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Does God forgive a woman for having abortions if she is truly repentant?

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While we were yet sinners, HE died for us.What did HE die for? Forgiveness of sin.Without HIS blood, there is NO forgiveness.Why is it, that some think they need ask forgiveness of sin? Its already yours. Just believe forgiveness has been provided for us who believe in the Cross. ....IT IS FINISHED.
---duane on 10/30/09


GOD is all-forgiving, so I believe, However, one must have true faith, and learn from that mistake, and ask for forgiveness, and face what ever circumstances that may come of the inapproprate action that one selfishly has taken............
---Eric on 10/30/09


If you truly understand and believe the words you put here.
God bless you!
---theseg on 10/30/09


Nana, you are speculating. They might or not and maybe and maybe not. If you find one passage that states that Jesus forgave all of the disciples sins, I would like to read it. Maybe your speculation is right, and I missed it. Provide passages
---MarkV. on 10/30/09

Well not only that but when Jesus was dying on teh cross he said

FORGIVE them for they know not what they do!
Who was He talking to there? Those who crucified Him!!....including me!
---kathr4453 on 10/30/09


"If you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness". Yes,even a murder can be forgiven.
---jody on 10/30/09




Nana, you are speculating. They might or not and maybe and maybe not. If you find one passage that states that Jesus forgave all of the disciples sins, I would like to read it. Maybe your speculation is right, and I missed it. Provide passages
---MarkV. on 10/30/09


Peter, said, "Get behind Me Satan" It wasn't until after Pentacost that the Spirit of God came upon them and they were endwelled by the Spirit, born of the Spirit, that they became true believers. ....
---MarkV. on 10/27/09

When Peter made this comment, even though Jesus told them he would die and rise again, Peter wanted to keep Jesus from God's plan and purpose, because Peter didn't have full knowledge, nor ,any of them really He would die and rise again. Even Thomas after Jesus rose, said, I won't believe until I see!They all believed even before the day of Pentecost. OT Saints, Abel, believed even though he wasn't born again of the Spirit. It's WHAT you believe!

This is the Gospel ***1st Cor 15:1-4
---kathr4453 on 10/30/09


Ruben, we were talking about the disciples weren't we? Nothing was mentioned about those who Jesus forgave. After all Jesus is the one who forgives sins. He is God after all isn't He?
Did you find anywhere where He told the disciples they were all forgiven of their sins? He said to the centurion, "Go your way, and as you have believed, so let it be done for you" Matt. 8:13, later in that same chapter v. 26,27 you see what the disciples believes were, "so the men marveled, saying "who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"
They still didn't believe while the Centurion and the Paralytic in Matt. 9:2 did. God had already given them faith. The Father drew them and Christ forgave them.
---MarkV. on 10/30/09


"The spirit of the antichrist is the spirit of error, and all those who left were not of those who are saved."
MarkV
John speaks of seduction and says, "Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning." I rather doubt that the full extent of "deny" is only a vocal disavowal. So, what is that which was, "heard from the beginning"? And still this questions remain,
What does it mean that they 'left'? What do they do or did to be considered that they never were, nor are saved?
---Nana on 10/29/09


It wasn't until after Pentacost that the Spirit of God came upon them and they were endwelled by the Spirit, born of the Spirit, that they became true believers.
---MarkV. on 10/27/09

So all those that Jesus healed and said " yours sins are forgiven" " your faith has saved you Go in peace", they were not true believers after the fact....
---Ruben on 10/29/09




Amen Mima,
We ARE forgiven. It is finished. HE came to put away sin.
---duane on 10/29/09


God has already forgiven sin by sacrificing his son the Lord Jesus Christ on the Mount of Calvary. On the cross that day all sin past, present, and future was forgiven. If this is not true exactly when will our future sins be forgiven? Christ went to the cross one time he paid in full for you and I And whosoever can have that forgiveness applied to them if they will but call out the God to save their soul!
---mima on 10/29/09


Nana, I do care to expound with Scripture, After that you can take it whichever way you want. Your choice:
"Little children, (speaking to believers) it is the last hour and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrist have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us, but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us"
1 John 2:26 indentifies who these people are, "Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is antichrist" The spirit of the antichrist is the spirit of error, and all those who left were not of those who are saved.
---MarkV. on 10/29/09


"Even today many are followers but later leave, giving evidence they were never one of them. One of the one's born of the Spirit. If they were they would have continued."
---MarkV. on 10/27/09
Does that 'evidence' reveal that 'they' are not, nor were they, saved? What does it means that they 'leave'? What do they do or did to be considered that they never were?
Care to expound?
---Nana on 10/29/09


Ruben, if you remember in the Gospel of John, when they were at the last supper, Jesus said someone among them would betray Him. V. 26, Jesus said, It is he whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it. V. 30 Having received the piece of bread he (Judas) went out immediately.
Only then could Jesus say, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him' now He could continue to speak to the rest of the disciples. First to Peter He ask him, "Will you lay down your life for My sake?" And told him he would betray Him three times. The disciples were not ready yet in Spirit. Jesus was training the rest of them to be ready for the coming of the Holy Spirit.
---MarkV. on 10/28/09


Rex -- God will forgive you, IF you repent. But first maybe you should ask why you get mad at GOD over trivial things. People most often blame God (falsely) for death of a loved-one or a major life disappointment. Is God really required to remind you about cookies?

If you are really sorry for this, you will repent. To repent means a change of heart. It means you don't take your sin lightly ...and you REALLY DON'T WANT to sin like that anymore. A repentant person doesn't say "I know it's wrong, but...." He says, I know it is wrong and with God's help I will stop this sinful behavior.

If you were "saved", you know how to pray. I suggest you talk frankly to God about your anger problem.
---Donna66 on 10/27/09


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Ruben, anyone can be a follower of Christ and then leave. It is those who have faith in Him who are saved. They believe by faith in Him and His works. Many of the disciples didn't completely believe in Him all through their time of following. Jesus kept telling them, "Why do you not believe?" over and over. Jesus, with Peter, said, "Get behind Me Satan" It wasn't until after Pentacost that the Spirit of God came upon them and they were endwelled by the Spirit, born of the Spirit, that they became true believers. Judas was not one of them. Even today many are followers but later leave, giving evidence they were never one of them. One of the one's born of the Spirit. If they were they would have continued.
---MarkV. on 10/27/09


Mark* Judas was not one who believed in Christ and neither were those in verse 66 "from that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more"
Ruben and others,

So you can be chosen by Jesus be a Apostle and you can be Disciples of Christ but yet you are not a believer.

Disciple:

a. one of the 12 personal followers of Christ.
b. one of the 70 followers sent forth by Christ. Luke 10:1.
c. any other professed follower of Christ in His lifetime.


Mark* It is one thing to seek the Truth in Scripture, and another thing to distort the meaning God wanted to convey.


Can you kindly tell me please Why our interpretation of scripture is correct?
---Ruben on 10/27/09


Ruben, you answered your own response when you gave John 6:66 the only thing you forgot was v.65. If you would put the whole context down you would see the Truth. Not only is Mima correct on the passage on 6:37, but v. 6:40 indicates who this people are, "And this is the will of the Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life, and I will raise them up on the last day"
Judas was not one who believed in Christ and neither were those in verse 66 "from that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more"
Ruben and others, It is one thing to seek the Truth in Scripture, and another thing to distort the meaning God wanted to convey.
---MarkV. on 10/27/09


God forgives sin cause there is no big or small sin all is sin.Well and the bible stiil states that if you sincerely repent God will forgive you your sins but there is always consequences.Forgiveness is there but you have to face your consequences
---Joy6359 on 10/26/09


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Hi I just read your post today. So Im not sure where you went with that. If you let your girlfriend go and have an abortion, that as you well feared is a sin. The cool thing for you is the child is in heaven with God, and you will see the child again, if you have accepted Christ into your heart, and ask for forgiveness.

So not knowing what you did I just wanted to say that no matter what you do God says in His word that there is nothing you can do to make Him not love you anymore. Also remember there is nothing different with what David did with Bethsheba. spelled wrong I know. So being free in Christ your free. Always look to HIm. He forgets the sin , how I dont know if your always thinking about it . Anyways Jesus loves you so much .
---keith on 10/26/09


Jesus said in 8:24,"I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins" so you can see that if they refuse to believe Jesus they will die in their sins(go to hell).
---mima on 10/26/09


Mima ... that seems confusing.

You say "All sin has been forgiven"

But then you say "To obtain the benefits of what Christ has done for us we must receive him and ask him to save us"

Where does that leave those who do not accept Jesus? Their sins, you say, are forgiven. So what benefits do they now not obtain?

Are you suggesting that they, being forgiven, will not go to hell, but, not having accepted Jesus, will not have the full benefits of heaven?
---alan8566_of_uk on 10/26/09


Rex, it is not that you COULD BE forgiven but that you already are. You simply need to believe and receive the work that Jesus has already accomplished on your behalf.
---Linda on 10/26/09


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John 6:37 ,"All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." That verse brings to mind, OSAS
praise the Lord!!!
---mima on 10/26/09

Judas was given to him and we know what happen to judas, don't we. Yes, Jesus will not cast us out but he will let us walk away from him "From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him."(JHN 6:66), This verse brings to mind NOT osas!
---Ruben on 10/26/09


Donna66

Do you sincerely believe I could be forgiven? I mean I just get so angry at God for such little things--like I get mad if I forget my oatmeal-raison cookie or my jumpdrive. I know this is wrong but when I get filled with anger rage just pours out.
---Rex on 10/26/09


Since the cross we have been living in the age of grace!

All sin has been forgiven.
I refer you to John 1:29,"The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." Notice how many sins were taken away, the sins of the world, surely this includes your sin and mine, past, present, and future. If we maintain that God does not forgive us of our sins we make this scripture a lie.

To obtain the benefits of what Christ has done for us we must receive him and ask him to save us. John 6:37 ,"All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." That verse brings to mind, OSAS
praise the Lord!!!
---mima on 10/26/09


Yes God forgives the truly repented one.
---Eloy on 10/24/09


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Yes! Just don't do it again.
---catherine on 10/22/09


Rex --- Yes, if he wants to be forgiven!
Sometimes people who have done this think they are beyond hope. They are sure that they are among a very few individuals who have "crossed the line".

Truthfully, God sees and hears this a lot...when people are hurt and angry and lash out at Him for things for which He is not to blame.

If you WANT to be right with HIM again...tell Him so. You would not have the desire to do so, if it was too late for you.
---Donna66 on 10/22/09


If a person was saved and deliberately continued to sin. I mean verbally curse Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God by name in anger and told the Holy Spirit "Get out of my life, I hate you!" can this person really, and truely be forgiven and saved?
---Rex on 10/20/09


Can a person who have been saved and later cursed verbally and inside Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God many many times and with anger said "Get out of my life Holy Spirit, leave me alone!" ever receive forgivingness and go to heaven?
---Rex on 10/20/09


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DJR -- You've discovered that it is quite EASY to make some decisions...until you are faced with such a decision yourself!

You gave into temptation. You knew it was wrong, but you were so SCARED by the consequeces of your prior sin (fornication) that you committed another sin (causing the death of an unborn baby). If you had repented before the abortion, God could have
provided a future for your baby plus you and your girlfriend (together or separately).. you'd have joy in obeying the Lord.

YES, God can and will forgive you if you see the seriousness of your sin and ask His forgiveness. He WILL give you a NEW chance to do things RIGHT because of Jesus, who paid the penalty God requires for this and all your sins
---Donna66 on 9/17/09


i am a christian who believes so much in his word, i have always been against abortion...until now. my girlfriend has become pregnant. i feel like Ive been closer to God more than ever these past few days, and now this is in my shoulders...i convinced my girlfriend to have an abortion.... i dont know how to feel. i know its wrong.but will God still forgive me? my mentality is, ill feel sorry after the abortion and ask for forgiveness.. im so lost
---DJR on 9/17/09


I meant to say Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is something one can not do with words alone but I think most have figured that out already by my post about an 18 year old saying something bad about the Holy Spirit.
---Brenda2 on 7/4/07


I wanted to follow up on the comment of maryj9396.

Part 1
Yes, God will forgive ALL sins, and abortion is a sin that can be forgiven.

The only thing not forgiven is Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit and that is not something a person can do in words alone. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is to reject Christ God until the very end of life.
---Brenda2 on 7/3/07


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Part 2 of 2

To believe otherwise would mean if an 18 year old said something bad about the Holy Spirit, he would never be able to have salvation no matter what he did after that. Blasphemy is not words alone so, all sins are forgiven so long as we have breath left in us to ask forgiveness.

Christ died on that Cross for this reason. It is a free gift to all because God loves us.
---Brenda2 on 7/3/07


Hi Matthew

I always try and do my best to stay strong in our faith.

One thing I learned is when bad things happen to us, never ask God why me?

Right now, I have been sick for a while, but I am not asking God why. I am just getting through it with prayer and trusting in God.
---Brenda2 on 7/2/07


Amen Brenda. Stay strong in the faith.
---Matthew on 7/2/07


duane
There are many un-forgiven Christians. A Christian who has just commited a sin is not forgiven until he or she asks, and repents. Although true that Christ paid the price for our sins, it is up to us if we take that free gift or not and it is a lifelong work in progress.

Brenda2
---Brenda on 7/2/07


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To be saved is to have Salvation in the end. I dont believe in saying a few words making me saved. It takes more than words to have Salvation when we leave this world and not all Christians are Saints. To get to Heaven we have to become a Saint

Brenda2
---Brenda on 7/2/07


Brenda,
Have you ever heard of an un-forgiven Christian? There is no such thing.
If your not forgiven, your not a child of God, your not justified, you dont have life.
Your lost...
So why would you ask to be forgiven if you claim to be saved?
A christian is a saint...
---duane on 6/30/07


I believe God forgives us of all our sins when we confess, ask forgiveness and repent. Including abortion.
---maryj9396 on 6/29/07


I agree with what Ashley said. I posted that Christ does in fact forgive our sins, but Ashley is right that we must repent because to do otherwise would be a mockery.
We come to God for forgiveness with meaning and truth, are forgiven, and then we go forth and do our best to not sin again. We must repent.
The path of Christ is not easy, and Christ said it wouldn't be easy.
---Brenda on 6/29/07


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Jesus took sin away..We are always forgiven.
---duane on 6/29/07


Jesus Christ did die for all of our sins, but that in no way means we are now free to do whatever we want and are instantly forgiven. Jesus said:"Except ye repent, ye shall not enter the kingdom of God." That puts the ball in our court. It is up to us to see we have sinned and then pray for forgiveness and prove our sincerity by never repeating it. Many go through the motions. say I am sorry, forgive me and then go out and commit the same sin again in a never ending cycle of mocking God.
---ashley on 6/29/07


God bless all here.

Yes, Christ died on the Cross for our sins.
The way that I have been instructed in my own Christian faith is we ask our Father in Heaven to forgive us our sins through and in the name of his only begotton son Christ Jesus.
---Brenda on 6/28/07


YES!!! God is a God of love and desires to reconcile us to Himself, and that is what the cross and resurrection are about. HE siad. it is finished, before we accepted Him.Praise Jesus!
---christina on 6/10/07


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C.Culver, you need a closer look at that sacrifice.

To wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the whole world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.

God sees man forgiven by His sacrifice. Man's opportunity is to receive that forgiveness and experience the lifting of the burden of sin.
---Linda on 6/8/07


Linda Smith and duane have it wrong.
Sinners are not forgiven before repentance and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
---C.Culver on 6/8/07


Linda Smith has it right....
Sinners are forgiven before repentance.
While we were yet sinners and enemies He forgave us all.
This is the love of God
---duane on 6/8/07


Speaking as a Catholic, yes, I believe that He does. In the Church, such a serious penalty is placed on those who would have, procure or perform an abortion because of the seriousness of the offence - but the intent is to discourage the sin before it takes place, rather than to punish after the fact. Many women later regret having an abortion, and few are truly in a position to choose one during the event.
---lorra8574 on 6/7/07


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we should love him and take our sin as an example. god will forgive us but don't do it again
---pacifico on 6/7/07


Yes God forgives us for our sin's, That is why Jesus died on the cross for our sin's. When we ask for forgivness we must truly mean and sin no more. We must learn from our current or past mistakes and accept by the blood of christ we are forgiven. Christ die for us on the Cross.
---Angea7453 on 7/7/05


Yes He forgives if we are truly repentant but there are sometimes consequences to our sins which should not be confused with punishment. For example, some women who have had abortions find that they cannot now conceive. Not God's punishment but the consequences of the trauma to the body in having the abortion. Likewise the consequences of a man going to prison for a crime could be that his family live in reduced circumstances until he is home and working again, but God has still forgiven the repentant.
---Xanthi on 6/11/05


Dear Jayne,
To repent means to have a change of direction and attitude,to have a change of heart.If this is the woman in question,she need only confess to God and ask forgiveness
and he will forgive her.Remember don't judge God by peoples reaction,as there are many self-rightous attitudes.
---RUSSELL on 6/11/05


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King David committed adultery with Bathsheba and then had her husband killed. God later called David "a man after my own heart" (Acts 13:22). Mary Magdalene was caught in adultery and delivered of seven demons. She became a follower of Christ and supported Jesus's ministry. Paul was a devout Pharisee who persecuted Christians even to death. God later used him to write most of the New Testament. The list goes on and on. Clearly, God is into forgiving sin.
---DoryLory on 6/11/05


If you are one of his. then yes he can.
---Rebecca_D on 6/10/05


Yes, God knows all and forgives all that has been earnestly repented.
---Heather on 6/10/05


YES!!!! God reads your heart,and he loves you
---glady5446 on 6/10/05


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yes God forgives. the hard part can be forgiving yourself. God will help you to do that. sin has consequences. some times though forgiven, there is a price to pay,{pain} doesn't mean your not forgiven,{a theif goes to jail} ask forgiveness-sin no more. I hope your pain ends soon.
---Laureen on 6/10/05


Forgive
- to grant pardon for or remission of something,
-cease to demand a penalty for.
-to cease to blame or feel resentment against.

Repentance
- the condition of being penitent, turning away from some past act with sorrow, regret, contrition
- a sincere desire not to repeat a sin, ever.

Contrition
-is repentance arising from the love of God.

Attrition
-is repentance arising from less worthy motives such as fear of punishment.

Dictionary
---barbara67 on 6/10/05


yes, god does forgive sins that are repented. take comfort in the knowledge that god is powerful and has compasasion.understand he is there for you, and he will give the peace that passeth all understanding. remember god doesn't work on our time. he does all things in his own time and to his own pleasure. (read issiah 40:31) in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgivness of sins, according to the riches of his grace."ephesians 1:7. i will pray for you.
---Dennis on 6/10/05


Dear Jayne: My dear, of course God forgives if you confess and change your ways. Are you born-again, do you have Jesus in your heart? You can't do life by yourself. Put Jesus first and you will be able to go on. His Word, the Bible, is filled with wonderful assurances and promises. Be at peace but be sure you come to Him as your Bridegroom and your Master. I don't say this, the Bible does. Blessings!
---Elsie on 6/10/05


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Yes dear,God 4gives all,i mean all sins.Thats why he died on the cross for u and me.He loves u and can 4give if u repent .Godbless
priscilla
---pris9398 on 6/10/05


yes he does.
---Eloy on 6/10/05


God LOVES to forgive sin, dear soul! That's why there's Jesus, OK?
---Jack on 6/10/05


I'd like to add, that if she is truly repentant, she will stop having abortions. Then yes, God will forgive. He is abundant in grace and mercy.
---Tina5349 on 6/10/05


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God forgives anything except blaspeming the Holy Ghost if we are truly repentant-- even DIVORCE!! according the word of God. It is only judgemental ppl that don't forgive, but God is the one that matters! He will take care of them!
---Pat on 6/9/05


Everybody makes mistakes & sometimes were not proud of our past. Thats why we need Jesus to cleanse us & take us back to His embrace. Some years ago, Jesus took me from dirt and made me clean. Hes so real! Now I can stand strong, coz I know Im no longer alone. Now I can clearly see, that life is indeed beautiful. Now I understand, why I love Him more & more.
---Annie on 6/9/05


Everybody makes mistakes & sometimes were not proud of our past. Thats why we need Jesus to cleanse us & take us back to His embrace. Some years ago, Jesus took me from dirt and made me clean. Hes so real! Now I can stand strong, coz I know Im no longer alone. Now I can clearly see, that life is indeed beautiful. Now I understand, why I love Him more & more.
---Annie on 6/9/05


Yes, God forgives women for having abortions, just like He forgives all sin when one truly repents, and gives their life to Him. The Bible tells us that when we are born again, we are new creatures, and old things are passed away. God has forgiven you, now you need to forgive yourself, and walk in the newness of life in Christ. God bless you.
---barbara on 6/9/05


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Jayne, God forgave you in the person of Christ before you ever realized you needed forgiveness. "To wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the whole world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses against them." "And you, who were dead in trespasses and sins, hath He quickened together with Christ, having forgiven all trespasses." It's a done deal. Just receive by faith and enjoy.
---Linda_Smith on 6/9/05


Ofcourse, if you ask for forgiveness and truely mean it and HE Will Know if you do, then you are cleansed!
---ariel on 6/9/05


Of course God forgives you, for Jesus' sake!
---Tina5349 on 6/9/05


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