Once For All Forgiveness
When we receive Jesus we receive once for all forgiveness for the sin that would have condemned us to the Lake of Fire, the sin of rejecting Him. No other sin is as great as that.
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
1 John 5:12: He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Hebrews 13:5: Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Romans 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
We commit a multitude of other sins. They do immeasurable harm but they do not bring us to the Lake of Fire. Regarding those other sins, we must confess and forsake them or we will be chastised.
Proverbs 28:13: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Hebrews 12:7-8: If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
If we continue in those other sins until we have destroyed our conscience and can never stop committing them, God will know it and His chastisement can be physical death.
1 John 5:16-17: If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
When we confess and forsake our other sin there is less drastic chastisement than for rejecting Christ. God will not hear our prayers.
Isaiah 59:2: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
We will lose the joy of our salvation, not salvation itself.
Psalms 51:12: Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
We shall be barren and unfruitful.
2 Peter 1:5-8: And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We will not obtain eternal rewards.
Job 4:8: Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
1 Corinthians 3:12-15: Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man*s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man*s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man*s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man*s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
When we don*t do our best for God it is sin. Not doing our best for God is wasting the life He has given us. Every sin will reap the exact chastisement that is right. God is fair.
Ecclesiastes 9:10: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Deuteronomy 32:4: He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Care to discuss Once For All Forgiveness with Ron?