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By   •   February 22, 2013   •   Topics: ,

Q:

How bad do you have to be before God won't forgive you, no matter how sincere you are or how much you ask Him to


A:

No one can ever be so bad or so sinful that God will refuse to forgive him or her — not if they are sincerely sorry for their sins and repent of them, and truly trust Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

Think, for example, of the Apostle Peter, one of Jesus’ closest disciples. After Jesus’ arrest, Peter denied that he even knew Him — not once, but three times — and yet God forgave Peter when he repented and sought Christ’s forgiveness. Peter went on to become a great leader in the early church.

On the other hand, Judas — another of Jesus’ 12 disciples — was not forgiven for what he did. You’ll remember that he betrayed Jesus by going to His enemies and promising to reveal where Jesus could be secretly seized by them. They paid 30 pieces of silver for his information, and Judas carried through on his promise — resulting in Jesus’ arrest and death. Later, Judas bitterly regretted what he had done — but he never repented or turned to God, and he died unforgiven and lost.

I can’t help but wonder, however, why you’ve asked this question. Are you afraid your sins are so great that God will never forgive you? If so, I have good news for you! God loves you, and Jesus Christ gave His life for you. Don’t stay away from Him any longer, but open your heart and life to Him today. God’s promise is for you: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

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32 Comments

  1. Charityfavour says:

    God is faithful even in our unfaithfulness, to make heaven at last is my heart desire. Pls God forgive all my sins, and deliver me from power that hold me captive.

  2. paul says:

    I need jesus in my life, I don't want to go too hell

  3. Enuma says:

    The things i want to do,i dont do them,it is the thing i dont want to do that i find myself doing.how do i go abt this?i need a change.

  4. caitlyn says:

    In regards to what paul said, there's no end to the love of Christ. Many people struggle and go backwards in life and faith, but recommit themselves. I think you should pray for forgiveness and recommit yourself to Christ. He will never stop loving!!

  5. Shane says:

    I have always believed that God forgives when we repent, turn from our sins and decide to follw Christ's way of living and also continue to obey Him. Repentance establishes spiritual relationship with God. Continual Obedience etablishes eternity.

  6. Joy says:

    So glad, thankful that my Lord and Savior sent His only Begotten Son and Jesus took the cup and went to the Cross for me, my son, and my Family and whoever will receive and ask Him to come in to forgive them. Blasphemy is what is serious God knows!

  7. Denise says:

    I sometimes feel like I am not a great person I do not like myself very much I have been to confession about my past but lately I feel very alone very lonely pray for me so I can stop feeling so sad'

  8. Mark says:

    Please, Pray for me. I need God's help and vision.An I will always try to live in God's wishes to be good.

  9. Jincy says:

    Dear Sir,Thank you for this wonderful message. I am so glad that I ran towards Jesus and I choose to remain in my Lord forever. Yes, He forgave and cleansed me and I am sure He will do it for all those who run towards Him. Praise the Lord!!!!

  10. Jincy says:

    Dear Sir,Thank you for this wonderful message. I am so glad that I ran towards Jesus and I choose to remain in my Lord forever. Yes, He forgave and cleansed me and I am sure He will do it for all those who run towards Him. Praise the Lord!!!!