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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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18 Comments

  1. Mike says:

    Please forgive me of all my sins lord and help me b a better person, have mercy on me and my family and help me make a difference thank u lord for loving me, in Jesus Christ name I pray amen

  2. chad says:

    I have prayed for forgiveness of all my sins Iniquities and transgressions. I have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ. The help pray that I am in the Lamb’s Book of Life. will you pray for me?

  3. Dwayne Bramble Jr says:

    I just hope that you forgive all of my sins, my families sins, everyone around the world, and even the ones with bad intentions. Help them see the good am instead of the bad. I just hope there is an afterlife so I can hang out with my family and friends forever in our spirit form. I love them all dearly and I hope with me really putting my mind to God and Jesus Christ things get better. Thank you Heavenly Father

  4. Dwayne Bramble Jr says:

    Well my names Dwayne Bramble Jr and I don’t really know where to start. I know I’ve sinned countless times, as no one man or woman can be perfect. I’ve been having some trials and tribulations in my life and I had a fall out with my inner self. I recently downloaded the bible app to my phone and I am going to pray and confess all the sins that I can remember to God and Jesus and ask that they all be forgiven and that I live in peace. To this day I don’t know what I want to be, who I really am or what my purpose is but everyday I wake up I feel in my heart nothing but smiles and happiness and joy and love. I never looked up to Satan but did do my research and he’s one mean mofo. But God & Jesus Christ if you are reading and even listening…

  5. Angie says:

    I have done a lot of hurtful things to people in my life. I have been mean to good people. And I’ve just done things to hurt people who could be my friends. My question is how do I make things better? How do I stop being this hateful and evil person. I know when people look at me they see the person I really am. What do I do? I read my bible every day and pray in the mornings. Is that not enough?

  6. osei kwame despite says:

    can my REPEATED sins ever be forgiven?

    1. BGEA says:

      We all sin. You may see your sin as worse than others’, but nothing you have done shocks Jesus. He knows you by name, Osei, and cares for you deeply – just the way you are. He does not want you to sin, of course, but will forgive you of your sin when you repent. That means asking forgiveness for your sins and making every effort to turn away from them. Ask Him to help you turn away from the sins you keep falling back into. He wants to guide you, to help you live a godly life.

  7. tesfa mamo says:

    I committed my life to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

    1. Brien says:

      Amen!!!!

  8. 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

  9. 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…

    1. Brien says:

      Theresa do not let others make your Faith waver, God is truthful and will never leave you, he is Faithful and all things Righteous, have Faith in Him and Have a faith You will get better, you are no Longer Sick.

  10. 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.

    2. Brien says:

      Kevin, we don’t have a License to Sin, we are to Turn away from sin, it has no power over you, win the Fight brother, but to truly Repent is to Stop the Sin, Much Love to you Brother