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Old 6th September 2010, 04:46 PM
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Question Making God a promise then breaking it?

I think this has happened in the past before. I made a promise to God that I wouldn't do a certain something, then doing it. Thus breaking the promise I had made to God. What will happen now? Can I still be forgiven?
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I think this has happened in the past before. I made a promise to God that I wouldn't do a certain something, then doing it. Thus breaking the promise I had made to God. What will happen now? Can I still be forgiven?


We all sin often while we are on earth. It's better to not make promises (to God or people if you are not 100% sure that you can keep the promise). But forgiveness is always there, especially at God's throne of grace. He is the one who teaches us to forgive. He WANTS us to forgive. Surely, the teacher of forgiveness would be willing to forgive himself....and much more than bad students such as we are...

You are forgiven. The Bible did say that Jesus made us perfect in "standing", although not in practice yet. We can only be perfect in heaven. And God, since He is wisest than all, knows that we can't be perfect here. Of course He forgives.

It's like watching your child learn to walk. Of course you expect them to fall. Our children make promises to us all the time and break them all the time and we forgive them. We know that they don't mean to break them, but they simply couldn't help be who they are and do what they did.
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Old 6th September 2010, 07:05 PM
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I think this has happened in the past before. I made a promise to God that I wouldn't do a certain something, then doing it. Thus breaking the promise I had made to God. What will happen now? Can I still be forgiven?
Look at what Peter promised...

Mat 26:32-35 NKJV But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee." (33) Peter answered and said to Him, "Even if all are made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble." (34) Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." (35) Peter said to Him, "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!" And so said all the disciples.

... and what he delivered ...

Mat 26:69-74 NKJV Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, "You also were with Jesus of Galilee." (70) But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are saying." (71) And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, "This fellow also was with Jesus of Nazareth." (72) But again he denied with an oath, "I do not know the Man!" (73) And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, "Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you." (74) Then he began to curse and swear, saying, "I do not know the Man!" Immediately a rooster crowed.

Peter was restored after this, and we too can be restored when we fail.
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I think this has happened in the past before. I made a promise to God that I wouldn't do a certain something, then doing it. Thus breaking the promise I had made to God. What will happen now? Can I still be forgiven?
Dear Snowing,

I don't know how old you are or if you have kids, but children can put a lot of things into perspective.

My sons are 22 and 19. When they were 10 and 7, they would make promises to me that I already knew they could not keep. They believed they could keep the promises, and were sincere in heart about them.

This touched me deeply, but I discouraged them from making promises to anyone because none of us knows when circumstances will throw us a curve and before we realize we have broken a vow to God, it is already a broken vow.

God knew when you promised that it would not be something you could/would follow through. However, He also knew / knows your heart and whether you meant good and not evil. What He judges in us is not the (in)ability to keep a promise, but the motives and intentions of our hearts.
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Originally Posted by Snowing 2010 View Post
I think this has happened in the past before. I made a promise to God that I wouldn't do a certain something, then doing it. Thus breaking the promise I had made to God. What will happen now? Can I still be forgiven?
Hi Snowing, God isn't let down the way friends may be when you don't keep faith with a promise. He sees through our faults right to our hearts and needs and forgives us. The thing to do is to commit each day to the Lord and trust Him to direct and give grace needed. That is better than making promises we may not be able to keep.

It has helped me to read the Life of King David in II Samuel..Here was someone (a chosen leader) after God's own heart..who failed many times to live up to what was expected of Him yet as he realized his mistakes and/or sins and repented of them..God forgave Him.
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Originally Posted by Snowing 2010 View Post
I think this has happened in the past before. I made a promise to God that I wouldn't do a certain something, then doing it. Thus breaking the promise I had made to God. What will happen now? Can I still be forgiven?
yes! God is a forgiving God.Just repent and ask Him forgiveness and you are forgiven.
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God is a forgiving God.All we have to do is repent from the heart and ask for forgiveness.and He will forgive.you will sense the peace of god settle over your being,and that assurance that you are forgiven.He loves us so much that he loves for us to ask Him ,for anything according to his will.
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Originally Posted by Snowing 2010 View Post
I think this has happened in the past before. I made a promise to God that I wouldn't do a certain something, then doing it. Thus breaking the promise I had made to God. What will happen now? Can I still be forgiven?
Sure you can be forgiven.

Matthew 18:21-22
Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Jesus will forgive us not just seven times but 70 times 7, meaning that He will forgive us as many times as we ask for it. However, that doesn't mean that we should do whatever we want and then just ask for forgiveness.

Romans 6:1-2

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

I think promises at least for me are something that I feel like I have to do on my own. When it comes sin we can't be free on our own, we need God's help. So making a promise might be ok, but don't make a promise like "God I promise I won't do this"...make it a promise like "God I will trust in you for the strength overcome this".
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First off - High five for the deathnote avvie of L...awesome.

Secondly,
We're all human.
We make promises and break them, only one man ever lived perfectly.
Don't misunderstand and think then, that you can make promises left and right, break em' and shrug thinking "well - I'm human."
Being Christian, we are told to strive to be like Christ, who was perfect.
That is the "fighting the good fight" and "running the race" if you will.

You will be forgiven, but forgivness only comes with true repentance, bro.
Don't make a promise you know you can't or won't keep.
Instead, ask for strength to not do _______ again.

God will give you that strength.

Keep fighting bro!

Peace,
- Niff
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