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Can I be so bad that God can’t forgive me?


            Manasseh was a king of Judah who did a lot of bad things.
            He encouraged the building of worship stations to other gods all over the kingdom of Judah.  He put idols to false gods in the temple of God.  He sacrificed his children in fire and practiced every possible anti-God worship available.  The Bible said he did more evil than all the nations around him.
            Then God allowed Assyria to invade and take Manasseh prisoner.  Finally God got Manasseh’s attention.
In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors. And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord is God. 2 Chronicles 33:12-13
            Manasseh returned home and undid all the bad he did.  He restored God to his kingdom.  He couldn’t change the evil hearts he encouraged in the people, but Manasseh truly changed his ways and God restored him.
            David and Moses were murderers and God forgave them and used them.  As long as you repent sincerely (and prove that sincerity by making the right changes), you can be forgiven by God.