How Much Sin Will God Forgive?

Written by John Benza

First of all, we all sin. Sin is very real in our lives. We do many things that aren’t pleasing to God.

Acknowledging that you sin is a huge step. A lot of people sin and don’t think there’s anything wrong with it while some people finally come to see how destructive sin can be. But God does not want us to live with guilt. He wants us to know and fully experience His forgiveness.

God does not simply overlook our sin and say, “You’re forgiven.” God sees our sin but is ready to forgive us because Jesus fully took OUR sin on himself and paid for our sin by his death on the cross. Our sin is serious and it cost Jesus incredible suffering. But from the moment we believe in Christ and make him a part of our lives, his forgiveness is ours. We can’t ever make up for our own sin or suffer enough for it—nor does God want us to. In the Bible, it says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

But what happens when we struggle in an area and keep on sinning? Does God get so weary forgiving us that we, at some point, reach our limit?

Jesus was asked by the disciples how many times they needed to forgive someone. Jesus said, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:22).

It’s unlikely that we all can keep track of whether we forgive a particular individual 490 times, so you see Jesus’ point. We always forgive, because God always forgives us. God does not have a limit. He died for every one of your sins—those you’ve committed and those you will commit—past, present, and future. You need to begin looking at your sin the way God looks at it. The Bible says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:9) “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12)

If you’ve asked God to forgive you and to come into your life—you are forgiven! Thank him for his forgiveness and begin to rejoice in your secure relationship with him. He is able to change areas of your life for the best. Remember, God is able to forgive all sin.

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356 Responses to “How Much Sin Will God Forgive?”

  • Steve says:

    Kym,

    Thank you for your words and insight. You are right fear is driving a lot of my
    Feelings. The fear is however the fear of God which is the only fear that one should have correct ? Faith that he is in control of all things and he is the way to lead us salvation I believe this. So I am currently putting my thoughts into different efforts that would be more pleasing to the eyes of GOD and more righteous work. I also know that in the bible the CREATOR says that one must provide for himself on the sweat of his own brow because of the inevitable state of sin we are all in. So I do have faith that I will be delivered from my current profession. However I also know that the sweat of my brow will provide the food for which my family eats. I do not believe repentance is enough if I did I wouldn’t be on this board. I KNOW I must change my path but while I am and while GOD is working on me how can I jeopardize the lively hood of my family when their food will be provided again by the sweat of my brow? Faith delivers us and gives is eternal life and I am a believer . So I’m not looking for justification in what I do I’m just looking for insight on will GOD allow me to change and forgive my current state where I am. My site is on Autopilot at this point so I don’t have to be involved on the day to day runnings of my site. But a question I have is aren’t we all afraid ??? I mean if there was no fear of hell their wouldn’t their be no mention of it ? Are fear and faith not hand in hand ? FEAR GOD and believe in him all at the same time no ? Every piece of my soul desires to change deeper than just my words but actually in reality. I realize the bible says the penalty for sin is death which why no man or woman can escape death because we all sin. So I guess my question when it all comes down to it I know the answer . GOD will always forgive so long as I Believe but I must be a true believer and live by his word . I have sinned faltered and ended up in this industry but by Faith I know I will be delivered.

    Thank you dearly May GOD bless us ALL

  • Kym says:

    Steve,

    I am very blessed by your note. Even though my words may be very direct, just know that my heart is very soft towards you and your concerns. I do not stand in judgment of you at all.

    Your profession and a weakness for women are not the issue. It’s also not about how hard you are trying to live a holy life. The Bible says our efforts are futile. This is a faith issue. It boils down to who do you believe?

    You are saved by grace through faith. Grace is Holy Spirit convicting you. Conviction ignored leads to a reprobate mind. Conviction embraced leads to repentance. Repentance is a gift from God that enables us to escape from the devil’s snare of destruction. Repentance evokes more than confession of sin or remorse. It enables us to submit to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit that renews hearts and minds. It’s released by an act of your will.

    Your comments are primarily based on fear, which is the antithesis of faith. Fear is the belief that something bad is going to happen with no evidence; faith is believing something good is going to happen with no evidence.

    What does faith look like to you? It boils down to do you believe God’s Word or the lies of the enemy? As you stated – no one can answer your question because no one is walking in your shoes. But if you want the truth, which will set you free, search God’s word for the promises He gives that says you don’t have to worry about what you are going to wear or eat. The Father knows you need these things. If you seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all of these other things will be added unto you.

    I should probably tell you that I run an anti-trafficking ministry. I am well aware of the enticements, deception, and destruction of porn. I am not a fan. God allowed me a glimpse of hell 2 years ago. The temporal pleasures of life and the things we think are so important now will very much pale in contrast to eternal damnation. Do not be deceived. Nothing in this life is worth it.

    So I pray for you right now in the name of our Lord, Yeshua that the lies of the enemy are completely stripped away and that only truth has access to your heart and mind. I pray for strength to leave the porn industry and for blessings to overflow as you place your faith in the truth of Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross and glorious resurrection, pleading the blood for you and your precious family. I pray that you will experience dunamis power over every area of your life. May you receive a revelation of the Father’s heart and immense love for you today. I bind the spirit of error, bondage, fear, and perversion and release the Spirit of love, power, sound mind, truth, holiness, righteousness, purity, liberty. Amen.

    Bless you my brother. These comments are completely free and there’s plenty more where they came from.

  • Permabond says:

    When the woman who was caught in adultery was brought to Jesus, what did He do? First of all, He told all of those men standing around her with rocks getting ready to stone her to death that if there was anyone there who had never sinned, feel free to cast the first stone. As they all dropped their stones and walked away, He went over to the woman and asked her where her accusers were. When she told him there were no accusers left, He said something very profound, “Neither do I accuse you. Go and sin no more.” If anyone had the right to accuse her, it was the perfect Son of God. But that’s not why He came. He came to share the Father’s heart with His creation. God is love. He is holy, and there is a penalty for sin, which is death, but Jesus came to save us.

  • Steve says:

    I grew up in Catholic School but am Episcopal by my baptism I honestly struggle sometimes, not with the Fact that the Son of Man actually lived and did righteous works and provided a way for us to model our lives after but the fact that we direct a lot of praise and gratitude his way instead of directly to the CREATOR GOD and those facts I have always struggled. I pray daily for wisdom and the right path and as we all no everyone is a born sinner I have made tremendous strides to correct some wrongs of my past and try to Live according to the word of GOD to the best of my ability. My profession however is I feel my biggest Obstacle as woman always have been. I remember once my sister going to a psychic (and yes i know that is against GOD completely I have never been and will never go) and she said women will be my downfall now looking at my life I have 3 daughters a home cars etc… but all supported by the profits of the adult industry and the studio I run. I wish there was a way to maybe even sell my business and turn away but in the mean time what am i to do ? I know this is a question for GOD and not a man but just looking for some insight on the damage continuing to run this Business will have on my eternal life. I do not take pride in this work nor am i interested in making this my lifes work by no means but the financial aspect now has me neck deep and this is something that took 5 years to build. How do i begin to approach this.

  • Michael Jantzen Michael Jantzen says:

    Hello Steve. I admire you’re desire to get out of the industry and support your family by doing something you can be proud of. It’s always a little scary to leave behind stability and venture into the unknown. I believe God would totally honor your decision to no longer support the porn industry. Can you tell me a bit about your spiritual journey? What do you believe about Jesus (Yeshua)? Take care.

  • Steve says:

    I own an adult film company it supports myself and my family financially though I am actively trying to find a solution to running this type of business how do I remove myself from it without completely destroying the stability of my family and also turning to Yeshua ? This is the battle im faced with

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