Can you be forgiven if you intentionally break one of the Lord's 10 commandments, knowing what you are doing is wrong?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 17 2016 Mini Anonymous

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Image Thomas K M A retired Defence Scientist from Indian Defence R&D Orgn.
If you are a true believer and accepted Jesus Christ as you Lord and savior, then you don't have to worry about the Ten Commandments. As you know, you are already under grace and in that situation sin will not have dominion over you. There will be tremendous influence of the worldly affairs on you and you will be tempted to commit sin. Even if you commit sin, you will certainly be pardoned once you realize that something has been committed wrong. Grace is a free gift given to us because of Christ's sacrifice on the Calvary (Rom. 3:24-26, Eph. 2:8)

Grace does not force us from all requirements,just from the requirements of old law. We now serve a new master and we obligated to to follow His commandments. (Rom. 6:16, 19). 

Repentance is not a one time act but it is a continued act which is necessary to maintain our fellowship with God. 

God promises to forgive our sins on the basis of death of Jesus for us. But we have the responsibilities in His new covenant as well.(1Cor 6:19-20). 

In my opinion, even if you commit a pardonable sin intentionally and later you feel it was wrong, you can always repent and get pardoned. However, I would say under the new covenant, God purchased our freedom from our old slave master 'Satan'. The price was steep. It costs death of his Son. But with our freedom, comes the responsibility to obey our new master. Therefore, committing sin does not arise in this situation.

July 17 2016 4 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that it would depend on the subsequent attitude of the person involved -- that is, whether the individual at some point repents of their action, even if the action itself had been done deliberately.

Isaiah 55:7 says, "Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon." To me, the use of the terms "wicked" and "unrighteous" would imply action or thought with deliberate intent, and yet God promises forgiveness conditioned upon repentance.

In return for such forgiveness, Christians are then to forgive others who sin just as deliberately against them, yet repent (Matthew 6:14-15; Luke 17:3-4). They are also not to regard God's grace and mercy to them as permission or a license for them to sin (Romans 6:1-2).

I should also add that the sinner (even if repentant of the sin, and forgiven by God for Jesus' sake) may still face temporal consequences of the sin that God will not necessarily remove.

July 17 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini VL C
As with most things, this answer is elementary if God's word has final authority with you:

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

It should be read in context like all scripture and not contradict any other. Like all bible subjects, they are mentioned throughout; good to study other New Testament references. We are living in, thus we are dealing with, the New Covenant Jesus instituted before leaving the earth, which he ratified himself. He then sent the Holy Spirit to live here with us and then in us if received to guide us into all truth. Since he also inspired scripture, we should be able to track with him in victory according to what he said.

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