Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 05:51 am
“We’ve all sinned.”
And that’s the truth.
There is no perfect human being on earth.
We’ve all made bad decisions at one point in our lives.
While some may have committed grievous sins like fornication, adultery, or murder.
Others may just have lied, gotten drunk, or hated their neighbor.
In one way or the other, If we tell ourselves the truth, we have fallen short of God’s glory.
But there is a way back to God- Repentance.
Repentance is a total remorse for one’s wrongdoing.
That is, acknowledging your wrong steps and be willing to make a change to your mindset and ways.
For the most part of my adulthood, I have lived in sin.
At some point, I did wonder if God will receive me back into his fold.
But here am I today, telling you that God is glad that you are saved.
Peter said, “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
So, don’t fret.
Christ is always available to receive us into his fold.
If we have sinned against him, he is willing to wash us clean through his word.
There are several come as you are bible verses that can inspire you.
This means that God is willing to completely set you free from all your transgressions if you’ve decided to repent.
And that’s because of his love for us.
Still not sure of God’s love? Read this article.
Come As You Are Bible Verses
There are several bible verses that demonstrate Christ is willing to accept us as we are and redeem our souls.
First of all, you must accept that you’ve done something wrong.
You must ask God to forgive you for all you’ve done.
After that, you must run away from sin because God hates when we continue to sin.
Here are ten Bible verses to encourage you to return to him.
And yes, he will make your soul clean again.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls
These are the words of Christ. He said, no matter how grievous the sin you’ve committed, come to me, and I will give you rest.
He was not talking to only the righteous. Jesus said, “all you who are weary and burdened.” Therefore, if you are living in sin, God is willing to accept you back.
If you stole from someone and you already know how sinful your actions were, it is not too late to ask for forgiveness. If you are worried about the consequences of your actions, Christ is saying that he is willing to accept you back and “give you rest.”
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life
3. Isaiah 55:1-3
“Come, all you who are thirsty,come to the waters; and you who have no money,come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milkwithout money and without cost.Why spend money on what is not bread,and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,and you will delight in the richest of fare.Give ear and come to me;listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you,my faithful love promised to David.
4. 1 Peter 4:3-4
For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you
5. Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool
6. Romans 6:1-3
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
7. James 4:8-9
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
8. John 6:37
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away
9. 1 Timothy 1:15-16
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life
10. Micah 6:6-8
With what shall I come before the Lordand bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,with calves a year old?Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,with ten thousand rivers of olive oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercyand to walk humbly with your God.
Come as you are: What does the bible say?
Are you Living in sin and wondering if God can accept you back? Do you feel you have committed grievous sins, and there is no way back to Christ?
Christ is the most loving friend you can have. If you sinned against him, he is willing to wash away all your sins and forgive you completely.
He knows that we are sinners. He knows that there are millions of unrighteous people in the world. God knows that the heart of a man is wicked and sinful from his youths.
Therefore, he is never surprised when we sin against him. He only feels betrayed that we choose to identify with the devil.
There is nothing new under the sun. If you’ve committed adultery, God is willing to accept you back. It is okay to feel remorseful and severely hurt by your actions, but you must ask God for forgiveness.
If you’ve committed fornication, God is also willing to accept you back into his fold. He wants you to come as you are for him to transform your body, mind, and soul completely.
Jesus loves you greatly. He wishes everyone repents of his/her sins. Peter said;
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance
Jesus Christ came to the world for sinners
One inspiring message of Christ is “come as you are.” Yes, he did not mean otherwise. He meant, stop sinning, come unto me, and I will wash you clean.
One important bible passage that demonstrated Christ’s love for everyone, including sinners, is Luke 5:27-32.
In those days, there was a man called Levi (later called Matthew). He was a tax collector and a sinner. Yet, to the surprise of the scribes and Pharisees, Jesus called him. They said;
“Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”
Jesus answered them right away. He said;
“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
This bible verse shows how Christ is willing to accept you no matter the sin you’ve committed. Therefore, do not hold yourself back with guilt. There is no sin that God cannot wash away. He wants us to return to him.