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February 16, 2011 / Nick

The 7 dangers of unresolved guilt


John the Apostle wrote that “if our heart condemn us God is greater than our heart” (1 John 3:20). Sometimes, we feel guilty about sins God has forgiven for. This is a problem. Here’s 7 dangers I see in such unresolved guilt.

1. We deny the power of the shed blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse us from ALL sin.

2. We do not agree with God, implying that God is a lair when he said we have an advocate who can help us if we confess our sins.

3. We will suffer spiritual paralysis, being unable to move on in God and move on to spiritual growth.

4. An unbelieving spirit blocks us from being filled with the Spirit of God.

5. Not accepting the grace of God toward us blocks us from worshipping God in spirit and in truth.

6. Guilt leads to depression and a defeated mindset. It causes us to live in despair.

7. We can feel we need to DO something to make amends for our own sin. This is the line of thinking that led Judas to go hang himself. The ultimate manifestation of an unforgiven guilty heart is therefore suicide.

“My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous 1 John 2:1, New Living Translation

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One Comment

  1. Reborn / Feb 25 2011 11:22 pm

    Guilt comes from the enemy of God, Nice post thank you

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