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What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16? Earlier in John's letter he states that those who have no love for their fellow Christians "abide in death". 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Even just a few verses earlier (5:12) John says ...


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Is one still punished for his/her sins after he/she confesses? I hope I will be able to help answer your questions. They are pertinent to Christian thought, indeed understanding the answer to them is foundational to Christianity. As you noted in your question, God promises to cleanse the sinner from all unrighteousness upon confession. And in terms of ...


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Many people do not realize that believers and non-believers alike receive a default protection from God. They have a "hedge" around them similar to the hedge described as around Job. If it were not so, Satan and his evil spirits would do be able to do as they please. "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?" (Job ...


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If God cannot tempt anyone, what is the meaning of the following scriptures? James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 1 Kings 22:20-22 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, ...


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The final "tempted" in James 1:13 means "test." (http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G3985&t=ESV) It does not mean to lure someone to sin, which is the popular meaning of the word. None of the examples given are God luring people to sin against him.


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Let's state some general Christian principles on the subject of forgiveness. There are some minor variations in the approaches of different denominations, but nothing very serious. God's capacity for forgiveness is unlimited. it's a doctrine of most churches, well supported by scripture, that God can and will forgive all sins that are truly repented, ...


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In Romans 7 is Paul talking about before or after he was saved? This question often arises as many Christians identify with the frustration and sense of defeat given in chapter seven. However, in context Paul is describing a contrast between trying to do good in the flesh (chapter seven) and by the Spirit (chapter eight). The mixing of past and present ...


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Agreeing mostly with point 1 in Nathanial's answer, though it requires a bit of clarification and expansion because as with most groups, dispensationalists (myself included) are not monolithic. We do tend to be an exception to the general protestant rule of Bible interpretation in that we first look at whom a given letter was addressed before deciding if and ...


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Protestants basically fall into three main camps, claiming that the unpardonable sin is: asserting, during Christ's life on earth, that his works were of the devil; or, refusal to repent even to the end of one's life; or, hatefully and willfully slandering the Holy Spirit's testimony of Christ. Within (3), there are three views regarding who can ...


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Do Protestants believe that all sins are equal? One might say that a glass with 1" of water in it was "equal" to a swimming pool with 1" of water in it. This can illustrate the fact that any sin causes us to fall short of the perfection to which we are called. James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is ...


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Bible says all sins are not alike; There are two types of sins Sins which are leading to death Sins those are not leading to death 1 John 5:16-17 bible says "If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do ...


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The consensus among Protestants is that some sins are worse than others, but even the smallest sin deserves God's wrath. Or, put another way, sins are equally damning, but not equally heinous. The Westminster Shorter Catechism puts it succinctly: Every sin deserves God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come. (Answer 84) ...


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It just not following "extremely" but even just following the law. The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! 1 Corinthians 15:57 Listen to Pastor Joseph Prince. He explains pretty well why law makes us sin. And talks about Law vs Grace.


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Esther 4:11 (ESV) (emphasis mine) 11 [Esther said to Mordecai through her servant] “All the king's servants and the people of the king's provinces know that if any man or woman goes to the king inside the inner court without being called, there is but one law—to be put to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter ...


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The first question to address is this: What is the nature of Mordecai's ministry? He does not begin his words to Esther with a formula like, "The word of the Lord came to me..." But in his actions - refusing to abandon his sackcloth and pronouncing judgment on Esther's house if she refuses to act - he behaves like a prophet. If we take him to be prophesying, ...


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A few verses earlier, Esther states the law as such,”…any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king has but one law: that they be put to death unless the king extends the gold scepter to them and spares their lives.” Under these circumstances, it is no stretch to say that the king, who had ultimate authority, is ...



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