||Chosen no: R-725 a, from: 1885 Year.
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It may be asked, What if in business or on any
other account, one should tell that which he knows to be untrue and not from
Adamic weakness, etc., but wilfully and
deliberately, to misrepresent-- Is such a sin unforgivable?
We answer No. To our understanding such a sin is
not covered by the ransom. But we doubt if there be such sins as this often
committed, if ever. It is usually in the heat of discussion, or in the anxiety
to make a trade, that for the moment the more depraved elements of the being
carry away as by storm the better qualities which in the fallen condition are
Notice the reasonableness of this. If the man
should sin wilfully, and premediatedly, and should thus gain five dollars and
should apply to God for forgiveness and remission of his sin because of Jesus'
sacrifice, and if it should be thus forgiven, and if he continue so to do, it
would be making Jehovah and Jesus parties to and abettors of his evil deeds--an
On the contrary, no man or woman can wilfully commit
sin while under the control of the Spirit of Christ. And should such be
overtaken in a fault; it would certainly be the result of the weakness of the
flesh. When such would discover the error of their way, they would not only
apply for remission through the precious blood of cleansing, but would under
the exercise of true
and repair the wrong to the extent of their ability. Wrong doing under such
circumstances would be too expensive to be willingly indulged.
W.T. R-725a : page 5 -1885r