And that is merely what your particular faith teaches. It is not what other faiths teach, using the same book.<quoted text>
If you repeat the crime, then repentance never happened, as I described before.
I don't subscribe to a religion that believes works are not important. The scriptures say faith without works is dead. Works alone do not provide salvation, but faith without works means there never was really faith.
I hope this helps you understand my stance.
John Calvin said that your works, no matter how great, are depraved. Otherwise a human could begin to aspire to be perfect like God. He found this notion utterly incoherent. Instead, you must simply have faith that God grants you grace. The works you do would be outward signs that perhaps you do have that faith.
Or something very much like that.
My point is that the actions of a man cannot impact the actions of God, otherwise a man has some kind of power to move God. This is the view of a huge portion of Protestant faiths. So a man could indeed rape again and again and end up going to Heaven, according to many faiths. It is merely an application of their own logic. Otherwise a man's actions can move God, which means God is slightly less than all powerful.
And since the Bible supplies so many passages of often conflicting natures you could literally tease any kind of theology you want to out of.
What makes the LDS correct? What makes Baptists wrong? What makes Hindus wrong? And if they are all correct, why bother?