Does God forgive abominations?


Ezekiel 8:9

ESV - 9 And he said to me, "Go in, and see the vile abominations that they are committing here.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 22 2018 Mini Torris Wright

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Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
According to scripture we have to say He does. First John 2:2 And He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.

If Jesus had not paid for all sin, no one could be saved. After we have accepted Jesus free offer of salvation by grace, should we go on living in sin just because we can? No, God forbid that we should walk any more in it.

If a believer continues to live in sin, even though our sins are all paid for, there are consequences to all sin. We see that in First Corinthians where that man was sleeping with his fathers wife. Paul said to kick him out of the church and turn him over to Satan to kill the flesh so that his spirit would be saved in the day of the Lord.

The man was about to lose his life, and his reward in heaven, but he was still saved. Once we have trusted Jesus as our savior we are sealed by the Holy Spirit and can no longer be condemned. John 3:18

So, yes, Jesus paid for every sin of everyone in the whole world since He died on the cross who has ever lived so that anyone can be saved by faith in Him alone. 

When we become a child of God, John 1:12, we are a child forever, whether we are a disobedient child or and obedient child. But God does chasten his children. 

We are not saved by not sinning, and we are not saved by doing good. We are saved by what Jesus did for us that we could never have done for our selves. Colossians 2:13. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he made alive to together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses. 

We are not perfect yet. We all sin and come short of the glory of God. But Romans 4:6-8 says, He has imputed His righteousness to us and will no longer impute sin to our account. We can not lose our salvation because we have no sins to pay for. 

Second Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

All sin has been paid for at the cross, but we still reap what we sow. If you are living a sinful lifestyle you will be chastened by the Lord.

But not for every little thing we do because we all do wrong things every day because we are not perfect in the flesh. Galatians 3:3 Are ye so foolish having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? We are all sinners to a degree, but all of our sins are paid for. 

We know it is wrong to live in adultery, stealing, fornication, drunkenness and all the other sins named, but those same sins have all been paid for.

That is why anyone can come to Jesus for salvation by grace. John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me, will come to me, and ALL (anybody) that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. Jesus died for all our sin.

We are not to use grace for a license to sin, but when we sin grace abounds. Where sin abounds grace much more abounds. Romans 5:20. 

When we receive the free gift of salvation by grace, we are given Christ's righteousness. But we still have our old sin nature. Our old flesh nature is still very much with us so we all still sin. Romans 7:7-25.

We will not be made perfect until our flesh dies and we receive our new spiritual bodies at the resurrection. Then we shall be made like Him. Finally.

Until then, the bible says, if your heart condemns you, God is greater than your heart. Forget those things that are behind and press on toward the mark of maturity in Christ.

January 23 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Brady Martin Biblicist
God does forgive abominations. Having said that, some sins offend God more than others. Everyone has sinned and does not measure up to a righteous standard, therefore sin is sin. The consequence of sin is death in hell. 1 John 1:9 is a very commonly used verse, but it’s true that, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” If we look at another passage about forgiveness is straight from Jesus Christ in Matthew chapter 12. If we look in this chapter, there is one sin we cannot be forgiven of: blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. In this case blasphemy isn’t in the sense of a swear word. If we look at the Greek meanings of the phrase “blasphemy of the Holy Spirit”, it means something much different. The word blasphemy actually means speaking against the Holy Spirit in the idea of you are purposely going against Him and trying to belittle Him. All sins are forgiven except for this blasphemy.

January 26 2018 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Aurel Gheorghe
From the start, let’s make one thing clear - God can forgive all sins except the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (Matt 12:31).

But before we discuss God’s forgiveness any further, we should look at the abominations they were committing in Ezekiel 8. The Hebrew word תֹּעֵבַה tôʻêbah is translated as "abomination" and means something morally disgusting, an abhorrence, related to idolatry. 

The prophet is brought by vision to the door of the inner gate of the Temple - here God is showing him the progression of abominations that His people were committing, provoking Him to jealousy (Ezek 8:5, 6). Unclean beasts were brought into God’s house (Ezek 8:10-13), women were weeping for the pagan god Tammuz (Ezek 8:14, 15), and the greatest abomination of all, 25 men standing in God's holy place worshiping the sun (Ezek 8:16).

God had instructed His people to erect the temple in a manner that would discourage the pagan sun worship. The ark of the covenant, the center of Jewish worship, was placed at the western end of the tabernacle. Thus, when they worshiped God, the children of Israel would face the west, with their backs to the rising sun. Yet, idol worshiping among God's people had grown to such proportions that Judah's leading men were actually turning their backs on God's temple worshiping the pagan sun god. This was a significant act of apostasy.

Both Ezekiel and Jeremiah list the pagan practices that had been incorporated into the worship of God. Whether it was idol worship, adoring unclean beasts, worshiping Tammuz, breaking God's Sabbath or worshiping the sun, all these practices were abominations in God’s eyes. And because of Jews continued disobedience, God allowed the desolation of Jerusalem (Matt 24:15,16, 21).

Yes, we are saved by grace through faith alone (Eph 2:8, 9) but the Bible makes is abundantly clear that we must also turn away from our sinful ways and repent (Ezek 36:25, 26; Jer 29:12, 13; Matt 4:17; 3:8; Mark 6:12; Prov 28:13, Acts 3:19; 8:22; Rom 2:4; 1 John 1:9; Rev 3:3). 

Furthermore, according with Hebrews 6:4, 5, 6 there is no forgiveness for someone who knows God’s truth but lives in total rebellion against Him. 

Can God forgive idolatry? Absolutely! Nevertheless, turning to God and abandoning the life of sin is what the Bible teaches: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon" (Isaiah 55:7).

February 01 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Kevs Account
I have to disagree with the answers posted thus far. I agree that the previous answers apply to sin. However, abominations are different from sin. No sin is greater than another, but abominations are separately called out in the bible hence being called abominations vs sin. We know all sins are covered by the blood of Christ. However I do not see anywhere where abominations are included in this. Unfortunately I would say no, abominations are not forgivable as supported in Matthew 11:23 Sodom's judgment. Although his punishment is more bearable than Capernaum's. The point, Sodom remains in punishment. If someone commits abominations but then repents and turns fully to the Lord, salvation is Jesus's gift and he is thus saved.

January 18 2020 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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