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Anonymous wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • If I know something is a sin, but I repeatedly do it, and ask God to forgive me each time after realizing what I've done, will He still forgive me?


  { If I know something is a sin, but keep doing it, then ask God to forgive me, will He forgive me? }

Mike replied:

Dear Anonymous,

Thanks for the question.

Providentially, we have already answered this question previously, and this answer is conveniently available in our searchable knowledge base.

I've taken the time to find some postings that answer your question:

Hope this helps,


Eric replied:

Anonymous —

There is a distinction between a sin you never had any intention to stop doing and a sin you repeatedly try to avoid but repeatedly fail to do so. God can't forgive a sin you make no effort to turn away from, but he has mercy on the weak.

If you are Catholic or Orthodox, taking such a sin to the sacrament of Confession will help break the cycle of avoiding sin, failing, and repenting.

There is powerful grace in this sacrament.


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