Suffering Under Sin, Is it from God?
Sin Suffering: Does it come from God or our own Guilt?
If god's love is truly unconditional, then why is He allowing me to suffer for my sin? This is question that many believers ask themselves and one that ministers/preachers drive home in most of their sermons. Are they preaching a right doctrine and are blaming God for our own guilt for our choices that cause us to sin? This is one of the great lies that the church has been telling people for centuries. God's love is unconditional and when we accept Jesus as our Savior we become sinless in God's eyes. PERIOD! We now live under GRACE after accepting our Savior's sacrifice on the cross.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.” (John 3:16-18)
Jesus' own words tell us that we are no longer under condemnation for our sins, but those who say they are teachers/preachers of God's words still try to convince us differently. Why? Because when we come to realize that it’s by our own confession that we need and accept our Savior their power diminishes over us. God/Jesus wants a personal relationship with us and when we seek that relationship without the need of an overseer they become less important in our lives (this will be discussed in a later article).
If we suffer for whatever sin we committed, we suffer out of guilt of disappointing God. The great liar Satan wants you to believe it is God who punishes you, but why would God punish someone that he sees as sinless? Washed in the blood and sacrifice of His Son, Jesus our Savior and High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16), through him we can enter into the presence of God, for only those without sin can stand before God and cast eyes upon him.
If you feel punishment for a sin you committed the devils wants you to blame God for this punishment when in fact it is your own guilt that convicts you. Why do you feel guilt? Because if you’re right with god you see him as our father in heaven and as such no child wants to purposely do anything to disappoint their parent. The guilt of doing something wrong can ravage a person’s conscience until they confess it in the open. You have two choices to confess or allow it to eat at your conscience until you’re in utter darkness. God knows everything, he knows when you sin and at that instant you commit it is washed away because of our Savior. As with any parent when we know our child has done wrong we want them to admit it, so that hopefully they will learn from their mistake and do everything in their power bot to do it again. That old saying confession is good for the soul really does work, but don’t be fooled by the church, you do not need to confess to no one except to God himself. No priest, no minister, just you and God. There is no penitence you need to do in order to be forgiven; you were forgiven when you committed the sin. God just wants you to admit you did wrong so that you can be aware of that particular stumbling block in the future and avoid it, but if you stumble again don't worry, because Jesus is there to pick you up, dust you off and continue to walk with you down this path we call life.
You will get people that will call you as sinner and I have the perfect response to them, “God doesn’t see me as a sinner why do you/ Are you greater than God?” We live under the grace of our Savior, we are not perfect and we will sin again but we need to acknowledge what we did as wrong, admit it to God in private and accept that He sees us as his heirs and not sinners.
God doesn’t punish the saved but Satan will try to make you believe he does. With the knowledge of being whitewashed in the blood of Jesus we take this lie and power away from Satan. Remember that no matter what you do if you’re alone or in a relationship, the greatest love comes from your relationship from God.
As Believers we live under the Grace of our Savior, we are no longer sinners in God's eyes.