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Q:

How bad do you have to be before you've crossed the line and God will no longer forgive you? I'm afraid I've crossed that line. I used to not even think about it, but now I'm really scared.


A:

The fact that you’re afraid you’ve gone too far and God won’t forgive you is actually a good sign, because it means there is hope for you! If you were unconcerned, then you’d never turn to God, and you’d never have any hope of forgiveness.

After all, the person who’s in the most danger spiritually is the one who feels no need for God’s forgiveness. He or she is like someone walking around with a deadly cancer growing inside them — and yet ignoring it until it’s too late. Sin is like a deadly cancer, for unless we’re cleansed from it, it will destroy us. The Bible warns, “Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed — without remedy” (Proverbs 29:1).

The most important thing I can say to you, however, is this: It’s never too late to turn to Christ. Even when you wanted nothing to do with Him, God still loved you — and He loves you still. Do you remember the Apostle Paul in the Bible? At one time, he hated Christ, and did everything he could to destroy those who’d become His followers. How could God ever forgive someone like that?

But one day, Paul met Jesus, and God not only forgave him, but Paul’s life was completely changed. This can happen to you. By faith ask Jesus to forgive you and come into your life — and He will. You can trust God’s promise: “The blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

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20 Comments

  1. DEE WESTOVER says:

    We are all confused and very scared right now. I fear more that I don’t deserve GOD’S love and am mad at myself that I really didn’t realize how much faith JESUS had in our father to allow us to reject him and kill him. Then to forgive them. I feel guilty that I haven’t been a better person. Just always knew he was there and would protect me. Never realizing that I wasn’t doing anything to show thanks. My biggest sin of all was not showing him the respect and thanks he deserved. I truly regret it now. I know this wicked world has to end. I’ve always wanted that. Worse I really wanted the satisfaction of seeing all the wicked people and the morning star’s face when Christ comes back as kind of a get even thing. When I really should be praying for them.

  2. Clarence says:

    My heart feels so cold I pray but remain stiff neck in my heart what can I do help me please

  3. Clarence johnson says:

    Why do I feel like I’m the only one feeling sad and hopeless in my town

  4. m says:

    I feel like I have been strongly rebuked as a consequence of my own actions I didn’t mean to drift from God, I feel it is too late even everything in my life is destroyed including my health. I still ask for forgiveness and praise God because he is God, and even if I am too late I know I have only ever been something because of Him. I am now nothing without Him. My life is so bad I pray it is just a test. Do not keep drifting if you read this we have to be careful about leaving God many times.

  5. Ashten says:

    I constantly fail and fade away from God I have my close times then I have my not so close selfish times.. So to hear this brings a great deal of relief to me. I love my God. He is love. Thank you for this.

  6. Clay says:

    My life was great a year ago then illness struck me and now a car accident I feel like my soul is missing and in angry because I prayed so hard before all this happen.

  7. Caleb Glass says:

    I have been feeling the same way for a while. Thank you so much.
    God is love. Amen

  8. Your Name says:

    Amen

  9. Dawn says:

    Amen, thank you

  10. Hezron Ng'iela says:

    A great encouragement indeed.