Are There Sins That God Will Not Forgive?

Are there any sins that God will not forgive for those who trust in Christ?No Excuse When someone asks if they can be forgiven of a sin they think is unforgiveable, they might not understand the depths and riches of God’s mercy, because the Apostle John wrote, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1st John 1:9). When Jesus mentioned the unforgivable sin, He was speaking to the Jewish religious leaders (Matt 12:31 … [Read more...]

Why Couldn’t God Just Forgive Sins Without Jesus’ Death?

Why did Jesus have to suffer and die to remove our sins? Couldn’t God just have forgiven us?Courts of Law Imagine a judge coming into the courtroom and the criminal standing before the judge and he or she has just been caught robbing a bank. Would it be kind or good of the judge to just let the criminal go and not have the victim receive satisfaction? Why not just forgive them and give them another chance? If he is a good judge, won’t he or she just let them go? Can’t the judge just forgive … [Read more...]

Why Did Jesus Have To Die For Me To Go To Heaven?

Why did Jesus have to die? Even more, why did Jesus have to die for me to go to heaven? The Only Way to Heaven There is only one way to enter into the kingdom of heaven and that is by a new birth. If someone isn’t born again, they can’t enter the kingdom, and in fact, they can’t even see it (John 3:3, 7). The Apostle Peter told the council that “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). What Peter was sayin … [Read more...]

Does God Judge All Sin The Same?

Does God judge all sin as being the same? Are some sins greater and some sins less so?Degrees of Punishment Are there differing degrees of punishment in hell? If so, are these related to the sins that a person did? In other words, if a person commits a more heinous sin, are the repercussions worse? Jesus once said “But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom t … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Say About the Sins of the Father?

When the Bible says that the sins of the father will be visited upon the children, what does this mean?  Is this fair?  What does the bible say about the sins of the father?The Sins of the FatherExodus 20:5 “You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me.” Exodus 34:6-7 “The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a … [Read more...]