Ever heard this one: “God is holy. If you have unconfessed sin in your life, he will not hear your prayers.”
It’s. Not. True.
If sin made God deaf, no sinner could be saved. They would pray the sinner’s prayer, but God wouldn’t hear them.
Pray all you like, but I’m not listening. Lalalala. I’ve got fingers in my ears.
Imagine if you had to confess all your sins before God would listen. Most people would die of old age before they were done! And there would be no guarantee you got them all.
Sorry, kiddo. You forgot a sin from the summer of ’82. You’re toast.
“Confess your sins so that God will hear you.” What a stupid theology. Forgive me for getting agitated, but this sort of nonsense leaves people crippled with guilt and condemnation. It causes them to hide from their Father in fear.
No, sin does not hinder our prayers. Your sin will never cause God to turn a deaf ear.
Imagine if Jesus had not listened to…