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Can a Christian commmmiit a particular sin and prays for forgiveness only to commit the same sin again? Will God forgive again if he asks for forgiveness Fromm God?

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Let's state some general Christian principles on the subject of forgiveness. There are some minor variations in the approaches of different denominations, but nothing very serious.

  1. God's capacity for forgiveness is unlimited. it's a doctrine of most churches, well supported by scripture, that God can and will forgive all sins that are truly repented, whether or not they are repeated. (For the one, very unlikely exception, search for "unforgivable sin" on this site.)
  2. However this does not give you permission to "ask for forgiveness" with the intention of repeating the sin. Forgiveness involves repentance, means that you will attempt, to the best of your ability, not to repeat the sin.
  • Additionally, many Christian traditions, including mine, understand the unforgivable sin to be presumption or despair, in other words, the unwillingness to seek forgiveness, and not any unwillingness to forgive on God's part. – JAGAnalyst Jul 15 '15 at 23:17
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    Exactly. No repentence = no forgiveness. You can't just say "I just beat off to porn but it's alright! I'm saved and forgiven". If you don't feel crushing guilt and a firm purpose of amendment you are doing it wrong and will go to Hell for being a presumptuous brat – TheIronKnuckle Feb 8 '17 at 0:08

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