Backsliding is when a born again-believer in Christ turns back to sin or refuses to submit to the Word of God and to God’s will in his/her life. The symptoms are made manifest in outward actions which signify the real problem:
the attitude of the heart.
Backsliding is when you make a choice to do your own thing and act out your own fleshly desires that go against the Word of God and opposes God’s will.
(1 Corinthians 3:3; Proverbs 14:14).
What Scripture Says
“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your
It is not by accident that you are reading this now. God has a plan
and a purpose for your life according to Jeremiah 29:11. No matter what you have done or how many times, God is waiting for you
to call upon Him for mercy and grace. There are consequences for every choice we make in this life. But we can make sure of our eternity by calling out to God in the name of Jesus.
John 3:7-8 “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
THE NEW BIRTH PROCESS:
1. Realize that all have sinned and need a Savior.
Romans 3:23, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
1 John 1:8, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”
2. Repent of sin.
Luke 13:3, “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
Acts 3:19, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.”