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Will you go to heaven if you ask Jesus into your heart, but you keep sinning, but never ask for forgiveness?

Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:27-28

Let’s clarify some things. First of all, when you begin a relationship with Christ, you must accept you are a sinner and believe Christ died for your sins. That is the first step of realizing you need salvation. Once you accept His sacrifice as the substitute or final payment for your sins, you are forgiven of all sins—past, present and future—since the penalty was absorbed in Christ on the cross.

Now, in order to keep your heart clean and the relationship with Christ pure, you have to do some maintenance every now and then. Every house, after a huge cleaning, gets dirty over time and the cobwebs and dust accumulate. The same happens with your hearts.

This conscious and constant forgiveness keeps you aware of your relationship with Christ and makes it healthy. Even though you are forgiven, you should still ask for forgiveness daily.

Jesus, in the Lord’s prayer, included the line, “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us.” We need that daily reminder of our failure and God’s perfection.

That means you are free to sin when you become a Christian, but what sort of a relationship is that? We are simply taking advantage of God’s grace.

If our relationship was based on how much or how little you sinned and how much you asked for forgiveness, it would be a relationship of works. “I’ll love you as long as you behave well and say you’re sorry.” We would never be able to please our Father because His standard far exceeds our ability!

Yes you will go to heaven because of eternal forgiveness, despite the fact that you may skip some daily forgiveness needed to maintain a healthy relationship with God.