jehoshaphat wrote:1 John 1:8-9: "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
No sin can enter heaven, if a man commits a sin he must confess it to be forgiven. Yes Christ Died for our sins but we still sin. Just because Christ died for us does not mean we will all go to heaven. Hitler confessed Christianity, does this mean he is in heaven? I don't know, and I can't condemn him either. But just because he professed Christianity does not mean he will be in heaven with the rest of us. The verse about uses "if we confess, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins." Only the sins that are confessed will be forgiven. The belief you profess is just utterly wrong and unaccepting of the reality that sin cuts us off from the grace of God.
Ok, ok. Just because Hitler claimed to be a Christian didn't mean he was. So many people claim they are when they are really not.
True, sin cuts us off from Gods grace. But that is the entire point of Christ dying for us. Ok, if you steal something from your friends, God will not deny you merit in heaven, since sin is sin. There are no different levels of sin. Someone could murder someone and God just sees it as sin, unlike us, who see it worse than stealing. Do you get it?
You asked for verses. Read 1 John 2:1-2.
JEhosophat and Mr Whit's End,
Only Christ can forgive sins. No one can pluck them out of His hands. Not even sin. Read John 10:28. It's so clear.
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Mr. Whit's End wrote:So what if we choose to revert to a sinful lifestyle? Are we still going to heaven?
Oh, and by the way, if you read my quote above you a couple days ago, it said Christ would not let ANYONE pluck His children out of His hands. That means NOTHING. Not stealing, not Satan, not sinful lifestyles.