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Bible Q

In 1 John 5:16, what is the sin that leads to death?

The questioner also comments: The consensus seems to say that it is sin that continues in the knowledge of the sin.  Eventually God gives up.  I think I disagree.  The passage seems to be referring to something more specific.  I think it may be denial of God.  What do you think? I think in many […]

When can one be considered righteous?

The simple answer is, when God considers us righteous.  When does God consider us righteous? To answer this question, I’d like to briefly look at a few examples of righteous people.  Firstly, Abraham, the friend of God, is an excellent example.  God made a seemingly impossible promise to Abraham and Abraham believed God.  We read […]

At what point does the hand of God leave us?

The questioner has quoted: “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You. When I was made in secret. And […]

Can you reach a point where forgiveness is impossible?

When we have died repentance is no longer possible. Some people may reach that stage even before they have physically died. Judas Iscariot could not be forgiven, not because his was a more outrageous crime than anyone else’s, but because Judas believed that God could not forgive him, or even worse, did not want God […]

Can you go to heaven if you have sinned?

There are two issues here: 1)     Everyone sins. 1 John 1:8-10  If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  (9)  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  (10)  If we say […]

If you fail to stop sinning after becoming baptised, can you still be forgiven? How do you deal with sexual desire?

Wrong behaviour needs to be avoided. Gal 5:19-21  Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,  (20)  idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,  (21)  envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will […]

Will God forgive suicide?

Note that the subject of suicide has already been discussed (What does the Bible say about suicide?), though not this question. The Scriptures clearly state that any sin can be forgiven if the sinner believes that God can forgive. I believe Judas could have been forgiven if he had turned to God instead of suicide. […]