By Edwin Christiaan
There is a growing number of hyper-grace church pastors, who teach their followers that the moment a sinner is saved, they are forgiven for their sins once for all time. This forgiveness include all sins for all time – past, present, and future – which means that there will be no future need to ask for forgiveness for anything ever again. So they’re saying, that even your future sins are pronounced forgiven the moment you are saved! Lord have mercy!
There is not a single verse in the Bible where God forgives a person’s sins before they commit those sins. Absolutely none! God only forgives people for what they have done, not what they will do.
These false teachers fail to distinguish between the forgiveness of salvation and the forgiveness of relationship. They also claim that the Holy Spirit will never convict Christians of their sin, because “conviction” has a connotation of condemnation attached to it. Not true. Guilt always precedes mercy! Grace is given for a reason, because there is something to forgive and give grace for: Sin!