[Bible Question] I read your page and I am still unsure if I comprehend your theory. In James 2:10 it states “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” I thought Salvation covered all sin: past, present and future, so long as you accept his gift. Am I correct?
Future Sins Forgiven
[Bible Answer]You have cited the wrong reference in support of the false idea that past, present and future sins are all forgiven at the point of salvation. James 2:10 has been misused by the heretics to wrongly teach that all sins are of the same degree, that is, adultery is no worse than worry! Shocking, but that is how they teach! The context of James 2:10 extends to verse 11. Here are both together:
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker. (James 2:10,11)
James only said there is more than one way to become a lawbreaker! To be more exact, he said one will become a lawbreaker by committing murder, even if he doesn’t commit adultery. James 5:6 shows some were guilty of murder! Hence, James proved such were lawbreakers.
Future Sins and Initial Salvation
Future sins are NOT forgiven at the point of initial salvation, according to the Bible! Various Scriptures prove that, and they were written by holy men of God who were controlled by the Spirit of God. That means everything about the cross was understood by the Holy Spirit who inspired the writers, yet he didn’t conclude that that meant future sins are forgiven before they are committed. (The cross has been misused by the false teachers.) What Scriptures show our future sins are not forgiven? See 1 John 1:9; Mt. 6:14,15; 2 Peter 1:9; etc. Future sins are not automatically forgiven.