Two issues here...
Originally Posted by An Onymous Brother
1st...A truly repentant person is an ex-sinner, and has been paid the wages of sin, death.
2nd...Don't you believe Paul's 1 Tim 5:24?
At the Lord's return, some will meet Him in the air.
And that the day of judgment happens once, when the dead rise.
They already had their judgement and were found wanting, but by repentance and baptism into Christ were able to live the rest of their time without sinning again.
Thanks be to God!
I have already started my "eternity with God".
Which is why you and I will die. The question is, how will we fare when we stand before Jesus during judgment? Eternal life or destruction?
I will live forever, with a new body.
Being "reborn". Of Godly seed that cannot bear evil fruit.
Until Jesus was raised from the dead, nobody could be "raised with Him to walk in newness of life".
They were all still men of the flesh.
Disciple, in the OT, does not translate to "Christian".
Just because the term "Christians" had not been used before does not mean Jesus had no disciples, eh?
Jews were being taught, until Gentiles also accepted the word.
Who was Jesus teaching again?
Looks like "Christians" to me.
Either way though, nobody walked in the Spirit instead of in the flesh until after Jesus was raised from the dead.
Quite true, if the claimants are still walking in the darkness.
It is 1 John 1:8 & 10 that says those who say they have no sin and have not sinned do not have Gods's truth in them and are in darkness.
I walk in the light, and have had all my past sins washed away by the blood of Christ.
Thanks be to God!
"Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins." (Ja 5:20)