can apostasy in christianity be forgiven

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  • What does the Bible say about apostasy?

  • Apostasy is decisively turning away from the faith. An apostate is a person who once claimed to be a Christian but has irreversibly abandoned and renounced orthodox Christianity. On the one hand, the Bible warns people who claim to be Christ-followers: God will not finally save you if you do not persevere in the faith and good works.

  • Can a genuine Christian become an apostate?

  • Someone who once professed to be a Christian may become apostate. But a genuine Christian cannot become apostate. Those who apostatize demonstrate that they were never genuine Christians: 鈥淭hey went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us.

  • What is the sorrowful and tragic act of apostasy?

  • It would make more sense to urge such people to be converted. The sorrowful and tragic act of apostasy (verse 6) is expressed by just one word in the Greek, parapesontas (fall away). To fall away seems dramatically incongruous in the context of the blessed privileges described in verses 4 5.

  • Can God forgive all sins?

  • I believe that God can forgive all sins provided the sinner is truly contrite and has repented for his or her offenses. Here’s my list of unforgivable sins: Murder, torture and abuse of any human being, but particularly the murder, torture and abuse of children and animals.