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I think you will find the answer to your question in: Exodus 20:5 and 6 NKJV You are not to bow down to them in worship or serve them; because I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the iniquity of the parents, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, 6 but showing gracious love to the thousandth generation ...


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Hats off to Dick Harfield for providing a convincing explanation. One must also recollect that Jesus wrote on the ground (mud) as the charged woman was being brought to him to be punished (Jn 8:6). Jesus understood sinners. He also had empathy for those who were suffering. But then, He wanted medicines and doctors to be given their dues. There is no doubt ...


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The New Testament locus classicus is Romans 5. Wherefore as by one man sin entered into this world, and by sin death; and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned. For until the law sin was in the world; but sin was not imputed, when the law was not. But death reigned from Adam unto Moses, even over them also who have not sinned after ...


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If you have knowledge of nothing you cannot know evil. You can not know right from wrong. You can only have faith that God is right and satan is wrong. If you have the ability to learn. You can learn to deceive. You can learn to play off the good faith of others and trick them into getting what you want. It was not the tree of knowing right from wrong. It ...


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THE COUNCIL OF TRENT Session VI CHAPTER XII RASH PRESUMPTION OF PREDESTINATION IS TO BE AVOIDED No one, moreover, so long as he lives this mortal life, ought in regard to the sacred mystery of divine predestination, so far presume as to state with absolute certainty that he is among the number of the predestined, as if it were true that ...


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In I Corinthians 9:27, St. Paul says that he chastises his body and brings it into subjection lest, having preached to others, he himself should be rejected. With St. Paul apparently not certain of his salvation, I'd need an awful lot of chutzpah to be certain of my salvation.



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