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Originally posted by kyred
You could "backslide". The original promise was broken by your own actions.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
Jesus' death on the cross brought about the redemption of mankind from original sin. This made man once again worthy in God's eyes of being able to attain heaven.
Jesus' death on the cross had infinate value and was sufficient to atone for all of the sins of man past and present.
However, the forgiveness obtained for us on the cross only comes to those who accept Jesus as their lord and savior, ASK FOR FORGIVNESS and ammend to change their lives in the future.
Forgiveness is not automatic just by virtue of being a Christian.
edit for spelling
[edit on 12-12-2009 by FortAnthem]