I continue to backslide. I continue to pray, try to return to God, and then backslide some more. Every time, it seems to get worse. Why is it so difficult? Why can’t I seem to get it together?
If you’ve fallen into sin (time and again) and are wondering how to get back to a place of peace with God, don’t worry! There is a way back and God is waiting for you.
Can Christians enjoy things like movies? TV? Games? Video games? Dancing? Drinking a beer once in a while? Are these activities forbidden to Christians? If I like engaging in these sorts of activities, can I still call myself a Christian?
Find out some of Tim’s thoughts here.
Yes, I still have a few articles in the archives from Tim. Enjoy.
Here’s something sent to us by a site viewer:
My life is falling apart! Everything goes wrong in my life. I fight with my family and friends. Everything I touch ends up as a problem. It seems like God is punishing me! I want God to hear me. Can you give me a prayer so that He will listen? I want Him to show me what I’m doing wrong. I want to know why I can’t move forward.
Tim asks seven reasonable questions in order to help us focus our thoughts on Christ. Read the questions. Answer them honestly. And see if implementing them helps you as you seek to know God more.
Pornography is everywhere nowadays. It’s so easy to access. Anyone can see it, almost any time. Even kids can access the most graphic images. It’s evil and it’s everywhere. Is it possible to conquer it?
Following are some thoughts on restitution. Should Christians pay restitution? How much is the right amount? What if I someone can’t possibly figure out who they’ve wronged or how much they owe?
In your situation, you have confessed your sin to your wife, but not all the details, and you lied about some of them. She has forgiven you and expressed her forgiveness in terms of covering even what she does not know. She does not wish to know more. You, however, are bothered by your lies and want to confess them to her, hoping the confession will give you peace.
God forgives all sin. Even deliberate sin. Right?
We’ve received so many inquiries on this over the years. People worry. And worry. And worry. For what?
God is not a God of worry. In fact, He tells us not to worry (Matthew 6:34; Luke 12:25; John 14:27). We need to place our hope in Him and trust that He’s got our best interests in mind.
But when we sin, we become disconnected from God (Isaiah 59:2). That distance, that separation–that’s what brings the fear. When we aren’t in tune with His spirit, we’re bound to feel stress.
I’m going to say what the article says. If God didn’t forgive purposeful sin, then none of us would have any hope. We’ve all done it. The pillars of our Christian faith–Peter, Paul, King David–they did it.
God forgives those who confess and forsake their sin. Period. That’s what the Bible says (1 John 1:9; Proverbs 28:13). Believe it.
We’ve received a lot of questions on this issue over the years. My summary of the entire conversation is this: if you’re seeking restoration, you probably haven’t committed the unpardonable sin. Forsake your sin and return to Him.