Many people argue that when we sin we must confess our sins for God to forgive us. If you know me I have telling people that their sins have been forgiven once and for all and that 1 john 1:9 is written to gnostics and not the believer. Hence John was using this verse to ask the Gnostics to confess their sins and believe and all their unrighteousness will be cleansed. All. Which means once you confess all is forgiven. If its all it means you only confess once.
Invariably some would say but if you sin willfully, there is no more sacrifice for you! Here is the exact verse:
26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.
Here’s my problem? When don’t I sin willfully or delibrately? Do I sin accidentally?
Does this mean I can sin “ignorantly”? What happens if I keep delibrately sin because I have a weakness or something? I know what guys are thinking. To me it’s food. OK?
Note very carefully that the words “sinning willfully” is contextualize by “after receiving knowledge of the truth”. What is this knowledge of the truth. It is this the blood of bulls and goats only cover your sins for one year but the blood Jesus has not only covered your sins but took away all your sins. How many times? ONCE and FOR ALL. That is why the writer continues and state this:
29 How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
You treat the blood of Jesus like the blood of bulls and goats who do not take away your sins once and for all but only for a year!
Many however say that “sinning willfully” means if you sin willfully after you come to Jesus there is only a fiery indignation waiting for you for there is no more sacrifice for sins. When you ask them “then how do you get out of this?” they point to 1 john 1:9. Confess your sins!
Here is my question look at what Hebrews 10:27 says there is no more sacrifice but only judgement. Let me repeat. NO MORE SACRIFICE BUT ONLY JUDGMENT. Or yeah I forgot to add this statement. NO MORE SACRIFICE BUT ONLY JUDGMENT EVEN IF YOU CONFESS AND CONFESS AND CONFESS AND CONFESS.
Friends. Read this.
12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.
Offered for all time. All time. Does all time include those which you have not commit yet?
20 May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Key word “eternal covenant”. Once and for all. Peace.