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Joseph Prince (Worldwide speaker and author of Destined to Reign) and Andrew Wommack (Andrew Wommack Ministries and author of many books) teaches this with the Grace (hyperGrace) message, as does my local Pastor. They say we are already forgiven for our past, present, and future sins, and because of that our sins are overlooked. So there's no need to confess our sins, ask forgiveness, and repent.

What is the Biblical basis for this belief?

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  • IMO, there isn't other than to explain away the verses in 1 John, which they did, by attributing it to refer to Jewish believers.
    – pehkay
    May 10 '16 at 5:41
  • Joseph uses many scriptures for justifying his beliefs. Look at the many verses taken out of context here: josephprince.org/daily-grace/grace-inspirations/…
    – Steve
    May 10 '16 at 13:12
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    I wish that these questions were in the form of "IS THERE A BIBLICAL BASIS"...then you could just say...NO. Aug 3 '17 at 23:55
  • I don't think either of those guys are actually Free Grace teachers, can anyone confirm?
    – curiousdannii
    Oct 27 '19 at 14:34
  • Is it also a waste of energy to refrain from indulging in all manner of depravity?
    – Kris
    Oct 27 '19 at 15:49
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This text declares exactly what one must believe to receive salvation.

I Corinthians 15:1-4 -- Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

The "if" is not conditional and could be translated " seeing that..."

Paul also said, "I did not come to baptize but to preach the gospel." ( I Corinthians 1:17).

The Gospel of the Circumcision requires repentance and water baptism, but the Gospel of the Uncircumcision ( I e. Romans) requires only belief.

I believe this verse sums it up for Christians today...

Ephesians 1:13b, 14 -- in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

The exact moment one believes, he or she is sealed with The Holy Spirit. Nothing can add to that or take away from it, especially works if the flesh.

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  • This doesn't seem to answer the question of biblical basis for the teaching that confession of and repentance for sin is no longer necessary. May 17 at 11:50
  • If one is saved the moment they believe, nothing further is necessary. If anything else was necessary, salvation would be conditional upon doing those things but it is by "solo fide" faith alone. All else is "window dressing" and goes back to the "old age" of symbols and types and "shadows of things to come." Those things have been fulfilled for us in Christ. Our entire salvation is wrapped up in him alone and God even gives us the faith to believe (Romans 10:17). May 18 at 14:13
  • If one does not think they have need to confess then that one is in a dangerous place. "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. - 1 John 1:8-10" This is written to born again believers. May 22 at 16:17
  • I appreciate your response and would have agreed with you a few years ago before I learned the difference between the joint-body of Christ which is now being formed and the Circumcision church which has been held in abeyance until our present church is taken up to meet our Lord in the air. Paul never implores us to confess our sins in his epistles - he only tells Israel to in Romans 19:9,10 ( note the context). John was a Circumcision apostle as were the rest of the 12. Paul is the apostle to the Gentiles. Jun 20 at 20:14
  • Confessing to God isn't a formula for restoration, it's part of sanctification. It is inevitable that I will fall short and the discipline of my heavenly Father (if I do not despise it) will lead me to realize my error. If at that point I merely say "No big deal, that sin is forgiven" rather than confess and repent (change my mind) I should begin to suspect my motives. In my understanding, confession does not determine or restore relationship, it is part of it. Jun 22 at 11:46

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