There is forgiveness from sin. But God wants us to acknowledge when we have done wrong, to confess our sin, repent of our sin, and ask Him to forgive us for what we have done. With this page, I want to encourage others to confess and repent of their sins before God. Sin is serious. There is forgiveness from God through faith in Jesus Christ. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and forgives our sins," says the Bible. Repentance is about getting renewed thoughts. You think differently about things you do. When God shines into one's life, one begins to see the sin as God sees it. And guided by God's grace, one strive to get away from sin. When we fall he raises us up. I expose my own sin on this page.
Text and photo: Carl Grinde Date: September 12 2019
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Updated September 21 2020
What sins can God forgive?
Do you dare to come to church if you have a sinful life? Everyone else seems so good and perfect there. Yes, in a way it is also so. There are a great many good people in our world, both inside and outside the church. People who on the whole have done the good, who have mostly done good things in life and who are good examples for us others. I really admire these people and as I said, these fine righteous role models are also outside the Church, absolutely.
God sees what is beneath the surface of man. Unfortunately, people are not always as perfect as they might seem.
The Bible is cruelly honest in exposing sinners' gross crimes and sins. Things like, for example, King David's adultery with Bathsheba and the indirect assasination of her real husband when she told him she got pregnant. David had done everything to keep it secret. God laid out his gross crimes in the open day for the whole world to partake of. When David was revealed and confronted with his sin, he repented and asked God for forgiveness and God forgave him.
So David was heard and forgiven, but his sin had severe consequences. This is probably the crudest example I know about God's people's own sins. God wants us to understand the need for His grace and His righteousness, His mercy. When we find out that others have done wrong, maybe we too dare acknowledge the sins we have done. So this site is about confessing of sins and forgiveness of sins and the grace of God through Jesus Christ our Savior. I am a person who has had much forgiven by God and I am really grateful for it, for what Jesus has done for me. It's enough with my own religious splendor/pride. I am saved because of Jesus' love, because of His grace. But first, a little about God's wrath on sin. Our sin creates an actual debt.
God's righteous anger over sin
What would the prophet Jonah, John the Baptist and Jesus say if they saw our society today?
The Church has on many places today stopped keeping God Holy.
God's holiness has been reduced to love only. God no longer seems to have the right to be angry, to be furious over all sin and evil in our world. He does not have the right to judge or punish us anymore. He should always swallow his anger and look between his fingers, not be so serious if we make mistakes. Does this correspond to how God is described in the Bible? No. The aspect of God's wrath in the crucifixion must not be neglected. God's wrath on sin is righteous and justified. God's wrath is holy and violation of His law must have a consequence, a punishment. Jesus took that punishment in our place as he passed through the crucifixion and also in the suffering there before as he saved us from God's holy wrath and punishment for sin. Jesus suffers in our place so that we can go free from God's judgment and punishment over sin, over the evil we have done. God is holy. The fact that Jesus agrees to suffer in this way shows how deeply he respects God and God's holiness. God can not only forgive straight away without consequence and look the other way and pretend like nothing.
God wants us to realize our sin, to realize when we have done wrong, to feel remorse for the bad we have done, to him and to others.
God wants us to confess, repent and ask Him to forgive our sins, for the evil we have done. Then He forgives us, completely through the grace of Jesus Christ when we also confess Jesus as our Lord.
God's wrath on sin is justified and real
God's judgment and punishment is coming. It's on its way. Have you made Jesus Christ your Lord? Have you asked him for forgiveness for your sins? Have you repented of your sins?
the wrath of God
hurricane rubble wildfire
God's wrath against the sinner - Tim Conway
Stop preaching God's love without repentance (Swedish)
Sexual abuse, sexual violence, pornography, prostitution, narcotics, corruption
https://www.bra.se rape and sexual crime (Swedish)
https://www.nsvrc.org Sexual Assault in the United States
https://www.rainn.org anti-sexual violence organization.
sexual abuse world statistics
pornography world statistics
prostitution world statistics
porn addiction statistics
drug addiction cocaine alcohol crack statistics
Cup of Gethsemane as You've Never Seen It Before!
Cup of Gethsemane
Jesus Christ saves us from punishment and God's wrath
Jesus Christ suffered and died by crucifixion, taking on God's wrath. He took the penalty for our sins so that we would be free from God's wrath, punishment and condemnation.
Jesus suffered for our sake.
When we realize our sin and sincerely repent of what we have done, confess, and pray for forgiveness through the work of Jesus Christ, God will forgive us our sins, our crimes, and our debts.
The problem today is that the church is no longer clear on what is sin. We have a personal responsibility to God. Do you keep God holy in your life? Have you confessed and repented of your sin? Or do you trust your own righteousness?
"If we confess our sins"
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
Repentence from sin - getting a changed mind
Repentance is about getting a changed mind, a new way of thinking. You begin to look at sin as God sees it. You feel remorse for the sins you have done. You understand that you need God's grace. One longs for righteousness, for purity. We have that in Christ.
One sign of true repentance, ie renewed thoughts, should be that life changes to some extent. At the same time, I want to emphasize grace through Jesus Krsitus. He sees our heart. And he has a big heart for us. God also sees if we are playing games with him.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.
Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.”
Repentence from sin - videos
Sermon: "Distinguishing Marks of True Repentance" from 2 Corinthians 7:10
2 of 21 True Repentance - Unlock Revelation
Psalm 51 - A Study of True Repentance - Sermon from JPC - Clayton TV
True Repentance J.D. Hawk Bolden II
How to Recognize True Repentance (Don Green) (Selected Scriptures)
Paul Washer's thoughts on true repentance and justification
Don't Expect a Perfect Repentance - Paul Washer
What Is True Repentance? – Tim Conway
repentance of sin (youtube.com)
God wants us to acknowledge and confess and repent if we have sinned and done wrong. You should ask God for forgiveness and also the person you have sinned against. "If we confess our sins" it says. Of course, God here also means that we must regret the wrong we have done and be sorry for it. Otherwise, there is no point in confessing. Just saying certain words with the mouth makes no difference if one does not also feel remorse in one's heart. You have to understand that you have done wrong. I want to emphasize that God's grace through Jesus Christ extends very far and that God is willing to forgive us all the wrongs we have done, no matter how gross and horrible things it is. Sexual abuse, sexual immorality, pornography, murder, rape, assault theft, etc. if we really honestly regret the evil we have done. Jesus Christ suffered terrible pain for us. He was punished instead of us. We must confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and believe that God raised him from the dead.
Confess your sins and wrongdoings to God. Kneel before God. Ask Jesus Christ for forgiveness of your sins, repent of your sin and you will be forgiven. Also ask people you have hurt for forgiveness.
My mask of religious pride
God wants to crush my mask of religious pride, Phariseeism and self-sufficiency. God hates religious pride and complacency, when you think you have something to come with, something to boast about just because you read the Bible or go to church, etc. when you within yourself, perhaps as a silent attude, exalt yourself above others because you feel that you are living so holy and good. I'm sorry but I have had and still have a some of this horrible Phariseeism within me. I want to get rid of it. Even though I live sanctified now, I have my sins behind me in my old life. When you think of some sexual things I have done, my religious fervor becomes nothing but abominable hypocrisy.
As I do this site, my religious pride should be annihilated once and for all. Sure, God has spoken in my life in a noticeable way and I have understood that he wants strict obedience. It feels meaningful and exciting and I have responded to it. I have done it as a way to seek God and His will, not to be good before others. I have changed most of my life according to how I perceived that He wants me to live.
I'm not a saint. I've done wrong, seriously wrong. My sin exposed.
I really need God's grace and forgiveness. God has let me understand that my sin, the unclean things I have done about sexual sins go so much deeper than I previously thought. It's easy to forget things just because it happened a long time ago but God doesn't forget that easily. He has, in a dream at night, made me understand that I am in fact guilty of some very serious things. The next day when I woke up I called a person I had not met in a very long time and asked for forgiveness for several nasty things I did to the person when I was a child and there were also sexual things I did. I was forgiven immediately and we had a nice conversation. What had happened had happened in a mutual consensus, but I was a few years older and thus I was also the responsible. God sees what I did as sexual abuse. It was, too, ugly, shameful, wrong, perverse. I also did some stupid, bad sexual stuff as a teenager, one thing that was pretty serious and that I asked for forgiveness for and was forgiven for.
My sin - sexual abuses
I also have another thing that I did to a person when I was 15 years old. It was a sexual act I committed against a person who was a few years younger.
I suggested that we would do a sexual thing and the person in question agreed. I couldn't really get started so I quit before I had fully started, but I actually started an act and this was a sexual assault. It does not matter that the person voluntarily agreed to the whole thing. The person was several years younger than me and I was thus fully responsible. What happened was perverse, immoral, vicious, sinful, evil and wrong. I really regret this and I'm so sorry that I did it. On another occasion, I showed my gender and masturbated for the same person and another incident with the person involved naked sexual skin/ body contact, without direct contact with the gender. These two incidents should also be considered sexual abuses because of the age difference, even if it happened voluntarily. I have asked the person for forgiveness much later and have been forgiven. I have also confessed my sin to God and repented and have been forgiven through faith in Jesus Christ. It feels like there is an extremely large hidden number of similar ongoing events in our society today where things like this happens all the time, in different ways. This is terrible and must be counteracted, prevented as far as possible.
I started experimenting with sex early, already as a child. The homosexual experiences I had in my teens mostly happened to people in my age but When I was around 14 I masturbated with/to a guy 2 years younger than me. When I was 35, I had a sexual relationship with a guy who was 16.
When it comes to all porn I have watched, it has almost always been about images of adult people. But there were a couple of porn videos with a constellation with two adult men having sex with a very young guy, about 15 years maybe? It was inappropriate to watch it as he was so young and I regret watching it. In addition, they sometimes made role plays and simulated abusive similar intercourse where the older man held his hand over the mouth on the guy. I'm ashamed that I've watched this. I used to return to their videos every now and then.
In addition to the aforementioned, I have not in adult age sought or practiced sexual intercourse with minors. My boyfriends and lovers have usually been older than me or older.
That a child, a young teenager discovers and explores his/hers body and sexuality alone is of course completely normal. But what I did is immoral, wrong, bad, perverse, sinful and evil. I regret that I have done all this and also my sexual sins in adulthood. I wish it had never happened.
God let me understand the seriousness of my old sins
God has let me understand that to him, because of these things that I have done as a child / young person, I fall into the category of sex offenders. This feels very awful. At the same time, it feels like God wants me to tell you this as I do now, there is forgiveness for those who repent. There are many who have done similar things. You don't say it to anyone else, but carry it within yourself. You don't confess it to God, nor ask for forgiveness. This means, as I understand it, that these sins can prevent the person from entering paradise because these sins are not acknowledged, and properly repented of. Serious sins must be confessed before God and asked for forgiveness for. It really feels like God has forgiven me and I now experience God's speech through dreams and His guidance very often. This is because of the salvation work of Jesus Christ and that I confessed and repented of my sins. But it was God that gave me my repentance, my feeling of guilt so I understood the severity of it all, at least in one of the cases. I asked a good friend of the Pentecostal Church if I could confess my sins to her and I did that. We talked for about an hour and a half and I confessed and cried over my sins as she listened and comforted.
If you have unconfessed sins, my advice is to confess them to a Christian brother, sister, priest or someone you trust. You don't know how much time you have left.
A society without norms
When it comes to sex, sexuality and adult relationships, morality has in many ways completely been dissolved. I myself have lived in this decay and also contributed to it. The gay culture that I was part of for about 20 years is a very clear example of this. Ok, everyone who lives as a gay has not lived as badly or as extreme as I did or done the bad things I did. I've met a lot of nice fine people in the gay world, guys that I've had relationships with. I have a nice colleague who is a lesbian and who has had the same girlfriend for 25 years, so of course there is a difference in lifestyle sometimes. But very much in the LGBT world revolves around sex, porn, drugs, hard partying, partner swapping and promiscuous sex. Thats how it is. This is also true in the hetero-world. A newspaper headline, for example, read: "sex and traveling have replaced sun and bath".
By posting this I want to contribute to increased awareness, self-examination, that people should dare to acknowledge and confess their sins.
He who confesses his sins to God and repents and asks for forgiveness through Jesus Christ is forgiven by God and this is the most valuable thing a human being can receive - the forgiveness of sins. It is the foundation of eternal entry into paradise according to the Bible.
The first step is that you dare say something, that you dare to confess the evil you have done. Of course, not everyone has such gross sins to confess. But God is a holy God and the world will soon be subjected to His judgment. I'm rather being condemned by people than by God. In addition, we are many who believe that God will very soon intervene in world history in a unique way and transfer his loved ones directly to paradise. This will be a rescue operation because the world is now extremely vicious, immoral and wicked.
There are several passages in the Bible that describe this event. In English, this upcoming event is usually called "the rapture".
Loneliness and sex addiction
One of my major problems in life has been loneliness. It feels like it's loneliness and emptiness that made me a sex addict. Ok I must admit that I like sex. My sexuality and sexual experiences was a god for me. But it also became a way for me to meet people and silnce the inner soul pain, the feeling of emptiness that became so hard. I've had sex with unknown men at porn video clubs, done sex dating via the internet, etc. I've been a nudist and been on nudist beaches and had sex there. I've also had sex with guy couples several times. It's so immoral, so wrong. I'm ashamed of this and all the above mentioned. I have been a lost soul. I have asked God for forgiveness and have experienced that He has forgiven me.
In a survey on the number of sexual partners among homosexual people, the following answers were given: 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent had between 501 and 1,000 partners. An additional 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent reported having had more than 1,000 sexual partners during their lifetime.
This is according to carm.org
Just involuntary loneliness and feelings of emptiness and meaninglessness are a very big problem in today's society and I should do a whole page just about that. I have left the gay lifestyle and my sex/ porn abuse ever since the turn of the year 2013/2014. Jesus has saved my life and given me pure thoughts and taught me to live righteously. I have been given a new life in Jesus. It feels very good. Sure I can have heavy days sometimes but God leads me, supports me.
I want to contribute to the awareness of the sin of others and also that they dare to confess their sin to a Christian brother or sister and ask God for forgiveness. I also want to try to help people who feel rejected and sad to feel good and find a community.
But when it comes to immoral living, sexual sin and drug abuse etc., one should take moral responsibility and shame seriously.
We have a living God to answer before with our lives. We must take our responibility. And there is forgiveness when we acknowledge that we have done wrong and sincerely regret the wrong we have done.
Do you have serious sins in your life? There is forgiveness in Christ, if you confess.
You who have sinned, acknowledge your sin. Confess your sin and repent. Ask God and Jesus for forgivenss. God forgives you. There is forgiveness! You can have peace and salvation.
I've been so ashamed of the many things I mentioned here and I really hadn't planned to post this info. It felt awful to post it, like destroying my own life sort of, so I removed half of it the next day. But it has felt like God has wanted me to write about this so I put it out again. Many people have hidden, unconfessed sins in their lives. This may stand in the way of the relationship with God and salvation. "If we confess," says the Bible. Just staying silent doesn't fix anything. It can also be a sign of pride or malice. As I said, I am very ashamed of all this I have written here. In terms of personal values, intellectually or what to say, I am still ashamed of what I have done. But the very feeling of shame, it has pretty much disappeared, yes, almost completely. The days when I posted this on the web, God felt extra present. I was touched by the Holy Spirit several times in my body. I dreamed that I got a thick letter decorated with angels on the envelope. A holy consignment with promises from God. God has taken away my shame. Jesus has forgiven me my guilt and my iniquities. Jesus has saved me. If God doesn't accuse me anymore, I don't want to do that either. But before I dealt with these things and confessed to God and asked him for forgiveness and called the person and asked for forgiveness, God in my dream let me know that these things stood in the way of my salvation.
"If we confess"
1 John 1:9
Confession of sin - mental wounds between people sometimes need to be healed
You cannot just ignore sin and pretend that nothing has happened when you have comitted a serious sin. You should ask God for forgiveness but also the one you have sinned against. There are many hurtful relationships, people with mental wounds that need to start healing.
The relationship with God must also be restored. It is probably a shock to many today to realize that God exists at all and that we are actually responsible to Him.
confessions of sins prayer (youtube.com)
The Power of Confessing Our Sins (Kevin Watson) (youtube.com)
Kenneth E Hagin - Confession Series 02 - The Four Kinds of Confession (youtube.com)
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
Have you done something wrong? Have you sinned? God can and will forgive you and erase the debt
I asked God yesterday about this, about this site. Asked for advice on how much I would share, if I would change something, remove something, etc. This morning when I prayed, I saw a picture of my waste bin under the sink. The trash bag was completely full of garbage and it was lifted out of the waste bin to be emptied. It was a very nice picture. Exactly what I needed to see. Thank you Jesus for taking the punishment for me, for my sins! Thank you Jesus Christ for forgiving my sins. Thank God that you are merciful and want to forgive me. Thank you God! Thank you Jesus!
I feel God's call to share my sins to encourage others to also confess their sins, to regret their sins and repent from their sins and ask God for forgiveness.
Jesus has prepared our salvation in all ways. Paradise is ready for us to recieve. God will forgive us our crimes and sins, if we are honest and admit that we have sinned, if we confess our sins. This is very painful. But we must do it. Sins are serious. They must be dealt with. Otherwise they will stand between us and God. Moreover, we are many that think that God very soon will bring his children up to heaven. Clear up all things with God now. You don't want to miss the transition to heaven.
Jesus ate and socialized with sinners
The debt of sin is great in society today. There are many who have fallen into the swamp of sin in various ways. There are so many different forms of sin: sexual immorality, selfishness, vanity, idolatry (love of money, power, luxury, success), adultery, prostitution, porn, sexual abuse, drug addiction, criminality, self-hatred, envy etc.
I tell about my sin so that others also shall dare to confess their sins. Firstly, ask people for forgiveness for what you have done wrong and also ask God for forgiveness.
I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7
"repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name"
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Let your salvation depend entirely on faith in Jesus
Do not think that you can boast of your own self-righteousness before God and save yourself because of your splendor, good repute, and fine representation. It does not stand before God.
Of course God wants us to strive to do the good and good deeds will be rewarded by God, yes. But our own righteousness is not good enough for salvation, it does not stand before God as a basis for entering paradise. Our own good deeds cannot wash us clean before God. But we are loved by him anyway because we are his creation. When we are clothed in the white garment of Christ's righteousness through a living faith in Him, we can also come into the presence of God and be with Him, dwell with Him, we receive salvation as a gift from God.
It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:13-14
Stand up for the word of God. Keep him holy. Speak truth.
But do not allow biblical truths and doctrines hinder love. Do not let holiness and sanctification hinder our calling in Jesus' double commandment to love God and our neighbor, our fellow man.
Love God and love your neighbor as yourself
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
A little about the Sabbath
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."
If we are free, God probably wants us to focus as much on him as possible on Sabbath day, on the Sunday. I think God wants us to put worldly activities away on that day, such as shopping, theater, cinema, concerts, sporting events etc and let him be the main character on Sunday/Sabbath, and that we also rest then and take it easy.
"and they spent the Sabbath quietly according to the commandments of the law."
the Sabbath/Sunday - Keep it Holy
After all, it can be smart to prepare the food if possible the day before. After all, the children of Israel were asked to gather twice as much manna the day before the Sabbath.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.”"
God is worthy of all our worship and praise
Look at all beauty God has created.It is fantastic! Praise him! Thank him! And praise Jesus for suffering and dying for you, taking your punishment and for defeating death and for his resurrection! Praise Jesus Christ the Son of God - the Messiah our Lord and Savior! He has prepared an eternal life for us! Hallelujah!
My Personal Encounter with Jesus Christ
God is real my incredible experience
Repentance, What the Bible says about Repentance, Biblical Repentance
The Judgment Seat of Christ - Leonard Ravenhill (FULL)
John S Thorell - Why Do I Preach Judgment?
Mount of Transfiguration - Kathryn Kuhlman "I Believe in Miracles" (03)
Why You Must Know God In Person - by Kathryn Kuhlman
Jesus - The Lamb of God By David Wilkerson
Unlock Revelation Series by Dwayne Lemon (1-21)
12 Reasons God Must Isolate Prophets
The Call (David Wilkerson)
David Wilkerson - The Ultimate Test of Faith | Must Hear
Crushing Idols and Communing With God - Anthony Mathenia
4 Signs That God Isn’t Your First Love
JESUS SECOND COMING MUST SEE THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
My "Rapture Dream" I Asked God For!
Amazing "Rapture" Dream!! From The Lord
She Sees Jesus putting clay on people. Think of the blind man that he cured. Jesus spit on clay an put it on his eyes.
5 Ways to know God is speaking to you | Tomi Arayomi
"Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?"
"The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed."
2 Peter 3:9-10
So you still don't want to change for God?
Think again. God is the creator of the universe. Your breath is in His hands. He loves you, He created you. Here is a word that I got from a psychologist about 20 years ago:
Pride betrays wisdom.
Do not throw away God's grace. Give your life to Jesus. Surrender to Jesus's lordship with all you life. God is waiting for you with open arms as a loving father. Let God be Lord over ALL your life. Let God rule over you. He gives you a better life, eternal life with him, in paradise. Confess Jesus Christ as your lord with your mouth. Believe in your heart that he died and that God resurrected him from death. Do this honestly and you shall be saved.
Bible salvation prayer
DREAM - THE END IS SO SOON ! (youtube.com)