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As a Protestant of the Reformed faith, I would point to the biblical understanding that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:9 & 23) whether or not they have heard the gospel message about Jesus Christ. Sin abounded in the world for thousands of years before the Son of God came into the world as the man, Jesus, who is -...


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The sin Jesus speaks of here is the sin of rejecting Him as the Christ. Jesus is condemning the people of the world who hate Him and warning his disciples that the world will hate them also because they bear His name (John 15:18-21). If God had not sent Him into the world, they would not have been guilty of rejecting Him. If they had not seen His miracles, ...


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Not even Jehovah's Witnesses who feel assured of having the anointing (in-dwelling) of the Holy Spirit as per Romans 8:9-17 can say they know they have eternal life - not according to Watchtower Society teaching on the matter, that is. With regard to your supplementary question, "Does this mean that an "anointed" can at least know that they ...


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