“What is false guilt, and how can I avoid it?”……Answer: Scripture is clear that all humanity is guilty before a holy God. Romans 3 teaches us that there is no person who is righteous and that in the face of a perfect law, all mouths are shut and the whole world lies under judgment (verse […]

Guilt Trip: Freedom from a Guilty Conscience Part 1 of 3……There's a joke in our family about guilt. We're Norwegian, and though I don't know why that should produce guilt (maybe it's the lutefisk), as a nation we tend to be plagued with a guilty conscience. My mother (who is Irish) tells me that I […]

“How should a Christian deal with feelings of guilt regarding past sins, whether pre- or post-salvation?”……Answer: Everyone has sinned, and one of the results of sin is guilt. We can be thankful for guilty feelings because they drive us to seek forgiveness. The moment a person turns from sin to Jesus Christ in faith, his […]

Guilt Trip: Enjoying the Ride to Heaven Part 3 of 3… Guilt can make us pretty miserable, and getting (or giving) a guilt trip to somebody else is a sure-fire way to cause tension and dysfunction in your relationship. But some of us inflict guilt on ourselves, and cause dysfunction and tension between ourselves and […]

Guilt Trip Dogs Don’t Feel Shame and Guilt……Question: is shame and guilt necessary to sanctification? In other words, do you need to feel ashamed of yourself and guilty before you can truly be humble? When Isaiah fell on his face before God and said "woe is me, I am a man of unclean lips" was […]

How Would Jesus Love?…Do you know how good Jesus’ love is? It’s really good. Take a quick look at …John 15:12-14:…"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if […]