I am a great sinner. Can God still forgive and accept me?

Yes, there is certainly hope for you. God loves you very much even though you were a great sinner “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son” (John 3:16). The Father gave the Son not only to live among men, to bear their sins, and die as their sacrifice, but to identify Himself with the interests and needs of humanity. He who was one with God has linked Himself with the children of men by ties of love that are never to be broken.

Christ left His father’s love, the worship of angels, and the Joy of heaven to come to this evil earth to suffer and die so that you can be saved. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).

Christ’s work gave evidence of His infinite love, mercy, and compassion. His heart went out in tender sympathy to the children of men. The most sinner and humblest were not afraid to approach Him. So, don’t be afraid to come to Him.

There is no sin that Jesus can’t forgive. Jesus even forgave those the crucified Him and he prayed for them saying, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). God’s love knows no limit.

The good news is that God offers Christ’s righteousness to those who humbly ask for forgiveness of sin (Isaiah 53:5-6; 2 Corinthians 5:21) and forsake their sins. Through transgression the sons of man can become subjects of Satan but through faith in the atoning sacrifice of Christ, they can become the sons of God. Therefore, Jesus is “not ashamed to call them brethren” (Hebrews 2:11).

God is waiting for you to come to Him as you are that He may forgive, comfort, heal, and cleanse you from all sin. Once you confess your sins, believe that you are forgiven for your sins will be deleted from God’s record. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

But in order to maintain your new life in Him, you need to daily study His Word and pray that you may receive His power to overcome sin. “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me” (John 15:4).

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In His service,

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