How Do We Get Forgiven For Sins After Salvation Conversion?

The following is an email received by Evangelical Outreach regarding how a person gets sins forgiven after conversion. Below the letter please read the response.

Thank you for the teaching on the Eucharist. I have another question. I never believed in “once saved, always saved.” Since Protestants don’t have confession how is a persons sins forgiven? What are we judged on after we die? My friend (a protestant who believes in once saved always saved said we are not judged by our sins, we are judged on gaining or losing rewards. This I don’t understand. If this is true then how are we held accountable for our sins? Please don’t see these questions as a debate or argument. I am just confused and I am trying to learn the truth. Thank you for any help you can give me regarding these questions.

[Evangelical Outreach’s Response: Greetings in Jesus’ name. Let me answer your question like this: There is ONLY ONE WAY to get sins forgiven. This is at the point of a trusting and submitting faith in Jesus, when a person turns from his sins (Acts 20:21 cf. 20:26; 1 Thess. 1:9b; Prov. 28:13; etc.). That point in time is when he/she gets “born again.” (Catholics are NOT “born again” at infant baptism, like they think.) After conversion, if a Christian yields to the devil’s temptations, to be cleansed of those sins he MUST:

  1. confess them to God, 1 John 1:9; Psa. 32:5
  2. turn away from them with an attitude to SERVE God as the Prodigal did, Luke 15:18, 19 and
  3. forgive those who have sinned against him (Mt. 6:14,15).

(Catholics do NOT get their sins forgiven by confessing to the priest and saying three Our Fathers and three Hail Marys, even though they have been taught this.) A person will enter the kingdom of God or go to hell based on his spiritual condition at the end of his life. If person X has spiritual life in him, he goes to Paradise. If not he goes to eternal fire.

Sin can cause a Christian to lose his salvation by bringing him to spiritual death. A faithful Christian, known as an “overcomer” in the book of Revelation, will be rewarded based on his labors while saved which were done with the right motive.

Please carefully read Mt. 6:1-18 where Jesus teaches about this. Rewards will be lost if a good deed (like praying, fasting and almsgivings) is done to be honored now by man. Such a person will receive no reward. Heretics, like Charles Stanley, teach that Christians will see their rewards burn up in heaven because of adultery, theft, murder, etc. His message, though popular, is NOT the message of the Bible, so don’t be deceived.

PLEASE, for your own SOUL’S sake, go by the Bible. Catholicism has a FALSE salvation message. Don’t believe their message. Your soul hangs in the balance. GOD BLESS YOU. Remember 2 Tim. 3:15-17.]

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Former Roman Catholic Dan Corner Exposes Catholicism

Former Roman Catholic Dan Corner once believed as Catholics do. This informative flash cartoon with beautiful original artwork and some hard hitting truths can give the details. This video features Maria whose husband unexpectedly dies. She and her son think that buying Masses will help to get him out of Purgatory but is this a Christian practice backed by Scripture? Is the Mass an unbloody sacrifice for sins condemned by the Bible? Does Mary co-reign with Jesus as Queen of Heaven? Was Peter the first pope and should we confess our sins to the priest?

If these things are true, all Protestants should become Catholics. If they are false, no one should be a Catholic or return to Catholicism. This video deals with these sensitive issues in a loving, gentle way. Please share this with your Catholic friends and family who are in need of salvation!

The Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception is a theological term, which was created to described the fictitious and mythical Mary of Catholicism. The immaculate conception does not refer to Jesus being born of a virgin as many have been misled to think. Instead, it centers around the exalted Catholic Mary and her remaining sinless! Somehow, many non-Catholics have been duped about that non-Christian concept which has helped to spread an unscriptural unity with Catholicism. Click here to read more information about the immaculate conception.

Remember: Jesus was born of a virgin, but the immaculate conception of Mary is about Mary (not Jesus) and is very misleading.

[Dan Corner is a former Catholic who sees a great spiritual need to help Catholics find the eternal life which is in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. The real Mary of the Bible has no role in our salvation and needed salvation herself.]