirit’s help each day to live as you should.

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27 Comments

  1. angel suarez says:

    Thank you for sharing ur answer with me.

  2. mike says:

    What to do if you see yourself that you are addicted in escort and prostitute. You are a born again person. And you have tried many times to live this bad life.

    1. william Botchway says:

      God is faithful and just. Glory to his holy name for his holy word

  3. siphosethu says:

    That makes sense, we are free because of jesus. He is worthy of praise.

  4. Lenora Ziobro says:

    Without Jesus I can do nothing,with Jesus I face each day!

  5. sam says:

    What is to be has already been… (Eccl 3:15) With God your future is history. Your past, present and future. sin had been erased by
    the blood of Christ, you are saved forever.

  6. James says:

    Jesus saves us FROM sin. Those that are His HAVE(past tense) crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Jesus didnt die to give you a license to sin. He died to free you from the power of sin. If you are still sinning you need to repent. And after i post this many will defend sin. God hates sin, stop defending it and repent.

  7. Gnana Peppin says:

    Great Consolation to be assured God loves every sin of mine at any time.

  8. NIYIZONKIZA Robert says:

    God bless

  9. chris swindle says:

    love this page.thanks.God bless