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By   •   December 8, 2004

Q:

I've tried to confess all my sins to God so He will forgive them, but what about the ones I can't remember? I know I've probably forgotten about some of the things I've done, but does this mean God won't forgive them and I won't go to heaven?


A:

No, it doesn’t. If you have sincerely repented of your sins and committed your life to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then I have good news for you: God has already forgiven all your sins—without exception.

No, you can’t remember all the sins you have ever committed; no person can. But God knows them all—and He has promised to forgive them if we are truly trusting Christ. God’s promise is clear: “When you were dead in your sins … God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins” (Colossians 2:13). Note that it doesn’t say He forgave some of our sins or just the sins we can remember—but all of them!

It’s important, however, for you to understand why this is true. The reason is because Jesus Christ came down from heaven for one reason: to become the final and complete sacrifice for our sins. He was without sin—but on the cross all our sins were placed on Him, and He took the punishment we deserve. He died in our place.

If you have never trusted Christ for your salvation, or if you are unsure, turn to Him today and by a simple prayer of faith receive Him into your life. The Bible’s promise is true: “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).

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4 Comments

  1. julia says:

    I just want to make sure I am saved and forgivin for my sins the one I know was a sin and the ones I cant remember that is my struggle

  2. Theresa says:

    I have been sick for five months now and have been seeking God in my life more.. I was baptized last year and it was the greatest moment in my life. I have spent my life helping others but God wanted me to do more and I kept putting it off because of my busy schedule.. Now I have anxiety and phobias and no way to get the right medication to help me… I have turned my life back to God more than ever.. My husband keeps telling me on days that I am really bad that I’m not believing I’m God with all my heart and that leavese questioning my faith, love , and sincerity in prayer.. Please some advice…

  3. Kevin caddy says:

    Ok I have committed sin over and over and I knew I was committing sin and I knew it was wrong but did it anyways. And asked for forgiveness ! Will he still forgive me of my sins??

    1. Jackson says:

      He will forgive you. Dont let the accuser keep you from God. Confess and truly repent! His arms are open and He will always forgive you. Trust the Facts and your Faith in the Bible that He will forgive you, not your feelings.