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Are we punished still for past sins? Overcoming anxiety

Discussion in 'Requests for Christian Advice' started by mical, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. mical

    mical New Member

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    Hi,

    I know we are supposed to have faith trust and hope.

    For example, if there’s a chance I could lose my job I should trust the Lord will take care of me.

    The only thing is what if I sinned in the past, should I think things may not work out due to punishment?

    So instead of thinking “yes I may lose this job but God will provide for me” there is a fear that “you have sinned and don’t deserve any blessing so yes you may lose your job and not find a better one because you have fallen short from the glory of God”

    but what about grace and didn’t Jesus pay the price for our sins so there is no need to worry about some punishment from any past mistakes?

    This has been on my mind a lot lately and I come across different opinions.

    thanks
    M
     
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  2. myst33

    myst33 Well-Known Member

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    Greetings to Austria.

    The punishment for sins was put on Christ. So, no.

    Your bad decisions can have bad consequences, but its not God's punishment.
     
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  3. mical

    mical New Member

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    Thank you that’s quite a relief and makes us appreciate more our salvation and to keep moving forward in hope and faith.
     
  4. GallagherM

    GallagherM Well-Known Member

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    6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 6-7
     
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  5. A_Thinker

    A_Thinker Well-Known Member Supporter

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    As His child, God is not interested in punishing you. Though God may or may not shield you from the consequences of your sin, He is committed to helping you to move forward in your life.

    In short, God is interested in rehabilitating you ... with all that entails ...
     
  6. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sins repented of are forgiven but not forgotten. They last a lifetime but are emptied of their condemnation. They were red as crimson but now white as snow. Yet we still sin if we delight in them and fantasize over them, showing that we never truly repented of them.
     
  7. Tolworth John

    Tolworth John Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No Jesus dealt with your ' sins , however if those sins have consequences in this life Jesus doe not protect us from them.

    Example, if you have stolen from your employer, while the sin of theft is forgiven, your employer is still justified in sacking you.
     
  8. Albion

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    Yours is an interesting question, Mical. The answer depends on which church you consult.

    The traditional Catholic teaching about its idea of a Purgatory is that, yes, we will be punished for past sins--sins already forgiven--but not for eternity. That's Purgatory.

    The Protestant churches of course rejected this innovation that dates from the late Middle Ages.
     
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  10. Akita Suggagaki

    Akita Suggagaki Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the deeper issue is simply anxiety. Here you are anxious about a possible future. What about the present?
     
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