For a Jesus-believer, guilt and shame do not come from God. Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we are once and for all washed clean of all of our sins and no guilt remains. We are forever reconciled with our loving heavenly Father — the Creator of the universe.

What does the Bible say about guilt and shame? 5 Bible verses

Hebrews 10:10, 17-18

“… we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. … ‘Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.’ And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.” (NIV)

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (KJV)

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Romans 8:1

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” (NLT)

Romans 8:33-34

“Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.” (NLT)

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John 3:17

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (NIV)