I have been reading 1 John, and, just to quote two verses, he says;
1 John 3:8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
(All Scripture references are taken from the ESV.)
Is there forgiveness to the believer who finds himself in this position? I’m thinking of James 5:19 & 20:
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
But Hebrews 10:26 says:
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
So, does a believer who "wanders (planēthē) from the truth", fall into the same category as a Christian who habitually sins? Is this not one and the same thing? Is not wandering from the truth the same as ignoring or rejecting the truth?