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Will God forgive all sins – Already everything too late?



Many people are concerned about whether God will forgive all sins committed. Unfortunately, many are based on the lie that there can no longer be any mercy for transgressions. But God is faithful and just and that is the truly good news.

Is there still room for forgiveness?

Can sin be so great that God will no longer forgive it? Many people who have found Jesus Christ for the first time or after returning are racking their brains as to whether the gigantic mountain of sins they have accumulated can still find forgiveness. The violations of God’s commandments are too serious for there to be any hope at all. The uncertainty is great and not particularly helpful in surrendering your life completely, with everything you have and everything you are, to Jesus Christ. But there is assurance of forgiveness of sins.

Can all sins be forgiven?

Overloaded with sins – forgiveness possible?

Now the fundamental question: Is there any sin that God will not forgive? Yes, they exist. It is the “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.” Jesus Christ himself strongly warned against blaspheming the Holy Spirit, Matthew 12:31-32:
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

However, the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit did not happen “in a hurry”, and the good news about this is that anyone who is worried about having accidentally blasphemed the Holy Spirit has not yet been abandoned by the Spirit of God, otherwise they would The person concerned doesn’t care at all. Such a concern would not even come into play. More information about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit – here.

God also forgives “unbelievable things”

You can believe Jesus’ words with complete confidence. When He says that every sin, every blasphemy, even blasphemy against Jesus Christ can be forgiven, then so be it. The only exception is blasphemy against the Spirit of God. This is a promise, a promise and you can blindly trust that God will never break His word.

Example King David

A striking example of the forgiveness of sins by God’s grace, where most people would probably just shake their heads in wonder, are the sins of King David. Not only did he commit adultery with Bathsheba (Bathshua), the wife of one of his most loyal followers, Uriah the Hittite, but he even had him killed. A contract killing carried out by Ammonites. Bathsheba’s first child died. The second child was Solomon (2 Samuel 11 and 12). David found his way back, deeply repented before God for the rest of his life and God forgave him. This was the reason for David to write many songs and texts that are now known as Psalms.

Example: woman and her adultery

The Pharisees dragged a woman caught in the act of adultery to Jesus Christ. At that time, such an offense was usually punished with stoning. The Pharisees did not do this out of good intentions, but rather they wanted to set a trap for the Savior. “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone,” was Jesus’ famous response to the trap that was set. The accusers scattered, and Jesus Christ also did not accuse the woman. He showed compassion and mercy, but warned the woman not to sin again (John 8:1-11)..

Example King Nebuchadnezzar

The ruler of the oriental great power was taught

One of God’s most “incomprehensible” forgivenesses concerns the great king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. The king who threw Daniel’s three friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, into the fiery furnace because they did not bow down and worship the golden statue of the king. But Daniel’s three friends were saved by the Lord (Daniel 3). Nebuchadnezzar exalted himself enormously, saw himself as an absolute ruler and felt like God on earth. His campaigns against Egypt and the then huge trading city of Tire went down in history. Ancient Babylon was characterized by pagan polytheism and was considered the “centrifuge” of this paganism, which spread throughout the world.

However, God completely “stopped” the mighty king and showed him clearly who gave him the power and who actually runs things. Nebuchadnezzar was overcome by madness and lived in the pasture next to the cattle for 7 years. Purified and fully aware that there is only one true God, the king proclaimed himself “King of heaven” and regained his original power (Daniel 4). God forgave King Nebuchadnezzar because he turned to him, repented of his actions, and in his knowledge worshiped and glorified God.

Grace in abundance

Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:“, says Paul in Romans 5:20. Self-purification, by wearing belts with tacks, flogging one’s own back, accumulating good works according to a points system, or going to the monastery to obtain righteousness after a sin are not only completely useless, but also presumption and the Rejection of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Info). Man depends, for better or for worse, on the grace of Jesus Christ. And this is not an evil force of submission, but only good news.

One of the statements written by the repentant David is Psalm 51:19:
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

It is the man who is burdened with sins, who turns to God and repents, who will receive grace and thus forgiveness. Because, 1. John 1:9:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Complete trust in true faith is assumed

Trust in God’s promises

You have to let it melt in your mouth first. No matter how many sins, no matter what sins and no matter how long one has been a sinner, God will forgive that sinful person because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Provided the remorse is sincere. Part of true faith is not just taking this promise at face value, trusting in it, but fully assuming it. God keeps His promises and when He said He will forgive, then He forgives.

Sins presented and repented of before God in the name of Jesus Christ are thereby washed away. At this moment the person stands there as if he had never sinned. God does not keep a “register” of forgiven sins in any files of the individual’s life. To confess and forgive sins said the Savior to His prophets, Ezekiel 18:22:
All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

Man is an obstacle to himself

However, a major hurdle that people often face is the unwillingness to humiliate themselves. In other words, overcoming one’s pride and shifting the focus from self to solely Jesus Christ. A completely misunderstood dignity, because confessing your sins “doesn’t kill you”, no arm or leg falls off. On the contrary, it is the only way (John 14:6) for salvation from sins and the only way to receive eternal life with the presence of God.

Get rid of this false dignity! Fall on the rock that is Christ and be broken. Then he will give you real, heavenly dignity. Pride, self-esteem, and self-righteousness should not prevent anyone from confessing their sins so that they can claim God’s promise of forgiveness.” (E.G. White, “Written for the Church” (German), Vol. 1, p. 334)

The Bible also says something clear about this, Proverbs 28:13:
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Now in the certainty that God really forgives all sins because He is faithful and just, the heavy stone should actually fall from your heart. With the opening to the Holy Spirit and the surrender of one’s own life to Jesus Christ, “sanctification” begins. What sounds complicated is nothing other than giving God permission to correct one’s own (misguided) character in order to lead a life that pleases God. You follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, the great role model who showed what true faith looks like.

Full confession of all sins

Recognize yourself as a sinner for the first time

It is important to admit every sin. Sin is the transgression of the law (Info) and God and His laws are inseparable (Info).

Anyone who hides a sin remains stuck with it and will one day be seriously confronted with this transgression. The wages of sin is (final) death. However, keeping quiet means wanting to hide a conscious old sin. That does not work. What does work, however, is asking God in prayer to let the Holy Spirit work to remember sins that have already been forgotten. You’ll be surprised at what all comes together.

Cleansing one’s sins also includes reconciliation with one’s fellow human beings. While some Bible translations also write about “sins” at this point, this still refers to a transgression (insults, hostilities, slander, etc.), as in James 5:16:
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Sins against God can only be forgiven by God Himself. Even the Pharisees recognized this in Jesus’ time and this fact is particularly addressed to the church, which claims to have the authority in its priesthood to forgive sins. There are not many references in the Bible as to how blasphemy is defined, but one of them is in Mark 2:7:
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
The claim that sins can be forgiven is blasphemy (Info).

In addition to forgiveness of sins, also care

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” says 1 Peter 5:6-7. Only the repentant person who has overcome his pride, confessed and repented of his sins, humbled himself and surrendered himself to the hand of God, will Fall into God’s favor and be blessed by Him in abundance.

Unload sins – now, immediately

When to start this? Right now! The sanctification (character change) of man continues throughout his life. It is about preparing for a later life in eternity. An environment without sins, without pain and torment. The sinful person who has fallen into this world will have no place there. God does not tolerate any sins. Man adapted to this world would not be able to feel comfortable at all in God’s perfect environment. In a world such as that which existed until the Fall, man who was still in the grip of sin suffered only restlessness and torment. But there are no options.

Therefore, before unloading your sins, don’t wait until, well, until what actually? There is no reason at all to want to confess Jesus Christ at a later date, just in case it is “appropriate” at some point. Away from sin, completely, now and today. It is a fatal misjudgment that one can gradually “drift over” to Jesus Christ, adapting to one’s own plans. Here, however, it’s “all or nothing”. An equally fatal misjudgment is the oft-heard variant that Jesus Christ forgave all sins across the board with His death on the cross and that this also applies to all future sins. No, that is not the case.

Jesus Christ did not forgive sins across the board and without individual naming. However, the Savior created a way to forgive sins without having to give up His eternal righteousness. For this to happen, people must name their sins in genuine repentance and refrain from doing so in the future. Repeated backsliding into sin is certainly possible, but here too Jesus Christ shows himself to be faithful and just. However, cheating or self-deception according to an automatic sin forgiveness system does not work. Here the false faith (name Christians) would have become obvious.

The good news: the doors are still open

The Bible proclaims the Good News

Since His Ascension, Jesus Christ has been the High Priest of all of us in the so-called Heavenly Sanctuary (Info). He is our advocate before God (Father), while the Holy Spirit is the powerful representative of Jesus Christ (not the Pope! – Info) in our world. The gates are still open, the Holy Spirit is still busy making people aware of their sins. Still. However, more and more people are becoming visible for whom the Spirit of God has already stopped His work.

For all people who “even” today are still worried about their salvation and their position before God, there is the good news (“Gospel”) that the doors are still open for the unloading of all(!) sins and the return or arrival to salvation through Jesus Christ for preparation for eternal life.

Bible verses from King James Version

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