Hey, you can let the past be in the past thanks to the renewing of your mind for it to agree with the mind of Christ. No religion required…..No religion accepted!
Your history, whatever and however gruesome it may have been is, when it’s looked back into your origin in eternity, His story. Anyone saying they are a hopeless sinner, bound for (some imagined eternal hell) Jesus says to you….oh yea pal? That’s YOUR story. In fact the life God has destined us to enjoy and glorify Him with is, in the Koine Greek of the New Testament, His “POEMA”. That’s translated in English as “Poem”!