Are You Irredeemable? Your Testimony and Mine

We All Sin, But There Is A Solution

I wanted to share a bit about my life experiences, and life in general, and how people can find themselves in a place that they can’t understand how they got there and wonder if there is a way out. I know that I certainly have and maybe you have too. 

We have all made bad choices in life but I want for everyone to understand that we don’t have to be defined by past bad choices. No matter where you might find yourself in your journey, if you realize that you are on the wrong path, there is the option to change that path. I hope that you find this article helpful, wherever you may be in your life right now.

You may be one of those very rare people who is nearly without sin. Someone who has lived a very good life and feel that you have no need for repentance or redemption. But we all fall short to some degree and we all need forgiveness and redemption. Even if you feel that this article doesn’t apply directly to you, keep an open mind.

Maybe you are one of those very rare people who has had no sin, to speak of really, and has never been arrested or gotten into a fight or an argument, has never hurt someone’s feelings, has never fudged on your taxes or driven over the speed limit. One of those very rare people who has had no “secret” sin, nothing that you have done or thought in private that no one else knows about. 

Or, you may be one of those people that has committed sins in the past but “they weren’t nearly as bad as other people’s sins.”  You might be saying; “sure I cheated on my wife, or got drunk and did something stupid, or was in a bad mood and told my child something that hurt them deeply. Yeah, maybe I’ve been in a fight or two, I’ve had some fantasies but who hasn’t – ok, they were a bit inappropriate but hey, it was just a fantasy, a passing thought. It’s not like the things that other people have done.”

Is it possible that you are one of the many people who have some sort of secret sin? Things that no one knows about? Does the fact that no one else knows about them make you feel somehow less sinful, better than the other people whose sins have been aired out in public?

Or, maybe you’re one of those people who are in the opposite position. You feel that you have sinned so much or so gravely that your sins can never be forgiven. Maybe you feel that you aren’t worthy of forgiveness. Or, maybe you are somewhere in between.

Whether you’re in the camp of feeling that your sins aren’t nearly as bad as the other person’s, or you’re in the camp of feeling that your sins are unforgiveable or somewhere in between, God has a message for you. Let’s look at it.

The Infinite Value of Redemption

What Does The Bible Say About Sin and Redemption

How God Can Use Your Life Again after Falling (Restore the Anointing)

Paul says in Romans 3:22-26 “For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance, God has passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”

He also says in I Timothy 1:15-16 “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern for those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.”

In Ephesians 1:7 we read: “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace…”

Isaiah 44:22 “I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”

Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…”

I John 1:9-10 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” 

Romans 10:9 “…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Once we have recognized that we are sinners, no matter how great the sin, and we have truly repented of those sins and accepted the gift of forgiveness offered us by God and through the sacrifice, for our sins, of His Son Jesus Christ, then we are renewed, our sins washed away and we are free to move forward in life a new person, reborn and redeemed.

Galatians 2:20 says: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Then we must go on to live a life that is consistent with our repentance and redemption, as we see in Matthew 3:8 “Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance…”

God Has Made A Path For Your Redemption

It is clear that, indeed, no one is beyond redemption, no one is irredeemable, God has made a path for all to come to Him to be washed clean of their sins and made pure again. We have all sinned and fallen short. Jesus said; “let he who is without sin cast the first stone” when a crowd condemned a woman and wanted to stone her to death for the sin of adultery. 

You have lived a life of sin, I have lived a life of sin, no one is without sin. The question is not of your past sins but, rather, of your current state of redemption. If you are redeemed then we will no longer speak of your past sins, you are a new person. If you are not yet redeemed, then what are you waiting for?