OK, for her the wrong we do is no longer called "sin" just "crime" which is supposed to make a difference, right? So Jesus came to take away the word we use to describe wrong?
Originally Posted by Philip2
Thanks for clarifying your position. How does one repent forever? "Repent" is a verb. How does one do this forever? Repentence is not pleasant and that does not sound at all nice.
I say that all men can live as Christ commanded us to walk, in the light, in Christ, perfect as our Father which is in heaven is perfect, and that He has given us the means to do just that.
Repentance from sin, forever.
Baptism in Jesus' name for the remission of past sins.
Romans 6:3-7 tells us what else happens at baptism: the death of the old man and resurrection with Christ to walk in newness of life.
The end result? Verse 7..."For he that is dead is freed from sin".
No it is not.I say it for intellectual reasons. When MM says it is just cause I don't like it, it is downgrading my reason. I have no personal stake in what any of you think about God or sin or your own righeousness. None at all.
It IS a matter of what you personally "like".
No, because you leave out the blood of Jesus that cleanses us from sin. We confess our sin and he will forgiven. What you probably do not realize is that when a person walks with God, what is sin for them changes with time. "Others can but you cannot" is what happens to those who want to know God more closely. He pinpoints those acts that one is no longer allowed to do. Those things become sin. Now they always were but we were unaware of it and only accountable when the Holy Spirit shines his light on it. So there is no God forgives blanket all sin and it need not ever be addressed again.
If I write that all sinners will end up in the lake of fire, and you have already said that you continue to sin, can you take offense if I write that YOU will end up in a lake of fire?
How do you know that I sin? Of what sin do you accuse me? Please be specific with evidence.
The whole debate would be moot, if you would "turn from" sin.
"He has shown you, O man, what is good and what the Lord requires of you. But to do justly..and to love mercy...and to walk humbly with your God."