Bible Summary. Guilt is godly sorrow that results in repentance and ultimately salvation. Shame on the other hand is where you may feel bad because it is not socially accepted or someone you respected has found you “wrong”. Cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict says, shame is a violation of cultural or social values while guilt feelings … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Guilt and Shame?
Bible Summary. We must confess our sins to obtain God’s mercy. Acknowledging to God that we are a sinner is a prerequisite to establishing a relationship with God. None of us our perfect and we all fall short of the glory of God. See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures concerning God having mercy on … Continue reading Have Mercy on Me a Sinner
Bible Summary. Our sin nature makes us a slave to sin. A slave does what their master tells them to do, even though the slave does not want to do it. The slave desired to do other things, but the slave cannot do them. A slave to sin does not have the power to break … Continue reading Slave To Sin Explained
Bible Summary. From a Christian perspective, it is better to be shamed by man that to be out of step with God. Jesus was beaten, whipped, humiliated, shamed, and eventually killed on the cross, but he as all Christians are honored by God. Sometimes God uses shame to chastise us in order for us to … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Shame and Honor?
Bible Summary. When you are in sin you can hide your sin from others, but you cannot hide it from God. You cannot overcome your guilt by hiding your sin from God. To overcome guilt you must first be conscience of your sin, then confess your sins to God, and lastly provide a sin offering … Continue reading Overcoming Guilt
Bible Summary. Sin is any thought or action that is against God. When we are in sin we are not in relationship with God. Confessing the sins in our lives is a first step in being reconciled back to God. God, because of His righteous nature, cannot be in the presence of our sinful disobedience. … Continue reading Why Do We Confess Sins?