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Signs Of Unrepentant Sinner

How can I tell if my friend has sin in their life that they need to repent of? In other words, what are the signs of an unrepentant sinner?

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First of all God's people has the right to judge. Secondly>>Most likely an unrepentant sinner will be living in sin and will be well notice by the world, only the world won't really see because all the world is alike. As for the Saints, if there is any unforgiven sin in your life, misery you will have.
---catherine on 5/24/08

I dont think it's our job to judge someone's repentance. Just constantly be a vessel for God's light and love to shine forth to them. :-)
---Todd1 on 5/24/08

Jeff Janson_Good Job!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 5/23/08

signs of an unrepentant sinner.
The person who is repentant can still stumble and fall into sin but they later realize that they hate what they did. The unrepentant sinner is the one who "swims in it" the dive in to it head first and see nothing wrong with what they are doing and feel no remorse for it.
---jeff_jansen on 5/23/08

sag, you will never get your friend to see their desire isn't from God, want to know why? Because most likely it's a spirit/demon that's keeping your friend bound up. The bible tells us "by the Spirit we are putting to death the deeds of the flesh." That's one way we conquer the flesh. The other way is to cry out to God for deliverance. Seek the deliverer and HE will provide the deliverance. You can also bind up this spirit, sounds like a demon of lust and uncleanness, unpurity.
---Donna on 3/20/08

Be open towards her about your embarrassment or whatever. Say that you would rather she stopped talking in the way she does. You do not want to end up in the ditch with her. Keep your distance from her, emotionally. She might be going in a different direction spiritually, and you must ensure your own safety.
---frances008 on 3/19/08

So, sag, if he's talking about his sinful desire and does not see it is wrong, this would answer your question, I would say . . . that he has not repented of it . . . especially if he is speaking in favor of what he desires. What to do?

"Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted." (Galatians 6:1)
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/19/08

The truth is we don't know what he does in secret to turn his heart from God or if he really ever came to begin with.

We can make sure he knows that to delight oneself in the Lord is to be given a new set of desires for your heart...that whoseoever shall call...and if we confess our sins he will cleanse us.

These things bind us together in Christ through his Spirit to provide hope and an escape from the sin that destroys the world. The difference is growth in Christ.
---pharisee on 3/19/08

"My friend talks about his sinful desire whenever we talk together."

Your friend is indeed in sin doing so, but you have to remember people do get healed in different degrees when meeting Jesus (some suggest it's lack of faith- I can debunk that idea) but it's a need to return again in repentance to the throne of Grace to be forgiven cleansed and filled...people who don't bathe stink and they never rise above their childish ways they came to God with.

Have mercy on them sag.
---pharisee on 3/19/08

Donna: My friend talks about his sinful desire whenever we talk together. Several people, including myself, have tried to get the person to "see the TRUTH". They just can't, don't want to, or whatever.

I was only asking for advice on what to do. I'll continue praying that my friend will see that their desire isn't from GOD.
---sag on 3/19/08

Pray for him and then turn the focus to yourself...Being born sinners results in the fact that we all sin. Because all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23) we need a perfect, sinless sacrifice to wash away our sin, something we are powerless to do on our own. Thankfully, Jesus Christ is the Savior from sin! Pray that he/she gets to know the truth of Jesus...our Lord and Savior!!! :-)
---Court7646 on 3/18/08

Can I please ask WHY you're asking this? Because we can't play Holy Ghost Junior in people's lives. It's the Holy Spirit's job to convict the world of their sin. An unrepentent sinner commits the sins of the flesh which are listed in the bible. Rebellion is a biggie. Pride is another big sin that most won't even admit they have. Lying, cussing, unforgiveness, being bitter towards someone, resentment.
---Donna on 3/18/08

Is it really for you to judge?
You sound to be a bit holier-than-thou!
---alan_of_UK on 3/18/08

Jesus said not to judge by appearance > "'Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.'" (John 7:24) With God, you can sense deeper than appearance. If you are not with God enough to have reliable discernment of your friend, you need to deal with whatever is keeping *you* from God so you can't tell reliably how your friend is doing > "And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment." (Philippians 1:9)
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/18/08

Why not tackle this problem from a different direction? Instead of looking for what constitutes an unrepentant sinner. Why not look for what goes to make a person who has experienced salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ.
---Mima on 3/18/08

Repentance>>>Change one's mind and heart.Turning from life without God to life with Him. Repentance is the first step to becoming a true Christian.
---catherine on 3/18/08

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You'll never be called to account for his sin, only when (and if) his sin was revealed you did nothing- was it revealed to you, or is this a guess?

If I were you I'd be sure of my status before God (that this is his leading) before I acted on this. Remember, you are not to go alone into this, you must be sent, and if sent then equipped.

If God is indeed sending you then you already know what the sin is, be bold. If it's not the case continue your concerns in God's throne room/ Your closet.
---pharisee on 3/18/08

This is someone the Lord died for, and risking an offense for something you only think is true is fool hearty.

It's probably better if you ask him about James 5:16, and Ephesians 5:21 and see what he thinks, and then you (if indeed you have a servant's heart) should confess any sin you still struggle to overcome and why, getting a dialog started, and let him help you, pray together and then turn the table to his turn and see what comes. Is restoration your only motive? don't go otherwise.
---pharisee on 3/18/08

Holy Spirit can convict someone of their sin, far better than what a man or a "friend" or "neighbor" can do.
Pray for your friend and ask the Holy Spirit to convict them of their sin, but you must believe the Holy Spirit is God, not a thing or atmosphere.
Friends, spouses pointing out each other's sins usually goes over like a lead balloon.
The Holy Spirit can convict someone like no man can do and keep them from perishing without God.
---Cindy on 3/18/08

Ask God to reveal the hidden sins (if any) from this person. If or when God does, then you can go to this person in love and talk to him/her. Don't say I know you didn't repent of this, so let's do it now. That is the wrong way. If you don't want to go to him, then ask the Holy Ghost to bring the hidden sins to this person's mind. And let the Holy Ghost deal with this person day and night until they repent.
---Rebecca_D on 3/18/08

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How can your friend tell if you have sin in your life that you need to repent of? Hoe your own row.
---Linda on 3/17/08

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