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Fallen Back Into Sin

What about a person who wants to come to God, wants to become a Christian, but has great fears that they will be unable to walk and live the Christian life? In other words, they are afraid of falling back into sin. What would be your advice to this person?

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Go for it! Don't wait until you are perfect to come but come as you are and stay and His love will transform you into His likeness. Cast out all fear and present yourself boldly to Jesus. P.
---Pierre on 5/13/07

rejection of the Gospel has sent many to hell, but neglect, putting it off till a better time, has doomed many many more
---r.w. on 7/3/06

I would say that Satan put that fear there. If one is truely planted in God's word, they don't fear of backsliding on God, because they know his word and they stand firm on it. But it also could be an excuss to not want to be a christian because they don't want to stop doing their currents things.
---Rebecca_D on 2/28/06

This is where faith in God comes in.
---Lissa on 2/27/06

Madison, I believe as you do so very much. Scripture is given for us to make us better Christians and it convicts us when we read something we should not be doing. Its all for our help in this world we live in. Fighting many fronts, the world, the flesh and the arrows of the prince of the air. We should carry our cross everyday because we will get bombarded many times. We will fail many times but Christ will correct us and we continue our walk with the Lord. Becoming a little more, each day, like Christ.
---Lupe2618 on 2/27/06

Darlene: If God expected us to live a perfect, sin free life, why did He have Paul write Romans 7? Why did John write 1 John 1:9? Why did He have David write Psalm 51?

I believe it was to show that while we should strive for perfection, God's grace is abundant and free for us should we fail.
---Madison on 2/27/06

First, tell them that that Satan is the one who is putting the fear and doubt in their mind. Then assure them that God knows their hearts.Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
---Fred_S. on 2/27/06

Madison, sweet sister-in-Christ, yes they can. God not only expects it, He demands it. It all depends on ones degree of determination and focus on God. Let me just say this; it is much harder for all of you who must work in public to strive for a perfect sin free life than for those like me who are at home where focusing on God is easier plus I have more time without interference. It helps to focus on loving God so much you want to please only Him more than yourself or others.
---Darlene_1 on 2/27/06

God does not expect us to live perfectly on this Earth. He expects us to rely on His Power through the Holy Spirit to live this life. That means that we are sometimes going to fail Him. 1 John 1:9 says what to do when that happens.

Nobody can live the Christian life perfectly.
---Madison on 2/27/06

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