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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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This is what Jesus had to say on the matter: John 8:44 "You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies." We cannot say that we ...


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God cannot sin.In Him there is no darkness. No evil. No hatred for his children, for He wants that none should parish. God the creator, created. Romans 6:23 says, The wages of sin is death. In GOD there is only life. The word says, Those that are not with me are against me and they shall be thrown into the burning fire like chaff. The word does not say you ...


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The fundamental reason why christians would not be susceptable to another fall or rebellion is: a. 1 John 3;9 Whosoever is born of God doth commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. b. 1 Peter 1;22,23 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the ...


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God created everything (Gen 1.1). If sin exists, God created it . The question really should be then Why did God create sin?" To say that God did not create sin is to say that either the devil did when he rebelled against God or Adam did when he disobeyed God. Can the devil create something God did not? (it is common Christian belief that the devil cannot ...


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Your question carries the implicit assumption that all false statements are sin. I challenge that assumption. The Ten Commandments do not say "do not lie", certainly not "do not ever say anything that isn't true", but "do not bear false witness". Many commentators I have read say that the original Hebrew literally means, "do not give false testimony in ...


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The question appears to be: Is it ok to deceive the deceiver? NO. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit. Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


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For those that are not pacifists, which would encompass the majority of those churches which claim Christian beliefs, the obvious answer would be a cautious 'yes'. The reason why this must be so is that if you believe it lawful to be a soldier waging war against an enemy state, deception and trickery are a vital part of warfare. Being an undercover spy ...


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In Romans Paul clearly states that Christians are free from the POWER of sin. Not sin. That is because when Jesus died on the cross, salvation became possible for all, simply through faith. A person is called to faith by the Holy Spirit. Once called, as in Gal. 2:20, 'you' 'die.' "For i have died, and now Christ lives within me. We are of two parts: flesh ...


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Well It seems fairly obvious by the way it reads. If you just take the whole thing at face value, then it doesn't start at Romans 6:1, it goes back before that. 6:1 begins with a question based on what he just said, which goes back to chapter 4. Righteousness is imputed by simply believing what God says, not because of what we experience, but in spite of ...


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Of course it was possible for Jesus to sin, and in fact he did on multiple occasions. This is why Jesus was not the Christ, but only an imperfect approximate manifestation of it.


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Would it have possible for Jesus to sin ? NO. Would it be possible for him to have had evil thoughts? No' Matthew 1;18 Now the birth of Jesus was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. John 3;5 Jesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee, ...


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Baptists believe that being tempted is not sinning, for two reason, the first being because of James 1:13-15. "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: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it ...


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Whether or not it tends towards doing the Christ's work of saving humankind. Thus, employing others for a wage, the use of violence for any reason, making claims of private property or unequal right to wealth, spreading false rumors and hatred, etc., are all sinful; while consensual sexual relations of any sort among adults, passing on knowledge or working ...


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How should a Christian evaluate whether a particular action a sin or not? To determine this we must find the real meaning of sin. Sin can now be defined as: Any mistake or error[1], action or non-action that can cause a persons own attitude to enter into a state of anxiety or worry[2], a lack of faith[3], to feel guilt[4], anger[5], depression[6], ...


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No. The arguement is not correct. God gives us choice. Evil and suffering exist as a result of sin and its consequences. God does not overide our choices or the results of them. Malachi 3;6 God's goodness. a. 1 John 4; 7,8,9 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God: and every one that loveth is born ...



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