By   •   February 22, 2013   •   Topics: ,


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


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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  1. James mcduff says:

    I have asked God for forgiveness, try my best to be better than I was yesterday, try not to do anybody wrong, try to treat everybody right and try to make peace with people who don’t want peace.

  2. deborah says:

    Thank you, Jesus!

  3. David Khor says:

    I had a lot of sins in my life before, and I didn’t even know that there is a God. Now I realize that without God, we can’t even live a little. From now on, I will live my rest of my life asking for forgiveness from Father God. I will keep on apologizing, helping the poor, and forgiving someone who sins against me until my last day. Brothers and sisters, thanks for stopping doing wrong things.

  4. Amber Holcomb says:

    I need to talk to someone. It’s important. I need help.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Amber,

      Please call 1-877-247-2426 to speak to someone. Or you can chat online at PeaceWithGod.

  5. Jamal Adams says:

    Thank you

  6. Jonn kofron says:

    I was a big time sinner ;a motorcycle sinner and all that comes with it than had a holy spirt conversion. Vary close to God . After 10 years went back the old life but so much worse! The last 10 years have been seaking God- forgiveness

  7. Annie says:

    I just want to sa thank you for letting me know that repentence is Not In Vain…surely if it was all my hope will be crushed into nothing..

  8. TF says:

    If God loves me why is He allowing me to be tormented by demons. Why is He allowing a Satanist to terrorize my life and prays for me to die. Tonight I decided if God can’t and will not deliver me from them then why not help and remove myself out of the way. I wish I never met this person unfortunately I did and I can’t change what has taken place. I hate everything especially that God seems like He has helped Everyone besides me. Where is God’s love? I have repented renounced Satan I just want help where is help? I don’t need a psychiatrist they aren’t spiritually equipped to comprehend the spirit and warfare.

    1. BGEA says:

      A member of our team would like to talk with you about God’s love. Please visit to talk with someone.

  9. Dave says:

    Paul, If you repent and follow Jesus you will be saved!

  10. effiej says:

    It truly is marvelous That God loved us so much. hard for me, now after having been saved, to understand how I could have ever rejected his Love and Grace. I am so thankful.