Did I Sell My Soul? - 07/18/2008

Ok Im looking for guidance and im sorry for bothering you up until a few months ago I didnt know christ and so I come to you for this...I know god forgives all but what if you said or thought at one time "id sell my soul for something" does that mean its sold? the bible says all souls belong to god so I'd think that means you cant sell something that doesnt belong to you as our souls belong to god but I have a heavy concience and ask god for forgiveness on it but I need help from an expert...thank you




CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:


Hi Brian. Thanks for writing to us. You're not "bothering" us, so there's no need to apologize. :-) You have free will in this life, so you can choose to give yourself to Satan. However, saying or thinking that you'd "sell" your soul for something is usually meant figuratively, and is not a binding spiritual contract. Depending on your heart, saying it may have been a sin, but not an unforgivable one. You said that you know God forgives all. You're absolutely right. 1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." You need to have faith that God keeps His promises. When He promises forgiveness, He means it. You don't have to keep asking for forgiveness for the same sins. God heard you the first time and honored your request. The subject line of your email mentions "hope". That's what we have in Jesus - a wonderful hope guaranteed by a God who does what He says. God bless, Brian.

In Christ,

Ben Rast
Contender Ministries