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Sin unto death

1 John 5:14-17

What we know from the text

  1. We can have confidence in prayer 14

  2. We must ask according to His will 14

  3. God hears our prayers 14

  4. God answers prayer 15

  5. Sometimes we witness the sin of a brother 16

  6. We can (and should) pray for each other 16

  7. A brother can sin which does not lead to death 16

  8. Pray for such a brother 16

  9. God will change the death to life 16

  10. There is a sin which leads to death 16

  11. We are not commanded to pray about this sin 16

  12. All unrighteousness is sin 17

  13. There is a sin which does not lead to death 17

 

Issues to discuss

  1. A brother can sin and be lost

  2. A brother can sin and yet have eternal life

  3. We should pray for brethren who sin

  4. There is a sin unto death

 

Other important information in 1 John

  1. Prayer is powerful 5:14

  2. Forgiveness is one of the purposes of prayer 2:1-2

  3. We all sin 1:8

  4. We must confess our sin 1:9

  5. When sin is confessed and repented, God forgives and cleanses 1:9

 

Here is a simple argument from 1 John

  1. God will for give ALL sin we confess. (1:9)

  2. There is a sin unto death for which prayer has no value. (5:16)

  3. Conclusion: The sin unto death is the sin not confessed.


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