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Just wondering if this was enough

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ImListening Tue 27-Feb-18 08:05:31

Ok so I had a very minor procedure yesterday that could because of my current health conditions have gone wrong. I was first on the list though for this very reason. The staff were brilliant though.

Anyway I digress, just as I was being put to sleep (& there were a few issues here also so they had to change strategy) I asked God (in my head) to forgive my sins & receive my soul if that was his wish, & to care of my loved ones.

Obviously I’m still here smile but would that have been enough for me to be accepted into Gods grace? I’m worried it wouldn’t have been.

I’ve had several generals - the first I was told I had a 50/50 chance of making it & have never felt like that.

Anyone else or just me??

Fekko Tue 27-Feb-18 08:06:49

I guess it gave you peace at a stressful time so that’s a good thing. I never really bought into the idea of deathbed absolutions!

Historicallyinaccurate Tue 27-Feb-18 08:10:18

Not sure what you think 'enough' would be. The vast majority of ppl who die don't do it with a priest at their bedside giving them absolution. Do you think they are denied being accepted into God's grace?

ImListening Tue 27-Feb-18 08:10:48

Thank you. I hadn’t thought of it giving me peace. Dh wouldn’t understand if I said this to him as he’s not really religious.

I’ve just never had that feeling before though I think this was my 8/9th general & most a lot more complicated!

ImListening Tue 27-Feb-18 08:13:17

Sorry should have made it clearer - I asked forgiveness for my sins & listed some specifically but not others. That’s why I’m wondering if it’s not enough. Still under the general fuzziness so probably not a good idea to be worrying about something that didn’t happen.

Looneytune253 Tue 27-Feb-18 14:50:12

I’m not an expert but I don’t think god would ever deny someone who was good and kind and tried. If major sins occurred (murder etc) that may be different and you may not be able to gain forgiveness in your last moments for that but other sins I can’t imagine him ignoring your prayers for that. I’m guessing you don’t have major sins? I also believe that you can go to heaven even if you’re not religious but are a good person. My dh wouldn’t set foot in a church but he is the kindest person you could ever meet so I reckon he’ll be ok. Just as a disclaimer I’m very new to Christianity but I don’t think it’s as black and white as some of the old school Christians would have you believe

ImListening Tue 27-Feb-18 15:38:35

No luckily no major sins! Thank you

Vitalogy Tue 27-Feb-18 16:02:56

I was just looking at the book Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch. Lots of information that can help. Best wishes.

ImListening Tue 27-Feb-18 21:00:57

Thank you

bathsh3ba Thu 08-Mar-18 11:46:46

My understanding is that anyone who asks God's forgiveness and really means it is forgiven.

Jason118 Thu 08-Mar-18 19:09:59

Would anyone ask for forgiveness and not mean it? What would be the point of that?

AppleAndBlackberry Thu 08-Mar-18 19:20:36

As a Christian, yes, you don't need to confess every single sin, you just have to believe in Jesus and repent. Apologies if you're not talking about the Christian God.

ImListening Sat 10-Mar-18 06:36:20

Yes it’s the Christian God I’m talking about. It’s strange though I seem to chat to God though in my daily life rather than Jesus. I always have done even though I believe in Jesus.

Anyway thank you to those that have answered me. It made me wonder & I think it’s always good to question your actions!

annandale Sat 10-Mar-18 06:43:24

I wonder if reading the parable of the pharisee and the tax collector would help you? Luke 18 vv 9 - 14.

ImListening Sat 10-Mar-18 07:04:13

Thank you annandale that has helped. I had such a sense of peace when I was asking for forgiveness that I’ve never experienced before. I didn’t feel scared that I may not make it as I had asked God to receive my soul. I just felt if this is my time to go I would be happy to do so.

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