SHAME

The Christian thing to do when you have sinned is to be willing to admit your sin, ask the Lord (and any person who may be involved) for forgiveness, then TURN AWAY from that same sin. Don’t do it anymore.

What you should not do is try to cover it up, pretend it never happened, trust in a lie that repentance is not necessary anymore, and furthermore you do not bump people off, or take them to court, or have them arrested in order to cover up your sins.

So many false teachers and false prophets are teaching people that repentance is not necessary, that once you were saved it was once and for all no matter what, that God is love and would never send anyone to hell. This is very slippery doctrine. I heard my grandfather say in one of his sermons just this week that people can and DO willingly turn away from the Lord. Judas Iscariot is a perfect example of this. A little temptation, a little sin… all leads to big destruction. Judas, realizing what he had done is why he hung himself.

There is no need to hang ourselves when we sin. No matter what we have done we are not doomed unless we choose to be and refuse to repent. God just wants us to come to Him sincerely and make amends with Him and those we have hurt in our sin. -Admin-

God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17

When temptations come and you yield to sin, feelings of shame are sure to follow. Your conscience springs to action any time it is violated. That is one way you know what you have done is not in line with God’s will for your life.

There is only one way to handle shame: take it immediately to Jesus Christ. Ask Him to show you what you have done, if anything, and to help you obey His leading in confession and submission to His Word.

As a believer you stand forgiven before His throne. HOWEVER, there will be times when you make wrong choices, and then you need to be willing to admit the mistakes. Never forget: God’s forgiveness was applied to your life at the cross when Christ died for your sins past, present, and future.

When you have Jesus, you need never allow guilt or shame to dominate your life. He accepts you just the way you are. You cannot disappoint Someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same. This is God’s love for you.

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