- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about Christian Life
- Published on Thursday, 19 November 2009 10:21
Sin robs a believer of the enjoyment of salvation. Even sins such as dishonesty, harmful anger, momentary lust, or other unbecoming thoughts can bring a cloud over a believers soul. This is not a matter of mood swings or irrational emotions.
Just as the enjoyment of fellowship with God may be lost in a moment, it can be restored as quickly, because confession of sin is not an act of penance. Immediate recognition of sins effects and immediate response in confession ought to be characteristic of a believer. By confessing
this sin to the Lord (1 John 1:9), the believer returns to enjoying the Savior and to fruitfulness.