Stop Feeling So Guilty

In his latest post, Kevin DeYoung asks the question, "Are Christians Meant To Feel Guilty All the Time?" Kevin writes, "Here's the tricky part: we should feel guilty sometimes, because we are guilty of sin. Moreover, complacency as Christians is a real danger, especially in America. But yet, I don't believe God redeemed us through the blood of His Son that we might feel like constant failures.

So, why are we so prone to feelings of guilt? Kevin offers four possibilities:

  1. We don't fully embrace the good news of the Gospel.
  2. Christians tend to motivate each other by guilt rather than grace.
  3. Most of our low-level guilt falls under the ambiguous category of "not doing enough."
  4. When we are truly guilty of sin it is imperative that we repent and receive God's mercy.

Be sure to read the entire post here. It's well worth your time.

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