Explore the concepts of sin, forgiveness, and repentance according to Christian theology. Is there a limit to God’s mercy or the number of times we can seek His forgiveness? Let’s find out.
How many times will God forgive you for sinning?
There are two things to remember here: (1) God’s mercy is indeed infinite, and (2) true repentance means forsaking your sins. On the one hand, because of the infinite Atonement of Jesus Christ, repentance is available to everyone, even those who have made the same mistakes many times.
How many sins can God not forgive?
— J.F.D. Rev. Graham: Only one sin that can’t be forgiven is on God’s list — and that is the sin of rejecting Him and refusing His offer of forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ. This alone is the unforgivable sin, because it means we are saying that the Holy Spirit’s witness about Jesus is a lie (see Luke 12:10).
Is there a limit to God’s forgiveness?
Jesus said, “Seventy times seven.” In other words, there is no limit to his forgiveness, and there should be no limit to ours.
How many sins will Jesus forgive?
Jesus said, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:22). It’s unlikely that we can keep track of whether we forgive a particular individual 490 times, so you can see Jesus’ point: we are to always forgive because God always forgives us. God does not have a limit.
What is the unforgivable sin?
In Mark 3:29 Jesus says that “whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” Matthew’s account adds that even blasphemy against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but not blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31–32).
How many times can one repent?
Repentance is always available, even if you’ve made the same mistake again. The Lord has said, “As often as my people repent will I forgive them their trespasses against me” (Mosiah 26:30). Be one of “His people,” and return to the Lord whenever you stray.