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In answer to the question, no, the God being presented in the Bible cannot sin. Whether that is by reason of inability or constraint of good character, the 'why' is irrelevant to the strict up or down answer. "No" is the accurate answer in order to depict the God presented to us in Scripture. Whatever other dilemmas or implications that may create do not ...


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From the comments of other answers, it appears that you are asking if a Christian has sin in their life, does it inhibit us from communicating the Gospel. If this is the question, then The answer is No. See the book of Jonah. In this book we have a man who unapologetically ran from God and harbored hatred of the Ninevites before during and after his ...


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First of all, what do you mean by "bad people"? If we accept John's counsel, that is, If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8, RSV) are we not all "bad people", including all of the Bishops of Rome, and all the Metropolitan Patriarchs of the East, and indeed, all Christians throughout all time? And if we ...


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Your question is a little more complicated than one might think at first blush! "Bad people" are the operative words, in my opinion. Bad people may attempt to preach and teach God's Word, but they do so for base motives, which could include (but are not limited to) the following: money fame power lust for any of the above, and/or lust for sexual ...


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The doctrine you are addressing is called Total Depravity. This question will actually say much more about it: What is the Biblical basis for Total Depravity? Various denominations have slightly different nuances to the idea, but typically the following verses are first up: Romans 3:10-11: "There is none is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; ...


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There are a number of verses that suggest that all people are sinners, here are a handful: (all quotes are from the NRSV) Romans 3:23 "since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" 1 John 1:8 "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." Ecclesiastes 7:20 "Surely there is no one on earth so ...


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This seems to be a pertinent passage on the topic 1 Cor 13:1-3 (RSVCE) The Gift of Love 13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, ...


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Christ's passion was outside of time, His suffering transcended our world. He suffers for our sins until the end of our world. This has been attested to by many of the Church's mystics, who saw Christ suffering for the conversion of sinners; He asked for their participation. When we take up our crosses, we unite our suffering to the suffering of Christ. ...



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