When we come to Jesus in SINCERE REPENTANCE then our slate is wiped clean and our conscience cleansed. What does the word “repent” actually mean?
Biblical repentance means forsaking sin, not simply confessing it. To forsake is to leave behind, to abandon. We repent not just with our hearts but with our actions.
The church today has skipped over the repentance part, escaped their conscience and moved onto “I’m a saint and can do whatever I feel like because I’m saved and have eternal security no matter what I do now.” This is incorrect according to the Bible.
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Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; And to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:6-7
Guilt afflicts the entire human race. We know the inner gnawing and churning that come with having violated the moral or civil code. It drives some to depression, others to compulsive behavior, still others to suicide.
The foundation for dealing with all guilt is the cross where Christ died. Jesus, the Son of God, became a guilt offering for us. Because Christ bore God’s ultimate judgment, we are free to experience the forgiveness of God.
When you receive Christ by faith, God declares you not guilty. The slate is clean—from both its penalty (which is death) and its guilt. Your conscience is cleansed, and your burdens are lifted.