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Must We Repent Of Each Sin

In considering repentance who does repenting help? Does it help the sinner or does it help God? Are we forgiven for all of our sins are just for those that we have repented about?

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Well christan, Mark_V, and other.
I want to thank you for trying.
All we can do is, take his hand and leaded him to the water.

I'll say this! He is just like the certain ruler.
Because, he's saying the exact same things. "All these have I kept"
Christ told him, yet lackest thou one thing:
Other then humility!

You should really consider selling those things, you think you have.
And distribute whats left to the poor.

Gal_6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
Especially if he thinks he's a Saint. Not so, right Saint francis.

And I am sorry, I compared you to Leroy, I forgot, he was a prophet!
Not a Saint!
Peace
---TheSeg on 2/6/13


"Posts like these are very bothersome to me. It tell me that you are speaking without knowledge..." francis

Bothersome? How so? Is it because you don't believe in what Christ said in John 15 & 16 about the purpose of the Holy Spirit?

Ezekiel 11:19 & Jeremiah 31:33 doesn't imply you will "keep all ten commandments" by performing them but to remember how sinful you are and acknowledging you have been saved only by the grace of God. Hence, that's why repentance and faith in Christ is required.

John 15 & 16 DOESN'T contradict Ezekiel 11:19 and Jeremiah 31:33, but rather COMPLIMENT each other. And that to you is bothersome and not of knowledge?
---christan on 2/6/13


It's hard, what with all the commandments. So here just one!
---TheSeg on 2/6/13

John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandmentS: and his commandmentS are not grievous.

To the non christian, his commandments are a burden, a yoke and there are two many

To the christian:
Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psalms 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalms 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
---francis on 2/6/13


That's not why the Holy Spirit was given in the first place.
---christan on 2/6/13

Posts like these are very bothersome to me. It tell me that you are speaking without knowledge

Ezekiel 11:19 I will put a new spirit within you, and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
---francis on 2/6/13


"so we through the power of the holy ghost keep all ten commandments... If per chance we should fall short of any of them" francis

First of all, make no mistake the Holy Spirit is God and for God nothing is impossible. Including if He wants you to "keep all ten commandments". That's not why the Holy Spirit was given in the first place. If He was given for that purpose of you "keeping all ten commandments", you will keep them all.

Jesus tells us of the Holy Spirit, "the Comforter... he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment... he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself... He shall glorify me."
---christan on 2/6/13




It's hard, what with all the commandments. So here just one!
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, (as I have loved you!)

As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you:
(Did God love Christ before or after the commandments?
Joh_17:5, before the world was!)
continue ye in my love. (This love!)

Now did Christ love us first or did he give us the commandments first?
He loved us first, and we love him, because he first loved us!
Not because of the commandments! Mat_5:45, Col_2:13!

Now he's not asking you, He's commanding you!
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Just reject it, Peace
---TheSeg on 2/6/13


Although I dont believe there is any one religion.
TheSeg on 2/4/13

Now how could you believe that more than one religion can be the true religion?

Hebrews_13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines.

Even in the Christian religion, there is a diversity of doctrine YET the only true religion is that which doctrine is the same yesterday, today and forever
francis on 2/5/13


Let me clarify it for you, there is no true religion, just pure religion!
Jas_1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Peace
---TheSeg on 2/6/13


francis, no one who is born of the Spirit wants to sin anymore. None. But they will sin. It is the sinful nature we still possess. It will be with us till we die. It is a battle through life. So no one keeps the laws perfect. You stumble in life thinking you can earn forgiveness by working of the law, but no sinner gain favor and acceptance with God because he tries to keep the law. The Ten Commandments were not made for the purpose of saving or justifying. They were made to show us our need of cleansing and to point us to the Person that does the cleansing, Our Lord Jesus Christ. If you francis look at the law, you will see your own sin.
---Mark_V. on 2/6/13


Christ didnt tell you to love the commandments before me. He told you to love me, before the commandments. You just dont remember---TheSeg on 2/5/13

I do not remember what book chapter and verse is that in again?



Although I dont believe there is any one religion.
---TheSeg on 2/4/13

Now how could you beleive that more than one religion can be the true religion?

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines.

Even in the christian religion, there is a diversity of doctrine YET the only true religion is that which doctrine is the same yesterday, today and forever
---francis on 2/5/13


Santa, until you love me, the way I love you, you will never on this earth understand.
Christ didnt tell you to love the commandments before me. He told you to love me, before the commandments. You just dont remember!

//Obviously you just see what you want//
No, I dont see the things, I want! If I did you would love me!
I only see the things you put in front of me.

Like the way youre condemning me, by the commandments.
Instead for loving me and forgiving me, you know, the way he forgave you.
Freely!

But, thats ok. See, I know you think Im making this up, as I go along!
I just hope it happen to you. So you can see!
Peace
---TheSeg on 2/5/13




"David( was anointed by the Lord)and Peter (converted and walked with the Lord) on their free-will sin or did God have a say in this?:)" Ruben

You simply can't help but wedgie your wild imagination of man's "free-will" into what David and Peter did, can you? How many times must I show you this verse:

"Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass, I have purposed it, I will also do it." Isaiah 46:11

God is sovereign and man will be held accountable. Like it or not, that's how it goes. So keep your imaginary "free-will" where it belongs...
---christan on 2/5/13


---TheSeg on 2/5/13
Obviously you just see what you want


Think also of what your sin the violation of the law has cost God through his son Jesus
---francis on 11/15/12

we do not keep the ten commandments to be saved, but rather because we are saved
because we understand that God sent Jesus to die on the cross to save us from the law of sin and death: after all the wages of sin is death, we then no longer wish to live in sin, so we through the power of the holy ghost keep all ten commandments. If per chance we should fall short of any of them, we seek God's forgiveness, we repent and are forgiven.
---francis on 12/24/12
---francis on 2/5/13


Repentance is only the beginning of a Christian walk. Remember David? He was only about fifteen when he was anointed by the Lord. Later on when he became king, committed adultery and murder, and repented of them. In his writing of Psalms, you too will notice how contrite he was, not once but many times.

Remember Peter? He was converted and walked with the Lord but just before Christ's crucifixion, he denied the Lord three times! And repented when he realised that he had sinned.

Repentance is unto death not only ONCE!
---christan on 2/5/13

Christan,

David( was anointed by the Lord)and Peter (converted and walked with the Lord) on their free-will sin or did God have a say in this?:)
---Ruben on 2/5/13


We understand the cost of sin, especially to our saviour, (so in love, we are obedient to the laws) of God,
francis on 2/4/13

Never thought I see the day!
And yes I know, its not what you meant, but it is what you said!
1Co_2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Peace
---TheSeg on 2/5/13


"They are unsaved and when they repent" Haz

Repentance is only the beginning of a Christian walk. Remember David? He was only about fifteen when he was anointed by the Lord. Later on when he became king, committed adultery and murder, and repented of them. In his writing of Psalms, you too will notice how contrite he was, not once but many times.

Remember Peter? He was converted and walked with the Lord but just before Christ's crucifixion, he denied the Lord three times! And repented when he realised that he had sinned.

Repentance is unto death not only ONCE!
---christan on 2/5/13


Mark_V. on 2/5/13
very good post
excellent work
---francis on 2/5/13


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---christan on 2/4/13

Last part of your post EXCELLENT!!

We do it also, because as Christians deleivered from the penalty of sin, we do not want to live in sin anymore.

We understand the cost of sin, especially to our saviour, so in love, we are obedient to the laws of God
---francis on 2/4/13


Repenting helps the sinner. They are unsaved and when they repent from their DEAD WORKS (heb 6:1), receiving Christ, they are saved.

Acts 3:19,20 "Repent ye therefore, and BE CONVERTED, that your SINS may be BLOTTED OUT"

As we see here, repentance is for the unsaved, yet to be converted person, so that their sins also can be blotted out.

As Christians, our PAST sins WERE blotted out at the cross, Rom 3:25.
So to answer the blog question, Yes, ALL our PAST sin has been forgiven and now that Christians abide in Christ (1John 3:5,6) there's no more sin. We've "CEASED from sin" (1Pet 4:1), "CANNOT sin" (1John 3:9).

Satan the accuser can no longer charge us with sin, Rom 8:33
---Haz27 on 2/5/13


francis, in your rush you forgot the sin of unbelief. All those you posted fall under that.
All of your own works are sin without Christ. Without Christ you never give thanks to God or bring glory to Him. Here is a reason why works will not justify a soul. If a man is found guilty of stealing and is sentence to ten years, he can indeed justify himself by works. By serving his time. He is considered perfectly justified and innocent. And a murderer sentenced to twenty five years can be justified by works if he serves twenty five years. But if the sentence is death instead the prisoner cannot justify himself even if he works for 100years, the law would still demand death. The truth is that without the shedding of blood is no remission of sins.
---Mark_V. on 2/5/13


francis, first of all, you keep forgetting that we are told by Paul the law from God served only one purpose. And that's, "for by the law is the knowledge of sin." The law simply reveals to us all, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God".

Worshiping God, honoring your father and mother - is written in the law to simply remind us all how sinful and fallen we are. For if you worship God and honor thy father and mother, isn't it your Christian duty now to carry out these reminders God has given to us in His laws? The Christian does it (though imperfectly) because he/she is saved, not to be saved.
---christan on 2/4/13


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Acts 3?
v19_20 "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord,
And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:"
Peter said that.

John used to say, "Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matt.3:2)
Jesus preached, " Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matt.4:17)

We'll stand in disagreement then JackB. For all I see is people being called from the very point where they stand (not an advantage point either).
Even God called them who were ignorant and stewed as scarlet! (Isaiah 1).
---Nana on 2/4/13


---christan on 2/4/13
The last part of your post was very good

There is no implication on my part that after being saved by grace, there's no need for a Christian to repent of his present and future sins

Also do you consider honouring your father and mother, or worshiping only Jehovah a yoke of law and grace?
---francis on 2/4/13


Nana I disagree. (John 15:1-5)

"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly"---Romans 5:6

"Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities"-- Acts 3:26

His death pays the penalty of your sins. His resurrected life brings you new life.

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour"-- Titus 3:5,6
---JackB on 2/4/13


"If they told you that t5hey were already a christian, and was saved by grace, and not saved by the law, would you encourage them to continue with their practice of not keep the ten commandments?" francis

Are you implying after being saved by grace, there's no need for a Christian to repent of his present and future sins? Why do you hang the yoke of the law on grace? That's wicked and evil!

Do I advocate the Christian since saved by grace to continue sinning, of course not! But God through His mercy and grace has made a way through faith in Christ for the Christian to repent. Of which we are told, "But without faith it is impossible to please him". You see, repentance with faith pleases God.
---christan on 2/4/13


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Mark_V. on 2/4/13

If you met someone who
1: had other gods
2: Made graven image,to bow down to them,
3: Took the name of the LORD thy God in vain,
4: Forgot the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5: Dishonour their father and thy mother:
6: killed.
7: Commited adultery.
8: Stole.
9: Beared false witness, and
10: Coveted

Which of these sine would you ask them to repent from?
If they told you that t5hey were already a christian, and was saved by grace, and not saved by the law, would you encourage them to continue with their practice of not keep the ten commandments?
---francis on 2/4/13


Mima: Repentance helps the sinner most. It helps clear from the sinner the dirt that will make God not to be close to him/her. If you repent of 3 sins out of 5. The stain of the other 2 is still on the sinner. Once the sinner can recognize the sin, s/he must confess it & repent from it.
---Adetunji on 2/4/13


"You can NOT repent of your sins on your own power."
JackB

Nowhere it is said, 'repent of your sins, you've been enpowered'.

Matthew 11:20 "Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:..."
Acts 2:38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
---Nana on 2/4/13


francis, when the holy commandments are given to people, it does not make them saved. It only makes them aware they exist. Your passages from (Heb 10:26: and 2 Peter 2:21,21) do not in anyway conclude those people were saved. You yourself know the commandments and preach them, that does not make you save. The only way you can be saved is by the Grace of God through faith. No other way.
That is why if you return to your own vomit it is because there was never any regeneration.
---Mark_V. on 2/4/13


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You can NOT repent of your sins on your own power.

He is the vine. We are the branches. If we abide in him we show HIS fruit.

Before coming to Christ we are all slaves to sin and the penalty of sin. Only by accepting Gods gracious gift of eternal life by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Spirit of Christ can we begin to change and we do not receive that Spirit until we are adopted as sons, forgiven, sanctified, justified. Salvation is a free gift.

By grace! Not of works, lest anyone should boast.
---JackB on 2/4/13


1 John 5,3 FOR the love of God, that we keep his commandments, and his commandments are not grievous.

( To love God is a Love of Works - And that keeping His Law - These works do not save a person, But Works that a believer does, )



Are we forgiven for all our sins for those that repented from ?

James 2:10 FOR whoever shall keep the whole law , and yet offend in one point , he is guilty of all,

Romans 10:4 - FOR Christ is the - End of Law - For Righteousness to ever one that believe,



Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him that the body of sin might be destroyed, that hence forth we should not serve sin,
---RICHARDC on 2/3/13


God is holy, holy, holy - sinless. So seriously, how does repentance of the sinner even "help God"?

Do you even know what's the meaning of repentance and why the sinner must repent of his sins toward God? Do you even see yourself as a wretched soul that unless you repent, you will most definitely perish as declared by Christ?

Many make light of repentance even after they think "they have become a Christian", claiming they cannot sin anymore - taking Scripture out of context. And such are without understanding and conviction of what Peter and John even meant.
---christan on 2/3/13


How can he be lost for not repenting as a Christian when he doesn't belong to himself but to God?"
---Mark_V. on 2/3/13
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
---francis on 2/3/13


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"(1 Cor. 6:19) How can he be lost for not repenting as a Christian when he doesn't belong to himself but to God?"
---Mark_V. on 2/3/13

Funny take since the next sentence states man's responsibibility to God, "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
1 Corinthians 6:9_10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
(sprinkle that on your cereal)
---Nana on 2/3/13


FofC, you misunderstand.

Rom 3:25 says ONLY PAST sin was remitted.
1Pet 4:1 confirms this, saying Christians have "CEASED from sin".

Also confirmed by:
We "CANNOT sin", 1John 3:6-9
We're "FREED from sin", Rom 6:7

Christians abide in Christ (1John 3:6) and in Christ there's "NO SIN" (1John 3:5).

So stop looking at the imperfect physical, judging righteousness by it's works. That body is DEAD because of sin (Rom 8:10).

Look instead at the new creation (2Cor 5:16). I no longer live but Christ lives in me, Gal 2:20. This is who God sees in us and we also should see in each other.
How can Satan accuse us of sin when we're in Christ, Rom 8:33?
---Haz27 on 2/3/13


If you fall away you cannot repent again Hebrews 6:6
---Follower_of_Christ on 2/2/13

I have a different understanding fo this

My understanding is that those who fall away cannot return to the body unless they repent and are taught again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

In short you cannot leave the body and return as if nothing ever happened
---francis on 2/3/13


Follower, you were preaching keeping the whole law, knowing no one could keep it all, Now you say,

"Those who believe they are sinless are without the Lord:"

Which indicates that people do not keep all the laws and commandments.
Let me explain, When God saves a person, it is by grace. It has nothing whatsoever to do with your works. A believer born of God is bought with a price (1 Cor. 6:20). "Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God and you are not your own?" (1 Cor. 6:19) How can he be lost for not repenting as a Christian when he doesn't belong to himself but to God?
Even repentance is granted by God. (2 Tim. 2:25,26).
---Mark_V. on 2/3/13


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God is good in showing His people their sins in specifics. It does God absolutely no good in our asking Him. Forgiveness is for the believer's own good, in that it keeps you in right relationship with the living God. Also, when we ask God for forgiveness of our sins, but, we know of no known sin as God tells it to me, it is simply an acknowledgment. We fall so short of the glory of God. Because He is perfect. Jesus is our advocate [lawyer].
---pat on 2/2/13


Repentance is done once at baptism blotting out past sins only.

If you fall away you cannot repent again Hebrews 6:6


What the followers of the Lord do is confess our daily sins to him

Psalm 32:5, Proverbs 28:13

The Lord Christ Jesus is our high priest Heb 2:17, and through the Lord we can go to the Father and confess our sins and we will be forgiven.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. And Mark 11:25

Those who believe they are sinless are without the Lord:

1 John 1:10
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
---Follower_of_Christ on 2/2/13


Francis: It was really a comment for David 7/27/07.....
only now do I see how old that comment was!!
---Peter on 1/31/13


Repentance is what we did when we obeyed the gospel, believing in Jesus. We repented of "DEAD WORKS", Heb 6:1.

As Heb 6:4-6 shows, repentance is a ONCE ONLY thing.

And to answer the blog question, YES, we've been forgiven ALL our sins. All PAST sin was remitted at the cross (Rom 3:25). And our old man was crucified with Christ (Rom 6:6).

It's no longer I that lives but Christ lives in me, Gal 2:20. And in Christ there is no sin, 1John 3:5. So as we abide in Christ, we cannot sin, 1John 3:9. Satan the accuser can no longer charge us with sin, Rom 8:33. God has justified us.
---Haz27 on 1/31/13


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when people believe the gospel that Christ died and resurrected for our sins, they are rarely told about the exceeding riches of Gods grace that are part and parcel of it (Eph 1:18-19, 2:7).

Instead, they are given a list of things they must do to earn the very riches that have been given to us freely through Christs work on the cross.

We are told to continually confess our sins according to 1 John 1:9, but the Lord has already forgiven ALL our trespasses for Christs sake (Col 2:13, Eph 4:32).

We are told that faith alone is not enough for God to save. But it is the reality of Christs finished work on our behalf that proves our faith real.

In Christ we already have all spiritual blessings in heavenly places
---michael_e on 1/30/13


What about sins that we no longer remember? Or things that in our weakness we have not yet realised are sins?
---Peter on 1/30/13
Leviticus 4:27 And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, .. Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge:

Already covered
---francis on 1/30/13


What about sins that we no longer remember? Or things that in our weakness we have not yet realised are sins?

Both of these,especially the first, may happen
---Peter on 1/30/13


We aret forgiven only for the sins for which we repent.
---francis on 1/30/13


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You ask who does repenting help? Does it help God? Job 35:6-8 "If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him? If you are righteous, what do you give to him, or what does he receive from your hand? Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only the sons of men." Are we forgiven for all our sins or just those that we have repented of? "No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because Gods seed remains in him, he cannot go on sinning." (1 John 3:6,9, 5:18) Gal 6:7-8 "Do not be deceived: The one who sows to please his sinful nature will reap destruction, the one who sows to please the Spirit will reap eternal life." 1 Cor 6:9-10
---bike on 1/30/13


I don't see much scripture on here to back up the opinions. If you believe something you should be able to back it up with God's Word.
---chris_dockens on 1/30/13


picture this, you live next door to a man saying he is a saved christian. you then notice children go missing. the guy is a pedophile and has just molested and murdered ten children and your own son is one of them. you said all his sins are forgiven so when he says sorry, you have to let him live next to you and play with other small children. You just said on CN Jesus forgives everyone of all sins before they are committed so why do we even have prisons. let people do what they want. they are saved.
---Lori on 7/27/07


"Must We Repent Of Each Sin"

Why wouldn't you want to? Your sins killed the Son of God! Take responsibilty and confess it. Why would you want to hang on to it?
---David on 7/27/07


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When we repent of our sins its like taking a cleansing shower. When we step out of that shower we feel refreshed and brand new.It helps us and it pleases God. He begins to take notice of our obedience to Him. God has special blessings for His children he can trust and who will obey.
---Robyn on 7/27/07


anyone that says they are forgiven of all their sins and it doesn't matter what you do in life is the same person Jesus will say at the judgment, depart from me, I never knew you. you have openly crucified him just like the people did when he died. the bible speaks bluntly, "Except ye repent, ye shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God." that says it very clearly for those who ignore the bible. no wonder the world is run by satan. even christians partake of his evils without shame or remorse.
---Lori on 7/27/07


The Holy Spirit will convict us of sin that needs to be repented of. When we accept Jesus, we are forgiven all of our sins but growing in Christ is a process. We can't turn from a sin that we are unaware of. Fortunately the Holy Spirit doesn't overwhelm us with our sinfulness. One step at a time we grow to be like Christ.
---Robin on 7/26/07


As Christians, we are forgiven of all sin...period...We have been justified
---duane on 7/11/07


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Leslie: I agree sin can open the door to demonic possesion. However because the believer is Sealed with the Holy Spirit they cannot be possessed by demonic spirits. They can only be opressed. Opression is when Satin builds strongholds in the believers mind.
---Marcia on 7/10/07


If there is peace between you and God, you are forgiven. Does it help God? No.
---catherine on 7/10/07


Usally the Holy Spirit will convict us of an offense that we have caused against him. After the conviction we will acknowledge to God that we have sinned(Confession). Then we repent. However, we all sin so much by our speech, our thoughts, our attitudes, and actions that it would be impossible to confess every sin we have ever commited. The Holy Spirit is our helper he will lead us into repentance and help to keep us pure so he can work through us. Trust the Holy Spirit.
---Marcia on 7/10/07


Undoubtedly it helps God. It comes from His Word and we are to do what He says do. It is about obedience.
It also helps us. When we repent it humbles us before God and it teaches us to do away with pride and feeling we are a God unto ourselves. Which we are not. When we come before God we learn to confess, repent and receive God's forgiveness. This is a refining process. We change during this process, if we are sincere and really want to change.
---Robyn on 7/10/07


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Daily in our prayers we should ask God forgiveness of all of our sins. This will cover them all on a daily basis. There many type sins. Sins of omission,commission,inward, outward sins. Many. So to make sure I cover them all I simply ask God to forgive me and pardon all of my sins.
I name the ones I am aware of but we commit sins we are not aware of,also. Everyday,all day. This is why I ask forgivenes for all of them. None are left out.They are confessed and repented of and forgiven by God.
---Robyn on 7/10/07


There are many sins which we do not recognise in ourselves ... pride, judgmentqlism, lack of total love or kindness, forgetting other peoples needs, frustration leading to anger,
Some of these we display even on these blogs, others are more private. Some we don't even see in ourselves.
We can't name and confess each sin
---AlanUKquent5969 on 7/10/07


Sin can open the door to Satan & his demons to posses you. Repentance frees you from legal bondage of Satan's control. You must repent of all known sin in order to break Satan's legal bind to you. This helps you be free.
---Leslie on 12/22/06


mima, God don,t need ANY HELP.A repented heart.means your entire being regrets sin,and desires forgiveness.God IAM SO SORRY FOR EVERYTHING i HAVE DONE AGAINST YOU.for all my sins. that would pretty well cover you.
---tom2 on 12/18/06


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We must repent daily. It helps us to be in good standing with God. There are alot of sins that we commit everyday that we're not aware of, that is why the bible tells us to repent daily. To ask God to search our hearts to see if there be anything hidden, just as David did.
---Rebecca_D on 12/13/06


You can't pull out all the weeds in a garden at once tug--or even one session.

Regular and frequent prayer and self-examination will reveal the strongholds that need to be pulled down.
---Jack on 12/7/06


1 John 1:9

If you want to be more like Jesus you have to repent, God is benefited because there's one more person who reflects the reality of Jesus' resurrection, we are helped because the madness of our carnality is lost to us.

Peace with God is peace in life.
---Pharisee on 12/6/06


Some we don't even see in ourselves.
We can't name and confess each sin
---AlanUKquent5969 on 12/5/06

Alan makes a great point, and it's been my experience that if we continually confess the sin we do know about, and get free from them one by one other things start to go with it.

It's truly a joy to see God at work in your life and your measure of faith will be increased as will you effectiveness in your knowledge of God through your experience with him.
---Pharisee on 12/6/06


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Emcee ... I have no argument with yuo. Youwill see my comment was addressed to someone who insists that each and every sin has got to be admitted, and repented, and seems to believe that it is possible to remember them all.
---AlanUKQuent5969 on 12/6/06


Alan Of UK::While it is true we are not able to remember all our sins.Yet,if Contrition is really Perfect & a sinceredesire of repentance is present,our Lord knows who is genuine or Not.Did He not tell the good thief on the cross "this day hou shalt be with me in Paradise".
---Emcee on 12/5/06


In my opinion, repenting helps both God and the person who is repenting for the simple fact that repenting shows God that you are really intending on turning from what may have you bound and that through His help you will quit or try to quit the sin that is ensnaring you. Repenting also keeps the sinner from being cast out of the flock of God due to unfaithfulness to the Shepherd (Christ). Check out: Ezekial 18
---Joe on 12/5/06


To repent is what you do when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.Repent means to have a changed mind.If you are a follower of Christ and happen to sin...Ask the father for forgiveness.The lords Prayer shows us how to deal with daily sin.
---JIM on 12/5/06


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when we repent we stop running from the grace of God and we turn to it. So Repentance helps us as we grow closer to him. Christ has already done the work for us we just have to acknowledge it. As for repenting of every sin. Don't worry too much about it. As sin is reveiled repent and move on, but don't dwell on trying to find every sin in your life. GOd deals with us in different ways. Some he can take everything away at once others it is a long drawn out process. Repent as the spirit leads.
---Jared on 12/5/06


God has, through the sacrifice of Christ Jesus on the cross, already forgiven all mankind.. so to speak, on credit.

when each individual hears and accepts that forgiveness they are then washed in the blood of the Lamb, their sins wiped away forever. any subsequent sin can also be put under the blood.
---JaeR on 12/5/06


Mrs M ... Each & every incident?
How many of those kinds of sin do you recall for yourself each day?
---AlanUKqu?ent5969 on 12/5/06


Repentence helps us because the word says, "IF we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness." God doesn't need to repent of anything. I believe we are forgiven for all of our sins and the ones we don't confess, the Holy Spirit will convict us of. We know in our spirit if something is sin or not, and we should be repenting for all known sins.
---Donna9759 on 12/5/06


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Jesus taught about this with the footwashing. Peter was washed clean or else he would have no part of Jesus. He just needed his feet washed. I believe we need a heart of repentance all the time. We are probably going to miss mentioning some dumb sin so isn't it nice to know that if we walk in repentance we will always be forgiven.
---john on 12/5/06


Mima::If your concience tells you it is not right IT is Wrong.The 7 deadly sins detrimental to a healthy soul are :Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Envy, Gluttony, & sloth.
---Emcee on 12/5/06


AlanUKquent5969 , The Holy Spirit CAN convict a Christian of those things, if they listen to Him, reasoning with the Lord. We as Christian's must be straightforward with God, and ourselves(Isaiah 1:18). God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 12/5/06


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