Hebrews 6:4-8 and Luke 9:62 seem quite similar. These passages seem to say that once a person looks back, or falls into sin, that there is no longer any hope for redemption. Is this true? Click the link below to find out what we think.
Sometimes we sin. And sometimes, with repetition, our sin leads us into negative thinking patterns that seem to overtake our minds. And then we feel that we are forever trapped in an web of evil. But such is a lie from Satan. We can choose what we think about. Thinking patterns can be replaced with one news. Tactics like memorizing Scripture will help us refocus our minds on the things of God. And eventually, with discipline and consistency, we will drive the sinful thoughts out. Read our article on overcoming sin and focusing on Jesus by clicking the link below.
Is your faith weak? Is it difficult to follow God? Look at it this way. You can choose life or you can choose death. Which one do you want?
Faith in God is not something that comes naturally. Sin comes naturally. Faith is a conscious decision and requires constant effort. You can choose to believe, to trust, to follow, to avoid sin. You can choose life. It really comes down to a simple choice. Of course, life is much more complex than that. Addictions, lifestyles, environment, thought processes, habits . . . all these factors play into our daily decisions. If losing weight and being buff were just simple decisions, then everyone would be fit and trim. The human psyche is complex. But ultimately, if you push all the junk aside, every decision you make is a choice. Everything you eat, everything you read, everything you focus on, everything you say—it’s all a choice. You choose. What will you choose? Life? Or death?
My sin is so terrible I can’t even tell it. I hope that God can forgive me.
Think about all the sin in the world. Murder, theft, pride, adultery, lust, greed . . . the list is long. Which sin is the worst? Will God forgive some sins but not others? People often think their own sin is the worst sin ever in God’s eyes. But it’s important to remember that we serve a God of mercy, a God who forgave King David for murder and adultery, Manasseh for setting up idols and murdering innocent people (even his own son), Paul for campaigning against Him, Peter for denying Him . . .
If you think you’ve committed the unpardonable sin, you probably haven’t.
Many Christians mistakenly fear that they’ve committed the unpardonable sin—blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. But would the Holy Spirit be convicting a believer of sin if they had committed blasphemy? No. The Holy Spirit would not even be at work in that person’s life. As Tim puts it, “My quick answer is that if you think you have [committed blasphemy], then you haven’t.”
This poem reminds us that sin can be attractive but that ultimately it leads to death.
This poem might make you cry. The person who wrote it seems trapped in a sin cycle . . . and they feels there’s no escape. The good news is the truth at the end of the poem. We all have the choice. We can all choose life or death. It’s simple. Not rocket science. None of us is really trapped. It’s a matter of what move we plan on making next.
Softening a heart that’s been hardened toward God can seem an insurmountable task—even impossible.
Once a person has hardened their heart toward God . . . it’s difficult to reverse the process. Sin has a tendency to creep in and lock on. Then, feeble, seemingly insignificant attempts at softening our hearts fail. And fail. And fail again. And after a while, trying seems useless. We don’t feel sincere. We don’t feel capable.
My sin is so terrible—I think my heart is black. I don’t think God wants me back.
Your own sin may or may not be similar to the one described in the following article, but the concept explained applies to everyone. The devil has a way of convincing people that their sin is so terrible that their chance of salvation has been ruined. Nothing could be further from the truth. God delights in the prodigal son or daughter returning to Him. Scripture is replete with sinners finding grace and mercy extended to them by the God of the Bible. David was a murderer. Rahab was a prostitute. Paul made a habit of persecuting Christians. Rest assured that God is waiting for you to return to Him and that He will accept you with open arms.
If Hebrews 10:26 dooms to hell all who sin willfully then I don’t stand a chance of making it to heaven.
Sinning on purpose. Knowing that something is wrong and doing it anyway. That’s willful sin. Is Hebrews 10:26 saying that if we sin on purpose we’re going to hell? I hope not. Because if it is, I have no hope.
Is it a sin to masturbate?
Does the Bible have anything to say about masturbation? Is it a sin?