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    The Bible says that the only unforgivable sin is the rejection of the Holy Spirit, which is mentioned by Jesus after he cast a demon out of a man and the Pharisees accused him of doing it by Satan's power.

    He was confronting their deliberate rejection of what they knew to be from God. They refused to accept Jesus as the Son of God, ultimately rejecting the work of the Hoky Spirit in drawing them to repentance.

    The same passage says that anything else can be forgiven. Read Matthew 12, starting at v. 22.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    The Bible says that the only unforgivable sin is the rejection of the Holy Spirit, which is mentioned by Jesus after he cast a demon out of a man and the Pharisees accused him of doing it by Satan's power.

    He was confronting their deliberate rejection of what they knew to be from God. They refused to accept Jesus as the Son of God, ultimately rejecting the work of the Hoky Spirit in drawing them to repentance.

    The same passage says that anything else can be forgiven. Read Matthew 12, starting at v. 22.
    Yes, all sins CAN be forgiven, but what do we have to do in order to HAVE them forgiven?

    Can Christians go on sinning since our sins have been paid for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian3 View Post
    Yes, all sins CAN be forgiven, but what do we have to do in order to HAVE them forgiven?

    Can Christians go on sinning since our sins have been paid for?
    Well, Paul addresses this in Romans 6.

    1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?

    2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?


    We still possess our sin nature after becoming a believer, and sadly, we still sin. John says that anyone who says they don't sin is a liar. But those sins are still covered by the blood of Christ. Our responsibility is to repent of those sins and with the strength of the Holy Spirit not continue to repeat them.

    If someone commits a horrendous sin (in our eyes), and is a believer, or becomes a believer later, and they repent if that sin, they are forgiven.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Well, Paul addresses this in Romans 6.

    1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?

    2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?


    We still possess our sin nature after becoming a believer, and sadly, we still sin. John says that anyone who says they don't sin is a liar. But those sins are still covered by the blood of Christ. Our responsibility is to repent of those sins and with the strength of the Holy Spirit not continue to repeat them.

    If someone commits a horrendous sin (in our eyes), and is a believer, or becomes a believer later, and they repent if that sin, they are forgiven.
    What if someone does not repent and does the same sin again.

    I am wondering if some people who think they are Christians aren't really Christians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian3 View Post
    What if someone does not repent and does the same sin again.

    I am wondering if some people who think they are Christians aren't really Christians.
    Perhaps if someone doesn't repent and continues to sin then the sincerity of their faith can be questioned. But only God knows that for sure.

    I believe very strongly that many people who think they are Christians aren't. That's why Jesus will tell many in the last day, "Depart from Me, I never knew you".


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Perhaps if someone doesn't repent and continues to sin then the sincerity of their faith can be questioned. But only God knows that for sure.

    I believe very strongly that many people who think they are Christians aren't. That's why Jesus will tell many in the last day, "Depart from Me, I never knew you".
    Yes.

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