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Hmm, if people cannot sin after they are saved, then it follows that anyone who does sin is not saved. And according to Jesus, just being angry at your neighbor without justification or looking at a woman with lust are sins. So we'd have to conclude that no one or almost no one in the world is saved. I'm a firm advocate of an exclusivist view of salvation, ...


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Besides David Stratton's comment, in Philippians 3, Paul plainly confesses he is not yet perfect: "Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect..." (v12). And, what it the "this" that he has not obtained? It seems to be "the righteousness from God that depends on faith" (v9). Paul admits he still has progress to make. Thus, he continues ...


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The passage was written after his conversion, and there is no indication whatsoever that Paul was speaking in the past tense. Therefore, following the basic rules of interpretation, (particularly #3, 5, and 8) he is speaking about after he was saved. Those eight rules are copied from the Apologetics Research page below: 1 The rule of DEFINITION: ...



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