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Is Repentance Impossible For Some People?

Posted by Job on September 18, 2009

According to this post, yes.

The five characteristics of those for whom repentance is impossible


11 Responses to “Is Repentance Impossible For Some People?”

  1. theoldadam said

    I’m not so sure.

    God can do what He wills to do.

    he can even make the stones shout, if He so desires.

    Without God, none of us would repent.

  2. pjmiller said

    Job, i think the bible gives us one example in Esau:

    “For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears” hebrews 12:17

    • wbmoore said

      PJ, Esau is a great type for what Hebrews 6:4-6 is speaking about.

      • pjmiller said

        It really shows us how without God’s Spirit giving us ‘place’ to repent, we can’t.

        Isn’t it interesting Wbmoore, that the word tells us that even his tears could not bring about real repentance? I’ve often wondered at that statement…

        • wbmoore said


          I think the tears had more to do with regret, frustration, or sadness, but not necessarily change. Many people feel sorrow or regret, but not change of heart or action. Repent means to change,which Godly sorrow can bring, but not all sorrow is godly.

  3. mili said

    Its not impossible. They need help to change. All of us need, no one is spiritual naturally, all of us need to be taught to obey. Only if someone would love us unconditionally enough to teach us. Like in Hebrew 10:24-25 it says “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

    • irishanglican said

      The “only” possible way of repentance is within the grace, mercy yet power of God. It is the work of the whole Triune God…John 6:37;44. In theology this is first called prevenient grace, the grace that operates on one’s will before he turns to God. It is the work of God in preceding full regeneration, but it is always anticipatory in the “elect” or those chosen by God in grace.
      Fr. Robert (Anglican)

  4. wbmoore said


    Thanks for the link.

  5. Devon said

    I do think Job that much of humanity are basically the walking dead….I think they are basically past the point of no return! Of course we do not know who those people are and as such we continue being a witness to the masses as we are lead to do so.

    • John Kaniecki said


      Hi hope you are well.

      You are right in the fact that the Bible teaches both predestination and a small number of people coming to salvation.

      But look at the Apostle Paul, a persecuter of the church who came to Love the Lord and labour harder than anyone else.

      Furthermore it is up to us to preach the gospel to all creation as Mark 16 states.

      I am glad somebody took the time to Love me and teach me when I was doing much contrary to God.



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