Have I Committed The Unpardonable Sin?

Q. I think I have committed the unforgivable sin by rejecting the Holy Spirit’s grace. Something happened to me in 2008 and I didn’t know what it was. Now, I think I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit not knowing that it was it. I only realized that I might have committed it because I dreamed of hell already. I dreamed that I was in a car and was looking for a way out then two huge walls blocked my way and there was only one way out and it was pitch pitch black.

I think I denied Christ because I wasn’t ready to follow him at that time but now I’m regretting what I did, but I think its too late for me. I pretended that I didn’t know the Holy Spirit because I wasn’t ready to surrender myself, I wasn’t aware that I am committing the unforgivable sin. Please be honest and tell me, I am preparing myself for the worst.

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Comparing Two Mentions Of Nets

Q. What is the significance of the nets in in Luke 5:6 where it states that the nets began to break, compared to John 21:11 where it says that even with so many the net was not torn?

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OSAS And 1 Timothy 4

Q. In 1 Timothy 4:1, it says that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith. Some teachers that I listen to believe this is proof that true believers can walk away from their faith and lose their salvation. Then they mention the perseverance of the saints. I believe that if you are a true believer that you will persevere even though you will not be perfect and will still sin.

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All Three Agree

Q.  I’ve been reading your answers to questions on Romans 8:29 and 2 Peter 3:9 and they’ve been a BIG HELP!   The notes in my Study Bible have been too convoluted for me to figure out what that text is saying!  So would it be accurate to suggest that John 6:44 might fit under the umbrella of God’s Foreknowledge?

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Why Do We Still Sin, Follow Up

Q. I came upon your response to a reader’s question titled, “Why Do We Still Sin?” and had a question about your statement pertaining to suicide.  You made a reference to
1 Cor. 9:24-25 supporting your belief that Christians could kill themselves and still go to heaven.  I was concerned about this because I was brought up to believe that one is hellbound when suicide is committed, Christian or not.

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Do Real Christians Struggle?

Q. At age 8 I asked Jesus to come into my heart and to save me. But as I grew up I had homosexual attractions. I gave into them for a brief time as an adult. I have repented to the best of my ability and have confessed this to the Lord asking Him to forgive me. I still struggle from time to time with thoughts and even turning to pornography from time to time. It is getting less frequent though. Do real Christians struggle with this? Does this mean I am not saved? I have struggled with doubts about my salvation because of this most of my life.

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Has She Lost Her Salvation?

Q. My 20 year old niece who was saved and baptized in a Baptist church started dating a Mormon boy 2 months ago.  Last week she announced she was becoming Mormon and was baptized Mormon.  Does that mean she loses her salvation?  Is that considered rejection of the Holy Spirit?

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Does God Still Love Me?

Q. I was saved when I was 13 and baptized six months later.  I attended church faithfully with my family for a few years after.  When I was 16 my parents became disenchanted with the church and stopped attending, and since I didn’t have a car or any other way to get there, I had to stop going, too.  I started going again when I was 19, then stopped again because my husband was not a church going man.  I became enchanted with Wicca and even Satanism for a while, but I feel the Holy Spirit tugging at my heart, and I would love to start going back to church again.

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