Thank you for clarifying that for me.
I am assuming that you are talking about Christians to continually ask for forgiveness, then:Yes, when we sin we must ask forgiveness
As for this other stuff, give me chapter and verse to back it up.
There is grace for these cases, but if the Holy Spirit is moving in you He will remind of things you need to ask for forgiveness for.I am assuming that you are talking about Christians to continually ask for forgiveness, then:
- What if you forget to ask.
- Or what do you do if you didn't recognize it as a sin.
My post was a direct quote response to revbrad but, since you chimmed in:There is grace for these cases, but if the Holy Spirit is moving in you He will remind of things you need to ask for forgiveness for.
If you don't know it's a sin but you think it might be a sin, then it's sin.
Even if you don't know it's a sin, it's still a sin. Otherwise all non-Christians would have to do is remain ignorant about the Bible. (Many of them claim ignorance now).
If you have been a Christian very long, you should know what sin is.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
This reminds me of a quote that was attributed to Billy Sunday, an evangelist who preceded Billy Graham on the world stage: "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a car."I reflected on my relationships with my dad, mom, siblings, wife, children, neighbors, the beggar down the street, the drunkards nearby, those who hated me, those who stepped on my shoes during rash hours in buses and trains, my difficult bosses, etc. I realized I failed miserably. That's when I saw that living the LIFE daily counted more than being skilled and equipped in discussions. "That life was the light of men."
You are exactly right, Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit or Apostasy are the same and both are all out rejection of faith in Jesus Christ. This is obviously, the one sin God will not forgive!I'm not sure if we can share links but I found this great article that I think will help anyone who may have questions and is seeking answers about this sin.
Blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven - Mt 12(31-32)
Forgiveness for blasphemy against the Spirit and apostasy | Philosophical11