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Will God Forgive Same Sins

Does God give forgiveness of all sin? Even if you commit the same sin over and over and still ask for forgiveness? Will the Most High forgive us even if we repent daily of the same sins?

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Nana you said, "a man's work is what will qualify/disqualify him".

And Jesus said in John 6:29 our works are to believe on him.

Rom 11:6 also adds that works of the law cannot be mixed with grace. Hence we see the legalists are disqualified. They profess they know him, but in works of the law they deny him, Tit 1:16.
Matt 7:23 also refers to legalists as they're under the law and are guilty of ALL of it. Thus they're workers of iniquity. Note context from Matt 7:1 warning legalists "judge not".

Rom 2:6, "well doing" = believe on Jesus.
Rom 2:8 the disobedient = legalists, because to be under the law is unbelief.
---Haz27 on 6/7/14

Samuel, you said "We obey because the law of GOD is now inside us"

But why then do the SDA's not obey the law? You and Jerry have admitted failure to obey. Just saying you "aim" to obey is not the same as the perfect obedience that the law requires, James 2:10.

SDA's go even further to allege that if you don't "aim" to obey the law then your condemned and lost.

SDA doctrine is ambiguous demanding that some unspecified minimum standard of obedience to the law is required or else one is lost. The fact that SDA's cannot provide any scripture with details of this minimum standard, only confirms that it's an error doctrine.
---Haz27 on 6/7/14

Samuel, as you admit you fail to obey the law then that means (under legalistic doctrines) you are not being holy, as scripture commands.

SDA's say we are to "be" holy. We are to obey the law. Presumably that's what SDA's mean by "be" holy.

BUT, SDA's all fail to obey the law, as the law requires perfect obedience, James 2:10.

In spite of SDA's disobedience they claim they're not lost because they attain some unspecified minimum standard of obedience.

Can you give details from scripture what that minimum standard is? No doubt how long we each live is also a factor.
If you have no scripture detailing this then SDA doctrine is ambiguous and thus error.
---Haz27 on 6/7/14


If you have a weakness, and manage to give in to it again and again, and genuinely regret your action, and repent again and again, this is the kind of thing God freely forgives. Jesus commanded us to forgive each other seventy times seven times, and surely he can't expect us to be more merciful than God himself.

On the other hand, if you treat God's forgiveness as a license to do whatever you please - expecting God to rubber-stamp your behavior with a "get out of hell free" card, you're treating God's grace cheaply - not as a precious gift, but as an entitlement (which it is not). Think how a rich man would treat his spoiled brat son who expects daddy to bail him out of jail every time.
---StrongAxe on 6/7/14

"... to condemn based on judging physical behaviour."
Paul made that distinction you deny.

Matthew 7:22_23 "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
You butcher the word of God with your inventions, the Lord clearly stated that a man's work is what will qualify/disqualify him.
Paul says the same, Romans 2:6_7 "Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life..."
---Nana on 6/7/14

Before I answer your latest question it has occurred to me that I have been remiss in my answers and have left off an important part.

We both agree we are not under the law. But that is because the law is now inside us and in our hearts it is part of who we are in Christ.

Hebrews 10:16

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them,

We obey because the law of GOD is now inside us.
---Samuelbb7 on 6/7/14

Samuel, Nana. I assume you both agree that to "be" holy has got nothing to do with Christians obeying the law, because it's clear none of us are able to keep the law perfectly anyway to warrant "being" holy by our physical effort.

Samuel, my accusation against SDA's is regarding the mixing of works and grace.
Note how you quoted Gal 5 to condemn based on judging physical behaviour.
But this scripture is speaking in spiritual terms. Spiritual sexual immorality with Hagar (symbolic for righteousness by works, Gal 4:24), spiritual drunkenness (Rev 17:2), uncleanness (without Christ), etc, is all describing works of the flesh, rebellion against submitting to God's righteousness, which is unbelief.
---Haz27 on 6/6/14

1 Peter 2:15_16 "For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God."
1 Peter 3:11 "Let him eschew evil, and do good, let him seek peace, and ensue it."

The message is simple except for those full of themselves. Do good as you see fit and know that the Lord will reward your kindness or lack thereof.

Romans 2:5 "But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God"
---Nana on 6/6/14

If obedience to the law is how one is judged to "be" holy, then James 2:10 says that perfect obedience is what is required.


Yes it is required which is why we have to be saved by Grace alone through faith alone.

I know that you say you cannot sin because nothing you do is a sin. But do you ever steal, think evil thoughts, lie, covet, get angry, want your own way and are always loving plus kind to others. Do you help people as much as you can all the time? Are you perfect in your life?
---Samuelbb7 on 6/6/14

Nana, you said, "If it were imputed Peter would not have said "be" as you would have already been"

Consider the context of 1Pet 1:15. Note 1Pet 5,6 which speaks of our faith being tested. This is our fighting the good fight of faith (1Tim 6:12), to continue to believe on Jesus. In believing on Jesus, we're holy. That's what it is to "be" holy.

The alternative claim that obedience to the law is judged for holiness, such claims are ambiguous. What minimum level of obedience to the law determines if one is BEING holy? Nobody can answer this.

If obedience to the law is how one is judged to "be" holy, then James 2:10 says that perfect obedience is what is required.
---Haz27 on 6/6/14

I do not think or teach my attempts make me Holy. Why do you insist on accusing me of that? I believe that we are to not live in sin.
Since we are not trying to save ourselves your accusation makes no sense.
I agree Christ is our righteousness. How many times do I have to say it and in how many different ways before you stop your false accusations? Since I am not a legalist your accusation does not fit me.

Gal 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, hatred, ...seditions, heresies,... Envyings, of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
---Samuelbb7 on 6/6/14

Hebrews 12:13_14 "And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:..."

Make straight paths, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight."

1 Peter 1:14_16 "As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation, Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy."

If it were imputed Peter would not have said "be" as you would have already been.
---Nana on 6/5/14

Samuel, you quoted 1Pet 4
That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

The lusts of men is self righteousness, which is through works of the law. This is the spiritual fornication (with Hagar, symbolic for righteousness by works of the law, Gal 4:24), spiritual drunkeness with the wine of fornication (Rev 17:2), etc.

Christians live to the will of God, which is to believe on Jesus, John 6:40.

And how do we be holy? We continue to believe on Jesus, thus his sacrifice has sanctified us (made us holy), Heb 10:10.

Why would you think your failed attempts to aim to obey the law can make you holy?
---Haz27 on 6/5/14

Samuel, you've admitted you fail to keep the law perfectly so we both know there is more than just one command SDA's can be judged on. And SDA do it to themselves because they bring themselves under the law thus making themselves a sinner, Gal 2:18.

Rom 10:4, you overlook that Christ is the END of the law, for righteousness. Instead its our faith that is counted for righteousness, Rom 4:5. So why do SDA's keep hanging on to the law to prove righteousness? That's unbelief.

Gal 3:24 tells us the schoolmaster is the law

Gal 5:16 walking in the flesh is unbelief/righteousness by works of the law. Thus we see SPIRITUAL fornication, drunkenness, uncleanness, etc in Gal 5:19 describing legalists.
---Haz27 on 6/5/14

1Pe 4:1,2

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin,

That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Cease from sin means we stop sinning. Not that sins we do are not sins. Haz you teach that if you lie it is not a sin. Not the same thing.

1Pe 1:15

but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior,

We are to be holy in what we do.
---Samuelbb7 on 6/5/14

some Adventist cook on Sabbath. Many do not. Turning a knob is not the same as gathering wood and starting a fire nor is pushing a Microwave button. You do not care about that. You did manage to find one verse to judge us.

Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
This verse is against your interpretation of verse 4.
Romans 10:4 End means goal not cessation.
You gave a wrong answer on Gal 3:25 read the verse, it is about the Schoolmaster.
To get to 5:18 you must follow
Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
So your understanding does not agree with the whole passage.
---Samuelbb7 on 6/4/14

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Jerry, repentance is from dead works (Heb 6:1) of self righteousness, which is sin.

When we repent (turn away) from our self-righteousness and believe on Jesus, then our faith is counted for righteousness, Rom 4:5.

Thus Christians have ceased from sin, 1Pet 4:1. Where there is no law there is no transgression/sin, Rom 4:15.

As for our physical failings that you are concerned about, God disciplines us when we do wrong. We do not profit by doing wrong. But these failings are not sin that can be charged against us. That physical body is already dead (by faith, crucified with Christ Rom 6:6) because of sin, Rom 8:10.
---Haz27 on 6/4/14

A basic study,re:repentant yet,reocurrance Rom.7:14-25. we must own up to.our own weakness,"don't sweep it under the rug"
It goes on to.let us know( we on our own) so if we confess our sins He is faithful to.forgive us,cleanse from.unrighteousness..we dare not play with it,so then we communication with God,daily talking to.Him.

I read an.article on.Gal.1:4 recognize when.we have wrong thoughts! I really thought this was good.
---Elena9555 on 6/4/14

Ray: True repentance implies a "turning away" from sin. If we continue to commit the same sin daily, then we have not turned away from it, and thus have not truly repented.

But take heart,

Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

By the grace of Christ, you can get victory over "that" sin. Then He can help you overcome the next one.

---jerry6593 on 5/31/14

Samuel. I recall that Exo 35:3, which says you are to light no fire, was used. But SDA's do cooking on Sabbath.

I said Christians are not under the law (Rom8:2,Rom10:4,Gal3:25,Gal5:18) hence they cannot be charged with its transgression/sin.
BUT, in discussing SDA's, who are under the law, I speak on how they transgress the law(sin) as they're under the law. Remember, whatever the law says it says to those under it Rom 3:19. And thus SDA's are guilty of ALL the law, James 2:10.

2Cor 6:14 says they are not to associate with UNBELIEVERS? Also 2Cor 6:16 and even 1Cor 5:9-13. Spiritual fornication with Hagar (symbolic for righteousness by works of the law, Gal 4:24), is unbelief.
---Haz27 on 5/30/14

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I recall Haz that no Bible verse was used. But Jewish traditions. Prove me wrong. If you do not prove me wrong you have made a false charge and given a lying report.
So you say that the HOLY SPIRIT has convicted most Christians that the Sabbath is the proper day of worship and they know they are sinning, for that was the condition that I placed on it. If the HOLY SPIRIT is convicting them it is a sin. Would that not make it a sin?

You have stated that a Christians cannot be lost for any sin since all have already been forgiven. But now you say that is not true. So which is it can a Christian be lost or not?

Could you give me the verses in Corinthians that say it was their association of unbelievers they were repenting of.
---Samuelbb7 on 5/30/14

Thanks John. Well said about Nana. He/she has little credibility having to resort to spiteful abuse as support for an argument.

Samuel. You will no doubt recall last year when Lee was leading the debate as to how SDA's fail to keep the Sabbath. I know you read those posts so you are well aware of where SDA's fail.
SDA's preach condemnation for failure to obey the law, hence their doctrine condemns themselves.
---Haz27 on 5/29/14

Samuel. Re 2Cor 7 consider its context. Note 2Cor6:1+14+17. "Receive not the grace of God in vain". "Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers". "Come out from among them and be ye separate". .

The Corinthians had repented of associating with unbelievers, who were into works of the law for righteousness, that is fornicating with Hagar, who is symbolic of this, Gal 4:24.
Remember 1Cor 5 speaking out against having such spiritual fornicators amongst us.

As for the SDA poll, I think you'll find many in that poll may not even know the gospel either. But Christians who know gospel also know Sabbath. Thus you condemn most here on CN because of Sabbath.
---Haz27 on 5/29/14

Yes Haz27 Repentance from dead works is the main one. Christians repenting of sins is there also. 2cor7:9,10
So you now believe that a Christian can be lost? You have stated Christians cannot be lost since they are forced by GOD to be saved. You contradict your own doctrine.
I wish most Christians had heard of the Sabbath but it is not true. Most people in the United States do not know of us there are polls we have run and others have that show this.
Now you say that we do not keep the Sabbath as instructed in the OT. I asked earlier where and you still have not answered that. So you are making false accusations and bearing false witness. But then you cannot break the ninth commandment so you claim it is okay you do so.
---Samuelbb7 on 5/29/14

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Thank you John for completing the set. All we needed was for a Jackass to chime in, glad you re-joined us!
---Nana on 5/29/14

Haz27, did you not know that
according to Nana who has been here a long time, if you do not agree with him you are ignorant, so he is the bar everyone has to reach to be intelligent.
---John on 5/29/14

Samuel. We see in scripture repentance in various contexts.
But repentance from DEAD WORKS of righteousness through works of the law is the main one, and it applies to non-Christians. This includes those who are dabbling in Christianity.

Heb 6:4-6 and Heb 10:26 speaks of Christians who know the truth of the gospel of Christ and yet turned back to works the law and thus making themselves a sinner (Gal 2:18).For such there is no more repentance available.

Regarding the Sabbath, most Christians have heard the message that it's Saturday.
Also, we see that not even the SDA's keep the Sabbath as instructed in OT. Hence SDA's themselves are condemned under their own doctrine.
---Haz27 on 5/28/14

Nana. You always miss the more important spiritual message in scripture. And your consistent spiteful abuse suggests you have problems.

Consider also Eph 5 where it speaks about marriage, with the emphasis being on the spiritual message about Christ and the church.

Regarding the physical parallels we see, in both examples neither you nor any other Christian is perfect in.

But as you are a legalist then you stand condemned under the doctrine you follow.
---Haz27 on 5/28/14

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Thanks Luke.

Haz I have talked to many people in churches have never thought that the day was changed and have not been convicted by the HOLY SPIIRT of which day to worship on.

Paul in the food issue wrote.

1Co 8:7

Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol, and their conscience being weak is defiled.

When a person who knew it was ok to eat meat did so no harm. But those who believed it was wrong were defiled.

Repent in First Corinthians was to established Christians in the church who had repented and been Baptized. So you cannot claim repentance is only for nonChristians.

---Samuelbb7 on 5/28/14

"As for Eph, honour Father and Mother, remember that the law is spiritual, Rom 7:14.

And who is our Father and Mother?
God the Father.
Jerusalem above, who is the mother of us all, Gal 4:26. "

What would you next say of, Ephesians 6:4 "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."
Fathers are being addressed as a follow up of "the first commandment with promise" given to their children which Paul restates in Ephesians 6:2.

Your doctrine is all a circus of empty rhetoric, Haz27.
---Nana on 5/27/14

//My objection is that if I disagree with this doctrine even though I love GOD and love to keep his commandments you and others say I am lost because I do not agree with your doctrine.//

Dear Samuel,
I do not condemn you. If you are under the law, the law condemns you. I never say you are lost because I do not believe you are. I just believe you hang on to a doctrine for simple reason you have to because you observe Saturday Sabbath. No other reason you support the law. To be under the law is to be under condemnation. Agape
---Luke on 5/28/14

Samuel, you said "We teach that only those who have been convicted of the truth and decide to do wrong are lost."
Thanks for confirming my point that SDA's preach condemnation to millions of Christians who do not keep the Sabbath.
After all, these millions of Christians know what the law says about the Sabbath.

You are misunderstanding repentance. The physical Jews sought righteousness by dead works of the law. And this is what repentance refers to, Heb 6:1.

Christians however sought righteousness by faith.

Sadly SDA's mix works of the law with grace and God says we must not do this, Rom 11:6.
---Haz27 on 5/27/14

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Nana. You only discredit yourself with your immature name calling (Hag and Dipstick).

As for Eph, honour Father and Mother, remember that the law is spiritual, Rom 7:14.

And who is our Father and Mother?
God the Father.
Jerusalem above, who is the mother of us all, Gal 4:26.

Christians keep the spiritual law. In the physical though we are not perfect and fail. Fortunately that physical body is already dead (by faith, crucified with Christ) because of sin,Rom 10:8
---Haz27 on 5/27/14

Believers do sin. You cannot get saved and live a sinless life. The church should disciple
you. A baby Christian is a baby and need milk of the Word. It isn't hard for a Christian to fall away. Seasoned Christians can expect the meat without being offended. Don't let every little thing get your attention. Interpretations are a dime a dozen. It takes study to keep things in context.
---shira4368 on 5/27/14

I believe that believers do not practice sin. So a person who does not practice and live in sin is saved by Grace alone through faith alone.

But a person who claims that they believe and all past present and future sins are forgiven who goes out and lives in sin are not saved.

They use the doctrine as an excuse to say they are saved when they are not.

Which is why I do not judge you Luke or any other.

My objection is that if I disagree with this doctrine even though I love GOD and love to keep his commandments you and others say I am lost because I do not agree with your doctrine.

---Samuelbb7 on 5/27/14

Repentance unto salvation is only once. It is true repentance. When God forgives our sins against Him at salvation, it is granted by God. He forgives all our sins, past, present and future. The promise of salvation is not conditional upon any of our works. Salvation is by grace through faith alone in Christ alone. All of grace.
I know what your response is, that means believers can sin all they want." But that is not true. Believers sin, but it is not their practice to sin. Unbelievers sin because they practice sinning. They are slaves to sin, we are not. Agape
---Luke on 5/27/14

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Hebrews 1:1 "...the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,..."

To infer that by "dead works" is implied 'the whole law' is an error.

Ephesians 6:1_3 "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother, (which is the first ommandment with promise,) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth."

What level of obedience children owe their parents? Maybe Hag could answer that one since Paul taught it.

As dipstick says, "you fail the law in one point, you fail it all".
By the same token, you teach one point, you cannot then pretend that it is all voided.
---Nana on 5/27/14

I draw your attention to:
2Co 7:9,10
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance:...
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of:...
You say that you never sin and never need to repent for anything, including the lie that we say that millions are lost for not keeping Sabbath. We teach that only those who have been convicted of the truth and decide to do wrong are lost. See Luke 5:32, 15:7, 24:47 2Peter3:9.

You are right it is not in scripture. We believe by scripture.
So now you are judging us for not keeping the Sabbath according to the law. Which law from the Bible directly are you saying we are not doing. Remember to prove it from the Bible only.
---Samuelbb7 on 5/27/14

How many times would you forgive your spouse for committing adultery? 490? Really?

Jesus was telling Peter in Matt 18:22 how many times he (Peter) should forgive his neighbour. Jesus' answer ties into the Lord's prayer, "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors".

We can also read where Jesus told Peter to "get behind me, Satan", I doubt that Peter ever repeated the sin that caused that repsonse from His Master. To commit the same sin over and over again, asking forgiveness each time makes a mockery out of God.
---barb on 5/27/14

Samuelbb7. You say the unrepentant are lost.

Thus we see SDA's like you condemning millions of Christians because they do not keep the Saturday Sabbath.
(BTW, what about the fact that SDA's fail to obey the Sabbath in the way the law outlines? Clearly a case of the pot calling the kettle black)

Again I draw your attention to Heb 6:1 which tells us that repentance was of dead works of self righteousness through deeds of the law.

As SDA's use deeds of the law as a measure of "imparted" righteousness and thus salvation, then they should also have details as to what level of obedience to the law is the required minimum.
Unfortunately SDA's cannot answer this as it's not in scripture.
---Haz27 on 5/26/14

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Yes yes and yes. He called you and he does not call flups. This were we as believers are not taught the power in the Gospel. If you want to over come sin in you life. You need to learn how to sow the Gospel. The seeds you sow will be the seeds that grow in you. And that is what you will do. Don't like what your doing change your seed to the Gospel. Mark chapter 4 to learn what you are marked for.
---Bryan on 5/26/14

GOD is not in the counting business.

Mat 18:21,22

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

A merciful GOD who tells us this will forgive all who repent no matter how many times. It is the unrepentant and unforgiving who are lost.
---Samuelbb7 on 5/26/14

Great post,excellent questions! Guess what? I will be truthfull,yes,I been there.God in my case personally can tell you,yes! terrible sin in my life
,I tried,cried,hated me
1Cor.5:1,3,4,5. ,yes,after alot of prayers fasting,being honest with God & myself'it stopped. God forgave me.Set me free of this bondage.Praise God!
Cor.4:20 Mrk.11:24

Love of Jesus!
It was fornication.
---Elena9555 on 5/26/14

What is sin? Seems like most people don't refer to Biblical definitions.Try these few.
1: Transgression of the law (1John3:4).
2: Unbelief in Jesus (John16:8,9).
3: Blasphemy(Mark3:29).
So what sins are we talking about? Are you still under the law that Jesus fullfilled for us? Do you reject the gospel? Have you been blaspheming the Holy Spirit?
---Haz27 on 6/8/10

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Catherine, great answer you gave. Many act as if they are so righteous and can see other peoples sins but never see their sins. There is so many ways people sin, even those who say they don't, sin by saying they don't. Sin by boasting over others, sin by pretenting they can see the hearts of others. Rebecca says, God will not take us seriously. God knows when we lie, when we are about to sin and how are going to come to Him. He takes us seriously because we are His children and when we disobey many times He permits us to get in trouble to teach us why it was wrong to sin.
---MarkV. on 6/6/10

The fact are, that only God can see the heart. Another fact is, we need God. People who thinks that they are so righteous, so good, so moral, so powerful, so rich, so smart, so educated, and so pure, these people don't need God. God chooses people to live with Him through-out eternity who He knows will depend on Him, and who needs Him.>>>Good morning, to everyone.
---catherine on 6/6/10

why ask God to forgive you if your going to repeat the same sin over and over. God will not take you serious, if u continue to ask for his forgiveness, without a pure heart.
---Rebecca_D on 6/5/10

Everyone is guilty of committing the same sins over and over again.

I knew a preacher of 20 years in a church that didnt like black people. He was a loving wonderful man and it shocked me to discover this about him.
A racist Christian? Yes - they ARE out there. They even use the Bible to back up their beliefs.

In Gods timing, he shows us each sin in our life. Its a humbling experience indeed when we think that we are almost perfect and for God to knock us down a few pegs by showing us a horrible sin that we were clueless about before.

Dont forget about Paul whom God left with a "thorn in his flesh" to keep him humble. Paul referred to it as a "temptation" in Galatians 4:14.
---JackB on 5/15/10

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Peter, again, your answer is great. I too believe just like you do. The more we know about God the more we see our sin. The more we confess those sins. I was trying to make that point on another blog that we all sin, and the longer we are been sanctified the more we sin in ourselves. Great answer Peter
---MarkV. on 5/5/10

Ray: I think that when we are more and more honest with ourselves and with God, we will find, even as we abandon the sins we recognise, God [at least for me] is showing me more things that I had not realized were sins - He is slowly purifying me

So in fact [is this scriptural, or am I wrong? correct me if I'm wrong!] God takes our life, and even as we forgive and repent, if we repent and then do the same sin again, God works until we give up that sin, but then God shows me another sin I had not recognised, and gives me grace to work on that sin

So I feel that our life is a long road to abandon, at whatever speed we can, each sin God shows us
---Peter on 5/5/10

It's awesome how a person can quote part of a verse and all of a sudden people come to a conclusion about what you're thinking.
---micha9344 on 5/5/10

When a person really understands how their sin sends Jesus to be nailed to the cross, and so they seriously repent from their sin, and then God restores them: they should not sin again thereby, "and fell away, to further renew in correction: for themselves over-crucify the Son of God, indeed deriding publicly." Hebrews 6:6. Pray and ask Jesus Almighty to help you to not do sin, but instead to do right.
---Eloy on 5/5/10

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Peter, that was a great answer brother. People compare what Jesus does to what they do. Not even close.
---MarkV. on 5/5/10

Micha: While Jesus did say 7 times 70 (490) I d not think it was a factual limit - I take it to mean that God will forgive many many times, and placing a factual limit on 490 is not what Jesus' meant.

Anyway, that comment was for how many time WE should forgive, not necessarily how many times God will forgive us
---peter3594 on 5/5/10

Do you think "seventy times seven" is a multiplication problem resulting in a finite answer? I have heard it just means 'many times'. However, if that were the case, why not 480 or 500?

As I understand it, 7 is the number for perfection. So, maybe the coversation was something like this:
Peter: Is seven times a perfect number to forgive...
Jesus: No, maybe you should try 7, 70 times or 'perfection perfectly'"
Now, Jesus does go on. Matthew 18:23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
Could this be 'witness' to Exodus 1:5 "And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already."?
---aka_joseph on 5/4/10

Miche-AMEN-in agreement.

Repentance unto remission.
Luke 24:45-47
Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures, And said unto them, "thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name amoung all nations,beginning at Jerusalem.

Our changes come by our faith in the Word of God-performed-in-through and by the Spirit of God-Not of ourselves.
He alone gets the Glory.
vs27 Where boasting then? It is excluded, by what law? of works? Nay:but by the law of faith.
---char on 5/3/10

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seventy times seven.
---micha9344 on 5/3/10

When a person is born of the Spirit, makes a confession of faith, Jesus forgives every sin, for He cleanses us of all unrighteousness once for all time. During our life time when we do sin, we have an Advocate to speak in our behalf. There will be times when we sin, some that come to mind, pride, lying, evil thoughts, lust, envey, jealous, slander, and sins of omission. Many of those are never brought before the Lord. Some people don't even realize they are doing them over and over until the Spirit brings them to your attention.
---MarkV. on 5/3/10

Oh my goodness, yes. Hallelujah, thank You Jesus. And you know that you have been forgiven, because you still have peace with God and with man. An inner peace, which only Jesus can give to you. However, it is important to stay on top of this, and on a regular bases, ask God to "forgive you of all your sins, and those that I know nothing about". In Jesus name, Amen....Note: if you truly belong to Him, He is faithful to forgive you of all your sins. We must stay faithful to God, also...God is very BIG on this "faithfulness" to Him.
---catherine on 5/2/10

Donna66 on 3/25/10
1Cr 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Super answer
---michael_e on 5/2/10

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ray,the bible clearly states yes,there is one sin God will never forgive,and only one,blaspheming the holy spirit,or attributing the works of the spirit to the devil.
---tom2 on 5/2/10

2 Corinthians 2:6-11
"Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ,
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices."
---Nana on 4/20/10

Yes God can forgive all sin. He is patient and gracious/merciful. He can however, turn one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh for the SALVATION of the soul according to scripture. Even in this latter case, it is out of His love that He would take this action to save His child.
---jody on 4/13/10

There may be a time that God gives a person up for committing the same sin repeatedly. It means the person did not really repent.
---Betty on 4/13/10

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Ray---yes. Repent. Ask God to help you with this very difficult problem. Acknowledge you can't conquor this on your own.... you need HIS help.

1Cr 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Ask God to show you a way of escape (to avoid sinning again) before your next temptation.
---Donna66 on 3/25/10

The same sin again and again.
Ray, do you think you are better than me? You want to stop sinning?
You want to do that which only God can do! No man can stop sinning.
It's not easy to see, but you should be at peace with your sins. For one it makes you human.
But more than human! Something inside you is telling you, you are guilty before God.
What do you think this thing might be? Some kind of spirit, maybe!

So now, if you believe in God, find what is stopping you from, believing God?
Did God not tell you or do you not understand, God own word!
He, who believes in me, shall not die!
Be thankful, it's hard to believe!
---TheSeg on 3/25/10

You have a stronghold in your life.

A stronghold exists in the life of a believer wherein that part of your life, sin reigns and Christ does not. Other people may call it addiction and you may feel powerless against this sin, but there is victory over it.

You must know first, that your victory was won by Jesus 2000 years ago. You need to realize this and not continually ask God to give you victory over this sin. He ALREADY has.

Secondly, use spiritual weapons. 2 Cor 10:4-6 tell us that we war not with fleshly weapons but with spiritual weapons.

When you are tempted, if possible, flee. When you are in a battle, speak scripture against the enemy. If the enemy is sin, quote a scripture specific to the sin.
---Mark_Eaton on 3/25/10

Yes, but why would you want to commit the same sins?
---Simbo on 3/25/10

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If mere human being Peter (even before the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ) was commanded to forgive 70 x 7 times for the same sin, then how much more has our heavenly Father forgiven us in the eternal living High Priest, Jesus Christ? It is what you believe He is looking at, not your actions. Your actions are seen by others and affect your testimony and influence. If you really understand grace, you will know that it is not a license to sin. No man ever needed a license to sin. The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared unto all men and it teaches us that, denying ungodliness, we may live soberly and righteously in this present evil age.
---Linda on 3/22/10

The only way to turn from sin is to TURN too Christ.
There is NO forgiveness of sin without the shedding of blood. It is finished. Christ did take away sin. We are NOT sinners anymore. This is the work of the Cross.
We as humans can never turn from sinning. We must go to HIM. Therein is the hope of mankind.
---duane on 3/23/10

God will forgive the same sin over and over if you REPENT and ask Him to. Repent means to turn away from that sin. So whatever is causing you to do this sin, GET AWAY FROM IT or get help for it. Jesus told the woman in adultery, GO AND SIN NO MORE!

Usually, when you can't get free from something, it's a spirit, like a spirit of lust, or a spirit of fornication.

You will suffer the consequences of this sin if you don't turn away from it and remember the wages of sin is death. REPENT means to turn completely away from.
---Donna5535 on 3/22/10

The only sin God doesn't forgive one for is rejecting Jesus and that's because our for giveness is in his finish work on the cross. Other than that scripture says his mercy is new everyday.

---Shary on 3/21/10

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Repentance is a change of mind inspired of the Father, prompted by an induced sorrow that convicts through a mental recognition and awareness of an error as revealed by His truth concerning it. Once humbled to mentally embrace His truth, the error is dispelled. Therefore the error will not be actively repeated simply because if it rises again within, it is consciously rejected before physically acted upon. With true repentance comes an empowered reformation. Thus a corresponding change in attitude and action. Will Father forgive harmful reoccurring thoughts? If immediately rejected, always. For his mercy endures forever, and the transformation of mind renewal is a process.
---Josef on 3/21/10

A man of God is always forgiven of sin. Its what the Cross did for you, NOT what you do.
IN HIM we HAVE forgiveness of sin.
---duane on 3/21/10

Matthew 6:14_15: "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

And if I may ask, who has forgiven "seventy-times-seven times"? From what I've seen, most use the baseball batter's rule, 'Three strikes, you're out'. Yet, according to Matthew 6:14_15, it appears to be only tit for tat.
---Nana on 3/20/10

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