The anonymous commenter quoted something I’d said earlier:
Many make the error of thinking that all sin, past present and future is already dealt with, that it no longer matters.
Through the new birth we are given new, clean start in life, however we are not given immunity from the effects and penalty of future sin.
We are given a new clean start, and then by His Spirit we are given the means by which we are able to continue living a clean life as long as we walk according to His Spirit
And praise God He did not stop there - He made provision for additional cleansing (through confession) if we fall back into sin.
The commenter considers this to be a “diabolical appraisal of what ... constitutes salvation ”.
Is it diabolical to consider that sin still matters to God?
Is it diabolical to see that God gives us a new and clean start to life through the new birth?
Is it diabolical to recognise that we are not immune to sin and its effects and that if we continue in sin there is a penalty to pay?
Is it diabolical to see that God has given His Holy Spirit to equip us to live a clean life as long as we walk in the Spirit?
Is it diabolical to see that God continues to forgive and cleanse us from sin and its effects when we confess our sin?
Again I really wonder what “gospel” some people are following.
Thank God for HIS truth and thank God for the gift of His Son and the salvation available only through Him.