Sunday, August 21, 2022

The Bondage of False Guilt Part 2


The Bondage of False Guilt Part 2
Galatians 5:1

We have all been guilty at one time or another. But what about those times when you have feelings of guilt even when you didn't do anything wrong? We would call this false guilt. Living in false guilt is a life of bondage, but how do we stop and live the life of freedom that God planned for us?  

The Source of False Guilt   

When you bring your past into your present you can deeply affect your future.

The Consequences of False Guilt

Striving without arriving

Constant vigilance

·   People who suffer from false guilt are chronic worriers. 

Taking the pack mule approach to life

Religiously Righteous Believers

Christians who struggle with an overactive conscience can produce weak, hollow, compliant, judgmental believers in the church.

The Continuation of False Guilt

 “I’m sorry” does not mean I did not enjoy the sin!  The problem with sin is not that it is unenjoyable, it is that it is deadly.

Temptation is not a sin!

The term for this type of lifestyle is legalism. 


A Cure for False Guilt 

If we are to break the chain of false guilt, then we must embrace Christ's atonement rather than our own. 

Someone with false guilt seeks a form of self- atonement.


·   The first is indiscriminate shame.

·   The second reason for false guilt is a stubborn propensity to doubt the character of God.

Our sin nature is manifested by two tendencies: blaming and hiding. When we feel false guilt, we tend to want to blame others or blame ourselves.

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