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  • Backsliding

    2 posts, 2 voices, 647 views, started Oct 2, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2008 by Ms-kay

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    • Carnelian
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      What Do I Mean?

      Backsliding is when a person who follows Christ turns away from Him.  To the backslider, God is no longer the main focus of his life.  Without God’s leading, the person suffers a lapse morally and reverts back to sin.  He “backslides” into his old way of life.  

      What Happens When We Backslide?

      We no longer seek the Lords leading and  we lack direction. We no longer fellowship with Him and so our hearts are empty.  This is because you and I were created to follow the Lord. We were created to have a relationship with God. And as terrible as it is to have never have known the love of Jesus Christ, how much worse is it to have experienced it and then turn away?  Once you’ve followed Jesus nothing else can ever truly satisfy you.  That’s why backsliding is such a terrible thing.  You try to replace His prefect love with something inferior.  But the Lord stretches out His hand to you and offers to forgive your backsliding and restore you.  

      How Do We Overcome Backsliding?

      We pray (Isaiah 59:12)
      We are forgiven (2 Chronicles 7:14)
      And restored (Hosea 14:4)



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